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09-26-2013, 11:16 PM
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Ian Mendes done at Sportsnet

Looks like Ian Mendes is done on Sportsnet. They announced today that he's moving to Bell, and it looks like he'll be on Team 1200.

Gonna miss him for Sens broadcasts on Sportsnet. He was a gem and really underrated around the league. His articles were always awesome and worth the read.

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09-26-2013, 11:26 PM
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Looks like Ian Mendes is done on Sportsnet. They announced today that he's moving to Bell, and it looks like he'll be on Team 1200.

Gonna miss him for Sens broadcasts on Sportsnet. He was a gem and really underrated around the league. His articles were always awesome and worth the read.
Guaranteed this is a strategic move to get him on TSN eventually.

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I'm really happy for Mendes!!
Bell (tsn) is a much higher quality hockey broadcaster, he worked really hard and deserves the promotion!
Plus, it's pretty exciting that we get to hear him on with the Team 1200 boys.

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Put on a hot chick to replace him.

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maybe more baby blogging

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First Dreger, now Mendes. All the best talent gets plucked away from Sportsnet eventually. I have a soft spot for SN simply for broadcasting the bulk of Sens games every year, but clearly Bell/TSN is a step up for Ian, so congrats to him!

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Why?? A monkey could do his job on Sportsnet.

Just tune into Ottawa radio and you'll actually hear his opinion, and eventually you'll know him better than he knows himself.

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Why?? A monkey could do his job on Sportsnet.

Just tune into Ottawa radio and you'll actually hear his opinion, and eventually you'll know him better than he knows himself.
Are you suggesting that they should hire Maggie?

I'm on board.

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74% of TSN viewers said they wanted to see Maggie during the playoffs again.

Thats pretty damn good approval. We just have to pry her away from TSN to Sportsnet.

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Good to hear. long that The Team needs to bring in credible journalists and not just Algonquin grads all the time.

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Weren't there rumours earlier this summer of Team 1200 switching over to TSN radio for the start of the season? Is Mendes' move part of that? Maybe he'll have his own show? Local talk all day long, rather than the Rome interruption would be great.

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The Mendes did well with Sportsnet. Watching other broadcasts I get a little jealous seeing a teams rich history and relationships with alumni, would love to see a former Senator living in Ottawa get the Mendes gig

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He actually managed to get me to read his parenting article on two separate occasions. I don't have children. I guess that goes to show how big a fan of his I am.

Brb someome at the door. Hey no need to knock so hard

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Ian is really funny. I'm looking forward to hearing him on the drive. He'll be a great addition. Apparently his replacement here on Sportsnet will be the son of a prominent tsn hockey insider.

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Looks like Ian Mendes is done on Sportsnet. They announced today that he's moving to Bell, and it looks like he'll be on Team 1200.

Gonna miss him for Sens broadcasts on Sportsnet. He was a gem and really underrated around the league. His articles were always awesome and worth the read.
Omg please replace Shawn Simpson. Pleasepleasepleasepleaseplease.

Ian is hilarious, I got into some friendly jibes with him at the All-Star Game and in some email exchanges, he loves the Sens but he's not afraid to poke a little fun at himself or the team, which is fantastic.

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Congrats to him for escaping the sewer that is Rogers sportsnet. The world is a better place.

Now can we get him to replace Shawn Sinpson? I get dizzy every day listening to him. I can never stop rolling my eyes.

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Why?? A monkey could do his job on Sportsnet.

Just tune into Ottawa radio and you'll actually hear his opinion, and eventually you'll know him better than he knows himself.

Mendes on the Drive will be great.

I guess Garrioch now replaces Mendes on SN?

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Brent Wallace has been doing a lot of studio work for the past two years. Maybe he wants to move to a broadcast desk...

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Brent Wallace has been doing a lot of studio work for the past two years. Maybe he wants to move to a broadcast desk...
Brent Wallace is ok, I guess. Not a huge fan of him. But that's probably because he is a total creep.

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yeah I'll miss the guy. Don't really listen to sports radio so I doubt I'll be hearing too much of him. I'll keep reading his baby articles though.

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Congrats to him for escaping the sewer that is Rogers sportsnet. The world is a better place.

Now can we get him to replace Shawn Simpson? I get dizzy every day listening to him. I can never stop rolling my eyes.
Is it the fast talking? Or the giggling? I get how that might bother you(it gets to me too sometimes) , but he has so many connections that come on as guests and is so knowledgable and experienced, in my opinion he is far and away the best guy on 1200 for hockey analysis.
I'm a little confused as to why people want him replaced.

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Is it the fast talking? Or the giggling? I get how that might bother you(it gets to me too sometimes) , but he has so many connections that come on as guests and is so knowledgable and experienced, in my opinion he is far and away the best guy on 1200 for hockey analysis.
I'm a little confused as to why people want him replaced.
He said he rolls his eyes, which means that knowledge isn't turning into insight.

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Mendes signed with Detroit?

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Is it the fast talking? Or the giggling? I get how that might bother you(it gets to me too sometimes) , but he has so many connections that come on as guests and is so knowledgable and experienced, in my opinion he is far and away the best guy on 1200 for hockey analysis.
I'm a little confused as to why people want him replaced.
I just find his analysis to be terrible. He just seems to be wrong about almost everything I ever hear him talk about. From proclaiming the Habs would crush Ottawa in the first round to saying how bad Karlsson and Ryan have looked so far, he's just such a knob it's painfully obvious why he isn't wanted in the NHL.

It also gets me that his background as a garbage human being actually gets told as some redemption story to feel good about. I have no sympathy for him and how he's destroyed the lives of those around him. I have absolutely no respect for him personally or professionally.

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