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HNIC Discussed By Buccigross

In his weekly column, John Buccigross of ESPN has a talk with Stephen Walcom and discusses HNIC.
The attitude Walkom is taking is positive. He's trying to change the culture of the current thinking. Those who complain will stand still. Those who adapt, like Carolina's Peter Laviolette, will thrive. Watching a hockey game on CBC is not very different from 20 years ago. The camera angles are simple and clear. The cameramen know the game. The play-by-play announcer describes the action instead of the U.S. broadcaster who carries on conversations during the action. The sideline reporting is only done when relevant, and it's never intrusive. I wrote this when hockey was on ESPN, and it's even more the case now: No one does hockey like CBC. Not only do the CBC folks have the fundamentals down like TSN, but they are a landmark with rich history like Fenway Park, Wrigley Field, the Rolling Stones and John Wooden.

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Paul Kukla founded Kukla’s Korner in 2005 and the site has since become the must-read site on the ‘net for all the latest happenings around the NHL.

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