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    hi everyone, been a while for me on here, though i am glad to see it is still going

    question for you all ... with the hiring of steve mears to play-by-play i noticed some comments about mike lange and having burnt bridges in the tv space? does anyone know what happened here? cos ive often wished i was able to listen to him while watching the game (not that that happens often here).

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    ps. not that i dont want him on the radio broadcast though, im dreading the day he decides to retire

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    Hes much better on the radio.
    I also believe that he works for the Pens, and not Root Sports.

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    thanks jimmie, that makes sense. n i dont doubt he is better on the radio, as he is a big reason i came to follow the penguins as much as i do.

    i just saw the below on twitter and was wondering if there was any more to it... not that it matters anyhow cos its bad luck when i actually do get to watch the game live


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    Default Re: why no mike on tv?

    He was fired from Root, or actually Fox, i believe.

    But hes a hall of fame radio announcer.
    You can listen to him call the game, and see it happening in your minds eye. Hes that good.

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    haha ... he is that good

    thanks for the reply

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    He was fired from Root, or actually Fox, i believe.

    But hes a hall of fame radio announcer.
    You can listen to him call the game, and see it happening in your minds eye. Hes that good.

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    I thought the team did not renew his contract for tv. Hmm. Mike doesn't look good physically. He's real thin and frail. I'm not sure how much longer he will broadcast. I hope a long time, but his health is #1 no doubt to consider.

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    Default Re: why no mike on tv?

    ive been thinking the same about him being "real thin and frail" for a while ... i make sure i listen in on a potential last game of the year (for the last few years now) just in case he does retire in the off season. hopefully not for a while yet

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