I put TSN over SN anyday, I feel that TSN has better analysts and coverage besides Canucks games. TSN has Dreger, McKenzie, Duthie, Miller, Dutchy, all those guys have been around for years and are great at what they do.
Whenever I tune into Sportsnet it's just Kypreos and McLean *****ing at eachother over some stupid argument that isn't even relevant to what they're talking about. The only reason I watch SN is for Canuck games and Blue Jays games, nothing else.
Don't worry i hate SN too. I read/watch the sports news and make my own educated opinions.
Dan Russell has been terrible for years. He can't let his issues with the Burke era team go. He is also incredibly choked he never got the Jim Robson job.
His show used to be the best around, but then it just became a soapbox for him to run down the team for anything and everything. He calls 1040 a bunch of cheerleaders, but they are more reflective of what fans want and think. They can also be fairly critical when it's called for.
Russell's show is only about the Vancouver Giants now anyway......and I have no interest in that. I think Russell should just retire.......or get some counselling and a prescription for Lithium, and let the past go.
Grew up listening to a great show!! Now NHL hockey is an afterthought for the show. Being critical of the home team is fine, but when they have won their division 4 years in a row 2 presidents trophy isn't a bit hard to be very critical of the manager? He goes through the drafting a Gillis etc.. Until the Canucks lose and Gillis drafting is proven to be terrible Russel sound very bias and bitter.
Dans always been an idiot, but for a long time he was the only game in town. He really went down hill some 15 years ago. Think he went through some personal problems and came off even more bitter.
Botchford is the definition of an idiot.
Knows zip about hockey. Like Gallagher his bread and butter is the "inside scoop". Hes not bad at it. Funny thing is when i started to listen to him on 1040 i though he reminded me of gallagher. When i started to pay attention more i noticed he was parroting a lot of what gallagher was writing.
Seemd like he realized he was a fish out of water as hes not a hockey guy and took the only route he could come across as knowledgeable in. Too bad TG had that spot already. But Kudos to him.
This exchange can only really hurt Botchford as hes young and still trying to make a mark, in a time with much more options and competition for listeners.
Dan is long been irrelevant.
And really Botchfords on TSN now? In what capacity?
Dan Russell has a face and voice made for print, and Botchford should be delivering newspapers, not writing for them.
Russell is so transparent in his lasting ******** over being rejected for the Canucks gig, and Botchford is so transparent in his zeal to be a celebrity.
Both are pathetic.
They're both huge tools.
Seriously, this makes sports journalism look like the biggest joke. I can't believe these people are considered professionals, most HF Boards posters are more mature than this.