In the Canadian sports media spectrum, TSN is the funny guy and CBC is the classy guy. Proof of that came again on Wednesday night as “Hockey Night in Canada” launched into its NHL playoff coverage with a well-produced video montage juxtaposing history with modernity.

“The Who” certainly doesn’t hurt, either. If that doesn’t give you goosebumps or make you at least a little fired up for hockey, nothing will.

[The Pens Blog]

About Brad Gagnon

Brad Gagnon has been passionate about both sports and mass media since he was in diapers -- a passion that won't die until he's in them again. Based in Toronto, he's worked as a national NFL blog editor at, a producer and writer at theScore Television Network and a host, reporter and play-by-play voice at Rogers TV. His work has also appeared at, Deadspin,, The Guardian, The Hockey News and elsewhere at Comeback Media, but his day gig has him covering the NFL nationally for Bleacher Report.

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