Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Canucks end boycott with CBC

It appears as if the Vancouver Canucks and CBC have made peace after all. As the Vancouver Sun reports, a conference call held Wednesday between Canucks GM Mike Gillis and Media Head TC Carling, along with relevant CBC executives resulted in an end to the boycott of Hockey Night in Canada access to Canucks' personnel.

While it was not discussed publicly what the result of the conversation was, speculation is that some middle-ground was found. The Canucks likely will not get a meaningful public apology from HNIC host Ron MacLean, but they likely received a private admission from CBC that their long-time host erred in judgment and did not display the journalistic integrity required of someone in his position.

The only way we may know the resolution that allowed both groups to reach a settlement is by tuning in this week. It will certainly be interesting to see how the Canucks are received this Saturday night as they visit Toronto, the HNIC Holy Land, during 'Hockey Day in Canada', celebrating the game throughout the nation.

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