CBC cuts staff in lieu of NHL cancellation - including Cole's heir apparent Cuthbert

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  1. Jazz

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    i saw this before. it sucks. cuthbert was probably my favourite.

    this lockout blows so many goat balls.
     
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    They got rid of Cuthbert when he is their CFL guy?



    :amazed:



    Someone in America should sign this guy.
     
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    Does this mean that plug Greg Millen will be around when the NHL resumes?
     
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    Please God no.



    I knew there was something to come out of this lockout that was good. I don't have to listen to Greg Millen.
     
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    I figured Millen was already cut when he showed up on sportsnet SEL broadcasts.
     
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    He drove me crazeeeee
     
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    They'll bring him back when the NHL resumes... right?

    This guy was a great broadcaster... This is pissing me off. The absolute stupidity of both sides are costing people their jobs.. People that don't have one single word in the outcome...
     
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    I guess he wasn't the heir apparent then.
     
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    it's still dumb though, i agree. he was easily my favourite broadcaster, and had the knack to bring real and not phony excitement to the game.

    that doesn't come with training, that comes from whether or not you've got it to begin with. he did.
     
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    He'll be back... I hope :help:
     
  12. Millions of dogs across the world rejoicing at the news that Chris Cuthbert won't be getting excited at potential scoring opportunities anymore.
     
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    Cuthbert = Cole > Miller
    McGuire = Millen = Healy > Neale
     
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    Some great quotes from the Vancouver-Calgary Series last year:

    Cuthbert: Will the next goal be a series ender or a series extender.
    and
    Millen: Iginla is deadly on those empty nets.
     
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    1 entry found for in lieu.
    Main Entry: in lieu
    Part of Speech: prep
    Definition: instead; as substitute
    Etymology: French `stead'
     
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    People don't appreciate Harry Neale's dry humor.
     
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    The Toronto Star is reporting that Cuthbert was fired because of a personality conflict with Nancy Lee , Drector of CBC Sports.

    CBC is all about politics.

    Fom the Star article -

    But one CBC staffer said Cuthbert and Lee often clashed and he paid the price for his principles.

    "Chris was unafraid to stand up to management on issues that mattered to him.''

    The staffer also said the news came as "an absolute shock" to everyone at the broadcasting corporation and, "it's very fair to say that people are angry."

    The source also said staffers don't believe he was fired because of the lockout.
     
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    they should fire nancy lee and hire cuthbert back
     
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    I think he is one of the best in the business. If I was NBC, I would give him whatever he wants.
     
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    Yes, but on a contract basis. If they play, he gets paids a per diem. If they don't, he doesn't. That said, his rate could be 2-3 times what he made as an employee but he doesn't get any benefits.

    This could be good thing for Cuthbert. He can contract his services to various networks to call games (i.e. CFL and HNIC for CBC, CFL and Hockey for TSN and Sportsnet, etc.) Quality guys like Cuthbert are rarely out of work long.
     
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    If NBC picked him up, there would be hope for hockey on TV in the states... as long as they expanded their schedule to more than 7 games
     
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    That's the plan... :)


    They could give him other things to do as well.
     
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    Cuthbert's high pitched voice is really annoying .

    I'm kinda surprised at his firing though because these CBC guys tend to have ''jobs for life''
     
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    If only they had fired Brian Williams. Man I Hate that guy.

    :(
     
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    Cuthberts voice is perfect for calling games. Easily the best play by play guy out there... Nancy Lee over Chris Cuthbert eh?
    I mean its so easy to replace a top play by play guy but where would you ever find another bureaucrat to run the department....
     
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