Oct 022009
 

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.

  • A-ROC

    oh c’mon JJ….you’re only saying it because he’s black! don’t be such a racist! LOL…just kidding…

  • A-ROC

    oh c’mon JJ….you’re only saying it because he’s black! don’t be such a racist! LOL…just kidding…

  • http://www.leftcoastbydesign.ca/ Chris

    My money is on the fact that Kevin is still pissed about being “mugged” in a dark alley during his tenure here in Vancouver.

    Because we all know that’s the real reason he was late for a practice.

  • http://www.leftcoastbydesign.ca/ Chris

    My money is on the fact that Kevin is still pissed about being “mugged” in a dark alley during his tenure here in Vancouver.

    Because we all know that’s the real reason he was late for a practice.

  • pastr

    I concur— he couldn’t even pronounce the Canucks properly half the time– it was “kaanooks” to him. Thanks for the tryout— now go hone your skills in the ECHL…

  • pastr

    I concur— he couldn’t even pronounce the Canucks properly half the time– it was “kaanooks” to him. Thanks for the tryout— now go hone your skills in the ECHL…

  • trent

    He was horrible, yes, but please, dear god, don’t put Crawford back in that booth.

    (Oh, and I think you meant that they outshot the Flames 36-15, by the way.)

  • trent

    He was horrible, yes, but please, dear god, don’t put Crawford back in that booth.

    (Oh, and I think you meant that they outshot the Flames 36-15, by the way.)

  • t carson

    He sounded like an American announcer to me: lots of useless stats at the wrong time with absolutely no insight into the game. Stiff and colourless and way too simpistic. I reached for the mute button often. Damn. It’s going to be a long season.

  • t carson

    He sounded like an American announcer to me: lots of useless stats at the wrong time with absolutely no insight into the game. Stiff and colourless and way too simpistic. I reached for the mute button often. Damn. It’s going to be a long season.

  • http://DannyDang.com Danny Dang

    Don’t worry, Kevin is the “Commentator of the Future”…

  • http://DannyDang.com Danny Dang

    Don’t worry, Kevin is the “Commentator of the Future”…

  • Ronnie

    Well said, couldn’t agree more. Feels like we’re watching the broadcast on a local channel in Calgary, so biased.

  • Ronnie

    Well said, couldn’t agree more. Feels like we’re watching the broadcast on a local channel in Calgary, so biased.

  • http://www.youtube.ca/vancan19 Vancan19

    i hate how he would say it was 2 LOVE calgary or that if calgary scored again, it would be 4 LOVE…like it was a tennis game…i wanted to climb into the tv and knock that dude out. frick it was annoying as hell…they need to replace him

  • http://www.youtube.ca/vancan19 Vancan19

    i hate how he would say it was 2 LOVE calgary or that if calgary scored again, it would be 4 LOVE…like it was a tennis game…i wanted to climb into the tv and knock that dude out. frick it was annoying as hell…they need to replace him

  • ColinJ

    Send your comments to CBC!
    http://www.cbc.ca/contact/

    I sent them a link to this post in my complaint. He has to go. Tennis indeed…

  • ColinJ

    Send your comments to CBC!
    http://www.cbc.ca/contact/

    I sent them a link to this post in my complaint. He has to go. Tennis indeed…

  • Kel

    I don’t think he’s that biased, but he talked almost exclusively on goaltending. He did comment on the big save Luongo made when the Canucks were pushing for the tying goal. I believe he also mentioned that Calgary got away with interference in the final seconds (the other guy, a total homer, said it was a savvy veteran play)

  • Kel

    I don’t think he’s that biased, but he talked almost exclusively on goaltending. He did comment on the big save Luongo made when the Canucks were pushing for the tying goal. I believe he also mentioned that Calgary got away with interference in the final seconds (the other guy, a total homer, said it was a savvy veteran play)

  • Ronnie

    BTW, I think Burrows’ was stick on stick, he didn’t mention anything about it.

  • Ronnie

    BTW, I think Burrows’ was stick on stick, he didn’t mention anything about it.

  • whiner

    methinks, its weekes and someone else stick on stick, how else he get the job? might as well get some hottie on there announcing at least her voice would be the same pitch as both weekes and was it don wittman again? sure sounded like him and also the same homie style- how come nystrom hasn’t gotten a suspension for the non-call blindside interference- avery got popped for 11 games for the same kind of hit- bush league reffing and another bush league canucks team- couldnt get local kid kariya for 1.5 million eh? but a few forty year olds who are hurt is ok for vancouver fans cuz they’ll pay to watch anything- i’m gonna do a balsillie but instead bring a KHL team to vancouver- $25 tickets watching some real scoring not snooze ville ref induced game overs in first 10 minutes of a hockey game- the NHL formula- call crap penalties ne team gets a nice lead- then the makeup calls to “even out the penalties” so “both teams had a chance to win”…same crap every year- boot out betman and his $3 US seats per game- the 5 million jerseys sold a year in canada pay for the nhl and we gotta suffer this crap opening nite? SHAME

  • whiner

    methinks, its weekes and someone else stick on stick, how else he get the job? might as well get some hottie on there announcing at least her voice would be the same pitch as both weekes and was it don wittman again? sure sounded like him and also the same homie style- how come nystrom hasn’t gotten a suspension for the non-call blindside interference- avery got popped for 11 games for the same kind of hit- bush league reffing and another bush league canucks team- couldnt get local kid kariya for 1.5 million eh? but a few forty year olds who are hurt is ok for vancouver fans cuz they’ll pay to watch anything- i’m gonna do a balsillie but instead bring a KHL team to vancouver- $25 tickets watching some real scoring not snooze ville ref induced game overs in first 10 minutes of a hockey game- the NHL formula- call crap penalties ne team gets a nice lead- then the makeup calls to “even out the penalties” so “both teams had a chance to win”…same crap every year- boot out betman and his $3 US seats per game- the 5 million jerseys sold a year in canada pay for the nhl and we gotta suffer this crap opening nite? SHAME

  • Weekes is fine

    Give him a break. It’s his first game and your team lost it. What do you want from the guy? That’s not his fault.

  • Weekes is fine

    Give him a break. It’s his first game and your team lost it. What do you want from the guy? That’s not his fault.

  • http://feasthouse.wordpress.com DaveO – Canucks Outsider

    Geez, could they have exalted Dion (overrated) Phaneuf anymore? How about another anecdote or profile on him eh (and his cheap shot hits). Or perhaps another explanation about the greatness that is the Sutters?

    I almost always watch games on delay but had to got ot real-time to switch audio to radio just to not loose my mind. Please CBC, let us have Hughson and even that cheese-vendor Simpson rather than this weak duo!

  • http://feasthouse.wordpress.com DaveO – Canucks Outsider

    Geez, could they have exalted Dion (overrated) Phaneuf anymore? How about another anecdote or profile on him eh (and his cheap shot hits). Or perhaps another explanation about the greatness that is the Sutters?

    I almost always watch games on delay but had to got ot real-time to switch audio to radio just to not loose my mind. Please CBC, let us have Hughson and even that cheese-vendor Simpson rather than this weak duo!

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