'Hockey Night' features flicks instead of sticks

Originally Published: November 1, 2004
By Damien Cox | Special to ESPN.com

Ron MacLean pointed to the shiner under his left eye, the product of a broken nose suffered in a beer league game.

"Eighteen years working with Don Cherry and I came out unscathed," he said. "A month of the lockout and look at me."

Since 1987, MacLean has been the high-profile host of "Hockey Night in Canada," for decades not just Canada's top sports television property but its top TV show, period. In the United States, there is no single equivalent, certainly not for hockey, and probably ...

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