Good Weekend to You All! Hockey Night in Canada Announcers/Open Thread

6:30 Hockey Tonight
Ron MacLean
Analysts: Mike Milbury, Kelly Hrudey and PJ Stock
Reporter: Elliotte Friedman

7PM, Boston vs. Toronto, CBC Full Net/NHL Net
Play by Play:
Jim Hughson
Color: Craig Simpson
Inside the Glass: Glenn Healy
Reporter: Elliotte Friedman

7PM, Montreal vs. NY Islanders, CBC Quebec
Play by Play:
Bob Cole
Color: Greg Millen and Guy Carbonneau
Reporter: Cassie Campbell

7PM, Minnesota vs. Ottawa, CBC Ottawa
Play by Play:
Dean Brown
Color: Gary Galley

1st Intermission
Coach’s Corner
Ron MacLean
Analyst: Don Cherry

2nd Intermission
Ron MacLean
Panel: Mike Milbury and Pierre LeBrun

10PM, Washington vs. Edmonton, CBC Full Network
Play by Play:
Mark Lee
Color: Kevin Weekes
Reporter: Scott Oake

12:30 AM, After Hours
Ron MacLean and Scott Oake
Analysts: Mike Milbury, Kelly Hrudey, PJ Stock, Kevin Weekes

9 Responses to Good Weekend to You All! Hockey Night in Canada Announcers/Open Thread

  1. Josh says:

    According to the CBC Sports website, Ottawa gets the Sens, Quebec and Manitoba -> BC gets the Habs and the North, Ontario minus Ottawa and the East Coast get the Leafs.

    I’d really like to sit in on the meeting where they decide this stuff… “Well, we know that people out east don’t really care about the Habs, and there are a lot more Hab fans in the Prairies than there are Leaf fans, so we’ll put the Hab game out west and the Leaf game out east.”

    Someone explain to me how this makes any sense at all.

  2. leafsfan1967 says:

    Seems to me that this is a reasonably fair division of things. Half the country gets the Leafs, the other half the Habs and Ottawa gets … Ottawa…

    Given that neither the Leafs or Habs are up to much this year how would you do the distribution Josh?

  3. Josh says:

    I sort of agree with what you’re saying, Leafsfan, but I do think that the Habs have more fans per capita out east than out west. There are lots of supporters of the CH in Nova Scotia and NB. I just think the Leafs in the west and the Habs in the east makes sense.

  4. Kyle says:

    Might also have to do with who the Leafs and Canadiens are playing as well. The Canadiens are visiting the Islanders while the Leafs are playing the Bruins who probably have more fans in Atlantic Canada than the Isles do. Meanwhile, I’m thinking the CBC might have wanted to give the game featuring the Islanders more exposure since it’s John Taveres’ HNIC debut so they decided to put it on in Western Canada.

  5. Chris says:

    There are a lot of Habs fans in Alberta and Saskatchewan. I think the distribution is about right. No one cares about the Sens outside of Eastern Ontario anyway.

  6. leafsfan1967 says:

    >>I think the distribution is about right.

    Reality is if you are a Leafs fan in Calgary you are not going to be happy and Habs fans in Halifax will be upset. They can’t please everyone and by splitting the country in two they have done about the best they could.

  7. Colton says:

    What game do they have next week?

    TOR-MTL as the only early game.

    Solves every problem.

  8. leafsfan1967 says:

    The schedule is pretty simple for next week.

    Saturday, December 26
    6:30 p.m. ET Scotiabank Hockey Tonight
    7 p.m. ET Montreal at Toronto
    10 p.m. ET Edmonton at Vancouver

    People in the States will need NHLCI to see these as there is no HNIC on the NHL Network due to their coverage of the World Junior Hockey Championship

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