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Can La Greca be a Play by play guy? I only know him to be a radio talkie and Kay's sidekick.

Mike

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devlman    79

Can La Greca be a Play by play guy? I only know him to be a radio talkie and Kay's sidekick.

Mike

Yeah hes not a PBP guy. Great that hes a fan but that cant be the only prereq.

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Yeah hes not a PBP guy. Great that hes a fan but that cant be the only prereq.

He is a PBP guy. He does fill-in Rangers' radio broadcast, and I wouldn't mind him one bit.

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devlman    79

He is a PBP guy. He does fill-in Rangers' radio broadcast, and I wouldn't mind him one bit.

I stand corrected then. Havent heard him (as listening to the rangers on the radio would make me drive into a ditch), but people say hes pretty decent, so...

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Devs4LIFE    4

My guess is that it'll probably be a radio PBP guy from another team, just to throw out a random name....Nick Nickson who does radio PBP for the Kings.

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aLowDrudge    0

I wouldn't mind them letting Dano have a crack at it with Chico. I don't know that you would have a traditional color/play-by-play set up with those two. But I bet it would make for some interesting conversation.

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mouse    43

I wouldn't mind them letting Dano have a crack at it with Chico. I don't know that you would have a traditional color/play-by-play set up with those two. But I bet it would make for some interesting conversation.

Conversation, yes. You need someone to keep the telecast moving, though. I've never seen it work in any sport without a real deal commentator. There's an art to it, and, knowledgeable and likable as Chico and Dano are, they lack certain skills you need. Not saying the pure play by play guys are worth anything -- Joe Buck blows no matter what sport he does, and one of the reasons Doc was great was that he loved the sport, but a good booth has at least 1 trained professional rather than just a guy who loves the game.

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2L3MI3UX2    0

Chico and Dano are both color guys, don't think they could keep up with/build suspense with their commentary. Daneyko is a great one I have to say. Hope he gets a chance to do color for NJ eventually.

I hope Thorne comes back. He has a great voice, and is pretty exciting to hear. His insight and detail in his game calling isn't on the level of Doc's but I'd still like him.

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Devilsfan118    641

I suspect Chico won't be the color guy much longer since Doc left (not rooting for him to leave, but they were the dynamic duo in my mind)

Thorne - Dano combination? mmm...maybe...

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RowdyFan42    20

Hiring Gary Thorne would certainly fit in with Lou's tradition of bringing in retreads...

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titans04    59

I wouldn't mind them letting Dano have a crack at it with Chico. I don't know that you would have a traditional color/play-by-play set up with those two. But I bet it would make for some interesting conversation.

the suicide rate in the fan base would sky rocket.

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ATLL765    79

I don't know what I'm going to do without Doc calling the games. He's called just about every game I can remember watching on TV, minus Gary Thorne on ESPN, but his voice is the voice of the Devils for me and anybody else is just not going to sound right to me. I'm honestly quite distraught about this.

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roomtemp    67

Gary Thorne great voice but man what a screw up in every other way from names to blown calls "NO NO THE LIGHT DIDN'T GO ON"

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I'm willing to bet it's someone no one's thinking of, but will make perfect sense when it's announced. I believe there's even a term for it, it's called DeBoering.

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thefiestygoat    134

I think I'm the only person that wouldn't mind Steve Cangialosi to get the job. If not Steve, then I'd love for them to get Don La Greca for the job, but I doubt that happens.

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NJDevs4978    209

I think I'm the only person that wouldn't mind Steve Cangialosi to get the job. If not Steve, then I'd love for them to get Don La Greca for the job, but I doubt that happens.

I wouldn't hate Cangi either, but like someone else said the longer it goes without an announcement the more unlikely it's him. Then again we did name MacLean head coach after an entire offseason plus so who knows :P

Why do I get the feeling it'll be Matt Loughlin?

God, I hope not. He's gotten far worse since leaving TV.

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njdevil26    24

I still have hope that if it were going to be Matt or Steve they would have announced it already.

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mouse    43

Why do I get the feeling it'll be Matt Loughlin?

You're a pessimist?

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StarDew    13

If Gary Thorne replaces Doc then I will watch the games using CC. I refuse to listen to that dunderhead. :puke:

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RowdyFan42    20

how about that guy that does radio for the Panthers? Mueller? love his movie lines after a goal is scored

The Devils do not need broadcasters who rely on gimmicks.

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devlman    79

didnt lou say they'd announce it last week?

Hes been saying that every week for the past two months

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