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A Little Traveling Music

Jim Lorentz said he retired from the Buffalo Sabres broadcast booth Tuesday because he is tired of the traveling after 43 years as a player and broadcaster. Can’t blame him. At least he ended his broadcasting career with a strong playoff performance last season.

Now the Sabres are essentially auditioning former players Matthew Barnaby, John Tucker and Mike Robitaille over the next three radio-only preseason games for the analyst job alongside Rick Jeranneret.

Robitaille is the more experienced of the trio, but that doesn’t necessarily make him the favorite. Barnaby was a fan favorite when he was a Sabre and had some national TV exposure after he left to play for other NHL teams. Tucker is the least-known quantity among the three potential replacements.

Of course, radio broadcasts of Sabres preseason games don’t generate huge listenership.

Who do you want to see land next to Jeanneret?

-- Alan Pergament


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Alan Pergament

Alan Pergament

Alan Pergament has continued to blog about television topics since retiring in 2010 as The News' television writer after 28 years on the beat. From local on-air personalities to ratings to the latest on network and cable programming, he keeps you informed.

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