One of the better things about the hockey off-season is seeing the creativity that comes out in writers when the daily grind of the season isn't at hand. One of the best pieces of the off-season so far is Derrek Zona ranking the NHL broadcasters from all thirty teams.
Zona pulls no punches as he comments on every team's TV crew in a ranking system that runs from one star (poor) to five stars (the best). Folks will probably agree with some and disagree with others, but that is the fun of it.
Nashville Predators broadcasters Pete Weber and Terry Crisp are one of four teams that made the five star rankings along with the guys from Dallas, Florida, and Los Angeles.
About the hometown tandem Zona says, "Another pairing hidden away in an extremely weak television market, Weber and Crisp know what they're talking about and connect with both the stereotypical "new Southern hockey fan" and long-time fans alike. Crisp played for a decade and won two Stanley Cups, then coached for a decade and won another, and he puts all of that experience into each broadcast."
"He has no fear of taking a Predator to task for poor play or a mistake. He's plugged in with the Preds and is quick to point out when an inside tip about a tactic or strategy is applied on the ice. Weber calls a fair and error-free game and moves seamlessly from explaining the basics of the game to calling out line chances and on-ice play."
I would recommend that you go here and take in the whole piece. It is good stuff.
Buddy Oakes for PredsOnTheGlass