I liked John Davidson when he used to be the analyst for Fox national broadcasts during the late 1990's. Then he had to go be a Team President for 3 different organizations. Pete Weber and Terry Crisp were actually a pretty entertaining duo in a 'listen to your grandpa' kind of way. I like Chris Cuthbert too.
I thought Walz's first ever night as a color analyst was his best. Excellent insight despite, as would be expected, a very rough presentation. But steep downhill from there. Now, his filibuster style of delivery is so incessantly long, that his points get lost in all the verbiage. Like when Greenlay does color, I'm turning off the sound. Greenlay appears to be a nice guy, but he rarely offers any insight. IMO, VERY lazy preparation.
Like you indicated, Nanne was excellent. I'm hope
That's an interesting way to put it @Alexandron but I think people haven't been happy with the Wild broadcast for years. I agree on the point on Walz, who had a decent start but then seemed to think he needed to talk so much more, when the opposite is true.
My favorite broadcast teams in the NHL.
San Jose Sharks
New York Islanders
TSN - Murphy and Ferraro
Hughson and Simpson - Rogers
I like John Forslund although Tripp Tracy can be annoyin