black ace wrote:HNIC is kind of redundant now. 25 years ago it was one of the dozen or so times you could actually watch the Canucks play on TV but now all the games are on.
The Canucks in recent years have moved away from Saturday games because they likely get more money from Sportsnet for games on Fridays and Sundays than they do from CBC for Sat games. The CBC deal is split amongst all the Canadian teams whereas the Canucks keep all the money from the sportsnet deal...More games on Sportsnet more money for Canucks.
[b]Im no fan of the CBC but they were absolutely right to walk away from the theme music when Bell offered the huge money. Also not a fan of paying Don Cherry big money for essentially 5 minutes of work for 6 months. When it comes from a govt subsidy they need to be more cost effective[/b].
Cherry's 5-6 minutes them them huge money. It's not costing taxpayers anything.