June 11, 2012; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Kings right wing Dustin Brown hoists the Stanley Cup after defeating the New Jersey Devils 6-1 in game six of the 2012 Stanley Cup Finals at the Staples Center. The Kings won the series four games to two. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-US PRESSWIRE

CBC vs NBC: Who Got It Right?


The sad reality about being a hockey fan in the United States is that if you want to watch a national game in HD, you have to watch NBC or NBCSN (Versus(OLN)).  Well, good news, my friends.  Comcast now has CBC in HD!  Naturally, I discover this about 5 minutes before the game started last night.  Better late than never, I suppose.  Anyway, I was at a friends house for the game, and she suggested we watch the end of both games to decide if NBC or CBC had the better call. Let’s do this!

First, here’s the NBC broadcast of the last few moments:

And now, here’s the CBC version:

Click here to watch on the YouTubes. (the only CBC feed I can find is 45 minutes long; you only need the first three or so)

There you have it folks.  Mike “Doc” Emrick decided to proclaim just as time expires: “The Kings are the Kings!”  Now, as much as I love a completely horrible pun, this just doesn’t feel right.  I just feel the moment deserves something better than something you would expect to read on a low-rent blog (welcome!).  The CBC announcers decided to let the crowd count down the moment, and only after the Kings were in their ever so awesome Guy Love moment, did they announce that the Kings were the Stanley Cup Champions.

I think it’s obvious that my tone here suggests that I might prefer the CBC version over the NBC version.  What about you?  Yell at me on the Twitter machine (@KevinN37) and let me know.

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