from William Houston of Truth & Rumours, Veteran producer Mark Askin is working tonight’s Carolina-Toronto telecast, but his employer, Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, will sit him out for two games in the future. Scott Moore, the head of CBC Sports, refused comment on Askin’s putdowns of Hockey Night, but called it an “unfortunate incident.” Truth and Rumours reported yesterday that Askin, a former Hockey Night producer, had been sharply critical of Hockey Night on his Twitter account for several weeks. His harshest commentary was directed at Don Cherry whom he called on various tweets as arrogant, a buffoon and “chicken shit.” read on

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