The second problem with the new HNIC is Don Cherry. As my : “In 2015, Cherry and MacLean, on average, are given just shy of six minutes for Coach’s Corner. That’s a lot less than just a year ago when they were given anywhere from eight to eleven minutes with CBC.”
The new HNIC broadcasts will continue to be shot at CBC studios and air on CBC-TV, the result of a four-year sub-licensing deal, Moore said. But the HNIC brand will also be used on City, Sportsnet, Sportsnet One, Sportsnet 360 and FX Canada, offering up as many as seven games on Saturdays.
Also joining the new HNIC team are Daren Millard, who will host Sporstnet’s Wednesday night game and Jeff Marek, who will host the Thursday night game.
During the 1980's, the "This Week In the NHL" intermission feature and the 'NHL Tonight' post game show had reports originating from all Canadian cities. Some of the new HNIC on air personnel included Don Wittman, Gerry Pinder, Steve Armitage, John Wells, Gary Dornhoefer, Mickey Redmond, and John Davidson. The Montreal French crew consisted of Lionel Duval, Richard Garneau and Gilles Tremblay. The renowned Danny Gallivan retired in 1984 with Rene Lecavalier leaving HNIC a year later. Dick Irvin took over the play-by-play from Montreal and retired in 1999 after 33 years in HNIC.