I'm surprised noone has yet brought this up. John Shannon has been a driving force behind hockey broadcasting in Canada for many years. Now heâ€™ll be doing it on both sides of the border at the same time and on behalf of the NHL. http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/news_story/?ID=156945&hubname= and http://slam.canoe.ca/Slam/Hockey/NHL/2006/03/05/1473761-sun.html "I have spent over 25 years in and around the NHL, trying to make the game as entertaining on television as it is in the arena. I am thrilled to be continuing that goal on both sides of the border," Shannon said. Don't underestimate this news. The way the game has been presented on TV is basically the same as it was back in the 1970s, and has not really evolved like other sports have. He will help bring the NHL up to date, and hopefully the way he tinkers with the presentation will help lead to better ratings.