Your Announcers and Open Thread For Day 11 of the 2010 Stanley Cup Playoffs

Nashville vs. Chicago, Game 5 (Series Tied 2-2), 3:00 PM ET

National TV (US): NBC (HD)
Play by Play: Mike Emrick
Color: Eddie Olczyk
Inside the Glass: Pierre McGuire

National TV (US): TSN (HD)

Pittsburgh vs. Ottawa, Game 6 (PIT Leads 3-2), 7:00 PM ET

National TV (Canada): CBC (HD)
Play by Play: Bob Cole
Color: Gary Galley
Inside the Glass: Glenn Healy
Reporter: Elliot Friedman

National TV (US): VERSUS (HD)
Play by Play: John Forslund
Color: Darren Eliot
Reporter: Charissa Thompson

Regional TV (Pittsburgh): FS Pittsburgh (HD)
Play by Play: Paul Steigerwald
Color: Bob Errey
Reporter: Dan Potash

San Jose vs. Colorado, Game 6 (SJ Leads 3-2), 10:00 PM ET

National TV (US): VERSUS (HD)

National TV (Canada): CBC (HD)

Regional TV (San Jose): CSN California (HD)
Play by Play: Randy Hahn
Color: Drew Remenda
Reporter: Brodie Brazil

Regional TV (Colorado): Altitude (HD)
Play by Play: Mike Haynes
Color: Peter McNab
Reporter: Kyle Keefe

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9 Responses to Your Announcers and Open Thread For Day 11 of the 2010 Stanley Cup Playoffs

  1. Chris S says:

    TSN once again taking the cheap way out. Wow, they’re really saving money not having to produce any other games besides the Habs series. I wish CBC was showing the early game.

    • Josh says:

      They haven’t produced an NBC game all year long. It makes sense to produce a broadcast opposite a Versus one (to some extent) because Versus doesn’t air in Canada. But why would they produce a broadcast against one that’s airing on NBC, which people in Canada receive?

      • Chris S says:

        CBC does. Their ratings don’t suffer.

      • Trent says:

        Agree. Why spend $50-100K on staff, satellite/fiber, equipment when a top notch broadcast is available?

        Basically, TSN cuts its expenses so it saves shareholders money and keeps profits up. CBC doesn’t answer to shareholders it answers to tax payers.

        I understand why TSN does what they do, particularly for US v US match-ups. During the regular season there were a handful of Ottawa Senators games and 1 Oilers game that were all on TSN2 and TSN2 just used the opposition’s feed for the game. That I didn’t like. But I guess if the choice was between no TV and opposition’s TV on TSN2, I would take the latter.

  2. leafsfan1967 says:

    Is Versus using the CBC Feed for the 10 PM game tonight?

    • Mike says:

      I doubt it. They’ve been using the San Jose feed the whole series, so I don’t think that would change now.

  3. leafsfan1967 says:

    Chris S :TSN once again taking the cheap way out. Wow, they’re really saving money not having to produce any other games besides the Habs series. I wish CBC was showing the early game.

    Is part of this because TSN doesn’t have as many crews both on and off air that the CBC does. The CBC has four broadcast teams, TSN has two, assuming you think Gord Miller is a first run play by play guy… 🙂

  4. Trent says:

    TSN produced 1 Chicago-Nash, 1 Phoenix-Det, all but one NJ-Phil and all Wash-Habs.

    As an aside – Last Saturday, CBC produced Buffalo-Boston (also on NBC) and drew 722,000 viewers. TSN used the NBC feed for play-by-play for the Sunday afternoon game Detroit-Phoenix game and drew 829,000 viewers. These numbers don’t include people who watched on the NBC channel in Canada.

  5. Josh says:

    Chris S :
    CBC does. Their ratings don’t suffer.

    Yeah, and they also have a mandate to serve as a public broadcaster, and if they picked up an American broadcast of *Canada’s game*, it would become a political issue. TSN doesn’t have that problem.

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