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.
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!