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HNIC And The Leafs

from Jack Todd at the Montreal Gazette,

Obviously, the column on Hockey Night in Canada and its slavish devotion to the Toronto Maple Leafs had struck a nerve. And while at least half the letters were from fans of the Canadiens, there were substantial responses from another Canadian NHL cities, especially Ottawa, Edmonton and Vancouver.

The verdict? People outside Toronto are mad as hell. They have no choice but to go on taking it from Rogers, Sportsnet, Hockey Night in Canada and (to a lesser extent) TSN — but they aren’t happy about it.

Hockey Night in Canada, it’s clear, has become one of the things that divide us.

Of the letters I received, 95 per cent were positive. Without exception, the negative letters came from Leaf fans, divided equally between attempts at an articulate defence of the HNIC approach and the inevitable “your a idiot” letters from charter members of Ford Nation.

The conclusion? Fans across the country are very angry with HNIC and they have three main complaints:

First, viewers across the country hate the Maple Leafs 24/7 approach in which the Leafs can do no wrong, even when (see Auston Matthews) they pretty clearly have done wrong. It’s not only Montreal — if anything, fans in Edmonton and Vancouver seem even more disenchanted with HNIC.

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Video- Coach’s Corner Tonight

via Sportsnet's YouTube page,

During Coach’s Corner, Ron & Don spoke about how Mike Smith is a key reason to the early success of the Edmonton Oilers. They also spoke touched on Bo Horvat’s parents and how his father remembered hearing his son’s name for the first time on the show.

 

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Video- Coach’s Corner Tonight

Topics discussed by Don Cherry and Ron MacLean include- Well-dressed men, bank passes by the Canadiens tonight, player of the night gettin awarded post-game, are the Leafs tough enough and Tavares is a target.

Very cruel to bench Jason Spezza on opening night plus Edmonton needed a player like Mike Smith.

And a mention of attitudes in MLB compared to hockey players.

via Sportsnet's YouTube page,

 

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Video- Don Cherry On His Future

4 1/2 minutes to watch.

via the Toronto Sun's YouTube page,

 

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Video- Coach’s Corner Tonight

Topic discussed- Big 'Papa', the first period (Don Cherry picked Boston pre-game), what was Marchand doing on the 2nd goal for the Blues, Game 7, 1979 Bruins/Canadiens and a few more topics.

via Sportsnet,

 

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Video- Coach’s Corner Tonight

Topics discussed by Don Cherry and Ron MacLean- The big line for the Bruins, the Blues won't win in Boston if they lose tonight, a few video breakdowns, the Charlotte Checkers (AHL champs) and a few other topics.

via Sportsnet,

 

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Video- Coach’s Corner Tonight

Topics discussed- The first period, Binnington keeping the Blues in the game, St. Louis having trouble getting shots on net and Chara's injury  and why it happened.

Plus a few more items including remembering D-Day with a Canadian slant.

via Sportsnet,

 

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Video- Coach’s Corner Today

Topics discussed by Don Cherry and Ron MacLean include- The first period of tonight's game, the play of Rask, Tarasenko on the ice, so is Chara and Jack Hughes on Don Cherry.

Plus a few more topics including a great look at Bobby Orr.

via Sportsnet,

 

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Video- Coach’s Corner Tonight

Topics of discussion include- the hit on Matt Grzelcyk tonight, camera built in to the boards, union guys in Boston, the play of Robert Bortuzzo, some old school talk from Cherry, Chara cut from game one (long gloves boys) and a few more topics.

via Sportsnet,

 

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Video- Gary Bettman With Ron MacLean

via Sportsnet,

Ron McLean spoke with NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman about the officiating in the playoffs, if they'll change video review and more.

 

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