Reports out of Toronto indicate that the CBC is finally pulling the plug on doddering old fool/Leafs lover Bob Cole by giving competent play-by-play man Jim Hughson the first announcer's chair for next season, including the Stanley Cup final. Cole will continue to mispronounce names and ignore the play in order to praise the Toronto Maple Leafs on secondary broadcasts.
Three things to say here:
1) Cole was a very good announcer for a very long time, but this is long overdue, because he lost his marbles at least a decade ago. Listening to Cole and Harry Neale fumble their way through a game was fucking excruciating.
2) Hughson is good, but the CBC let the best play-by-play guy out there get away when they lost Chris Cuthbert.
3) I'm guessing the vast majority of Habs fans will still watch RDS, because if Hughson has the "primary game" (ie the Leafs), Cole might have the Habs, and it will still suck.