List of Hockey Night in Canada commentating crews (1970s)

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Stanley Cup playoffs[edit]

Year Round Series Games covered Play-by-play Colour commentator(s)
1970 Quarterfinals Chicago-Detroit Games 1–2 Bill Hewitt Bob Goldham and Brian McFarlane
Boston-New York Rangers Games 3–6 Danny Gallivan Dick Irvin, Jr.
Semifinals Chicago-Boston Games 1–4 Bill Hewitt (Games 1–2)
Danny Gallivan (Game 3–4)
Bob Goldham and Brian McFarlane (Games 1–2)
Dick Irvin, Jr. (Games 3–4)
St. Louis-Pittsburgh Games 5–6 Danny Gallivan Dick Irvin, Jr.
1971 Quarterfinals Boston-Montreal Games 1–7 Danny Gallivan Dick Irvin, Jr.
New York Rangers-Toronto Games 1–6 Bill Hewitt Bob Goldham (Games 1–2, 5)
Brian McFarlane (Game 3–4, 6)
Semifinals Montreal-Minnesota Games 1–6 Danny Gallivan Dick Irvin, Jr.
Chicago-New York Rangers Game 7 Danny Gallivan Dick Irvin, Jr.
1972 Quarterfinals Boston-Toronto Games 1–5 Bill Hewitt Bob Goldham (Games 1–2, 5)
Brian McFarlane (Game 3–4)
New York Rangers-Montreal Games 1–6 Danny Gallivan Dick Irvin, Jr.
Minnesota-St. Louis Game 7 Danny Gallivan Dick Irvin, Jr.
Semifinals Boston-St. Louis Games 3–4 Danny Gallivan Dick Irvin, Jr.
Chicago-New York Rangers Games 2–4 Bill Hewitt Bob Goldham
1973 Quarterfinals Montreal-Buffalo Games 1–6 Danny Gallivan Dick Irvin, Jr.
Semifinals Montreal-Philadelphia Games 1–5 Danny Gallivan Dick Irvin, Jr.
1974 Quarterfinals Boston-Toronto Games 1–4 Bill Hewitt Bob Goldham (Games 1–2, 4)
Brian McFarlane
Montreal-New York Rangers Games 1–3, 5–6 Danny Gallivan Dick Irvin, Jr.
Seminfinals Boston-Chicago Games 4, 6 Bob Cole (Game 4)
Bill Hewitt (Game 6)
Brian McFarlane and Bob Goldham (Game 6)
Philadelphia-New York Rangers Games 1-2, 4, 6-7 Danny Gallivan Dick Irvin, Jr.
1975 Preliminary round Los Angeles-Toronto Games 2-3 Bill Hewitt (Game 2)
Bob Cole (Game 3)
Brian McFarlane (Game 2)
Howie Meeker (Game 3)
Quarterfinals Philadelphia-Toronto Games 1-4 Bob Cole (Games 1-2)
Bill Hewitt (Games 3-4)
Bob Goldham (Game 1)
Brian McFarlane (Games 2-4)
Montreal-Vancouver Games 1-5 Danny Gallivan (Games 1-2, 5)
Jim Robson (Games 3-4)
Dick Irvin, Jr. (Games 1-2, 5)
Howie Meeker
Pittsburgh-New York Islanders Game 7 Bill Hewitt Bob Goldham
Semifinals Philadelphia-New York Islanders Games 3-4, 6-7 Bill Hewitt Bob Goldham (Games 3-4, 6)
Brian McFarlane (Game 7)
Buffalo-Montreal Games 1-6 Danny Gallivan Dick Irvin, Jr.
1976 Quarterfinals Montreal-Chicago Games 1-4 Danny Gallivan Dick Irvin, Jr.
Philadelphia-Toronto Games 2-7 Bob Cole (Games 2, 5)
Bill Hewitt (Games 3-4, 6-7)
Brian McFarlane
Semifinals Montreal-New York Islanders Games 1-5 Danny Gallivan (Games 1-2)
Dick Irvin, Jr. (Game 3)
Bob Cole
Dick Irvin, Jr. (Games 1-2, 4-5)
Howie Meeker (Game 3)
Philadelphia-Boston Game 3 Bob Cole Brian McFarlane
1977 Preliminary round Pittsburgh-Toronto Games 2-3 Bill Hewitt Brian McFarlane
Quarterfinals Montreal-St. Louis Games 1-4 Danny Gallivan Dick Irvin, Jr., Don Marshall (Game 1) and Red Storey (Game 2)
Philadelphia-Toronto Games 1-6 Bob Cole (Games 1-2, 5)
Bill Hewitt (Game 3-4, 6)
Brian McFarlane
Semifinals Montreal-New York Islanders Games 1-6 Danny Gallivan Dick Irvin, Jr., Don Marshall (Games 1-2) and Red Storey (Game 5)
Philadelphia-Boston Game 4 Bob Cole Brian McFarlane
1978 Preliminary round Buffalo-New York Rangers Game 3 Dan Kelly Brian McFarlane
Toronto-Los Angeles Games 1-2 Bill Hewitt (Game 1)
Bob Cole (Game 2)
Brian McFarlane
Quarterfinals Montreal-Detroit Games 1-5 Danny Gallivan Don Marshall (Games 1, 5), Red Storey (Game 2) and Dick Irvin, Jr.
New York Islanders-Toronto Games 1-7 Bob Cole (Games 1-2, 5)
Bill Hewitt (Games 3-4, 6)
Dan Kelly
Brian McFarlane
Semifinals Montreal-Toronto Games 1-4 Danny Gallivan (Games 1-2)
Bill Hewitt (Games 3-4)
Red Storey (Game 1), Don Marshall (Game 2) and Dick Irvin, Jr. (Games 1-2)
Brian McFarlane (Games 3-4)
Boston-Philadelphia Games 3, 5 Bob Cole Brian McFarlane
1979 Preliminary round Philadelphia-Vancouver Games 1-3 Bob Cole (Games 1, 3)
Jim Robson (Game 2)
Howie Meeker (Games 1-2)
Gary Dornhoefer (Game 3)
Atlanta-Toronto Games 1-2 Bill Hewitt Gary Dornhoefer
Quarterfinals Montreal-Toronto Games 1-4 Danny Gallivan (Games 1-2)
Bill Hewitt (Games 3-4)
Dick Irvin, Jr. (Games 1-2) and Gerry Pinder (Games 1-2)
Brian McFarlane and Gary Dornhoefer (Games 3-4)
Philadelphia-New York Rangers Game 5 Bob Cole Gary Dornhoefer and Brian McFarlane
Semifinals Montreal-Boston Games 1-7 Danny Gallivan Dick Irvin, Jr., Don Marshall (Games 1-2, 6), Gary Dornhoefer (Game 4), Lou Nanne (Game 5)

