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#41 NewarkDevil5

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Posted 15 October 2013 - 04:11 PM

Would be interesting to see.  I think Driver and Dowd have too much going on in their personal lives in NJ to really spend half the year on the road with the Devils at this point though.

 

Maybe, but if they'd be willing I'd consider either one of them great candidates.


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Posted 15 October 2013 - 04:17 PM

I wonder how a guy like Bruce Driver or Jim Dowd would do there. They're both well-spoken, Driver's always been extremely knowledgeable about the game, Dowd's a Jersey guy and Driver still lives here all these years later.


A guy I work with told me jim dowd is running some pyramid scheme having to do with electric or something.
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#43 Mitico12

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Posted 15 October 2013 - 04:26 PM

First of all, any of you all "HATING" Chico need to take a step back and relax.  In today's day and age when athletes refuse to tie their own shoes because they're coddled like no one's business, Chico's sense of "homer-ism" and being down-to-earth and genuine is quite refreshing.

 

It puts a face and personality, not to mention, helps normal JOES like me and you relate to a business that we have no business relating to. 

 

Granted, perhaps his "technical" ability as an actual commentator isn't something destined for a broadcasting manual at Boston University, however, he more than makes up for it with his, well, you know, - COLOR!  When the Devils are sucking @ss, I look no further than to hear what Chico has to say about it.  He is critical about the team, with a great degree of candor, but does it with a smile on his face.

 

I am a Chico fan forever, and so if someone dares to knock him, they need to go through me first! :-)

 

But, if Chico indeed is leaving on his own terms, for which I wish him the best of times and peace growing old with his wife, this would be my shortlist for replacements:

 

Long Shot Considerations (for giggles):

 

1.  Marty Lyons

2.  Mike Francessa

3.  Cam Janssen

4.  Scott Gomez

5.  Ilya Kovalchuk

6.  Gary Thorne

 

Serious Considerations:

 

1.  Martin Brodeur

2.  Jim Dowd

3.  Ken Daneyko

4.  Kevin Weekes

5.  Brian Rafalski

 

Get Rid OF:
 

1.  Matt Laughlin

2.  Steve Cangelosi


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#44 Revan

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Posted 15 October 2013 - 04:55 PM

No Chico, no Doc, no Marty and soon no Lou... Dark times ahead.


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Posted 15 October 2013 - 04:57 PM

A guy I work with told me jim dowd is running some pyramid scheme having to do with electric or something.

This is true.  A friend of mine ran into him at the arena restaurant and he tried to rope him into it.  He even gets text messages from Dowd telling him to come to meetings at his house.


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Posted 15 October 2013 - 05:07 PM

This is true. A friend of mine ran into him at the arena restaurant and he tried to rope him into it. He even gets text messages from Dowd telling him to come to meetings at his house.

Lmfao, I don't know why I can't stop laughing at the thought of Jimmy Dowd running a pyramid scheme, but I'm seriously dying over here. I knew a dude who tried to get me involved with a pyramid scheme back in the day doing the same thing, texting me to come to meetings at his house. Pyramid scheme dudes are shady characters lol.


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Posted 15 October 2013 - 05:12 PM

Lmfao, I don't know why I can't stop laughing at the thought of Jimmy Dowd running a pyramid scheme, but I'm seriously dying over here. I knew a dude who tried to get me involved with a pyramid scheme back in the day doing the same thing, texting me to come to meetings at his house. Pyramid scheme dudes are shady characters lol.

Yo, it's multi level marketing, not a pyramid scheme. LOL.


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Posted 15 October 2013 - 05:23 PM

Yeah, he definitely surprised me with his brutal honestly about Zubrus...really sounded like just another fan. Definitely not a company man.

Yeah I've met Chico a couple of times as well and I was shocked by how blunt he was in his honesty regarding the team compared to the way he is on TV as well. He does a good job of being professional and giving credit to the other team (sometimes too much credit to the point that I want to shatter my TV depending on the way the Devils are playing). I will be there for Chico night and wish him nothing but the best in retirement. A true Devil.


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Posted 15 October 2013 - 05:26 PM

Don't think there is anyone happier than gold ole Cangi


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Posted 15 October 2013 - 05:28 PM

Marty?


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Posted 15 October 2013 - 06:03 PM

I was being sarcastic so take it easy there.

 

Also while every color guy is a homer, Dano is almost as huge of blatent homer as Chico.  Chico at times reaches the John Sterling level of absurdity when he analyzes plays to where he see things one way when video obviously shows another way.  Dano is close to that and even on HNL he is subtly ridiculed by the other analysts in his blatent homerism.

 

It's nice to hear Dano and Chico be there for the Devils as well as whatever replacement color guy they get.  But again when you get into the John Sterling realm of absurdity, it can become annoying and embarassing real quick.

 

Everyone else on that panel clearly is an example of pure objectivity. 

 

I'm always amazed at how Dano doesn't just knock out Al "brutal" Trautwig and Dave "I throw rose pedal at Henriks feet" Maloney on that show sometimes.


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Posted 15 October 2013 - 09:22 PM

cangi can go too.. theyre both pretty damn annoying but then again i think most announcers are annoying.. i loved watching those pre season streams with no announcers or commercials.. they were awesome felt like you were sitting at the game
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Posted 15 October 2013 - 09:30 PM

Another one of my dream jobs for Bobby Holik, along with coach of anyone but the Devils.   Just for the moment his mind explodes, and he just walks off and goes back to Jackson Hole.


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Posted 15 October 2013 - 09:34 PM

lol Bobby Holik as an announcer would be the 2010's version of Howard Cosell, with an accent.


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Posted 15 October 2013 - 11:08 PM

I'll miss Chico. I know his analysis has slipped and he often gets names wrong but I always found him really likeable. He's a color guy on tv so I can see what's going on, so his errors never bothered me.

 

I'm probably in the minority but I'm also a fan of the Cangy Man.


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Posted 15 October 2013 - 11:09 PM

LET THE REPLACEMENT DISCUSSION COMMENCE!!!!

 

Ken Daneyko

 

That was easy.


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Posted 15 October 2013 - 11:30 PM

If there is a Chico night, I will be there sporting my Chico Eats tee shirt rather than my jersey.


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Posted 15 October 2013 - 11:37 PM

Bobby Holik's voice has always bothered me though. I don't think I could take listening to him through a whole game. Daneyko's commentary comes from a very specific perspective which is 1985 middle of nowhere Alberta on a frozen pond. It's a perfectly valid version of hockey, but I don't need that perspective all game long either. In between periods is good enough for me.


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Posted 16 October 2013 - 04:47 AM

Bobby Holik's voice has always bothered me though. I don't think I could take listening to him through a whole game. Daneyko's commentary comes from a very specific perspective which is 1985 middle of nowhere Alberta on a frozen pond. It's a perfectly valid version of hockey, but I don't need that perspective all game long either. In between periods is good enough for me.

While I'd greatly appreciate Holik's honesty, he sounds like a muppet. He's probably better off sticking to the blog.


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Posted 16 October 2013 - 05:48 AM

I rather like chico, if he goes I wish him the best. He has been a part of the devils for a very long time.
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