Strachan Unhappy with Firing

William Houston Reports:

Al Strachan, who was fired from Hockey Night In Canada a few weeks ago, has sent a lawyer’s letter to the CBC stating that he was unfairly dismissed.

Strachan was removed from his spot on the Hotstove panel after the CBC learned that his new book, Why The Leafs Suck, identified him on the cover as “from Hockey Night In Canada.” Permission had not been given to the publisher, Harper Collins, to use the show’s name. Hockey Night markets its own publications and did not want its brand appearing on a competitor’s book. Strachan’s letter states that he was an innocent third party in a dispute between the CBC and Harper Collins.

Canadian readers: Do you think Strachan deserved it?

3 Responses to Strachan Unhappy with Firing

  1. Chris says:

    I was happy to see him get fired because he’s always been an arrogant prick. But getting fired for a book called “Why The Leafs Suck” is unreal. CBC’s blinding love for the Leafs stick out here. Clearly CBC doesn’t want anyone associated with them bashing their beloved team.

  2. Alex says:

    I second the above post.

  3. leafsfan1967 says:

    Let’s be clear, he was fired NOT for writing the book, he was fired for using the Hockey Night in Canada brand on the book.

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