Hockey announcers do more than convey information to television viewers.
They are a part of the team that they are broadcasting for and since they are in our living rooms so much, it is almost like they are a part of the family.
They share our joy when an overtime goal is scored and they feel our pain when an overwhelming defeat hits us in the heart.
Great broadcasters have to walk a fine line. You want the information and you may want to know that they share your passion for your team, but overwhelming homerism is difficult to stomach.
Here's a look at the 15 best hockey announcing teams throughout the NHL.