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    TORONTO - George Stroumboulopoulos will reportedly be the next host of "Hockey Night in Canada."

    TSN reporter Bob McKenzie tweeted Sunday the CBC host of "George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight" will become the face of the show when Rogers Communications Inc. takes control of Canada's NHL broadcasting rights next season.

    Stroumboulopoulos, who was a presenter at the Canadian Screen Awards on Sunday, was not made available for comment. A spokesperson for Rogers' Sportsnet also declined to comment.

    The hiring of Stroumboulopoulos would be the first major personnel change made by Rogers after acquiring the NHL rights in a blockbuster 12-year, $5.2-billion deal in November.

    McKenzie also reported the Coach's Corner segment will continue another two years.

    Ron MacLean, who has hosted "Hockey Night in Canada" full time since 1987, will still be involved with a reduced role, McKenzie reported.

    http://www.ottawacitizen.com/sports/hoc ... story.html

  • #2
    Re: Report: George Stroumboulopoulos new HNIC host

    But I really like Ron MacLean... :(

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    • #3
      Re: Report: George Stroumboulopoulos new HNIC host

      I like MacLean also. He is very professional. I actually like the tone of his voice. And if he is a fan of any team, he is not a homer..cause I can't tell you which team is his favourite. Can you?

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      • #4
        Re: Report: George Stroumboulopoulos new HNIC host

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aRMHua5zKxc

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        • #5
          Re: Report: George Stroumboulopoulos new HNIC host

          Terrible decision in my opinion. MacLean is perfect for the job and, as far as I can tell, Stroumboulopoulos has zero background in hokey... HNIC is going the way of the dodo bird :(

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          • #6
            Re: Report: George Stroumboulopoulos new HNIC host

            I believe he worked at The Fan 590 for a while, if that counts

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            • #7
              Re: Report: George Stroumboulopoulos new HNIC host

              Strombo is awesome. Love it.

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              • #8
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                I like his name.

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                • #9
                  Re: Report: George Stroumboulopoulos new HNIC host

                  I'm ok with Ron moving on, change is good if done right...if you are stagnant you are dead. Not sure strombo is the right guy for the job or if the job is right for him. Now if only Freidman would pack off somewhere

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                  • #10
                    Re: Report: George Stroumboulopoulos new HNIC host

                    My Greek homie

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                    • #11
                      Re: Report: George Stroumboulopoulos new HNIC host

                      Originally posted by Josh
                      Terrible decision in my opinion. MacLean is perfect for the job and, as far as I can tell, Stroumboulopoulos has zero background in hokey... HNIC is going the way of the dodo bird :(
                      As Matt said, yeah, I think he does have some background in hockey. He worked on the radio for I believe a decade. But at the same time, that was a little bit ago and this is a much, much bigger stage. And they're making him the face of that, not just giving him a role.

                      I've only seen two or three interviews of his and I don't really like him. I think he's a tool. But I'll give him a chance in hockey and see.

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                      • #12
                        Re: Report: George Stroumboulopoulos new HNIC host

                        Originally posted by Dean Ambrose
                        My Greek homie
                        You'll love him. He's a huge Habs homer!

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