Lt. Dish wrote:netwolf, what's your take on this: Do you think the organIzation knows we want him to tone it down? Because historically, the Pens organIzation* has, for the most part, wanted what the fans want. Maybe if they knew fans wanted a more "refined" in-game PA, that they'd get him to do it?
I think that if enough people complained, they would change. Fan complaints led to them swapping out the initial cable railings in the upper bowl with glass. The PK used to be sponsored; no idea if that was cancelled over fan complaints or not...
I just think that despite all the hate Mill gets here (and other non-existent sites) it's a vocal minority; I get the feeling most people in the building don't care. And while I know Penguins staff visits this site (and non-existent others), if you really want your voice heard on the topic, the best way is to contact them directly. A politely written email is going to carry more weight than posting "Ryan Mill sux; worst PA guy evah" here.
Thanks for your input, as always, netwolf. It's good to know the team is often responsive to direct, constructive, and respectfully offered entreaties. I forgot about the cable vs. glass controversy (read about it on here). I didn't know the PK was sponsored--what? I have yet to see a game in the CEC. Disclosure:
A lifetime or three ago, I knew Ryan as a friend, and I still recall him as one of the kindest, most hysterically smart-funny people I've ever met. Personally, I'm thrilled he has the job; I imagine that, despite all he's achieved in his career, it's a dream come true for him. We were lucky to have our legendary John Barbero. This Pens fan's hope is that Ryan will eventually carve out his own legend. (I unabashedly admit that I'm too chicken-schenn to come out of nowhere, even as a friendly ghost, and email him myself; I'm sure he doesn't remember me.)
The 20-something Ryan I knew is likely dying to editorialize (subtly) when announcing Flyers penalties.