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Title: Abandonment of HNIC?
Post by: lamajama on September 13, 2011, 05:02:16 PM
I seen yesterday that Scott Morrison has left CBC for Sportsnet. Jeff Marek had already left for Sportsnet and today on radio I heard that Pierre Lebrun is now going to be on TSN.

Is this planning ahead for the CBC losing HNIC similar to Dennis Beyak
leaving 640AM due to 640AM not expecting to re-bid for the Leafs radio rights?
Title: Re: Abandonment of HNIC?
Post by: Bleeding Blue & White on September 13, 2011, 05:09:01 PM
Too many assumuptions with not enough substance.  There could be plenty of other factors involved in the network changeups don't jump to conclusions.  I don't see cbc letting HNIC go since it is their biggest source of revenue.   
Title: Re: Abandonment of HNIC?
Post by: bustaheims on September 13, 2011, 05:33:38 PM
It's more likely that these guys are just leaving for better, more fulfilling gigs than the once a week nature of HNIC.
Title: Re: Abandonment of HNIC?
Post by: CarltonTheBear on September 13, 2011, 05:40:04 PM
It's more likely that these guys are just leaving for better, more fulfilling gigs than the once a week nature of HNIC.

Yup. There's also more potential for upward movement in other places, whereas on CBC it's the Ron & Don show and will be for quite some time.
Title: Re: Abandonment of HNIC?
Post by: BlueWhiteBlood on September 13, 2011, 05:45:50 PM
It's more likely that these guys are just leaving for better, more fulfilling gigs than the once a week nature of HNIC.

Yup. There's also more potential for upward movement in other places, whereas on CBC it's the Ron & Don show and will be for quite some time.

Yeah, Elliotte F. probably has the only other good gig there and I would think they will hold on to him.
Title: Re: Abandonment of HNIC?
Post by: Zee on September 14, 2011, 09:30:45 AM
It's more likely that these guys are just leaving for better, more fulfilling gigs than the once a week nature of HNIC.

I agree.  Back in the old day before a gazillion channels, CBC Hockey Night in Canada was the place to be for hockey.  Nowadays people want to see every single game and CBC isn't broadcasting midweek games.  You get more exposure on one of the full-time sports networks.
Title: Re: Abandonment of HNIC?
Post by: lamajama on September 14, 2011, 12:10:02 PM
I think they are leaving for more exposure too but it's all the credible guys
that are leaving. Does this mean more Milbury now in the 2nd intermission!
 :o
Title: Re: Abandonment of HNIC?
Post by: TML fan on September 14, 2011, 01:06:15 PM
Does anyone even watch the 2nd intermission anyways?  ;)
Title: Re: Abandonment of HNIC?
Post by: Leafaholic99 on September 14, 2011, 01:07:41 PM
Does anyone even watch the 2nd intermission anyways?  ;)

I use that time to run to the store if I need anything.
Title: Re: Abandonment of HNIC?
Post by: You're right on September 14, 2011, 04:42:30 PM
It was all down hill once they gave up the original theme song.
Title: Re: Abandonment of HNIC?
Post by: nutman on September 20, 2011, 11:20:15 AM
It was all down hill once they gave up the original theme song.


Yup... and thee person responsible for that should never work in this field ever again.
Title: Re: Abandonment of HNIC?
Post by: 4th Liner on September 20, 2011, 12:53:03 PM
Maybe they left after considering what Don Cherry had to say about them? - IIRC he said something to the effect of "...don't we have anything better for them to do than this?" (answering viewers questions via the iDesk)
Title: Re: Abandonment of HNIC?
Post by: ModanoMan on September 20, 2011, 04:26:55 PM
Not completely related but sort of.  CBC has also gone from 1080i to 720p on their HD signals.
Title: Re: Abandonment of HNIC?
Post by: CarltonTheBear on September 25, 2011, 01:07:12 AM
This twitter exchange was posted on KuklasKorner.com:

via andrewxedge tweet (http://twitter.com/#!/andrewxedge/status/117658491212140545),

    @FriedgeHNIC Iím not a huge fan of your television work, but I really respect the fact you didnít leave HNIC like so many others.

via Elliotte Friedman tweet (http://twitter.com/#!/FriedgeHNIC/status/117664743833083905),

    @andrewxedge thanks, I think

Made me chuckle.