Emrick on the ‘voices’ of the Red Wings

Former NBC play-by-play announcer Mike Emrick appeared on 97.1 the Ticket this morning…

And 97.1 the Ticket’s Will Burchfield took note of Emrick’s remarks:

Win or lose, Emrick wants [Red Wings] fans to know they’re lucky. The voices they count on are as enduring as their hopes.

“What you have locally is not only excellence, but stability,” Emrick told the Stoney & Jansen Show on 97.1 The Ticket. “Do you know that the tandems of Ken and Paul, and Ken and Mickey are the longest-serving two tandems in their media in the league? And you have that. You have one that’s 25 years and one that’s just short of 25 years. That’s stability and that’s predictability.

“So the fans know that the fortunes of the team may change, as they have, but those guys are going to be together year after year. That’s refreshing and it’s also comfortable, to have those announcers and knowing that they’re going to be there each year.”


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