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Report- George Stroumboulopoulos The New Face Of HNIC?

Talk begining to swirl of George Stroumboulopoulos being named the new face/host of HNIC while Ron MacLean will remain with the show.

Bob McKenzie with tweets on this topic and Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun mentioned it last week.

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Well, better him than Doug MacLean or Kypreos or anyone else from the godawful Sportsnet crew I guess, but if they keep The likes of PJ Stock and Glenn Healy then it won’t really matter…

Posted by Garth on 03/09/14 at 07:00 PM ET

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There’s bound to be some very good hockey talent gone from the Canadian broadcasting networks and my hope is NBC/SN picks up some of them.

Right now, the studio show is unwatchable for me, I can honestly say I cannot remember the last time I have watched it.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 03/09/14 at 07:04 PM ET

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McLean and Grapes are the only thing that keeps me coming back at this point. I care not for PJ Stock, Glean Healy,or Jim Hughson.

I am a big fan of George Strombo… and think he is the best interviewer on tv today period.

My biggest concern is after this initial period of Rogers and CBC co broadcasting HNIC it will become a Rogers only cable broadcast. I’ve been watching HNIC since 1972. I can’t imagine flipping over to channel 9 on Saturday night and not seeing hockey.  hmmm

Posted by Down River Dan on 03/09/14 at 07:07 PM ET

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omg maclean kypryos pj stock and especially glen healey are the most annoying people to watch..  All of them dont know when to stfu and insist on their blowhard remarks.  Its like watching fox news or bill o reily

Posted by Luongo-is-my-hero on 03/09/14 at 08:12 PM ET

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I’ve been watching HNIC since 1972. I can’t imagine flipping over to channel 9 on Saturday night and not seeing hockey.  hmmm

Yeah, this will be weird for folks like us in border cities that are used to being able to get those HNIC double-headers. Will miss that, for sure. Fortunately, NHLN US seems to pick up the early HNIC game (at least they have under the current arrangement), so hopefully that at least continues.

Posted by Nathan from the scoresheet! on 03/10/14 at 08:36 AM ET

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