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from the CP at the Winnipeg Free Press,
The man in charge of CBC Sports is stepping down to return to Rogers.
Scott Moore announced Tuesday he is leaving his job as executive director of CBC Sports and general manager of the CBC Revenue Group.
A person familiar with the situation told The Canadian Press that Moore is returning to Rogers Communications Inc., where he worked prior to joining CBC, but could not say in what capacity.
“This has been a difficult decision,” Moore said in a release. “I’ll always be proud of this place and what it does.”...
Moore’s departure will prompt renewed speculation that CBC may lose Hockey Night in Canada when its current deal with the NHL expires in 2014.
In case your were busy watching the numerous games tonight, Don Cherry and Ron MacLean touched on numerous hockey topics.
Elliotte Friedman did a great piece on Inside Hockey last night regarding concussions.
Take five minutes of your day to watch it.
Did Chris Campoli aim a shot at the ankle of P.K. Subban? Don Cherry says yes in the HNIC post-game show last night.
Watch the video below, which by the way covers numerous topics of the day.
If you are only concerned about the shot, scroll to the 2:30 mark.
Eric Francis, Pierre LeBrun and Glenn Healy join Ron MacLean to talk some hockey. Other topics were Luongo, Rypien suspension, Boston cap issues,performance bonuses and the softer shoulder pads.
from Ron MacLean of CBC,
There’s a thread running through the entire seven hours on Hockey Night in Canada this week. Concussions.
On Scotiabank Hockey Tonight, Elliotte Friedman probes the issue with doctors who have dissected the brains of Reggie Fleming and Bob Probert. Elliotte has also pieced together a short item on new helmets that have been designed to stop players from suffering as many injuries to the head. You’ll see that as part of the Hotstove or later in the broadcast.
After Elliotte’s expose we’ll speak with recently retired NHL referee Kerry Fraser. Kerry’s written a book entitled, The Final Call, in which he wonders about the impact that NHL headquarters has had on the official’s ability to do their job. He has also been critical of the leagues policy regarding head hits.
HNIC opening tonight…
from Scott Morrison of CBC,
Think of the great Canadian hockey play-by-play announcers and Cole is at the top with the late Foster Hewitt and Danny Gallivan. It would pain the humble Cole to hear it, but he has become a Canadian hockey icon in his own right and he is the broadcast wing of the Hockey Hall of Fame.
Part of what makes him so special, of course, on and off the air, is that Bob doesn’t realize he is an icon and would never think he was the show, that he was bigger than the game. Cole has never forgotten, and likes to remind you that people tune in to watch the game, and he is just glad to be able to call it.
Sometimes, sadly, we tend to take for granted the good things in our lives, or not realize how special they are until they’re gone. Fortunately, that wasn’t the case on Wednesday in Toronto, when the native of St. John’s, Nfld., was honoured by Sport Media Canada with a career achievement award.
CBC’s HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA attracted record audiences for its Saturday night debut this weekend. An average audience of 2.251 million viewers tuned in to the first game of the evening featuring Toronto taking on Ottawa and Montreal taking on Pittsburgh, up 34% from the 09/10 Saturday night season premiere of the program. The evening’s second game from Vancouver against L.A., attracted an average of 1.430 million viewers, up 26% from the first Saturday night broadcast last season. Both are the highest Saturday night debut audiences in the program’s history. Scotiabank Hockey Tonight drew an average audience of 569,000.
A few days late but you will still enjoy it- The HNIC opening montage from Saturday night.
View it below and if your monitor is HD capable, make sure to watch the video in 720p.
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