Jack Edwards has been calling Boston Bruins games since the start of the 2007 season and has been in the broadcasting business since the 1980s. The 66-year-old has been a fixture of listening to Boston Bruins hockey games and has stood out for his unabashed team bias.
Return Performance was Worrisome
When the Boston Bruins hit the ice for their 2023-24 preseason debut earlier this week, fans heard Alex Faust calling the game for New England broadcaster NESN and not longtime Bruins broadcaster Jack Edwards.
Many fans were not impressed by his performance
"Seriously what's going on with Jack Edwards? I almost feel bad that Bruins fans are going to have to listen to this all year. He's either silent or seconds behind and barely saying anything. Yikes."
"Sorry, but hearing Faust and then Jack tonight, he's constantly having difficulty speaking. I wish him the best (especially with his health if that's what it is), but it's time to hang it up, in my opinion."
"I love Jack Edwards and cherish everything he gave to us as fanshe was the voice of ageless #NHLBruins moments and I'm forever thankful for that, but when it's time, it's time. I'll love him forever, but this just isn't fair to him."
"Someone honestly needs to check on Jack Edwards. #NHLBruins #NESN"
Could the End be Near?
Edwards has had a long and storied career with the Boston Bruins, leaving many to be worried about his health and if he is in good enough shape to call the games.
It may be time for a change of the guard in Boston. As his health and his reputation could be on the line, it may be time to call it quits.
His unique voice and play-by-play style, no matter what you think of his analysis, would surely be missed in the hockey community.
As Read On House of Hockey - Fans Calling For Play By Play Announcer Jack Edwards to Hang It Up After Last Game
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