After watching most of last night's Anaheim Ducks game against the Calgary Flames, I came away with one indisputable fact: Wild TV analyst Mike Greenlay is better than Brian Hayward. I know I've been highly critical of the Minnesota Wild's TV team of Dan Terhaar and Greenlay, and in no way am I letting Terhaar off the hook here, but Brian Hayward lends nothing to the Ducks' broadcast. As a former goalie, he had many pearls of wisdom like this:
"Now if you're a goaltender, the further back in the crease you stand, the more net there is to shoot at."
Wow! Thanks for the keen insight.
Having said that, I still contend Greenlay is in the bottom 20% of NHL analyst, but sometimes it's good to be reminded that things could be worse. Terhaar, on the other hand, may be the worst in professional hockey. This summer is time to upgrade the TV talent, Mr. Wild Owner.