Toronto Maple Leafs head south — without their broadcasters





by Sam Neumann

Awful Announcing

April 21, 2023

After knotting the series at 1 apiece with a 7-2 win over the Tampa Bay Lighting on Thursday, the Toronto Maple Leafs will head south for Games 3 and 4. But they’ll do so without their radio broadcasters, play-by-play voice Joe Bowen and analyst Jim Ralph. And they’ll likely do so for the remainder of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, for as long as they remain alive.

Bowen and Ralph have been calling games remotely since 2020 when the COVID-19 pandemic forced most broadcasters to call games from a separate off-site location, or even their own homes. Still, this outdated policy, and a cost-cutting measure at that, remains in effect for the first round of the playoffs, and could continue if the Leafs were to win a best-of-seven series for the first time since 2004.

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