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Larscheid to retire after this season?

Posted: Thu Mar 08, 2007 1:55 pm
by JamesOwnzSam11
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All I can say is thank god.

Posted: Thu Mar 08, 2007 2:06 pm
by Soapy
I will miss him. I used to hate him...he would drive me crazy...but in his last years with Robson & his time with Shorty, I've come to enjoy his goofyness....I think its a bit of a treat to have a homer colourman..who calls'em as he see's em...

Quote " He is an original, a true Vancouver treasure who, like any great broadcaster, has created a style of his own. That style might not sell in another market. In Vancouver, it's gold.

I mean, who else could sell a line like, 'Bingle, bangle, bongo, that's Roberto Luongo!!!!' Who else could call a game as if he'd bet a large sum of money on the Canucks? Who else could come up with half the things Larscheid comes up with and get away with it because he makes it sound so genuine? End Quote

I think that pretty much sums it up.....

Posted: Thu Mar 08, 2007 2:11 pm
by levelheaded
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I'll miss him. He's no Robson, but he brings unmatched enthusiam to the games he calls and he's always worth a good sound clip or two.

Who'll replace him? Garret? Remenda? As it stands, there really is noone better then him right now.

Posted: Thu Mar 08, 2007 3:26 pm
by gordorama
levelheaded wrote::(
I'll miss him. He's no Robson, but he brings unmatched enthusiam to the games he calls and he's always worth a good sound clip or two.
Agreed, and he seems to be having an even more enthusiastic this season. That's infectious and fun when you're limited to the radio for games.

JOS11 has a replacement in mind?

Posted: Thu Mar 08, 2007 3:50 pm
by Soapy
gordorama wrote:
levelheaded wrote::(
I'll miss him. He's no Robson, but he brings unmatched enthusiam to the games he calls and he's always worth a good sound clip or two.
Agreed, and he seems to be having an even more enthusiastic this season. That's infectious and fun when you're limited to the radio for games.

JOS11 has a replacement in mind?
Ray Ferraro ??

Posted: Thu Mar 08, 2007 3:50 pm
by Kel
Here is a little story. Being a true fan, I was wearing my Canucks jersey to watch a pre-season game in the Shark tank, all by msyelf. I was seated upstairs on row number 2, and little did I know that row number 1 was the radio broadcast booth and I was sitting right behind the Team 1040 crew. Tom Larscheid was the first one who talked to me (Shorty talked to me too, during one of the two intermission breaks) before the game. You can just sense that he's as big a Canucks fan as anyone. He also offered to give me a signed Tom Larscheid hockey card printed by Team 1040. It's a pleasant surprise and my first signed hockey collectible. Thanks again, Tom.

Posted: Thu Mar 08, 2007 4:00 pm
by Island fan
Soapy wrote: who else could sell a line like, 'Bingle, bangle, bongo, that's Roberto Luongo!!!!'
I really hope the line was "Bingo Bango Bongo" otherwise I have a t-shirt that has no meaning :?
Back to the thread though, I'll miss him. Yes, he's going insane and will at times refer to players not on the ice or even on the team, he'll quote the score backwards or just plain wrong and the teams whose game he thinks he's calling might change from period to period. But never the less he's a staple of hockey out here and it will be sad to see him go. Especially since I think hearing him when the Canucks win a cup might be an aural experience of a lifetime.

Posted: Thu Mar 08, 2007 4:09 pm
by Grizzly
Especially since I think hearing him when the Canucks win a cup might be an aural experience of a lifetime.
Wouldn't that be a nice treat for him if the Nucks won it all for his final year !!!

Grizz

Posted: Thu Mar 08, 2007 4:11 pm
by Cornuck
As a cheerleader, he does a great job. Like other posters have said above, he sounds genuine, which is a rare commodity in media these days. He has the persona as "one of the fans".

Posted: Thu Mar 08, 2007 4:40 pm
by gordorama
I'd still take him over Bob Cole any day.

Posted: Thu Mar 08, 2007 4:46 pm
by sk8er
gordorama wrote:I'd still take him over Bob Cole any day.

True dat!!

Posted: Thu Mar 08, 2007 5:41 pm
by dangler
It would be nice to see him retire while he is on top of his game.

Posted: Thu Mar 08, 2007 6:01 pm
by mr perfect
Many have forgotten that Larscheid was a sports reporter as well as a colour man. He was the one that broke the story on the Canucks signing Pat Quinn as president and GM. His interview with Jeff Brown exposed the dislike many players at the time had for then head coach Rick Ley. Not pleasant stories but still a good job done.

Posted: Thu Mar 08, 2007 6:23 pm
by zanstorm
Larscheid's voice and style has grown on me. I especially liked it on the radio as well. But please tell me that Ray Ferraro is NOT an option! Ray is hockey smart, but that lisp would kill me. Don Taylor anyone?

Posted: Thu Mar 08, 2007 6:37 pm
by Cornuck
^ Nice avatar! Tony-O!