Monday, January 25, 2010

Canucks boycott Hockey Night in Canada

If you happened to catch the Canucks defeat the Chicago Blackhawks on Saturday night, January 23rd, you might have noticed that no Canucks were interviewed before the game, during the intermissions, or after the game.

The Canucks impressive victory garnered some of their players recognition as they swept the game's three stars. However, the traditional post-game interview with a 'star' by CBC's Scott Oake did not take place.

As is being reported all over the internet, the Canucks chose to boycott CBC, specifically their interview requests - at least for now.

In case you are late to the story, this is in response to CBC's Ron MacLean airing and leading an 11 minute segment attacking Burrows' character, rather than employ any balanced journalism and cover both sides of the Burrows/Auger incidents.

Interestingly, the Canucks play in Toronto next Saturday on Hockey Night in Canada, where MacLean and CBC host their weekly program. Even though the Canucks have not tipped their hand as to whether the boycott will continue to next week, surely with the Leafs playing horrible hockey and the Canucks being the nation's biggest draw at the moment, this should make for some interesting television.

Vancouver Canucks @ Toronto Maple Leafs, January 30th and 7PM Eastern.

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