HNIC is ON!

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  1. deathbear

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    bring on hughson!
     
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    thats awsome!!!!

    there is still no HNIC link on the cbc sports page though
     
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    Hopefully with this new deal, they were able to get rid of a few dinosaurs in Bob Cole and Harry Neale...
     
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    Bob Cole and Harry Neale are the last of the "old-school" commentators, and give you the feeling of good ole outdoor rink hockey, and have the old-time radio feel to it. In my opinion, CBC should always have announcers like these. Laid back, old school hockey is what it is all about, and in an age of the New NHL, they should hold onto these roots.

    I realize they make some mistakes, and Neales comments aren't always the brightest....but there is still nothing like coming off the rinkl outside for some hot chocolate and watch the Leafs game with Bob Cole and Harry Neale. Keep them around as long as they want to be there!!
     
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    i agree, i like cole and neale and i don't understand why people hate them so much. it's ridiculous.
     
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    I CAN NOT WAIT!!!! So anyway Im a canadian living in the US and used to watch HNIC a lot when I lived home, but have been living here for almost 6 years now ( :cry: ), but finally I ordered NHL CI and if im correct and I hope to god I am, tommorows night broadcast will be of HNIC s coverage of my habs and the damn dirty leafs and it will take me back home, if only for a night...THANK YOU NHL CI!!!!! :yo:
     
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    That's your punishment for leaving us :p:
     
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    you left canada for PA :lol:
     
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    Because Bob Cole doesn't know the names of players that don't play for Toronto. Because Harry Neale offers no insight that the casual hockey fan can't see for themselves. The game has passed both of them by - CBC should put them out of their misery.
     
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    HNIC is not FOR the casual hockey fan...its for the hardcore fans who love, and know, the game.
     
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    Glad to have HNIC back. Watched and enjoyed both games tonight. Nobody does games like HNIC. Hope all the folks at OLN were watching and taking copious notes.
     
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    You're not serious about that comment?

    HNIC has its roots in the grassroots of this country which goes far beyond the hardcore fan. The Saturday night tradition became a tradition because it reached out to households all across Canada, catering to all hockey fans. With the more expansive hockey coverage on TSN, Sportsnet and the NHLNetwork, HNIC remains the hockey broadcast for the casual hockey fan, err, shall we say, the "Saturday Night" hockey fan.

    But all that doesn't really matter ... the fact that NHL hockey and HNIC is back is what really matters! :yo:
     
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    I am serious about that comment....how many times do you see Don cherry say something, and before Ron Maclean can explein it in english, Cherry says "hey, who are we talkin to here"....CBC is definitely for the hardcore hockey fan.
    After 40 minutes? I dont think that is exactly geared for the causl hockey fan, its for someone who knows about the game, and knows whats going on.

    Sure it has its grass roots and everything, but it is most definitely more geared toward the hardcore.

    But, yes, I agree, all that matters is HNIC, the best hockey coverage, is back.
     
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    its truly a testament to the HNIC crew that they were able to go back to work with less than a week of preparation and have the broadcast quality not suffer. it appeared to me that they never missed a beat.
     
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    I got dragged here by my parents, and now am stuck...its not soooo bad, but, wait no IT DOES SUCK ***!!!
     
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