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    ESPN Wants Gretzky in Broadcasting Role

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    Has he ever done any broadcasting?


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    Terrible idea aside from the name. Gretz is a complete bore to listen to.

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    Forget Gretzky I hope espn brings back funny hockey commercials


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    Aside from the fact that he isn't exactly fun to listen to, I feel like this is beneath him. I have a hard time believing that "The Great One" would consider taking a job in broadcasting. Like who is the closest all-time great who made the switch to commentator?
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    Who would the Tony Romo of hockey be? Guy that had a decent career, can read the game incredibly well, and communicate it to the audience in a fun and enjoyable manner? Certainly isn't Gretzky.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Xander View Post
    Who would the Tony Romo of hockey be? Guy that had a decent career, can read the game incredibly well, and communicate it to the audience in a fun and enjoyable manner? Certainly isn't Gretzky.
    He and Theissman were the only two that came to mind. Maybe Phil Esposito? But he has personality.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Xander View Post
    Who would the Tony Romo of hockey be? Guy that had a decent career, can read the game incredibly well, and communicate it to the audience in a fun and enjoyable manner? Certainly isn't Gretzky.
    Jeremy Roenick, but, we know how that went.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SaveByRichter35 View Post
    Jeremy Roenick, but, we know how that went.
    The equivalent of Romo would be someone with a wholesome, non-confrontational personality. People confuse being an asshole with having a personality.

    Problem with the NHL, is I honestly can't think of anyone who has a personality.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThirtyONE View Post
    The equivalent of Romo would be someone with a wholesome, non-confrontational personality. People confuse being an asshole with having a personality.

    Problem with the NHL, is I honestly can't think of anyone who has a personality.
    Lol when was he ever confrontational or an asshole on the air? So he was a dog off the air, who gives a fuck?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThirtyONE View Post
    The equivalent of Romo would be someone with a wholesome, non-confrontational personality. People confuse being an asshole with having a personality.

    Problem with the NHL, is I honestly can't think of anyone who has a personality.
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    Making way for his TNT gig?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Smith View Post
    Aside from the fact that he isn't exactly fun to listen to, I feel like this is beneath him. I have a hard time believing that "The Great One" would consider taking a job in broadcasting. Like who is the closest all-time great who made the switch to commentator?
    Probably Denis Potvin? He was a color guy for the Panthers. And was fucking atrocious at it.

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    I had no idea he was even with the Oilers


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    Gonna be horrible. Super boring whenever he's on Sirius or the Pebble Beach Pro-Am broadcasts.

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    I heard Dustin Johnson got him on the chooch and he's been a real wild man these days
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    Maybe he was doing backflips off DJ's boat too

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil in Absentia View Post
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