Cuts Coming to Sportsnet’s Hockey Night in Canada

It seems that Sportsnet and Hockey Night in Canada are making significant changes to their hockey coverage. After news came out that Ron MacLean would be joining the intermission show again – taking over for George Stroumboulopoulos – it’s expected that the outlet will be saying goodbye to Glenn Healy, according to David Shoalts.

In a series of tweets, Shoalts delivers the apparent bad news of a significant number of cuts by Rogers and their Hockey Night in Canada broadcast team.

Healy’s departure could mean a changing of the ways for future broadcasts. For example, Hockey Night in Canada could move away from the between-the-benches play-by-play and have an analyst take over down there instead.

While that will likely be discussed further leading up to the season, today’s announcement is looking at the personalities that won’t be back for the 2016-17 season.

While the tandem of MacLean and Cherry will bring back that old-time feel to Hockey Night in Canada, there will certainly be some notable faces missing when the NHL picks up for preseason in September.

That being said, there’s no word on any of the Sportsnet “originals” getting axed as of yet.