CBC and The Canucks End Feud. Thank You, Lord.
January 27, 2010 1 Comment
From The White Towel:
Peace has been reached in the public relations war between the Vancouver Canucks and the CBC.
During a Wednesday morning conference call, it was resolved that the NHL club and the national broadcaster have patched up their differences. To what degree was not revealed.
Upset over Ron MacLean’s one-sided summation of the Alex Burrows-Stephane Auger affair — a rambling Jan. 16 rant on Hockey Night in Canada that infuriated the Canucks and coach Alain Vigneault — the Canucks did not make their players available for interviews last Saturday, even though Roberto Luongo, Henrik Sedin and Ryan Kesler were named stars. It’s customary for the CBC to do post-game interviews with a game star.
The Canucks are in Toronto on Saturday to face the Maple Leafs as part of a Hockey Day in Canada triple-header and an extended boycott could have caused a further problem for CBC to corner Canuck interviews and features.
“It’s business as usual,” said Canucks media relations directors T.C. Carling. “There will be no further comment and we are not answering any more questions. The conversation will remain confidential.”