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from Bruce Dowbiggin of the Globe and Mail,
Known to millions as the host of Hockey Night in Canada, Scott Oake has been keeping something quiet for more than a year now: the loss of his eldest son Bruce to a fatal spiral of addiction.
Thirteen months ago, Bruce died in Calgary of an accidental drug overdose at the age of 25. After a brief leave to grieve, the CBC sportscaster returned to the broadcast booth to complete the 2011 playoffs and 2011-12 regular season. But the pain remains.
Scott Oake with his wife Anne and youngest son Darcy, an acclaimed illusionist, who is performing a charity magic show at Manitoba Theatre Centre June 14 and 15 in support of addiction.
“That’s the one thing we learned,” Scott says, recounting the tragedy from the living room of his Winnipeg home, accompanied by wife Anne and their youngest son Darcy. “That addiction knows no socioeconomic boundaries. We’re just an average family.”
Bruce Oake was one of more than 36,000 people who died of a drug overdose in North America in 2011.
All on the Hotstove during Hockey Night in Canada today.
Don Cherry on Coach’s Corner today points out a few issues he has with both Ovechkin and Semin, talks Mike Smith and the Yotes/Preds game last night and Canadian players in the playoffs.
Those two topics are the highlights of Coach’s Corner tonight.
Don Cherry says just drop the puck. Also discusses Mike Smith, Daniel Alfredsson and the Rangers among other topics.
Ron and Don touch on numerous subjects, all playoff related.
Sorry for being late with this, just plain forgot.
I’ll let the HNIC boys do the wrap-up for the games on Sunday.
Coach’s Corner with Don Cherry and Ron MacLean talk Spezza not shooting, Raffi Torres and a few other topics.
from Jamie Sturgeon of the Financial Post,
It is perhaps a foregone conclusion to many in the industry but not Kirstine Stewart.
The chief of the CBC’s English services said this week she has every intention of bringing back the National Hockey League to the public broadcaster when the current contract with the league comes due two years from now.
“We’re going to,” the executive said forcefully during a panel discussion Thursday with the heads of the country’s networks. “That’s our plan.”
But it’s perhaps a brave face and false hope given her opponents. Both Rogers Communications Inc. and CTV— now Bell Media — were already formidable foes before BCE Inc. bet on TV content to fuel its telecom businesses and acquired the network and specialty-channel operator, a strategy that has raised the stakes for all.
On Coach’s Corner tonight, the main topic was the Raffi Torres hit on Marian Hossa.
added 11:00pm, For those of you without a North American IP, you can watch Coach’s Corner below…
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