topshelf wrote:He has improved and he is good for the style of P.A. guys that the NHL boasts now.
Talk about a tough act to follow, though. Barbaro was on another level.
This. He has really improved since his first season. He'll never be John Barbero, but no one will. And that's OK.
The guy that bugs me is the one that took Steve Mears place at intermission. He is AWFUL.
Oh yeah, Justin Downs is dreadful. Sucks at calling highlights and ends each intermission with "we'll see what happens in the next period". The team can do much better if they're going to continue with the intermission reports.
Mill has gotten better with name pronunciations and toning down his style. I just can't stand his add-ons that Barbero never had to do, such as "Get on your feet and make it loud... here are your Pittsburgh Penguins". I'll forgive him if he's following a script but even so if the team is hitting the ice, I doubt the fans need prompted by the announcer to do this.