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Tuesday, July 22, 2008

CBC brings Milbury aboard

From William Houston of the Globe & Mail:

Signing analyst Mike Milbury to a multiyear contract rates as Hockey Night in Canada's most important acquisition in years.

The deal — two years plus an option — was announced yesterday after Milbury failed to reach a contract extension with TSN.

In just one NHL season with TSN (and also NBC), Milbury has developed into a top studio analyst, largely by mixing humour with hard-hitting commentary.

"I think it's a huge acquisition," Scott Moore, the head of CBC Sports, said. "If he's not the best, he's one of the top two or three [studio analysts] in the business."

Read the entire article here.

I can't say I agree with Milbury very often, but he is certainly an entertaining television personality. He always brings a passionate opinion and should infuse even more life into the CBC broadcasts.

Ballhype: hype it up!

1 comment:

Steve Werier said...

You Cannot Be Serious!!

Milbury was not good on TSN this year. Yeah, he can be funny at times, but so can Dennis Miller and that didn't make him a good football analyst.

This is not a good move for the CBC, unless hiring Milbury means that less on-air time will be allotted to Steve "Pretty Boy" Armatige.