Maggie the Monkey

TSN regrettably confirmed today that world-renowned post-season prognosticator Maggie the Monkey will officially retire after making her picks for the 2008-09 NHL Playoffs. Maggie will make her first-round playoff picks during the NHL on TSN Playoff Preview Special on Tuesday, April 14 at 9pm et/6pm.

Throughout the network’s NHL playoff coverage, TSN will look back at Maggie’s stellar career and her on-again, off-again, relationship with NHL ON TSN host James Duthie.

“This is an emotional day and really an end of an era,” said Duthie.  :cry: “Sure, we’ve had our ups and downs, but Maggie helped put this network, and the NHL, on the world stage.  We plan to send her off in style, so if anyone has a great recipe for a goodbye banana cake – we’d love to have it.”

Maggie the Monkey, a crab-eating macaque from the Bowmanvile Zoo, gained international fame in 2003 as a guest analyst on TSN’s NHL Playoff coverage with her ‘highly scientific’ method of predicting NHL winners by spinning a wheel.  Maggie boldly - and correctly - predicted the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim would make it to the 2003 Stanley Cup Final® by beating favoured Detroit, Dallas and Minnesota.   

Overall, Maggie the Monkey’s playoff prediction record is an impressive 40-35. Maggie’s best year was 2006 when she finished first out of a panel of TSN hockey experts including Bob McKenzie and Pierre McGuire. The one blemish on Maggie’s broadcasting career – is that she has never correctly picked the Stanley Cup® final winner. She plans to go out on top and improve her record with her 2009 Stanley Cup® winner prediction this year.

She will be missed.

I think Duthie stabbed her in the back, she was getting way more face time than him during the playoffs… :imp:

she should replace cherry . the monkey would be sweet in a cherry style suit  :smiley: