Bob Miller talks about the changes (for the better) at Madison Square Garden

Kings broadcaster Bob Miller took a look around the renovated Madison Square Garden before the team’s first regular-season game since the construction job was complete and didn’t recognize the place. The sight lines were much improved for the broadcasters, with better angles and lighting.

“In Madison Square Garden before they renovated it, our broadcast position,” Miller said before Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final on Monday. “in my opinion was the worst in the league. It was a low angle and way back and to see the game, really see the game, it was very difficult to pick up players coming off the bench and coming into the game.

“And I would actually do more of the play-by-play off the monitor than in Madison Square Garden than in any other building because I couldn’t see part of the time. So now they’ve renovated it and put so-called bridges up, so you’re closer to the ice and you have a really nice angle looking down at the ice.

“So, on our telecast here this year, I said, ‘They’ve done a really nice job here in Madison Square Garden putting this bridge in so we have a nice view of the game.’ Then I said, ‘I’ve been doing games here for 41 years and tonight’s the first game I’ve ever seen.’”

 

 

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Another honor for Bob Miller.

Kings play-by-play announcer Bob Miller was announced today as one of five inductees to the California Sports Hall of Fame’s 2011 class.

Miller will be inducted Sunday, Feb. 27 at the Ontario Convention Center, along with Dick Vermeil, Ken Norton, Mike Haynes and boxer Tony Lopez. In his 38th season with the Kings, Miller recently won the top TV Play-by-Play award at the Southern California Sports Broadcasters luncheon for the seventh time.

The induction reception for the Hall’s fifth class begins at 5 p.m., and the dinner/ceremony begins at 6 p.m. Tickets are $400, or $260 for just the dinner/ceremony. More details are available on the California Sports Hall of Fame’s website.

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Ten questions with Bob and Nick

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Here’s a new feature for the blog, and another great idea Don has brought to the table. It’s 10 questions with Bob Miller and Nick Nickson, who give some open and honest opinions about some of the issues the Kings are dealing with these days. There will be a second part, with color commentators Jim Fox and Daryl Evans. Thanks to all involved!
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