Friday, June 12, 2009


Game 7, 2009 Stanley Cup Final

I want to take a moment to complain about the CBC's coverage once the buzzer ended the final game of the 2009 NHL playoffs.

Why was it that every time something important was going on, they were doing an interview? We all want the interviews, but I'd like to actually hear the announcement of the recipient of the Conn Smythe Trophy when it happens. I thought that they were going to miss everything when the cup came out because, when the rink announcer introduced the Stanley Cup, again they were interviewing. Finally, they were interviewing Malkin just as Lemieux was lifting the cup over his head - a significant moment indeed.

I thought that this was all terrible TV. You need to get the interviews, but you need to recognize that there are significant events taking place that the audience wants to see and hear.

Finally, you'd think that with all the Crosby coverage that he was the Conn Smythe winner. He's basically been crowned as Gretzky's successor. He's a good player, but when other players are winning the hardware, I think that they should be getting more than a sliver of coverage. Hell, that Pittsburgh-themed Gatorade commercial that they aired during the break might as well have been called The Sidney Crosby Show.

EDIT: Looks like Bruce Dowbiggin at The Globe and Mail feels the same way.


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