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#61 iamtheprodigy

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Posted 21 July 2011 - 11:10 AM

Sad day to be a Devils fan.
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Posted 21 July 2011 - 11:10 AM

Speechless....I'm old enough to remeber the first time he left. Sucked then, sucks now.

I understand the reason but watching will not be the same. The Devs should honor him this year, he more than deserves it.

You can put me in the thumbs down catagory for Cangi.

I just hope whoever replaces DOC can "warm to the task" of calling Devils games.

Good Luck and Happy life DOC. You will be missed but never forgotten.
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Posted 21 July 2011 - 11:12 AM

I'm trying to explain to my gf why this upsets me so much and I find it impossible to explain the "finesse" Doc had with his word choice, storytelling, game pacing, humor, etc etc. I've grown up listening to Doc Emrick call Devils games. Players came and went but the voice of the Devils was always the same. Doc is so good that I can't even believe he is that good.
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Posted 21 July 2011 - 11:12 AM

Wow, this broadcast just likely became unlistenable. Cangilosi and drunk Chico? I'll watch on mute, thanks.
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Posted 21 July 2011 - 11:12 AM

I'd love Don LaGreca as Doc's replacement if at all possible (notwithstanding that he definitely has a face for radio).
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Posted 21 July 2011 - 11:14 AM

I'm guessing that if Marty makes it known that he'll be playing his last game, either Versus or NBC will pick it up. I think that's a definite.


Good call, didn't think of that. I would hope you're right.
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Posted 21 July 2011 - 11:16 AM

I'd love Don LaGreca as Doc's replacement if at all possible (notwithstanding that he definitely has a face for radio).

Hmm, I like that idea too
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Posted 21 July 2011 - 11:18 AM

Good call, didn't think of that. I would hope you're right.



It really depends on if Marty announces his retirement before the end of the season. If he plays the last game and then in the off-season announces his retirement, I do not think Versus or NBC would gamble on showing a Devils game when they could be showing a Wash,Pitts, Rags, Philly, Chicago, Detroit or LA game somewhere. But if Marty announces let's say in Feb or March or even a few games beforehand that he is going to retire at season's end, then most likely it will be shown on Versus or NBC.
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Posted 21 July 2011 - 11:18 AM

Sorry to see him go, but we were lucky to have him as long as we did. Hope everything works out for him.


Agreed, we've been spoiled in particular with Doc doing the Devils and the Gary-Keith-Ron troika for the Mets. I'm glad I at least have a handful of old games on tape and am hoping for a few VERSUS 'guest' spots this year, but yeah the future Devil broadcasts won't be the same.

I'm guessing that if Marty makes it known that he'll be playing his last game, either Versus or NBC will pick it up. I think that's a definite.


You could be right except I somehow doubt Marty'll announce it beforehand and go on a 'retirement tour'. I think it'll be more like an open secret, everyone knows but doesn't know.

It really depends on if Marty announces his retirement before the end of the season. If he plays the last game and then in the off-season announces his retirement, I do not think Versus or NBC would gamble on showing a Devils game when they could be showing a Wash,Pitts, Rags, Philly, Chicago, Detroit or LA game somewhere. But if Marty announces let's say in Feb or March or even a few games beforehand that he is going to retire at season's end, then most likely it will be shown on Versus or NBC.



The other part of the equation is if the Devils are in the playoffs, it won't REALLY be his last game, so unless we're in another situation like last year I don't think they even gamble on that.

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Posted 21 July 2011 - 11:19 AM

It really depends on if Marty announces his retirement before the end of the season. If he plays the last game and then in the off-season announces his retirement, I do not think Versus or NBC would gamble on showing a Devils game when they could be showing a Wash,Pitts, Rags, Philly, Chicago, Detroit or LA game somewhere. But if Marty announces let's say in Feb or March or even a few games beforehand that he is going to retire at season's end, then most likely it will be shown on Versus or NBC.


Hopefully there'll be no need for Versus/NBC to gamble on anything, i.e. it'll be game 4 of the SCF, Devils up 3-0.
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Posted 21 July 2011 - 11:23 AM

i rather listen to Loughlin or Ross from the radio than Steve Cangelosi

i wish Emrick all the best
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Posted 21 July 2011 - 11:23 AM

Hopefully there'll be no need for Versus/NBC to gamble on anything, i.e. it'll be game 4 of the SCF, Devils up 3-0.



I hope so too I just do not want to jinx it lol.
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Posted 21 July 2011 - 11:24 AM

All the best Doc. Thanks for the many years of great service. You are unmatched in your Play-by-Play and professionalism and will be sorely missed.
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Posted 21 July 2011 - 11:24 AM

What is all this love for Matty? He is terrible and boring as watching paint dry. He also misses a lot of plays and cannot seem to get a grasp of the action going on.
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Posted 21 July 2011 - 11:26 AM

I know you're not supposed to curse on these boards but...GOD fvckING DAMN IT THIS BLOWS, fvck.
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Posted 21 July 2011 - 11:26 AM

I'm ok with this.
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Posted 21 July 2011 - 11:27 AM

I was already going through Doc withdrawl from the offseason. I'm not exaggerating when I say that hockey will never be the same. We were lucky enough to listen to the greatest play by play man in sports nearly every game. It didn't hurt that he was classy and likeable the whole time. Best of luck, thanks for everything Doc. I'll be watching more national games just to hear him.
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Posted 21 July 2011 - 11:27 AM

I'm ok with this.



hahahahaha.
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Posted 21 July 2011 - 11:29 AM

What is all this love for Matty? He is terrible and boring as watching paint dry. He also misses a lot of plays and cannot seem to get a grasp of the action going on.


+ 1. I've had to listen to some games on the radio, and I often have no idea what's going on. He's behind the play, and tells stories like the games televised, and skips play by play. He might be better suited for TV than radio, but that's just because he can't get worse.

No matter who they get, Doc's irreplaceable.
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Posted 21 July 2011 - 11:30 AM

its time for daneyko to do play by play :whistling:
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