NESN broadcaster mispronounces Rocket Richard’s name

Boston has a pretty rich hockey history. The Bruins are part of the NHL's Original Six, and along the way, they've developed a pretty intense rivalry with the Montreal Canadiens. So when NESN showed the results of a poll about hockey movies during the Bruins-Sabres game on Thursday night, it wasn't a shock to see The Rocket: The Legend of Rocket Richard with just 3% of the vote. It *was* shocking however, to see NESN broadcaster Jamie Erdahl anglicize the Quebec-born Richard's name. It's not as if Richard is an unknown either – he's one of the biggest stars in hockey history.

Now I'm curious if Erdahl can correctly pronounce the names of Bruins stars Patrice Bergeron and Brad Marchand…


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