Slegr Posted January 27 Share Posted January 27 Apart from the local broadcast team, have you ever noticed how Sportsnet articles and media tend to rip on the Canucks every chance they get? And also the Ottawa Senators? All of the Canadian teams get much more positive attention. The reason why this is may surprise you. It actually has to do with sponsorship. The Canucks and Sens are the only two Canadian teams that are not affiliated with Scotiabank (as we’re all too aware after seeing those unsightly TD ads on the black skate jersey). So what does that have to do with anything? Scotiabank has massive influence on the media and promotion end of things. They are involved in all of it. Scotiabank hockey day in Canada. They help decide all kinds of NHL related things. Scotiabank is a sponsor of programming on Sportsnet, including Wednesday Night Hockey, Hockey Day in Canada and Hometown Hockey. And they care nothing about the Canucks and Sens to the point where they belittle the organizations every chance they get through their influence on Sportsnet. Follow the money. How did the Canucks get such an unfair opening for the schedule this season, putting them on a disastrous road trip? Hmm, television companies shouldn’t have influence on that kind of thing, do they? Is it just coincidence the Leafs are at home every Saturday for hockey night in Canada? One big bank is largely to blame. Sportsnet is just the puppet. 1 1 1 1 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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