Jovorock wrote:Would you rather watch hockey on CTV/TSN or on CBC.
Would you like to see the broadcast of HNIC on Saturday night on CBC or change to a privatly run channel.
Please take into your vote, Maple Leafs are on every Saturday night where ever they are, the Canucks, Oilers and other Canadian teams rarely get on Saturday night if they are in the States.
Take into account quality and knowledge of the broadcasters, PBP guys and Color commentry.
Kowch wrote:Personally, I don't understand all the recent hate on the CBC (mind you, I haven't been able to watch it on a regular basis in almost 2 1/2 years). The CBC has a proud history of quality programming for people of all ages. True, they've made mistakes as all networks have, but they really are (or have been) a good source of Canadian programming.
Hockey Night in Canada on CBC is an institution. There isn't a better television station to broadcast hockey. While some of their one air talent (specifically Neale and Cole) may be... lacking.... the camera work and the actual broadcast is second to none. NONE. TSN and Sportsnet, while not horrible, are not the same. It's like watching hockey on an American station. The crew at the CBC have it down pat and there's no other network I'd rather watch a game on.
I find it rather suspect that the person leading this charge is someone who purports himself to be (but we know really isn't) a radio host on a CHUM owned radio station which is simulcast on a Bell Globemedia television station. No conflict of interest there. Maybe it's just me.
Now, why wasn't the Playboy Channel an option?
Why the CBC?
I've been watching HNIC on the CBC every Saturday night since the sixties. It's something we did back then as a family. It's something I still do with my kids - well, when their various mothers ain't denying me access.
Like smoking cigars, drinking booze or hanging out with strippers.
Some habits are just too tough to break.
(And Cherry's still good for a laugh . . .)
JamesOwnzSam11 wrote:It just can't.
Hockey is our religion.
Hockey is more popular here in Canada then the NFL is down in America.
It just can't move.
But if it does...NO ONE should move over and CTV/TSN should not get the name Hockey night in Canada.
DavidPratt_ wrote:Couldn't agree with you more that the camera work and broadcast (minus Millen/Cole in particular) is very good. Also agree that Hockey Night in Canada is an institution. It can remain an institution, with great camera work....on another channel. Another channel = a private broadcasting company as opposed to a taxpayer-funded one (CBC). What I cannot understand is why everyone defends the CBC when politics has led to so many poor personnel decisions.
Tell me this:
1. Why was Chris Cuthbert let go? Why is Bob Cole still doing play-by-play?? If any other private broadcasting corporation was running HNIC, Cole would have been retired A LONG TIME AGO.
2. Why aren't guys like Jim Hughson getting premier Stanley Cup broadcasting assignments? Answer - politics and bureaucracy.
But hey, what do I know? I'm the 'fake pratt', right?
JamesOwnzSam11 wrote:No it cannot.