Broadcast of opening of Maple Leaf Gardens - Nov. At the Montreal Forum. Courtesy Glenbow Archives.
Maybe the handcuffs were clamped on to the wrists of faithful Canadian hockey fans months ago, before the season ever started and before Rogers was actually able to go on air.
Decisions made as the franchise switched over to Rogers were seemingly what affected the well-being, popularity and previous admiration so many people had for Hockey Night before. Because, as Rogers senior vice president of NHL production Gord Cutler explains, they knew they wanted to distance themselves from the program Hockey Night once was.
National Post. Published: Sept.
At the time, that was an absurd decision, and now, it feels more along the lines of ludicrous. I was let go today.
Fortunately, Thompson still works for CBC Sports and has been a part of the Montreal Canadiens organization this year, producing inspirational montages for their playoff run, but his presence is still dearly missed at the beginning of Hockey Night each and every game.
His work was one of the attributes that made Hockey Night so remarkable. It was the reason why you would crowd around the television at p. It never failed to induce goosebumps or chills down your spine. First, there was a short introduction. Simply amazing. This is what they replaced it with.
Sounds more like the commercial to a bad Michael Bay film than the opening montage to a playoff game. In an attempt to modernize their program, Rogers has, in turn, made Hockey Night impossible to take seriously.
Stroumboulopoulos was younger than MacLean 13 years, to be exact , more trendy and had proven to be a fine host on his own talk show.
So with that, the decision was made for MacLean to be forced to step down and take a less involved role. But why? Very doubtful. Probably not. Has he made any poor choices on air that could be reason for his diminished role?
Except the younger crowd grew up on a heavy dose of MacLean. Saturday was a little too much for me, at five minutes, so I had to say something. Global News. Published: Nov.
Globe and Mail. Published: Jan. The writing is on the wall. The wounds are self-inflicted. Rogers has done this to themselves. But for what reason?