San Jose Sharks Play-By-Play Announcer Randy Hahn Interview Summary

June 16th, 2010 by MJ Kasprzak Leave a reply »
Here are some miscellaneous tidbits from the interview, including a question he declined to answer.

MJ Kasprzak— There have been rumours that Jarome Iginla wants out of Calgary, and he would seem to be a front-of-net, passionate presence the Sharks have lacked. What do you think the likelihood is of him being moved? And if he is, what's the possibility of him coming to the Sharks? And if so, for whom?

Randy Hahn— I don’t wanna answer questions about rumours.

There were two moments in which I failed to use neutral words that led to rebukes for a loaded question and putting words in his mouth. It was a good learning experience because it was pretty clear that he was well-versed in the pitfalls of doing interviews and wary of how he would be represented.

At one point, I said the Sharks were "outworked" in front of the net because I believe other teams consistently fight harder for that space in the playoffs. However, an experienced reporter does not put his own bias in the question, and the choice of that word was careless.

I also used the phrase "forced to handle" referring to the workload of Evgeni Nabok ...

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