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CBC brings Milbury aboard

From William Houston of the Globe & Mail:

Signing analyst Mike Milbury to a multiyear contract rates as Hockey Night in Canada’s most important acquisition in years.

The deal — two years plus an option — was announced yesterday after Milbury failed to reach a contract extension with TSN.

In just one NHL season with TSN (and also NBC), Milbury has developed into a top studio analyst, largely by mixing humour with hard-hitting commentary.

“I think it’s a huge acquisition,” Scott Moore, the head of CBC Sports, said. “If he’s not the best, he’s one of the top two or three [studio analysts] in the business.”

Read the entire article here.

I can’t say I agree with Milbury very often, but he is certainly an entertaining television personality. He always brings a passionate opinion and should infuse even more life into the CBC broadcasts.