Ken Daniels, Mickey Redmond voted best broadcasting duo!

Ken Daniels, Mickey Redmond voted best broadcasting duo!

The best remain the best!



Detroit Red Wings fans have been fortunate over the years, experiencing a remarkable run of 25 straight playoff appearances, six trips to the Stanley Cup Finals, and four championships. Throughout this period, they've had the privilege of watching some of the NHL's most legendary players don the Winged Wheel.

Additionally, fans everywhere have enjoyed the exceptional commentary of Ken Daniels and Mickey Redmond, a broadcast duo together since the 1997-98 season and consistently ranked among the NHL's best.

And that ranking was once again solidified, as a survey from The Athletic resulted in the duo claiming the top ranking of all 32 NHL broadcast teams: 

Via The New York Times

The Results: While they often rank toward the top end of these rankings, the Red Wings regional broadcast duo of Daniels and Redmond got an opportunity to elevate this past season — for the first time in nearly a decade.

It was an opportunity one of the best regional broadcast teams in the NHL didn’t miss.

“The drama in this year’s playoff chase has unlocked a level of Ken and Mickey that I didn’t know existed,” wrote one respondent. “Some incredible late-game drama (Patrick Kane’s OT winner in Chicago, Lucas Raymond’s OT winner in Game 81) made even better by the duo on the call.”

Both Daniels and Redmond are institutions at this point. One thing that tends to separate Red Wings broadcasts, beyond the usual attributes of all good hockey broadcasters (precision, memorable turns of phrase, great chemistry) is their focus on the opposing team and really selling the game, even beyond the accomplishments of Red Wings players.

“They are obviously rooting for the Wings as a local broadcast, but I really appreciate that you can tell they are just fans of the game itself, too, and will not shy away from talking up opposing teams/players,” noted one Red Wings fan.

Recommended articles:

Source: Twitter