There’s just something right about Ron MacLean hosting HNIC

It’s already a great start to this NHL season, and not just because Auston Matthews had a four-goal night in his first game for the Leafs a few nights back. It is Saturday night, and Hockey Night in Canada is back. Or more particularly, the Hockey Night in Canada we’ve known is back — not…

Confirmed: Ron MacLean is back hosting Hockey Night in Canada 

Our long national (hockey) nightmare is over. After spending two years in exile criss-crossing the country on Sunday evening hockey, Ron MacLean has been reinstated as host of Hockey Night in Canada on CBC. He’ll host the early game; the late game is hosted by David Amber to accommodate MacLean’s travel schedule as he continues to host Hometown Hockey…

HNIC rumors: yes, I want Ron MacLean back, like everyone else in Canada

I have held off on commenting on the Toronto Star story earlier this week about Ron MacLean‘s pending reinstatement as host of Hockey Night in Canada — mainly because I was waiting for the official announcement to happen. But nothing’s officially announced yet. Seems like they are still working out the details.  Meanwhile, Keith Olbermann, one of…

New era of Hockey Night in Canada begins tonight

Yes indeed, the new era with Rogers in charge of the new-look, new-host Hockey Night in Canada begins tonight with NHL games tonight not just on CBC but on multiple channels all over the dial: Tonight on CBC, it’s Pittsburgh at Toronto, followed by Edmonton at Vancouver. On City, it is Montreal at Philadelphia. On…

Strombo new host of new-look Rogers Hockey Night in Canada

The news was confirmed at a press conference today. George Stroumboulopoulos is the new host of the new Hockey Night in Canada under Rogers control. Ron MacLean continues Coach’s Corner with Don Cherry and now gets to crisscross the country for a Hometown Hockey feature on the Sunday night hockey cast. Rogers is calling it…

ESPN IS SHOWING KHL HOCKEY GAMES. I KID YOU NOT!

Today was a historic day for hockey fans. That’s right, for the first time ESPN2 in the USA was showing a live Kontinental Hockey League game. It was Alex Ovechkin and Moscow Dynamo taking on HC Lev. Then they repeated the game later that night! Here’s a live blog of what went down. From what I…