Originally Posted by nossagog
its kind of funny, I think many Pens fans feel the same about Steigy, and would love to have Mike Lange back on the air for the TV broadcasts.
Mike Lange will go down as one of the best game-callers in Pittsburgh sports history. He definately ranks up there with Cope and "The Gunner". When he was on top of his game, there were not many throughout the NHL who were better.
With that being said and I'm probably the minority, I feel Lange should stick with radio. In my opinion and pure nostalgia aside, Lange was losing his touch during his last 3-4 years on television and is better suited for radio at this point in his career. Radio forces him
to pay attention and actually call the game.
This is just a hunch on my part, but I think the Penguins are slowly grooming Steve Mears to eventually take over for Steigerwald and I feel he would be an excellent choice. He's a local kid and received play-by-play radio experience on Long Island for three years. He's young and he knows the game. He would be my future choice.