Notes[edit]

  • In 1972, Hockey Night in Canada moved all playoff coverage from CBC to CTV to avoid conflict with the lengthy NABET strike[1] against the CBC. Eventually, MacLaren Advertising, in conjunction with Molson Breweries and Imperial Oil/Esso), who actually owned the rights to Hockey Night in Canada (not CBC) decided to give the playoff telecast rights to CTV. Initially, it was on a game by game basis in the quarterfinals (Game 1 of the Boston-Toronto series was seen on CFTO Toronto in full while other CTV affiliates, but not all joined the game in progress. Game 1 of the New York Rangers-Montreal series was seen only on CFCF Montreal while Game 4 not televised due to a lockout of technicians at the Montreal Forum), and then the full semifinals and Stanley Cup Finals. Because CTV did not have 100% penetration in Canada at this time, they asked CBC (who ultimately refused) to allow whatever one of their affiliates were the sole network in that market to show the playoffs. As a result, the 1972 Stanley Cup playoffs were not seen in some of the smaller Canadian markets unless said markets were close enough to the United States border to pick up the signal of a CBS affiliate.
  • In 1979, Jim Robson's contract with the Vancouver Canucks required him to call all road games on the radio. Meanwhile, he would broadcast Canucks home playoff games on CBC. This particular arrangement lasted until 1985, when Robson left CBC.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Strike Forces CBS to Change Hockey Feature". Los Angeles Times. February 21, 1972. p. F12. 
  2. ^ "TV Finds New Ways of Rerunning Reruns". The Hendersonville (N.C.) Times-News. May 12, 1979. p. 7. 

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