I'd say he's 95% of the way to very good. I can't forgive his not calling opponents' goals. That's so homer bush league. Rick's a homer of course, but he's always treated the opposition with at least that much respect.
I think you're onto something.
I also think he's too honorable in a way. He's had some very, very good and exciting calls of Sabres goals, calls that you can imagine would sound great if they were playoff goals. But I don't think he's willing to go over the top on a call of a meaningless goal. And we're used to that from Rick. It's in our DNA and we need that. The rare occasion of a Sabres goal, even when they're down 5-0, should invite mayhem and craziness.
Dan is much more in the Ted Darling mold.
Nice guy who's really had no luck in this job. I hope he and the Sabres mutually part ways and he has success somewhere else. Or even with the Sabres in a different role. And maybe that role could be radio, with someone else doing TV?
Edited by PASabreFan, 17 February 2018 - 08:20 PM.