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Mark Jeanneret: A Sabres Sampling

It’s going to be a sad day in the B-lo when Rick Jeanneret finally retires.

Until then, his potential replacements are being groomed.  While we already covered the likelihood of Kevin Sylvester taking over the booth, not everyone is sold on his voice talent.

I’m a fan of Kevin’s, but we like to remain objective here on Buffalo Sabres Nation.

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In that spirit, here’s a couple samplings of Mark Jeanneret.  While his style is very similar to his father’s, his voice is a bit higher on the octave scale.  He’s been plying his trade down on the farm in Portland, after breaking into the scene with the Erie Otters of the OHL.

Here’s a call from his Erie days. You might want to ensure that all of your crystal and any skittish cats are in the other room before you hit the play button.

Since then, his style has certainly matured, but that Jeanneret passion simply cannot be tamed. Here’s his play-by-play for the Sabres, when they took on the Flames on December 27, 2010.

Despite who I might prefer, it’s hard to root against either Sylvester or Jeanneret – I’d be happy with either making the calls.  Also, it sure would be a real heart-warmer if Mark was able to continue a family legacy.

We’d like to hear what our readers think about these two candidates, so we’re sticking a poll in this post.  Vote away!

Who would you rather hear from the booth?

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Quick Hits: Kevin Sylvester and Danny Gare to Call Games; Drury to Retire

There will be no call for Drury duty in Buffalo after all.

Larry Brooks of the New York Post is reporting today that the Rangers cannot buy out their captain, due to his lingering knee injury.  In fact, the injury is degenerative, and it looks like the 35 year old will miss the entire upcoming season, an event that will force him into retirement.

Whether you wanted Drury back with the Sabres or not, no one wanted his career to end this way.

Drury will close out his 12 year career with 892 NHL regular-season games, in which the Little League World Series’ winning pitcher from Trumbull, Connecticut recorded 615 points (255-360).  In 130 playoff games, he scored 88 points (47-41).

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Danny Gare at Alumni Day. Sadly, we may be seeing Drury at the next one of these things.

Meanwhile, the Sabres announced yesterday that Kevin Sylvester will make the play-by-play with Danny Gare at his side for select away games for the upcoming season.  Sylvester is the likely eventual replacement for Rick Jeanerette, who is hoping to extend his career by taking the brunt of the travel away from his schedule.

If you forgot what Sylvester’s style is like, here’s a video from last season where he called a Drew Stafford hattie against the Bruins.

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