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Posted: Sat May 05, 2007 6:27 pm
by ververgaert
Badfish when Shorty is calling a play he is very good. Like I said he has a great voice. He seems like a really nice guy too. My problem is when the play is going on and he is saying nothing for long stretches. I don't remember Jim Robson doing this, ever.

Many times he will be talking about something else while the play is going on.Unacceptable.

I want to know who's on the ice for the faceoffs

I want to know who won the draw and where it went.

Many, many times with Shorty I don't know these things.

I wouldn't be against him staying if he would call the play while the play is going on and leave the out of town score board, shots on goal and friendly banter with Tom for the stopages.

Posted: Sat May 05, 2007 8:04 pm
by sk8er
If you people never had the honor of listening to Jim Robson call a Canucks game, you are the poorer for it. Not only did he call the game but knew tidbits about players that he would insert into his commentary without missing a beat of the play-by-play. He was truly amazing. There is one guy that I wish had the chance to call a SCF game that we won. He is in the broadcasters part of hockey hall of fame for a good reason!!
I still miss him'
Shortys voice is too whiney for me, he's okay, but...................

Posted: Sat May 05, 2007 8:09 pm
by Cornuck
Robson was in a class of his own for radio. Shorty is a distant second, but still does a fine job.

Posted: Tue May 08, 2007 9:00 am
by Grizzly
Yeah ... sad to see him go ... I also grew up listening to him and Robson ... what a job though eh ?? Love it ... if he does retire, lucky to the guy that takes his place.