Is Dave Tomlinson headed again to Canucks broadcasts?

Tomlinson resigned his place as Seattle Kraken radio commentator on Friday. He lined the Canucks for TSN 1040 from 2010 to 2019.

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Dave Tomlinson, who served as color commentator on Canucks radio broadcasts for TSN 1040 from 2010 to 2017, is on the transfer once more.

Tomlinson had been the color commentator for Seattle Kraken radio broadcasts on KJR-FM in Seattle since 2021, however Friday introduced on Twitter he’d been supplied “a brand new broadcasting alternative with the NHL in Canada” and was resigning from his present job.

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After TSN 1040 misplaced the Canucks’ radio broadcast rights to Sportsnet 650, Tomlinson remained with the station as a contributor, however was let go in March, 2019.

Within the two years between being fired by TSN and being employed to cowl the Kraken, Tomlinson discovered work in movie, working because the hockey co-ordinator on Disney +’s Mighty Geese streaming collection for example, and utilized for jobs in broadcasting.

Experiences final month steered he was an possibility to interchange John Garrett as a color commentator on Sportsnet Pacific’s regional Canucks TV telecasts. He declined to remark to Postmedia on these experiences and on Friday didn’t reply to a brand new question about his newest announcement.

When Garrett introduced close to the tip of the season he was leaving the Canucks’ broadcast group — he’ll nonetheless work for Sportsnet, simply not on regional broadcasts, for not less than one other season — there have been no apparent successors.

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Hypothesis has run rampant that Ray Ferraro would possibly be a part of the Canucks’ broadcast on a part-time foundation. Ferraro, whose spouse Cammi Granato is without doubt one of the Canucks’ assistant common managers, used to work for plenty of completely different retailers, together with TSN, however at the moment works solely as ESPN’s lead nationwide commentator.

Ferraro initially signed a three-year take care of ESPN in 2021, which might expire after the 2023-24 season, however sources steered there was a great likelihood that contract could be prolonged via the remaining years on the ESPN deal, which runs to the tip of the 2027-28 season.

If Ferraro is prolonged, he wouldn’t be obtainable to be a full-time substitute for Sportsnet.

Ferraro labored for a few years for TSN as their lead analyst on regional Toronto Maple Leafs video games, in addition to their protection of the World Juniors and on TSN’s community of sports activities radio stations.

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When he joined ESPN in 2021, he gave up the radio work, which had already been diminished following TSN’s sudden resolution in early 2021 to shut their sports activities stations in Vancouver, Winnipeg and Hamilton. 

However he gave up his remaining TSN work ahead of the 2022-23 season, citing his spouse’s new job and his want to be round his two boys as they close to the tip of highschool. He had been with TSN since 2008.

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