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Working Script: TSN Drama

TSN seems to have all kinds of fun in store for Canadian hockey fans this year, and their off-season news rolls out nicely when considered together as some demented screenplay.

For instance:

Setting & Mood Music: TSN gets the HNIC theme music, telling us with a self-satisfied tone that they’re pleased to have “saved” the song. Tears of a grateful nation ensue. We are an emotional bunch.

Act 1: TSN announces they’ve got a new network on the horizon—TSN2 starts up on August 29th.  (800+ additional hours of live sports coverage coming up? I hear the sound of tractor pulls in our future, but whatever.)

Act 2: TSN hires Ray Ferraro to a national broadcast job.  I’m struggling to care, but I’m not distressed about it, either.  The news manages to carry the second act without collapsing the set.

Act 3: (still being written) TSN hires… John Tortorella??

This last theory is served up by Damian Cristodero at Lightning Strikes today. Just a possibility.

Tortorella with a press pass is an interesting proposition.  Where would he focus his anger at in the future?  Although if he just continued to take potshots at the press while being a member of the press, that might make for some damn good television.

Filed in: hockey media, | Canucks and Beyond | Permalink
  Tags: john+tortorella, media, tsn

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Alanah McGinley has been blogging hockey since 2003 (with a notable gap in time through 2010, kicking it with new baby Lucy while living knee-deep in chaos while reading "parenting for complete idiots" during every spare minute) sharing opinions, rants and not-so-deep thoughts with anyone who will listen.

In addition to writing Canucks & Beyond and helping manage Kukla's Korner, Alanah was one of the founders and co-hosts of The Crazy Canucks Podcast. She has contributed pieces to FoxSports.com and the New York Times Slapshot blog, as well as other stray destinations in cyberspace.

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