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Old 01-09-2019, 06:06 PM   #141
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Yes, both Kerr and Millions did their first PBP broadcasts on Flames PPV's before they each got a shot at the full-time Sportsnet gig. I still feel spoiled with Ball and Hrudey every time I think back on this period of darkness.
Charlie Simmer as the colour commentator was brutal as well.

He would start 90% of anything he said with "And again...."

He would finish 90% of anything he said with "... at that point."
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Old 01-10-2019, 09:46 PM   #142
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Charlie Simmer as the colour commentator was brutal as well.

He would start 90% of anything he said with "And again...."

He would finish 90% of anything he said with "... at that point."
Charlie seems like a great guy but he added absolutely nothing to the broadcast. He never offered much in the way of analysis despite a very successful NHL career. So many replays he would just... say out loud what was happening on the screen. "And again, the shot comes in, and the goalie makes the stop." Yes, thank you Charlie, we already have a play-by-play guy. Hrudey offers more insight in a period than Charlie did in half a season.
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Old 01-11-2019, 12:38 AM   #143
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Kerr and Simmer, while I like them both otherwise, was a brutal broadcast team. Just so boring to listen too and like was mentioned, Simmer rarely added anything. He was just calling the play by play except on replays

I never had a problem with Roger Millions but Ryan Leslie is just in another league.
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Pepper also did colour for a few non PPV broadcasts, but I can't remember if it was local TV, CBC or something else.
Definitely for CBC. He was choked when Bure scored in Game 7 in 1994.
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Old 01-16-2019, 05:12 PM   #145
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The same thing happened exactly one month ago with the Oilers-Canucks game. This is an all canadian match up and there is no reason that this is a regional game.

That's twice!

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What is it with Sportsnet when it comes to televising Penn State teams vs. the Alberta teams? The Flames at Penguins game is regional even though it's on a Sat., just like when they played in Philly. The Oilers had both of their games in Penn State nationally televised such as the Oilers-Pens 3 days ago! Thanks for nothing Sportsnet. Terrible programming, the Red Wings-Flyers game that the rest of Canada gets is nothing special.

For the home games in AB, the Flyers-Flames game was national and so was the Pens-Oilers.
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