After reading a great article by Derek Zona over at SB Nation, who ranked all of the NHL TV announcing teams, it got me thinking, what makes a good announce team?
Do fans prefer their own announcers over others? Sure they do. It’s what they are comfortable with. Most local guys tend to favor their teams’ own players (to varying degrees) while being able to give details of the game. Fans like a familiar voice, as Alicia (Activestick_44) says it’s about a comfort level, growing up with the same announcers can increase a trust level with their words.
Current Millersville University hockey play by play man, Jordan Kuhns (JCKuhns on twitter) explains who he models himself after and what makes a broadcaster a good one.