- A star addition to our hockey broadcast panel - Mario Tremblay: from behind
the bench to in front of the cameras at RDS

MONTREAL, July 29 /CNW Telbec/ - RDS is extremely proud to announce that Mario Tremblay has joined its panel of hockey experts on Montreal Canadiens hockey broadcasts starting in the Fall.

Mario Tremblay is synonymous with NHL hockey since the 1970's. From his days as a driven and gritty star player to beloved media personality, from his time as head coach of the Canadiens to his coaching roles with both the Wild and the Devils, "Le Bleuet Bionique" has left his mark throughout the NHL. Mario brings a level and breadth of experience which combined with his natural passion will serve him well in his new role at RDS.

    
    An insider with the gift of gab
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Mario Tremblay was quick to share his first thoughts. "After 12 years behind the bench, I am glad to be back in front of the cameras as part of the solid and experienced team at RDS. I intend on providing my viewpoint in my own personal way regarding all that's going on in modern professional hockey. Everything I've seen, learned and lived through during my career will prove useful in my role as an analyst and I will share a behind-the-scenes look at the NHL with our viewers."

Domenic Vannelli, Vice President of Production at RDS, was pleased to welcome this seasoned professional to the network. "Mario Tremblay is a tremendous addition to our broadcast team. Thanks to the extent of his high-level NHL experience, he possesses deep insight into every aspect of hockey. He is capable of expressing himself clearly and directly, while nonetheless letting his unique and entertaining personality shine through."

    
    Also on L'antichambre and RDS.ca
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Starting this Fall, Mario Tremblay will also be involved in major hockey happenings on RDS, including a regular spot on the daily sports talk show L'antichambre.

His passion, intensity and wit are contagious and will undoubtedly serve him well in the colourful exchanges among knowledgeable experts that are a staple of this nightly talk show. In two short seasons, L'antichambre has established itself as the premiere late evening talk show for French-speaking sports fans. Mario Tremblay will also be authoring a much-anticipated weekly column on RDS.ca.

With the addition of Mario Tremblay to its seasoned team of hockey experts, RDS once again demonstrates its leadership and commitment to offering the absolute best sports coverage available.

SOURCE Réseau des sports (RDS)

For further information: For further information: Claude Deraîche, Director of Communications, RDS, 514 529-2132, 514 237-3647, claude.deraiche@rds.ca

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