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Al Michaels, Kings season ticket holder: “We’re in a dream”

Jun 4, 2012, 10:59 PM EDT

Prior to Los Angeles’ 4-0 victory over New Jersey in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup finals, the voice of NBC’s Sunday Night Football — Al Michaels — stopped by the NHL on NBC desk and spoke with Liam McHugh, Keith Jones and Mike Milbury about his beloved Kings.

“I feel like I’m 12 years old again,” Michaels said about the excitement surrounding the Kings’ playoff run. “We’ve sat around the same people for 19 years and we’re all in a dream right now. We’re saying ‘who are these guys?'”

Jones asked Michaels if he saw this coming.

“Jonesy, I want to say I thought they could do damage in the playoffs,” Michael said. “I really felt that way, despite losing a very important game to San Jose in the second to last game of the season.

“You could see them melding, and the coaching change was tremendous.”

Here’s the conversation in full:

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Say this: Michaels really knows his hockey.

  1. hiltonandastoria - Jun 4, 2012 at 11:04 PM

    Having to endure watching Al Michaels paired with John Madden was like a Picasso & Velvet Elvis on the same wall

    • tvtechnique - Jun 6, 2012 at 2:24 AM

      Al Michaels and Jeremy Roenick and some of the other on air NBC people may be good announcers, but they are poor on announcer closeup microphone technique. They’re supposed to know how to hold mics like broadcasters, not like rap singers. It would be more professional to show some space between the top of the mic and the mouth. Rule of thumb for on air talent: “If you’re a guy, mic should be below the knot of the tie.” Mike Milbury is usually right on this, but he sometimes wavers when he gets excited.. The floor director and/or director should be in charge of that, and they shouldn’t be afraid to tell the talent to back off from the microphone. At their broadcast level, for a Stanley Cup, we expect better.

  2. bleed4philly - Jun 4, 2012 at 11:06 PM

    Do you believe in miracles??? Yes!!!

    • tvtechnique - Jun 6, 2012 at 2:28 AM

      Maybe it would be a miracle, if he learned how to hold a microphone correctly for broadcasting.

  3. blomfeld - Jun 5, 2012 at 12:15 AM

    You’re not alone Michaels … we’re all wondering if this is real ? .. and the kicker is, it is ! :)

    GO KINGS GO !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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