Canucks fans are loving Bieksa's "not biased" Hockey Night in Canada coverage

Sep 2 2020, 7:41 pm

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After years of watching Don Cherry openly cheer for the Toronto Maple Leafs, Canucks fans get to watch one of their own on Hockey Night in Canada nowadays.

A newcomer to Sportsnet’s playoff coverage, Kevin Bieksa has been sensational on the panel hosted by Ron MacLean. With a rare mix of humour and truly insightful analysis of the game, Bieksa’s transition to media has been seamless. He’s the closest thing we’ve seen to Charles Barkley for a hockey broadcast.

But mixed with the former Vancouver Canucks defenceman’s expert analysis has been an ability to be truly honest — because we all know who he wants to win.

On Tuesday’s broadcast, Bieksa rocked a Vancouver Millionaires jacket — the one he got for participating in the Heritage Classic as a member of the Canucks.

“I’m not biased,” Bieksa said with his legendary smirk, while rocking the burgundy jacket.

Needless to say, Canucks fans loved it.

Bieksa’s wardrobe has had a Canucks flavour to it before in these playoffs, as he showed off a pair of Bo Horvat socks during Game 1 of the St. Louis series.

On both occasions, Bieksa’s Canucks-themed outfits proved to be lucky, as Horvat scored twice in a Vancouver win when the unbiased broadcaster first wore his socks.

Bieksa also had fans in stitches when he proclaimed that he was most certainly not a Calgary Flames fan.

And then there’s been all the banter with MacLean, a broadcaster who has drawn the ire of Canucks fans before…

Let’s see what Bieksa has up his sleeve for Thursday, when the Canucks look to stay alive in Game 6.

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