After already taking away Jim Hughson from the Canucks’ portion of the CBC telecast, it seems the CBC now has also give us Kevin Weekes to provide color commentary.
The fact is, Weekes was horrible. He was biased – he obviously has a man-crush on the Kipper – and his comments added no value to the broadcast. Not that the Canucks didn’t deserve criticism because for the first 20 minutes they did. But as horrible as they were in the first period, they were very good in the final two. Hearing Weekes’ comments, you wouldn’t have been able to tell.
You would have thought that Calgary significantly outplayed the Canucks for the entire 60 minutes. You would have that they outshot the Canucks 35-16 in the last two periods. You would have thought Bieksa was really Bieska.
There was rare commentary on the Sedins and Burrows even though they generated chance after chance, shift after shift. There was, however, a chest-bump to Rene Bourque for roughing up the ever-intimidating Mason Raymond.
I realize that this is Weekes’ first game and I realize it’s not an easy gig. At the same time, I’ve heard enough to know that I want someone else in the booth.