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Mike Haynes has to go

His reaction to the McLeod hit last night was inexcusable.

He's always been a massive homer, but for him to sit there and argue with McNab over the severity of the hit, calling out Kronwall, and while ignoring the fact (or perhaps not even realizing) that his beloved Avs were facing a five-minute major penalty kill, is just ridiculous.

There were several go-rounds with McNab basically amounting to "yeah, but Kronwall. Yeah but. Yeah but." McNab had to sit there and basically talk him down, reminding him that there are rules in place, policies to follow, dirty play to eradicate from the game, etc.

The guy has always annoyed me on television because of the fact that he'd rather sit there and pick Peter's brain about whatever he's fixated on, rather than call the game in front of him. This has often resulted in him having to interrupt his ramble and straight up ask McNab what the whistle was for, who the penalty was on, etc. Not to mention that he often mispronounces players' names.

I'm sure a lot of this has been covered before here, but I really couldn't believe what I was hearing. Call the hit, talk about the rule and the policies, and then move onto the consequences of a major penalty, misconduct, penalty kill for the Avs, etc.

He was great on the radio when he was the only guy and had to call the game, but he's gotten to be insufferable on television. Somebody at Altitude needs to sit down and have a chat with him about that little display last night. You can be a homer, but there's no place for that.

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