20. Arizona Coyotes: 2.08
-Matt McConnell (play by play)
-Tyson Nash (analyst)
Most popular grade: C (41.41% of voters)
The Coyotes broadcast team is nature’s C students. They had the highest percentage of C’s in the bunch. Their sample size is a little smaller as they only received 198 votes, but the votes will tell you that the impression that McConnell and Nash make is that they’re just there. I do like Tyson’s wardrobe, though.
— Jonathan McLeod (@jonrmcleod) March 23, 2016
— T Mitchell Kvigne (@T_MitchellK) March 20, 2016
— Rich Nairn (@RichNairn9) March 11, 2016
19. Anaheim Ducks: 2.12
-John Ahlers (play by play)
-Brian Hayward (analyst)
Most popular grade: C (30.88% of voters)
Ahlers and Hayward are a solid crew. Ahlers brings good energy to a broadcast. Hayward has been accused of being a little too “goalie-centric” at times (which makes sense because he was a goalie). The Ducks team got a high percentage of B’s and C’s, but just enough F’s to keep them in the lower half.
Jealous that Sharks/Kings fans in Canada get Mike Johnson while Ducks/Preds fans get Brian Hayward.
— Puq (@ducksallday) April 21, 2016
— Michael Young (@MagicMike1897) April 20, 2016
I hate Brian Hayward so much. Even when the refs make the right call he says "Oh man, that was a tough call." Ugh, so biased.
— Sonia (@Soniablade86) April 20, 2016
JOHN AHLERS: What's black and white and red all over?
BRIAN HAYWARD: The refs after I'm done with them. I'm going to stab the refs John.
— nuanced tweeter boy (@rocketnoises) April 18, 2016
18. Winnipeg Jets: 2.13
-Denis Beyak (play by play)
-Shane Hnidy (analyst)
Most popular grade: C (39.07% of voters)
The duo of Beyak and Hnidy finished in the middle of the pack which is pretty suitable considering most fans gave them a C for their efforts. Scrounging through Twitter, you’ll find plenty of compliments and plenty of insults surrounding these two which perfectly summarizes their ranking on this list.
@ShaneHnidy great hearing you in TSN!
Really missing Denis Beyak saying Rickard Rickell's name tonight. Both names. Every single time.
— Darin Metcalf (@BeenToAugusta) April 6, 2016
— tyson fetch (@greywolfstaring) December 6, 2015
17. Edmonton Oilers: 2.27
-Kevin Quinn (play by play)
-Drew Remenda (analyst)
Most popular grade: B (32.50% of voters)
The Oilers broadcast crew nearly finished with a C (28.5% of voters) as Quinn and Remenda aren’t exactly beloved by Edmonton fans. They do a capable job of calling the game but sometimes lack enthusiasm. Remenda is missed by some in San Jose, but hasn’t found the same fandom in Edmonton.
— BecauseOilers (@BecauseOilers) February 10, 2016
I do think that Kevin Quinn has got to be the most boring commentator in all of the NHL.
— Zack (@KrazyKraka187) October 28, 2015
If Kevin Quinn and Drew Remenda could be a little more excited when the Oilers score, that'd be great, mmmmmmkay?
— Megan – Salty AF (@mig14) March 5, 2016
Drew Remenda isn't even trying to hide his feelings about the Sharks anymore. #Oilers
— ROSS (@OilDrop_) March 29, 2016
16. Philadelphia Flyers: 2.27
-Jim Jackson (play by play)
-Keith Jones (analyst)
-Bill Clement (analyst)
Most popular grade: B (26.94% of voters)
The Flyers own the tiebreaker against Edmonton with a higher percentage of A grades. They also had a higher percentage of F grades too. Comcast Philly viewers have the luxury of two analysts who are nationally seasoned, and Jim Jackson does a professional job as the play-by-play voice of the guys in orange.
— Justin Nolan (@chi2phi) April 23, 2016
@peskyyy I really do like Joe B. Jim Jackson the flyers PxP is awesome as well but Bill Clement is a huge homer so I guess its even
— a sixers fan (@theshockmasters) April 16, 2016
15. Washington Capitals: 2.37
-Joe Beninati (play by play)
-Craig Laughlin (analyst)
Most popular grade: A (30.67% of voters)
The Caps are the first team in our list to garner more than 30% of A grades in our poll. Laughlin and Beninati are a solid team. Beninati brings energy, especially in those moments where the unexpected happens.
14. Vancouver Canucks: 2.42
-John Shorthouse (play by play)
-John Garrett (analyst)
Most popular grade: B (33.15% of voters)
Canucks fans seem OK with their broadcasting crew, as a B grade shows positive to slightly mixed feelings. Twitter isn’t as kind to Garrett, however, who many say is a Canucks homer.
John Garrett is a know-nothing blow hard. Canucks fans, how do you tolerate this guy for 60+ games a year?
— BEERLEAGUERED (@BEERLEAGUERED) March 28, 2016
John Garrett probably still thinks the Canucks are gonna win the cup this year
— Shane (@SocialAssassin2) March 28, 2016
John Garrett just suggested a #Canucks goalie should have made a save (as opposed to "no chance"). This may be a first.
— Brett Pardy (@AntiqueiPod) February 19, 2016
13. Calgary Flames: 2.45
-Rick Ball (play by play)
-Kelly Hrudey (analyst)
Most popular grade: B (36.61% of voters)
The Flames get a B grade for providing a solid viewing experience. The Flames crew draws high marks for their entertainment value. Hrudey is excellent at analyzing goaltenders but has drawn criticism for being a homer.
Beyond happy that @KellyHrudey and Rick Ball are back for Flames broadcast's for the season. Best duo in the NHL!
— Alex ¯_(ツ)_/¯ (@AlexBaudais) August 6, 2015
— Bill Mah (@MahSpace) April 8, 2016
12. Tampa Bay Lightning: 2.46
-Rick Peckham (play by play)
-Brian Engblom (analyst)
Most popular grade: B (34.26% of voters)
Plenty of A’s and B’s for the team of Peckham and Engblom. Peckham in particular is starting to be recognized nationally as he gets more and more big assignments for NBC.
Hell yeah, Rick Peckham getting some national recognition.
— matt (@Beef_Hammer) April 5, 2016
— Beth Demo (@brashergal) April 22, 2016
— Aric Hutfles (@AricHutfles) April 22, 2016
Rick Peckham goal calls >>>>>>> Cuthbert's and it's not close. #Bolts
— Andrew (@A_Katzman83) April 14, 2016
11. New York Islanders: 2.48
-Howie Rose (play by play)
-Butch Goring (analyst)
Most popular grade: B (32.53% of voters)
Howie Rose is sharp, passionate, knowledgeable and a credit to the profession. Butch Goring thinks the Islanders totally rule and are the best team ever and hopes they win and thinks that should have been a penalty against the other team. Yes, Goring may be the biggest homer of any analyst on this list and should be allowed to wear his old jersey while calling games.
@BroadwayBlue Butch Goring had some doozies tonight.
— (((Eric))) (@EricRoit) April 25, 2016
@NumberBradleyF You're so dumb you probably think Butch Goring makes good points.
— Matthew Golda (@mgolda1216) April 25, 2016
@islandermania islanders and Howie Rose are the best ever
— Tim Lockhart (@BOSSY573) April 25, 2016