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Replacing Jim Hughson in Vancouver

06/03/2008 at 7:07pm EDT

The departure of Jim Hughson from Sportsnet Pacific to the hallowed halls of Hockey Night in Canada at CBC has left a large hole in the broadcast landscape for Vancouver Canucks fans. But that might be changing in a matter of hours.

Rumors out of Sportsnet have it that John Shorthouse has agreed to a deal with the network to call all their televised Canucks games this season, while still maintaining his gig at TEAM 1040 for those games being televised on other networks.

An announcement is possible in the next few hours, but I doubt too many Vancouver fans will be surprised at the news. Shorthouse is a solid choice.

Update 2:57pm PT: Announcement was made public about 10 minutes ago on the TEAM 1040—and they’ll be talking to Shorthouse about his new gig in about 45 minutes on the air.

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