Aaron Ward played in the NHL for 13 seasons with the Red Wings, Hurricanes, Bruins, Rangers, and Ducks, and he won three Stanley Cups. He is currently a hockey analyst for TSN, but he was suspended yesterday evening, after he was arrested and charged with assault and interfering with emergency communication in Cary,…
TSN sure screwed up when they broadcast a joke tweet saying that Joffrey Lupul was sleeping with Maple Leaf teammate Dion Phaneuf's wife, Elisha Cuthbert, but they've come up with a foolproof plan to prevent this type of situation from ever occurring again: they're going to stop airing "public" tweets on live…
Maple Leafs players Joffrey Lupul and Dion Phaneuf, along with Phaneuf's wife, actress Elisha Cuthbert, have retained a law firm and are threatening a defamation lawsuit against TSN for accidentally airing a joke tweet claiming Lupul is sleeping with Cuthbert. (Which he totally isn't, lawyers.) They're also…
It has been a rough deadline day for TSN. Yesterday, Dustin Penner was pulled from his planned appearance for making some rape jokes on Twitter. Today, the network angered Maple Leafs winger Joffrey Lupul by airing a tweet implying he's sleeping with Elisha Cuthbert, wife of teammate Dion Phaneuf.
Free agent Dustin Penner, who has probably reached the end of his shelf life as an NHL player, isn't having much more luck with TV. Scheduled to be a part of TSN's trade deadline coverage, he's now off the schedule thanks to some ill-advised tweets.
Longtime enforcer Tie Domi appeared on TSN radio yesterday afternoon, and wouldn't you know it, it was a good day to have opinions on the Leafs. But Domi didn't want to talk about the Leafs; he just really, really wanted to talk about Microsoft.
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Yesterday, Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker sat down for a remote interview with Off The Record host Michael Landsberg—whom we've seen conducting strange interviews before—and he did not have a very good time. After reluctantly answering a handful of questions, Welker just got up and left.
TSN Off The Record host Michael Landsberg appears to have just broken one of the great sports stories of the year, a stirring tale of the triumph of the human spirit that doubles as a horrifying scandal, unless he didn't. It was definitely one or the other. Probably.
The duo of Jay Onrait and Dan O'Toole, SportsCentre anchors and the two of the three most important people in Canadian history (with Chris Hadfield, of course), will be leaving TSN in June and heading to Los Angeles, reportedly to work for the soon-to-launch Fox Sports 1.
Saturday's Lakers-Warriors game was one of the most entertaining bouts the NBA's seen this season, with Steve Nash returning to action and leading L.A. to a 118-115 overtime win. That wasn't enough to impress TSN's SportsCentre, which opened a late broadcast with this curious graphic subtitle.
Inspired by our Bristolmetrics series, commenter Carrie Hunt and the Spoonerisms did some Torontometrics in last night's DUAN, and it sounds like our neighbors to the north are pretty into this "hockey" thing. What, no clamorous blowhards trolling easily agitated morons? How can you tell the clowns from the frauds?!
Ray Ferraro called TSN's broadcast of Leafs/Penguins tonight, and as sometimes happens with online streams (in this case, the NHL's GameCenter Live), viewers watching during televised ad breaks were treated to a live mic. And while we've heard announcers swear before, hearing Ferraro take a stab at a high-pitched…
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