You know, you really have to hand it to Jack Edwards: Not only can the guy give little kids the heeby-jeebies but he’s probably the only NHL announcer working today who is able to draw comparisons between modern-day stick toting hockey players and sickle-swinging farmers with goofy haircuts. Have a listen, and try not to shed a tear for our fallen brethren. Go ahead, try.
Of course what Edwards was referring to were the battles of Concord and Lexington, the two events that set in motion the eventual boot in the ass we gave to the Brits on our winding road to independence, but for some reason the thought of the Montreal Canadiens somehow oppressing the Boston Bruins makes me giggle. Especially in this series (sorry Bruce).
One could make the argument that what Jack Edwards said above was a little off the wall, but there’s something to be said about an announcer that can liven up a broadcast with a history lesson as opposed to the majority of NHL announcers who monotonously drone on and on in an effort to lull you into dreamland.
He might be a little nutty, but Edwards is the kind of guy that makes you want to turn the volume up in the bar instead of down, and that in itself is a feat of Revolutionary War-like proportions.