I know that popular opinion is that Jim Hughson is the best announcer going these days but here's my opinion: he's brutal. He was the Canuck's radio announcer for a few years before heading to sportsnet, and now CBC (though I know he's been around longer than that). The man is trite, irritating, and just not very good. Here's an example from the Czech/Sweden game that is on right now. He keeps calling Hemsky Olesz and vice-versa. I know that their jersey numbers are close, wears Olesz wears #85, and Hemsky #83, but my god, they don't even shoot the same way (Olesz=left, Hemsky=right) and Olesz is way bigger than Hemsky. Obviously this alone is not enough to condemn him, but I really dislike him as an announcer overall. Somewhat paradoxically, I think he's an excellent interviewer (has a show called Snapshots on Sportsnet), so please Jim, quit announcing and stay with Snapshots. I wonder who out there agrees with me, and who disagrees.