Sportsnet announces changes to Calgary Flames broadcast team

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by Harman Dayal, The Daily Hive     Aug 27, 2018 
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Calgary Flames games will look different on television next season.
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Following the retirement of long-tenured broadcaster Roger Millions, Sportsnet has announced changes for the 43 regional games they will cover in 2018-19.

New host Ryan Leslie replaces Millions as the rink-side reporter, while former Calgary Sun writer Eric Francis (pictured, above)  joins as a analyst.
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A divisive figure, Francis’ addition sparked controversy all over social media.

When the writer tweeted this:

Excited to announce I have joined Sportsnet full-time as a Senior columnist and TV analyst. I will remain in Calgary, focusing on the Flames and continuing my role on the broadcasts at home, while also traveling more with the team. Pumped join the talented Sportsnet team.

…. Trevor Johnstone responded thusly:         That’s great news EF, @Sportsnet was getting too good. They’ll appreciate you bringing the average back down. 🤣

And more negativity showed up on Reddit:

In addition to the 43 regional broadcasts, Sportsnet will cover the remaining 39 regular season games nationally.

FOR DATES AND GAMES ON THE BROADCAST SCHEDULE PLEASE VISIT ‘THE DAILY HIVE’ HERE.

Published on August 28, 2018 at 8:15 am by mikedup

Comments

August 28, 2018 - 9:48 am

obiwan

Aren’t these the same geniuses that hired Strombo for HNIC?


August 28, 2018 - 4:25 pm

Al

Calgary viewers will quickly learn to turn the sound down during the intermissions, just like we do here when Ian McIntyre comes on.


August 29, 2018 - 3:08 am

John

I will definitely miss Roger. All the best to him.


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