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Rogers Getting High Marks For Hiring Of Stroumboulopoulos For Hockey Broadcasts03 / 11 / 14
Rogers Communications yesterday hired the CBC's George Stroumboulopoulos to host "Hockey Night In Canada," and in doing so is "seeking a personality it hopes will help it reach out beyond the hard-core hockey fan currently watching its Sportsnet network," according to Simon Houpt of the GLOBE &...
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