The powers that be at our favourite multimedia conglomerates appear to have had a change of heart this afternoon and have decided that broadcasters Joe Bowen and Jim Ralph will continue to follow the team along in 2015/16.
— jonah (@yyzsportsmedia) September 28, 2015
This comes just a day after news came out reporting that the duo would be calling games by watching a TV feed in a studio, which, as I argued today in an earlier post, is a significant downgrade on the experience for all parties.
The duo will travel alongside the team, rather than with them, thanks to Lou Lamoriello’s new policy involving broadcasters and chartered flights. But the fact that they’ll be there is most important.