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Legendary Bob Cole Not Sure If He Will Return Next Season

from Kevin McGran of the Toronto Star,

Bob Cole, in his distinctive cadence, called to say that, yes, he’s disappointed not to be calling the Stanley Cup playoffs for Hockey Night In Canada.

“Quite disappointed,” Cole told the Star. “It’s hard to get over it, really. It’s just constantly there. I miss it.”...

“I love the kind of work I’ve been doing, seeing the guys. (Golden Knights coach Gerard) Gallant is a good friend. Was looking forward to at least saying hello. Just missing the playoffs. I miss it,” said Cole.

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Paul's avatar

This from the CP,

Veteran hockey broadcaster Bob Cole turns 85 later this month and still has no plans to retire.

He’s not calling as many regular-season games as he’d like, and the disappointment of being left out of the Hockey Night in Canada playoff-coverage mix lingers.

But Cole would like to return next season and Sportsnet president Scott Moore said this week that he’d like to have him back to call a few games. Chances are good that the long-time play-by-play man will be back in the booth.

“I’d like to do more games than I have been doing, I mean 10 or 15 games is not a lot,” Cole said on Wednesday. “But 15 or 20 games, that would be great. A round or two in the playoffs. Keep me involved and being part of it. Hockey Night has been my life.”


Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 06/06/18 at 06:17 PM ET


“I’d like to do more games than I have been doing, I mean 10 or 15 games is not a lot,”

Still too many.


Posted by CharDeeMacDennis on 06/07/18 at 07:51 AM ET

Steeb's avatar

I’m surprised they wouldn’t let him call the final if he wanted to. Probably the best play by play guy in the biz, and he’s a legend. I don’t get to see as much HNiC as I used to, but I’ll still miss him when he does retire.

Posted by Steeb on 06/07/18 at 10:12 AM ET

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