There has been a significant "Amen" corner on MTS as well. I understand generally that "management knows better" than fans do, of course, but what if management's basic premise is biased against winning because they can turn a profit consistently while losing, as long as they keep the payroll the bottom of the league?
The announcers are in a no-win situation. Some fans want to hear the truth, but a significant portion of fans don't want to hear Debbie Downers, and as evidenced by some on MTS for the last 5 years, even some really smart fans will drink the Kool Aid for a long time.
I even see some people here who are critical of management right now criticizing Gibby because he seems to come close to calling players out.
I appreciate Dan and Jim because they are saying truthful things in a professional and reasonable way, and relying on the HUGE good will they have built up (esp. Dan IMO) over the years to give them the space to make reasonable observations.