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YMMV: Hockey Night in Canada
  • Broken Base: Don Cherry. He's either a broadcasting legend or an insane old man
    • George Stroumboulopoulos has not even hosted a single broadcast yet, but fans are already divided over how he's going to do.
  • Creator's Pet / Wolverine Publicity: Eastern Canadian teams, the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Montreal Canadiens (and occasionally the Ottawa Senators, all get more screen-time than any Western Canadian team (or American team). Partly justified, with Southern Ontario and Quebec having the highest population density of Canada.
    • The effects of these issues were mitigated somewhat when HNIC started doing East/West doubleheaders and split regional games. But still, the default game will still often be one of those teams. The plan under Rogers will be to televise every game nationally, using a collection of Rogers networks alongside CBC.
  • Crowning Music of Awesome: Dolores Claman's Hockey Theme is sometimes referred to as "Canada's other national anthem".
    • Now it's owned by TSN.
    • It gets better. Better as in being drummed out by Neil Peart.
    • Its replacement, Canadian Gold, isn't too bad either.
    • Their intro videos for various Stanley Cup playoffs always feature great music. My personal favorite is the intro to game seven of the 2011 Finals, featuring City and Colour's "Fragile Bird."
    • "The Chance", the playoff anthem of the mid-1990s.
    • The final game of the 2014 Stanley Cup Final closed with a montage set to Queen's "The Show Must Go On", incorporating the traditional highlights, along with clips of memorable Hockey Night moments from the past.

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