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Rick Ball + Kelly Hrudy to call HNIC late games

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Certainly, though he was named the Canucks' secondary play-by-play man in 2008 once Shorthouse started calling games on Sportsnet. Every time Shorty calls a game on SPAC, Ball provides the radio play-by-play on TEAM 1040. He's been doing this for four years, becoming quite familiar with calling Canucks games over the past number of seasons. It will be great to hear him call games on television now.

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Mark Lee the tone deafened one wont be screaming at us about how great the young Oiler kids are every Saturday we play them on CBC anymore?!?!?

Awwwwwweeeeeee(wipes tears)

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This is great news, Mark Lee and Kevin Weekes were simply awful. It'll be really nice not to hear NUGENT- HOPKINS!!!! being screamed at us whenever he touches the ice.

To the poster above who mentioned Tom Larschied, I think it would be awesome if he was doing the color-commentary again in some capacity. He is kinda old now though and is maybe enjoying his Gillis-induced "retirement".

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I'll have to see how Ball does I don't have a strong opinion of him just yet. I probably wouldn't mind Hrudy if he wasn't so anti-Canuck. That was one thing I liked about Weekes, he didn't have that negative attitude towards Vancouver that Simpsons and Hrudy have. I hope everyone likes stories about Al Arbour.

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HUGE improvement over Lee/Weekes IMO. Baller's pretty good and Hrudy, while a bit annoying at times is very knowledgeable and by all accounts a really nice guy. Frankly a barking dog and screaming baby would have been an improvement over Lee/Weekes though...lol

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Thank god Lee and Weeks are not doing Canuck games. I turned on the radio and muted the TV last year so I didn't have to hear those two. But man, I feel really bad for the Jets now

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Mark Lee is the worst thing to happen to sports broadcasting since, well... can't really think of anything worse

Kevin Weekes' bonehead comments won't be missed

"See how the player crossed over the line before the puck, that's called an 'offside'."

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