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05-05-2013, 01:52 PM
Alain Racette
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Originally Posted by Faidh ar Rud Eigin View Post
I see no reason why there is any truth to this statement. Given the reaction to these guys leaving, it's pretty obvious Jay and Dan appealed to the mainstream TSN audience. They're different than ESPN because ESPN has awful anchours who take their job too seriously, or try too hard.

He's getting up there in years so I doubt he leaves now but Canada has had a habit of their best broadcasters moving to the US. Gord Miller does a tonne of work for NBC, he might leave full time soon, Pierre McGuire left, and a few years ago arguably the best North American sports play-by-play man, Dan Shulman left Canada full time for ESPN.
I will be SO PISSED if Gord Miller is the one poached! Next to Cuthbert, Miller is one of the best PBPs in hockey broadcasting today.

Not sure about anyone else, but I loved the Miller/Maguire combination on TSN. Maguire was a bit nutty, but I'm sure part of it was a persona. I mean, who didn't get a kick out of "HE'S A MONSTER!!!"?

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