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05-18-2013, 03:45 AM
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Originally Posted by jedimyrmidon View Post
By CBC, Sportsnet and TSN? The Leafs are hardly laughed at. They're supported like RDS supports the Habs (and are impartial towards the other teams).
They aren't really supported or denigrated so much as put under the microscope.

Sportsnet ignores MTL because they don't cover their games, goes the same for Winnipeg.

CBC is generally pretty bad on Habs but the primary reason for that is their guy in Montreal is PJ Stock whose closer to Steve Carell's character from Anchorman than real hockey analyst.

TSN, seems to cover MTL pretty even handedly, pretty much the same as any Canadian team that isn't the Leafs. People might rather they act like the home town broadcasts on their TSN-Habs regional channel coverage like Sportsnet does but TSN doesn't work that way. They obsess over the Leafs like everyone else but that's how you pay the bills in English Canadian sports coverage. Montreal gets as much attention as Vancouver and probably more than Calgary/Edmonton.

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