Bruins down to few candidates to replace Jack Edwards

There will be a new voice behind the mic for Bruins broadcasts next season.



It was the end of an era for the Boston Bruins this season, as longtime broadcaster Jack Edwards officially announced his retirement after a lengthy career that saw him earn notoriety for his polarizing broadcasting style and evident favoritism, resulting in a wealth of memorable verbal highlights.

Fans noticed that Edwards' speech pattern over the last two years was noticeably slower, resulting in speculation that he may have suffered some kind of medical event. Despite his assurances to the contrary, he decided it best to step away at the conclusion of this season.

The search for his replacement is officially on, and there are a handful of reported candidates that the team is considering, including an old friend that Bruins fans will recognize.


"NESN and the Bruins have reached out to Dave Goucher, who is very familiar to Bruins fans. He called their games on the radio from 2000-17 before he was hired as the TV play-by-play voice for the expansion Vegas Golden Knights, where he calls games with former Bruins defenseman Shane Hnidy. His ecstatic “Bergeron! Bergeron! Bergeron!” call of Patrice Bergeron’s overtime goal to cap a comeback against the Maple Leafs in the first round of the 2013 playoffs is among the most iconic in modern Boston sports history. Goucher enjoys his job in Las Vegas, but he and his wife are New Englanders who still spend their summers in Rhode Island." 

As far as Alex Faust - who often substituted for Edwards - is concerned, reports that he's on the list of names being considered for the full-time gig, but that he may not be one of the lead candidates: 

"He did fine work in the substitute role, but it’s uncertain whether NESN considers him one of the leading candidates. He does not have an audition lined up, but perhaps his work during the season gives him a credit for that."

Bruins fans, who would you like to see (and hear) as the new full-time broadcaster? 

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