Your Announcers and Open Thread for Night Eight of the 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs

NY Rangers vs. Ottawa, Game 4, 7:30 p.m. ET

Canada National TV: CBC
Play by Play: Bob Cole
Color: Gary Galley
Inside the Glass: Glenn Healy
Reporter: Cassie Campbell

US National TV: CNBC
Play by Play: John Forslund
Inside the Glass: Brian Hayward

NY Rangers Local: MSG

Pittsburgh vs. Philadelphia, Game 4, 7:30 p.m. ET

US National TV: NBCSN
Play by Play: Mike Emrick
Inside the Glass: Pierre McGuire

Canada National TV: TSN
Play by Play: Gord Miller
Inside the Glass: Ray Ferraro

Pittsburgh Local: ROOT Sports Pittsburgh

Philadelphia Local: CSN Philadelphia

Vancouver vs. Los Angeles, Game 4, 10:00 p.m. ET

US National TV: NBCSN (national, no blackout in Los Angeles)

Canada National TV: CBC
Play by Play: Jim Hughson
Color: Craig Simpson
Reporter: Scott Oake


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7 Responses to Your Announcers and Open Thread for Night Eight of the 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs

  1. morganwick says:

    So, Kings fans who live across the street from the Staples Center will probably be watching the game being called by announcers who are kinda-sorta rooting for the other team.

    Also, CBC will literally be the only organization producing a broadcast of the game, and the boards are probably going to say “Stanley Cup Playoffs | NBC Sports Network”.

    I just find it odd that NBC Sports Network couldn’t be arsed to produce a broadcast of a game in the United States that won’t be blacked out in a US team’s home market when, if I remember right, said US team could clinch the series. You couldn’t even bring in the Kings’ normal announcers? (Although I’d bet they’re probably better off with the announcers from the enemy’s country…)

    • nosferatu says:

      Haven’t you heard about the outrageous new tax put on media production companies crossing west over the Mississippi??

      (Seriously, though, I’ll take CBC and CSN-California any day over NBCSN crews. Two words: Brian. Hayward.)

      • I had never heard Brian Hayward before the playoffs. He is awful. Even if you ignore his pro-Rangers bias, he’s not even good enough to do AHL, much less NHL. He keeps rambling about how the refs are calling it tight, but that only applies to penalties against Ottawa.

      • nosferatu says:

        You should try to watch a Ducks broadcast with Hayward. Unbelievably insufferable and just about as bad a homer as there is out there.

      • Hayward actually used to work for CBC back in the day, believe it or not. He did some playoff games around 10 years ago, IIRC.

  2. leafsfan1967 says:

    >>(Although I’d bet they’re probably better off with the announcers from the enemy’s country…)

    This is surely an odd situation.

    It will be nice for CBC to get North American wide exposure! Just a shame NBC doesn’t show the CBC opening with the late great Foster Hewitt saying “Hello Canada and Hockey fans in the United States and Newfoundland!”

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