Ask fans around the National Hockey League about Boston Bruins announcer Jack Edwards and you'll quickly learn that the voice of the Boston Bruins is a very polarizing figure. Ask fans in Boston about him him though and you'll get a lot more positive responses with Edwards being a beloved figure within a large segment of the Boston Bruins fan base.
That's why it came as something of a shock today to learn that the Bruins may be seriously considering replacing Edwards in the broadcast booth.
It all began with a report from ESPN's Shukri Wrights, who on Sunday reported that the Boston Bruins are falling in love with broadcaster Alex Faust who is currently replacing Edwards as the voice of the Bruins. Most believed that Faust was only filling in for Edwards on a temporary basis, but that may not actually be the case.
A report from Jimmy Murphy of Boston Hockey Now has indicated that Faust's role as a fill in for Edwards may be more than simply temporary.
"He may become much more than a fill-in, from what I am told," wrote Murphy on Sunday.
Edwards has never been one to shy away from controversy and was involved in a few last season, including one appearance in the broadcast booth in which many observers felt that Edwards may have been intoxicated. There was also an incident in which Edwards was very insulting towards Tampa Bay Lightning enforcer Pat Maroon, an incident that Edwards would later apologize for.
It may very well be that a combination of all these factors could lead to a change in the Bruins broadcast booth, but nothing official has been announced as of yet.