Canucks and Beyond

Working Script: TSN Drama

08/18/2008 at 7:35pm EDT

TSN seems to have all kinds of fun in store for Canadian hockey fans this year, and their off-season news rolls out nicely when considered together as some demented screenplay.

For instance:

Setting & Mood Music: TSN gets the HNIC theme music, telling us with a self-satisfied tone that they’re pleased to have “saved” the song. Tears of a grateful nation ensue. We are an emotional bunch.

Act 1: TSN announces they’ve got a new network on the horizon—TSN2 starts up on August 29th. (800+ additional hours of live sports coverage coming up? I hear the sound of tractor pulls in our future, but whatever.)

Act 2: TSN hires Ray Ferraro to a national broadcast job. I’m struggling to care, but I’m not distressed about it, either. The news manages to carry the second act without collapsing the set.

Act 3: (still being written) TSN hires… John Tortorella??

This last theory is served up by Damian Cristodero at Lightning Strikes today. Just a possibility.

Tortorella with a press pass is an interesting proposition. Where would he focus his anger at in the future? Although if he just continued to take potshots at the press while being a member of the press, that might make for some damn good television.

Create an Account

In order to leave a comment, please create an account.

About Canucks and Beyond

Most Recent Posts

Most Recent Comments

Comment by ChillDistiller in Abel to Yzerman from the entry Today's Practice Lines And Defensive Combos - 4 hours ago
Comment by Ryan in Abel to Yzerman from the entry The Morning Skate - 5 hours ago
Comment by Paul in Kukla's Korner Hockey from the entry NHL Short Notes - 7 hours ago