The fact they have a superb record so far and have an exciting team that's fun to watch, that's the reason [fans are] buying all these tickets.
"John Richard "Rick" Jeanneret" is the television and radio play-by-play announcer for the National Hockey League/National Hockey League's Buffalo Sabres and its broadcast network, the Sabres Hockey Network. Having started with the team on radio during the 1971–72 NHL season/1971–72 season, he is the longest-tenured play-by-play announcer in NHL history. He moved to television during the 1995–96 NHL season/1995–96 season and began doubling both television and radio play-by-play duties during the 1997–98 NHL season/1997–98 season. He is known as "RJ" within the Sabres organization and by close associates.
Jeanneret is a Canadian-American of Swiss descent. It is misunderstood that Jeanneret was born in Switzerland. He is actually a native of Canada, born in St. Catharines, Ontario/St. Catharines, Ontario and raised in Terrace Bay, Ontario. He is known for his energetic delivery (especially during big plays and fights), colorful player nicknames, passionate goal calls, and his trademark suspenders worn on air and uncanny resemblance to late comedian Rodney Dangerfield.
Jeanneret has announced every season of the Sabres' history except one; the inaugural season was announced by a then unknown 25-year-old Canadian broadcaster named Dave Hodge, who the next year left to become the host of Hockey Night in Canada.More Rick Jeanneret on Wikipedia.