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Stanley Cup Final Pre & Post Game shows

There are a lot of options: Canucks Connected, That's Hockey 2, NHL On The Fly, CBC's Seeking Stanley. What are your favourite pre- and post-game shows?
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It's painful to watch the TSN crew of Duthie, Ferraro and Mackenzie squirreled away in a dark closet shot by a webcam. Much prefer their commentary than the Sportsnet crew, but SN has better production values. CBC's locally-produced Seeking Stanley with Martin Short - er, Stuart Foxman - is pretty pathetic, can't even spool up the game highlights in HD.
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It's painful to watch the TSN crew of Duthie, Ferraro and Mackenzie squirreled away in a dark closet shot by a webcam. Much prefer their commentary than the Sportsnet crew, but SN has better production values. CBC's locally-produced Seeking Stanley with Martin Short - er, Stuart Foxman - is pretty pathetic, can't even spool up the game highlights in HD.
LOL totally agree about Seeking Stanley, especially the Martin Short observation.

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If it at a more timely spot, ie not an hour after end of game, I'd say That's Hockey2Nite with Kouleas.
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I like the analysis from the HNIC guys (Healy, Hrudey, Hughson) on Seeking Stanley, but I should probably change the channel and check out some of the others.

Are Duthie, Ferraro and Mackenzie doing segments on Sportscentre or That's Hockey2Nite?
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With only one or two more episodes left, the only change I would make on CBC's "Seeking Stanley" would be to haveJodey Vance go back to being host/interviewer, with Karin Larsen and Shane Foxman continuing as feature reporters. Former New Westminster Bruin and NHL great Cliff Ronning is having a tiny bit of trouble unwinding and relaxing in his role as commentator. I'd like to see former play-by-play man Jim Robson commenting more too.

BTW Foxman has been called "Ed Grimley" for centuries...



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I've been watching SportsCentre after the games for the press conferences and some analysis from Duthie/McKenzie/Ferraro/McGuire. The Sportsnet guys are too Vancouver biased IMO, especially Garrett.

For pre-shows, I catch some of That's Hockey on some nights. If CBC has one, then I usually watch it.
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CBC's locally-produced Seeking Stanley with Martin Short - er, Stuart Foxman - is pretty pathetic, can't even spool up the game highlights in HD.
Just so you know, it is Shane Foxman. I agree that it is weird that the highlights are not in HD.
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The NHL Network is the best national post game show that is offered. Second place goes to Sportsnet Connected with its mix of regional and national commentators.

For regional post game shows, Seeking Stanley on CBUT (CBC Vancouver) is decent. It has had good ratings in British Columbia and viewers in the rest of the country who receive that channel on satellite and digital cable have been watching it too. The Stanley Show on Global BC with Squire Barnes has also been good to watch. Through out the playoffs it airs at 2330h Pacific, Monday to Friday.
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The Stanley Show on Global BC with Squire Barnes has also been good to watch. Through out the playoffs it airs at 2330h Pacific, Monday to Friday.
I've seen promos for The Stanley Show. That's immediately after the news. Does it run for the full half hour or do they squeeze in other sports?
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CBC's locally-produced Seeking Stanley with Martin Short - er, Stuart Foxman - is pretty pathetic, can't even spool up the game highlights in HD.
Must be a CBC News issue. Even the highlights on The National weren't HD.

I caught the last half of The Stanley Show and wasn't particularly impressed. What do you like about it?
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I've seen promos for The Stanley Show. That's immediately after the news. Does it run for the full half hour or do they squeeze in other sports?
The vast majority of the show is about the Canucks and the show is 35 minutes long.
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It's 11:35 to 12:05, a half hour.
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That was the best Seeking Stanley ever.
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Found it sad that CTV Vancouver showed all the coverage in HD and yet from the scene of the riot they had a good HD feed, while CBC had a terrible camera that they were doing interviews with at Rogers Arena, almost looked like a cell phone.
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