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Kings announcers Miller, Fox will record “calls” for Stanley Cup

Jun 5, 2012, 9:00 PM EDT


For a lot of hardcore fans, it’s natural to get attached to local announcers. Many Los Angeles Kings fans have that connection with Bob Miller and John Fox, so it’s reasonable that they might want to hear what they’d say if the Kings win their first Stanley Cup. Helene Elliott reports that the Kings found a way to make that happen.

Club executives have been working on a solution that would respect complicated broadcast rights issues involving the league and NBC and also allow fans to hear Miller and Fox describe a possible Cup triumph. A solution apparently is at hand.

Mike Altieri, the vice president of communications and broadcasting for AEG Sports, said that starting on Wednesday — the team’s first chance to win the Stanley Cup — and going forward if the Cup Final continues past Game 4, Miller and Fox will record a call of each game.

Elliott points to at least two possible scenarios that might make it work. An announcement could be made on the Kings’ Web site or the calls could be included on a team DVD. (Talk about an awesome DVD-extra.)

The New Jersey Devils will do whatever they can to make this story a weird one to read in retrospect, by the way.

  1. 67nova - Jun 5, 2012 at 9:36 PM

    John Fox? Jim maybe?

  2. villi5ed - Jun 5, 2012 at 9:45 PM

    Er, that’s Jim Fox.

    The errors on this page are so routine, so everyday, so persistent that you find yourself being surprised
    when you don’t find one. Comical.

  3. 82pquad - Jun 5, 2012 at 9:55 PM

    That would be great to hear them call the game.

  4. nothanksimdriving123 - Jun 5, 2012 at 10:00 PM

    I’ve always liked Bob Miller, but for true nostalgia, let’s hear Jiggs McDonald!!!

    • nothanksimdriving123 - Jun 6, 2012 at 4:05 AM

      Wow, a near avalanche of down thumbs. Do people hate Jiggs? Do they even know he was the Kings first PxP guy, back in ’67, and was terrific, as evidenced by his Hall of Fame career with the Flames and Isles? Like, whatever.

      • ron05342 - Jun 6, 2012 at 10:50 AM

        Yeah, I know who he is, since I listened to him for six years as a kid, and I gave a thumbs down because he left ASAP for the Atlanta Flames when they came into the league.

        No loyalty. There you go.

      • nothanksimdriving123 - Jun 6, 2012 at 1:22 PM

        ron0, Jiggs left the Kings because owner Jack Cooke not only made ridiculous demands of him (the embarrassing contrived player nicknames Cooke demanded he use were just part of it), but refused to pay him a reasonable salary. So when another team offered him a raise, Jiggs made the best choice for his family.

  5. highlander24 - Jun 5, 2012 at 10:16 PM

    I love that this is happening, but I’d rather hear it live instead of the NBC crew. Either way, they deserve to call it, and we deserve to hear it after all this time waiting for this moment. GO KINGS GO! And isn’t John Fox the head coach of the Denver Broncos? I’d rather hear Jim, sorry John, maybe you’ll get your shot elsewhere.

  6. dannymac17 - Jun 5, 2012 at 11:53 PM

    im not sure who is signing the checks, but the mistakes on this blog is getting to be a bit much.

    John Fox?

    • nothanksimdriving123 - Jun 6, 2012 at 3:58 AM

      John Fox is obviously wrong, but so too is “mistakes…is.” Clearly, nobuddy are perfikt.

  7. blomfeld - Jun 6, 2012 at 1:01 AM


    When I first became a King’s fan as a fourteen year old here in Vancouver back in ’73, I used to listen to Bob Miller calling the King’s games on my tiny transistor radio … the feed was completely garbled, but man was that ever fun for me ! :) … anyway, I’m not sure what’s going on around here these days ? … it’s like I’ve died and gone to heaven or something ? :)

    GO KINGS GO FOREVER !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. tvtechnique - Jun 6, 2012 at 2:13 AM

    Bob and Jim (and Jeremy Roenick and Al Michaels and some of the other on air NBC people) may be great 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 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.” No matter how loud the crowd is, that rule always applies. 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.

    • hrudey - Jun 6, 2012 at 10:05 AM

      I hope this stunning development doesn’t get him evicted from the Hockey Hall of Fame. I’m just glad I read this now so I have time to try to get my eyes to stop rolling before the puck drops in 10 hours.

  9. highlander24 - Jun 6, 2012 at 6:58 AM

    Hey Blomfeld! December 24 is also my birthday! And better yet today, June 6, is our Los Angeles Kings 45th birthday! I think we can all say winning a STANLEY CUP IN LA TODAY would be the best damn present of all time! GO KINGS GO! TONIGHT WE SHALL BE OFFICIALLY CROWNED AS KINGS OF HOCKEY!

    • blomfeld - Jun 6, 2012 at 11:02 AM

      Happy Birthday to Highlander24 and the Los Angeles Kings !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :)

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