From William Houston of the Globe & Mail:
When the Hockey Night in Canada crew meets this week to plan for the coming NHL season, two decisions will have already been made.
Jim Hughson will replace Bob Cole as the play-by-play voice for the 7 p.m. Eastern game. And Mark Lee’s workload will be increased.
Cole, who is 75, will yield to Hughson, who will become the lead Hockey Night announcer and, as such, will call the 2009 Stanley Cup final.
As well, a plan to hire a new announcer has been shelved because of Lee’s development as a playcaller.
“Mark did a terrific job at the Olympics and I thought he improved as a play-by-play hockey guy last year,” said Scott Moore, the head of CBC Sports.
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Hughson and Lee are both very good play-by-play announcers so viewers won’t be disappointed with their increased workloads.