Chris Cuthbert to Sportsnet: Is Maple Leafs fans’ long national nightmare over?

Bob Cole trended on Twitter earlier today which, during COVID-19 times, may have lead many to initially think the worst about his health. Luckily the legendary broadcaster is fine, and people were just debating their favourite NHL broadcasters in the light of this bombshell announcement:

Award-winning sports broadcaster Chris Cuthbert joins the #NHLonSN team and will feature as play-by-play announcer upon the league’s return to play.https://t.co/ARVeW5v2vF
— Sportsnet (@Sportsnet) June 5, 2020

That’s right. Widely considered the top of his class among NHL play-by-play callers, Chris Cuthbert has jumped ship to join Sportsnet’s broadcasting team, leaving TSN after 15 years calling games for Sportsnet’s main rival network.

After 15 years at TSN I’m moving on. Just want to send out love, respect and gratitude to the amazing men and women I’ve had the privilege to work with since 2005. You were all star teammates and made me better at my job. You will all be missed.
— Chris Cuthbert (@CCpxpSN) June 5, 2020

This is a huge get for Sportsnet, whose on-air talent decisions have come under fire often over the last number of years. Crying afoul about Sportsnet& …

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Author: Mark Norman / The Leafs Nation

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