Davis Payne Joins TSN For World Juniors

21 Dec

TSN is hyping its coverage of the World Junior Hockey Championships but there’s something more interesting in the release –

TSN’s coverage of the 2012 IIHF WORLD JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP features James Duthie live on location in Edmonton and Calgary to host pre- and post-game shows – as well as intermissions – alongside Hockey Insider and leading junior hockey expert Bob McKenzie.

TSN game analyst Ray Ferraro makes his World Juniors debut this year calling all Team Canada games with play-by-play commentator Gord Miller. This marks the 10th consecutive year that Miller is in the broadcast booth for the event. Joining Miller and Ferraro is reporter Farhan Lalji, who is rinkside for Team Canada games.

Also featured in the booth are play-by-play commentator Dave Randorf and game analyst Craig Button, who call the action for other round-robin match-ups. New TSN recruit and former St. Louis Blues’ head coach Davis Payne, a native of Port Alberni, BC, provides analysis for these games from the TSN studio.

Like virtually every NHL coach that gets fired, Davis Payne has joined the TSN team. Also, it appears that Pierre McGuire will not be making any appearances on TSN unless it is a cameo of some sort. It’s hard to imagine a WJC without Pierre’s presence but I’m sure there’s plenty of people looking forward to his disappearance. A full WJC on TSN schedule and other broadcasting details can be found here.


Posted by on December 21, 2011 in Television, TSN


2 responses to “Davis Payne Joins TSN For World Juniors

  1. canadiansportsmedia

    December 23, 2011 at 8:25 pm

    I remember plenty of IIHF U20s with Pierre, as recent as 10 years ago…

    • paranoidpuck

      December 23, 2011 at 9:24 pm

      I think you meant without 🙂 You can’t deny that Pierre helped turn it into an event. He and his colleagues completely changed how it was covered. Not to mention, Pierre’s over enthusiasm for certain players. That alone gave it so Many unforgettable TV moments.


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