The Kraken already had a star-studded broadcast. Then they added Eddie Olczyk.
It was a massive swing and it worked. Seattle finds itself in the top spot of our 2023 broadcast ranking.
Ranking the other 31, according to The Athletic’s readers: https://t.co/uODTpAqQTQ
– The Athletic NHL (@TheAthleticNHL) May 31, 2023
The results are quite interesting, as the CH commentary teams were ranked 13th in the entire NHL. The word “them” is used here because the ranking corresponds to the combination of the RDS, TVA Sports and TSN teams.
For those who don’t follow games on TSN, commentators rotate on the English-language network, which doesn’t please the fans surveyed.
Meanwhile, the controversial Boston Bruins commentary team is ranked 30th. The colorful Jack Edwards, criticized in particular for his comments on Pat Maroon at the start of the season, hasn’t received much love, except from some Boston Bruins fans who like his energy.
The Chicago Blackhawks and Seattle Kraken are in last and first place respectively. There’s a transition period in Chicago, and on the Kraken side, fans have fallen in love with John Forslund on description, Eddie Olczyk on analysis and J.T. Brown between the two benches.
– Good game ahead.
Tonight’s winner advances to Friday’s semifinals, and tonight’s loser must play tomorrow’s tiebreaker vs PET.
– Stephane Leroux (@StephRDSJunior) May 31, 2023
– Freshly recalled from the minor leagues.
WATCH Abraham Toro’s unequivocal slap in the face!💪⚾️https://t.co/awVdIX3nbn
– TVA Sports (@TVASports) May 31, 2023
– He’s right.
– Interesting observation.
– It’s already been two years.