Looking at the headline that accompanied the results of the survey, the most significant finding is that 74 per cent of the respondents feel that Ron MacLean’s reduced role has hurt the Hockey Night in Canada brand.

Most Canadians would be unaware of MacLean’s reduced role if he and Don Cherry hadn’t made it an integral part of Coach’s Corner. When Rogers secured the rights to the iconic HNIC brand from the CBC, Cherry’s segment was trimmed from seven minutes to five and a typical segment now features Cherry repeatedly telling viewers what he would be talking about if only he had more time.