It feels good to steal from the Leafs.
Buffalo hockey fans would recognize his voice anywhere, as he is a staple on CBC’s Hockey Night in Canada. Neale and Bob Cole are the first pair I think about when Saturday night hockey comes to mind, and I am thrilled if the reports are true.
We really have been spoiled in regards to announcers. Starting with Ted Darling, there has always been a distinct voice attached to a Sabres game. Rick Jeanneret’s antics are the present day incarnation, and having a legend like Neale alongside will only make for a better show.
Rick and Jim were always considered one of the best regional broadcast teams in the league. Now it seems hard to argue we don’t have the best.
In a related story, Matthew Barnaby is unemployed.