The search and speculation is over, and the shadowy figures at MLSE have forgone local and stateside Canucks in favour of a proven NBA voice for the next season of Raps broadcasts.
Matt Devlin (pictured), formerly of the Charlotte Bobnets and the Memphis Vancouvers, takes over as lead play by play man, with a resumé a mile long and soon to be Olympic experience with NBC this summer.
Granted, it's probably best that one of the radio guys wasn't promoted, but it does continue to add to the idea that Canadians can't call anything other than hockey unless their name is Dan Shulman. Still, to see Emelessee at the vanguard of anything would be a shock.
Next we get to start laying bets on who takes Swirsky's 1 - 4 PM slot on the FAN.