NWB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Steve Lee weighs in on the Canucks and TSN1040’s current radio play-by-play staff. Gone is Rick Ball and for all but 28 games so to is John Shorthouse. With Ball now calling games for the Flames and Shorthouse only coming out for Rogers Sportsnet national broadcasts, the Canucks and TSN1040 have turned the mic over to Mr. Jon Abbott.
NWSB Insider and Northwest sports blogger Steve Lee tells us another story in our Moments in time series about the B.C. Lions duo in the booth, Rick Ball, and Giulio Caravatta. With ties to the area for both men, it is only fitting that they ended up working for the hometown football team. Caravatta actually spent some time with the Lions under the dome, while Ball got his start with the WHL and TEAM 1040 am in Vancouver.
NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Steve Lee tells us another story in our Moments in time series about the legendary Canucks radio voice Jim Robson. Born in Saskatchewan, but raised in B.C., Jim Robson’s voice not only brought the Canucks to life over the airwaves, but also the B.C. Lions and the Vancouver Mounties for fans of the CFL and Pacific Coast League Baseball. Robson started at CJAV in Port Alberni.
News out of Vancouver Canucks land this week from blogger Richard Hodges covering the Nucks. Mark Messier hasn’t played for the Vancouver Canucks for 10+ years. But according to the former captain, the Canucks still may owe him some money for his services. According to the Vancouver Province newspaper the Nucks have arranged for an arbitrator to hear the case.