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Are you glad HNIC is staying on the CBC?
Mon, March 26, 2007

The CBC will announce later today that its longest-standing tradition — Hockey Night in Canada — is staying on the network for the foreseeable future.

The Sun has learned a news conference involving the CBC and the NHL has been called for noon today in Toronto to make the official announcement.

There had been widespread speculation for several months that CTV Globemedia would make a major push to take Hockey Night away from the CBC, which has carried the Saturday night series for more than 50 years. No program has a longer history on the public broadcaster's airwaves.

CBC to keep NHL contract


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I have no problem with CBC keeping HNIC --- they probably give the best camera action available --- however I am glad that it is TV and not Radio as with Cole/Neal I swear most nights we are not watching the same game. They might have been ok at one time but that ship sailed a long time ago. Lets find someone who knows the difference between an offside and a penalty and who are not blatenent Leaf fans.

Also lets get the other eastern CDN teams on the early game rather than the Leafs. The only way they are on now is if they are playing the Leafs. Then to add insult to injury the midnite encore game is the damn Leafs again! The least they could do is throw us a bone and give us the Canadiens or Senators in this format.

Believe it or not Canada consists of more than Toronto and these Toronto Homers are getting harder and harder to endure. BTW Cherry is ok - at least he upfront that he is a leaf fan
DWR, 2007-03-26 21:45:19

I was hoping HNIC would move to RDS.
Ken, 2007-03-26 21:18:36

If it wasnt for CBC in New Brunswick all we would be able to watch would be Montreal and Jacques Demers. How boring. Thank You CBC.
Mike Ladouceur, 2007-03-26 19:40:36

Pathetic! All leafs all the time. HNIC (really HNIT) has really gone down hill with the leafs on EVERY SATURDAY NIGHT. At least they may be forced to show someone else again this year in the playoffs. Let's all hope for that.
Robert Hatcher, 2007-03-26 18:31:55

THATS A KNOW BRAINER.GO CANUCKS

ITS CALLED TRADITION.....
Fred Jorgenson, 2007-03-26 18:27:36

I thought CTV would end up with the rights to HNIC for sure. I'm glad that is not happening. I'm a huge Leaf's, Cherry, Bob, Harry fan. To those that say CBC doesn't air enough Western Canadian teams, stay up till 10pm and it's always either Edmonton, Calgary or Vancouver playing. Stop whining please! GO LEAFS GO
Matt Poplawski, 2007-03-26 18:25:03

I'm not sure where I'd be without Hockey Night in Canada?! I'm so happy that CBC has decided to continue this program. They actually show our national anthem (where other networks DO NOT), they have the best hockey minds-- on coaches corner and satellite hotstove-- and it really makes my week. Thanks for keeping it alive!


matt noad, 2007-03-26 18:13:07

Depressing. HNIC has declined in quality so much since the 80s. The constant barrage of Leaf games is a problem. It would be easier to take if Cole and Kneale weren't constantly mistaking offside calls for penalties and referring to non-Leafs as simply "the player". This is not good for hockey fans - it only benefits Leaf fans. I am getting tired explaining to my sons that they should not be acting like Darcy Tucker when they're on the ice - it's hard when the CBC glorifies his actions.
Joe, 2007-03-26 17:41:40

Hockey night in Canada.You have to be kidding.You mean Hockey night in TORONTO.CBC it is a joke they call it HNIC.We Habs fans got 17 games on HNIC 8 of those 17 were against the Leafs.like CBC was doing us fans in the rest of the country a big favour.Maybe they should invest in a few more trucks we pay for those trucks.Not just a truck in blue and white country.A red-white & blue truck would look so nice at the Bell Center on a Sat,night!!! Habs fan for ever & ever.Go Hab go......
donna, 2007-03-26 17:11:48

I'm glad it's staying put. The coverage has always been solid, although I agree some of their on-air personality decisions bewilder me... as for the number of Leaf games, people have to remember that's about both the NHL schedule process and viewership. The teams develope the schedule in conjunction with the NHL. If you want more Saturday night games from your team, get them to argue the case with the NHL. What's more, the more people that watch the more the CBC can charge for advirtising, and the CBC makes on the games. On average, more people watch Leaf games than any other team. In the '70's and '80's when the Leafs stunk, more Habs games were shown because more people watched. It's math, nothing more.
tombstoneblues, 2007-03-26 16:38:37

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