Sportsnet: Why, just why did they do this?

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  1. LeafsNation75 Registered User

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    Here was when Kasperi Kapanen scored in double overtime against Washington in Game 2 of their series. The first thing Hughson mentions is how John Carlson lost his stick and acted like he scored in overtime in the regular season or a pre-season game.



    Here was Hughson's call of Alex Burrows scoring in overtime of Game 7 to defeat Chicago and you hear how excited he was and doesn't bring up right away how Chris Campoli gave the puck away.

     
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    lol romanuk & millen or whatever must come close too
     
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    wow, great examples that show how stark the difference is. you could almost hear him crying, struggling to raise his voice in the first one. the wind knocked out of his sails.
     
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    Here is what Joe Bowen sounded like on Kapanen's overtime goal and here was the differences between his call of Tyler Bozak's overtime goal in Game 3 compared to Hughson's call.



    Bowen's call of Bozak's Game 3 overtime goal.



    Hughson's call of Bozak's Game 3 overtime goal.

     
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    It's fun hearing Hughson have his heart broken, but still being forced to comment on what is in fact happening (i.e. Leafs winning) and feign excitement.
     
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    My point is as long as the play by play guy is showing excitement for both teams, I think people will be fine with that.

    There is no doubt that Hughson is lifeless when it comes to Leafs
     
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    The best examples of national broadcasters who shows excitement is Chris Cuthbert and when he was still working you can include Bob Cole.

    Besides Hughson having some personal hate against Toronto, it's those subtle digs where he bashes them during the game that we hate.
     
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    Is this post serious?

    If yes then please outline what your point is exactly.

    If no then good. I didn't laugh but at least you tried [I think?].

    For easy reference here is the post that rumman quoted :

     
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    I watch most sports on mute nowadays.The patter is brutal.:confused:
     
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    Ladies and gentlemen the #1 PBP guy in Canada.
     
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    When Rogers hired Chris Cuthbert I thought he would become the new #1 play by play broadcaster for HNIC and take over from Hughson calling Leafs games that were broadcast nationally across Canada.
     
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    Except for wishful thinking by Hughson-hating Leafs fans, there was zero indication that would happen.
     
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    Besides them offering a good amount of money for him to leave TSN, he also called their CFL games which included the Grey Cup. So he was giving that up for the opportunity to work for Rogers. So I would have thought he would have asked to be their #1 play by play announcer that included any Leafs national games on Sportsnet. That would have been no different then him negotiating that he broadcast the Gold Medal game at the 2010 Winter Olympics.
     
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    I don't see how he isn't the #1 announcer for these playoffs. It's just that, due to current conditions, the Edmonton hub is also #1/hosting the Stanley Cup final.
     
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    That maybe true but since Toronto is #1 in terms of ratings you think they would want him calling the Leafs games.

    So I guess we will wait and see between Cuthbert and Hughson who will be calling the Stanley Cup Final and who will broadcast Leafs national games for the 2020-21 season.
     
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    Next season might very well be a different story. For now, Cuthbert is calling the games with the highest stakes. Great opportunity for him.
     
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    If Toronto makes the Eastern Conference Final this year and with those games being played in Edmonton, then we will see which games Rogers wants him to be broadcasting.
     
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    What difference will it make if the Leafs are there?
     
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    Hughson is terrible.
     
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    I think in the sense that Cuthbert will call one series, while Hughson would call the other. This has happened in the past with one broadcast team calling the East CF while another called the West CF (Hughson called Bruins-Canes last year, while Randorf called Sharks-Blues). I don’t think that’ll be the case this year though given the bubble. Cuthbert might very well call both Conference Final given they’ll each be in the same location.
     
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    You could always do what we do sometimes. Some games you just know Hughson and company are going to be unsufferable. We put the game on and then stream the Bowen play by play. At least then when we play the nucks we actually hear about both teams not just brown nosing and coddling from Hughson till we want to vomit.
    Can always mute to watch important replays if need be but it usually isnt. Much better and more enjoyable banter from Joe anyways
     
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    That will be the proof in the pudding so to speak about weather it is intentional or just "scheduling" lol
     
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    If the Leafs make the ECF why would anyone care who calls the series? Seems pretty silly to me.
     
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    The silence from Hughson is catastrophically deafening. f*** you Hughson.
     
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    Are they actually going to be in the rink? If so then I agree Cuthbert got the "west" since 1) the finals (and semis?) will be in Edmonton, and they want Cuthbert to call those 2) more Canadian team games in the West bubble

    Hughson probably would have called the Leafs playoff series anyway and has for the last 3 years. TBH I just assumed Cuthbert to Sportsnet would commence next season, but I'm pleasantly surprised we'll hear him this summer.
     

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