Ron MacLean on the Sunday night hockey schedule for Sportsnet,
((HT: CBC News))First... tell the HQ what you think about this segment...Well, if one of the best in the business offended you, Ron MacLean has apologized... Coming from a referee like MacLean, the remarks were surprising.And FOSG Elliotte Friedman was on set with him- and disagreed...The reaction among French-speaking and separatist Canadians was somewhat expected: An example from...
CBC hockey commentator Ron MacLean apologizes for his comment about French-Canadian referees during Tuesday night’s Stanley Cup playoff game between the Montreal Canadiens and Tampa Bay Lightning.
MacLean suggested during the second intermission that a French-Canadian referee should not be working the game. The context for his comment was a controversial call...
from the CP at The Hockey News,
Who was the big winner in Rogers' shakeup earlier this week of "Hockey Night in Canada"?
Some might conclude it was George Stroumboulopoulos. Indeed, the 41-year-old CBC talk show host and former MuchMusic VJ has been handed what is arguably the best on-air TV job in Canada—host of "Hockey Night in Canada." The iconic...
HE WENT THERE
Don Cherry said he didn't think women should not be allowed in the locker room in response to an incident from the week.
Don Cherry was back at it on Saturday, addressing the recent Duncan Keith situation and sharing his thoughts that female reporters don't belong in a male locker room.
Spotted in the stands during Friday night’s Jets-Penguins tilt was this mini Don Cherry, ably played by Kelly Thornhill of Winnipeg. The adorable youngster won a Don Cherry look-a-like contest, with her prize being seats to the game and the chance to meet the Ron MacLean and Don Cherry. I was going to say the real Don Cherry, but let’s be honest, the irascible 79-year-old has...
from Ron MacLean of CBC,
There won't be a lockout.
Seven years ago, the owners held a powerful upper hand. And more important, the issues were different. Gary Bettman wisely hired Arthur Levitt, the former Chairman of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), to produce an audit showing the NHL lost $232 million US in 2003-04.
That gave Bettman...
BAD IDEA COMMENTARY
Previewing the Rangers-Caps game, CBC's Ron MacLean likened what the players were facing to what first responders on 9/11 did.
CBC host Ron MacLean’s opening for Game Six between the Rangers and Capitals failed miserably tonight. He mentioned that New York City and Washington were the two targets for September 11, 2001 and should have stopped there. He went on to say that hockey players are ”like firefighters, like police officers” and threw around numerous 9/11 references.
Hockey players aren’t...