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Video- Ron MacLean On The Past Week

A sincere, troubled and caring man.

Well done Ron MacLean.

via the YouTube page of CityNew Toronto,

 

 

added 9:03pm, Sportsnet version is below, just posted.

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Afternoon Line- Ron MacLean

 

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Video- Don Cherry In His Own Words

 

My plan is to put this topic to bed, enough and I have tried to present the issue from both sides.

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Morning Line- Lance Hornby On Don Cherry

For the better part of four decades, fans didn’t head for the washroom or the fridge when Ron and Don came on. To this day in the Scotiabank Arena press box, an usher turns up the sound on a big TV with NHL media, management, scouts and caretakers all pausing to see whose feathers Cherry was going to ruffle.

-Lance Hornby of the Toronto Sun on Don Cherry and Coach's Corner.  Hornby has much more.

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Don Cherry On His Firing

from Joe Warmington of the Toronto Sun,

Don Cherry says he has been fired from Hockey Night in Canada by Sportsnet.

And the legendary star of Coach’s Corner says he will not walk back what he said on Saturday.

“I have just learned I’ve been fired by Sportsnet for comments made on Coach’s Corner Nov. 9,” Cherry told me in a phone interview. “No problem.”

Cherry added: “I know what I said and I meant it. Everybody in Canada should wear a poppy to honour our fallen soldiers.”

And Cherry said his words were not racial or bigoted but patriotic and respectful of our troops.

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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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The Changes At Sportsnet

from Kevin McGran of the Toronto Star,

Bob Cole, Bob McCown, Nick Kypreos, John Shannon and more.

There’s an impressive list of sports broadcasters who are not broadcasting sports at the moment after massive changes at Sportsnet, which has reached the halfway point of a 12-year, $5.2-billion deal for national rights to the NHL.

Asked recently about the moves — with the hockey and radio ratings seasons now underway — new Sportsnet president Bart Yabsley made no apologies.

“You know, I’d rather focus on the future,” said Yabsley, the successor to Scott Moore, who stepped down a year ago. “Those guys are quality people, good broadcasters and true pros. That’s about all I want to say about those guys.”

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Nick Kypreos Done At Sportsnet

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Tomorrow Is Hockey Day In Canada

Celebrating heroes of the game, Sportsnet and Scotiabank unite to bring a 4-day hockey festival to Swift Current, SK and a 12-hour national NHL broadcast to Canadian fans coast-to-coast.

Sportsnet has a HDIC site setup for more information.

Coverage begins at 1:00pm ET on Saturday.

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Video- Sportsnet’s Opening Montage

The Cup is available.

via Sportsnet,

 

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