The following quote came from Scott Woodgate, the Vice President of News and Information at Sportsnet:
Compounding the problem is the shortage of available sports TV talent. Hence the hiring of newspaper veterans such as Mark Spector and Grange. “A lot of the talent we have and that our counterparts (TSN) have comes out of the West, because the local stations there are still doing sports and junior hockey. Ontario's not. ... The new talent is harder to find in the East.”
My initial reaction was to come out swinging with the pen with the intensity of a Hulk Hogan comeback (Note to self: Early wrestling analogies in a blog may damage your credibility. However, as a freelance broadcaster who would love to work at said aforementioned network, perhaps not the best idea to throw yourself under the bus whilst burning a bridge. Therefore a good night sleep, which with our 7 week old means six hours. A well-informed opinion will appear tomorrow!
We will talk to you tomorrow when the mind is sound and the vocabulary cup runneth over!