Morning Free Association: Moving On

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There will be a couple of changes, one more stunning than the other, in the Bruins broadcasts this upcoming season.

Let’s start with the NESN broadcast. It’s okay, Jack and Brick are staying but they’ll be working with someone new as a rinkside reporter. Sarah Davis has worked the rink for the past two seasons after the failed Guerin Austin experiment (she was awful) which was after Jamie Erdahl jumped ship for greener pastures of NFL sideline coverage on CBS. Anyway, Sarah was a fine replacement for Guerin. Why is Davis leaving? Well, it’s simple, really:

Her replacement comes from the world of MLS and the Flyers. Alex Kraemer was also once a model. I don’t have high hopes. They should bring back Naoko because everyone loved Naoko.

Next, is the far sadder change. Bruins Radio Network play-by-play guy Dave Goucher is moving on to the land of casinos and showgirls. He’s upgrading to a television play-by-play gig. Fun fact: his colour announcer will be one-time Bruin Shane Hnidy. Gouch was on NHL Network last night talking about how he had a similar opportunity drop in his lap and how he didn’t take it. He likes this opportunity because he can start on the ground floor with the team.

He was great at describing the action on a typically fast-moving sport, giving analysis and answering B’s fans questions on the AT&T Hockey Show on Saturday mornings, and was a great sport about lending his announcing skills for Toucher and Rich.

We’ll miss you, Dave. I hope the Knights organization treats you well. Just remember, they probably don’t have Duck Boats out there.

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