MacLean to reportedly replace Stroumboulopoulos on Hockey Night in Canada
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It appears the George Stroumboulopoulos era on Hockey Night in Canada is over.

The host won't return next season, reports The Toronto Star's Dave Feschuk, who adds that Ron MacLean - the man Stroumboulopoulos replaced - will take back his old gig.

MacLean will continue his duties on "Coach's Corner" with Don Cherry.

Stroumboulopoulos was brought in to attract a younger audience, but with all seven Canadian franchises missing the playoffs in 2015-16, ratings were down across the board.

In November 2013, Rogers paid over $5.2 billion for rights to broadcast NHL games for 12 years.

Sportsnet president Scott Moore refused to comment on Feschuk's report, writing it was "simply speculation."

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MacLean to reportedly replace Stroumboulopoulos on Hockey Night in Canada
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