Well, it would appear that neither Ron MacLean nor Don Cherry took any of our suggestions to heart for what they can do during the NHL lockout. Instead, they came up with a much better idea...
It was announced today (October 4) that the first two weeks of the regular NHL season will not go ahead due to the ongoing labour dispute. What happens to Hockey Night in Canada, you ask? Well, we'll let Ron explain. Check out the video above where he explains that it's down to you, the viewer, to decide what's shown.
In the lead up to the first Saturday evening show, on October 13, voters will have five classic hockey games to choose from. Whichever gains the most votes will be shown on CBC Television in place of the regular season games. Voting is already open.
The first five options are thus:
May 10, 1979: Boston vs. Montreal
The infamous "too-many-men-on-the-ice" playoff game. Behind the Bruins bench: Don Cherry.
Oct. 8, 1992: Montreal vs. Ottawa
The Senators' second coming. Ottawa returns to the NHL, debuting against the Habs.
May 1, 1993: Toronto vs. Detroit
Nikolai Borschevsky scores a Game 7 overtime winner. Leafs knock off the Red Wings.
May 25, 1994: NY Rangers vs New Jersey
Mark Messier guarantees a playoff win, then delivers for the Blueshirts.
Dec. 27, 2000: Toronto vs. Pittsburgh
The Magnificent One's triumphant return. Mario Lemieux comes back from a three-year retirement and dominates.