Calling Canadiens video games a labour of affection for TSN 690’s Dan Robertson

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Calling video games off a TV display does make Robertson’s job totally different and harder as a result of he can’t see all the ice floor and, in consequence, can’t anticipate performs as nicely. There’s additionally not the joy of the gang to feed off — however there in all probability gained’t be any followers in Canadian rinks all through the season, anyway, due to COVID-19.

“It’s going to be so bizarre to name a sport on the Bell Centre, the place normally there’s 21,000 folks,” Robertson stated. “However I can’t look ahead to that. That’s going to be cool, too.”

Robertson, 50, grew up in Trenton, N.S., a small city with about three,000 folks. Earlier than getting the job calling Canadiens video games, he was a senior sports activities producer for EastLink TV, protecting Atlantic College Sport and junior hockey for greater than a decade and a half whereas additionally doing play-by-play for the QMJHL’s Halifax Mooseheads.