Dan Terhaar Out As Minnesota Wild VOX



We couldn't let this tidbit slip through the Friday at 4 p.m. news dump - the great Michael Russo reports that Minnesota Wild play-by-play announcer (and the inspiration for FSN Bingo) Dan Terhaar won't be back. Here's the press release from the article:
The contracts of each of the Minnesota Wild television and radio announcers expired with the end of the 2011-2012 season. The team is in discussions to retain radio broadcasters Bob Kurtz and Tom Reid and television analyst Mike Greenlay and expects to make a final announcement regarding its broadcast teams later this spring. The Minnesota Wild will hire a new television play-by-play announcer for the 2012-13 season. The Wild thanks Dan Terhaar for the seven seasons he devoted to the organization and wishes him the best in his future endeavors.
 Terhaar replaced Matt McConnell (who replaced current UFC play-by-play announcer Mike Goldberg) as the voice of the Wild 7 years ago and while he's been over the top and had a tendency to mispronounce players' names, we do wish Dan the best of luck in whatever he decides to do next.

9 comments:

  1. This is very good news! Now, they need to follow up and get rid of Mike Greenlay as well. They have been such a brutal pairing to listen to-I find myself hoping the opposing team's feed is available on the Center Ice package. Greenlay brings nothing to the table at all-unless you like the awkward delivery of constantly repeated comments followed by an awkward chuckle. He is one of the only analysts I've ever seen who doesn't use a telestrator. It's hard to forget how enjoyable to watch him defend every brutal referee call against the Wild and question every call leading to a Wild power play. Time to start from scratch! Aren't there any former North Star, Wild, or Gopher players who could be the analyst? Half the people in the stands probably have more insight than Greenlay. I'm surprised they actually pulled the trigger on Terhaar, now do the right thing and completely clean house!

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  2. Do you live in your parents basement only wearing underwear? The job they do is not easy, they put a lot of work in to it, and deserve more respect. There are very few people that have that skill, and you are obviously someone that has no idea what you're talking about, and are most likely a huge loser.

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  3. Let's see the replacement before we start celebrating. There is a degree to which they cynical part of me thinks the franchise is looking for easy meat to toss to the masses.

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  4. I still don't think D. Terhaar was the worst in the league, nor was he the best. I'd put him at average.

    Considering that there are other TV crews that lay on the homerisms to such a thick degree that it is sickening, they weren't horrible, but not... Good either.

    I'd honestly love to see Aero Joe up doing the television play by play if they don't go with Bob and Tom as the TV crew.

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  5. Terhaar wasn't the worst, but that squeeky crackling at times voice was somewhat insufferable. Can't say I'm a big fan of the decision to replace him with Lapanta though! Anthony is good as a pre and post game analyst, but I personally thought he was horrible for the gophers games last season... I guess we'll see...

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  6. Dan one door closes one door opens Good luck Ron Terhaar, Richmond

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  7. Anthony La Panta......Really ? He must be paying them!

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