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Caps & Their Bloggers

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from the Washington Times,

No team in professional sports offers as much unfettered access to bloggers as the Caps, though several teams have rolled out special accommodations. The New York Islanders, for instance, created a special “blog box” separate from traditional media members, and other teams have provided credentials on a game-by-game basis. The growing number of bloggers has captured the attention of NHL officials, who are exploring whether a league-wide policy toward bloggers is needed.

“The NHL is looking closely at it,” said Caps chief communications officer Kurt Kehl, who served on a special committee to address the issue at a recent league meeting. “There is some fear of the unknown.”

more

On Frozen Blog pointed the story out to me and you can read more there…

added 12:41pm, Ted Leonsis chimes in too at Ted’s Take...

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  Tags: washington+capitals

NHL Network Ads Targets Displaced Hockey Fans

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Multichannel News,

The National Hockey League named Cenergy Communications to handle all advertising/marketing duties for the U.S. launch of the NHL Network, officials said Tuesday.

A TV, print and online advertising will break mid-November, and will target both cable operators and consumers, especially displaced hockey fans.

continued

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  Tags: nhl+network

Berard Out With Groin Injury

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

via the NY Islanders,

Islanders defenseman Bryan Berard will be sidelined approximately 2-4 weeks with a groin injury suffered during the team’s 4-3 overtime victory over the New Jersey Devils on Saturday night at Nassau Coliseum.

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  Tags: bryan+berard, injuries, new+york+islanders

The Sid Blitz

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

A marketing firm representing Versus emailed many of the hockey bloggers recently asking them to display an “exclusive” video on Sid.

KK displayed that “exclusive” video last week, which can be seen here, so I wonder how exclusive it really is.

Filed in: NHL Media, NHL Video, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: media, pittsburgh+penguins, sidney+crosby

Derek Morris A Bright Spot For Coyotes

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from the Arizona Republic,

Positives, such as the Coyotes’ Derek Morris, can easily be overlooked when a team starts a season slowly.

The Coyotes, with only two wins in seven games, are trying to put things together, but Morris has had things together from the opening bell, a leader of a defense that has been the team’s strength.

“He’s been unreal for us,” coach Wayne Gretzky said. “From Day 1 in training camp, he came in in phenomenal shape, better than he ever has . . . He’s always in good shape, but it seems like he’s in better shape this year.”

continued

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  Tags: derek+morris, phoenix+coyotes

Roenick Wave Irks Keenan

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from the Calgary Sun,

Keenan thought a linesman’s whistle while the game was still scoreless in the first period could just as easily have been the difference.

Robyn Regehr had just smashed Jeremy Roenick into the boards and left him frozen and dazed but still standing, as Jarome Iginla was sprung on a breakaway the other way. But the man in stripes adamantly blew his whistle.

“That could have been a turning point more than the shorthanded goal,” said Keenan, who was even more flustered Roenick waved to fans on his way to the bench. “I didn’t appreciate that he gestured to the crowd when he was supposed to be the injured player.”

more on the Flames…

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  Tags: calgary+flames, jeremy+roenick, mike+keenan, san+jose+sharks

Forsberg Speculation

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun,

Two NHL sources told the Sun yesterday the Colorado Avalanche and Senators are among the unrestricted free agent centre’s top choices as a final destination….

Signing Forsberg might be tougher than just getting him to put his pen on a contract….

There’s a strong belief Forsberg would want a three-year contract worth roughly $5 million per season.

more

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  Tags: peter+forsberg

Rocky Bringing the ‘Hawks into the 21st Century

Blog: KK Hockey By Alanah McGinley

From Jay Mariotti at the Chicago Sun-Times,

I’ll never forget the hilarious day when Jim DeMaria, public relations boss of the least publicly relatable sports team I’ve known, tried to censor me with an ultimatum. If I wanted to cover a Blackhawks home game, I had to agree not to mention the forbidden words: No home TV.

Naturally, in either the first or second paragraph of my live column from the United Center, I wondered why the Hawks were the only franchise in the civilized world not to televise home games. It was such a gross miscalculation of the needs of 21st-century fans, the edict literally swallowed up what once was the crackling pride of every Chicago winter. Long before Michael Jordan, the Hawks owned the West Side, but as long as Bill Wirtz was lowballing his star players and making illogical decisions about TV marketing, they were doomed to plunge further in popularity and impact than any team in American sports.

Well, in the wee hours of a September morning, Mr. Wirtz passed away. And not a month later, in a Monday memo that melted the ice beneath the feet of the few local hockey fans that remain, his son moved quickly to rectify a decades-old blunder.

continued…

*Original press release from the Blackhawks about televising home games in the future is noted here
.

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  Tags: chicago+blackhawks, rocky+wirtz

Wild Style

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Darren Eliot at Sports Illustrated,

Watching the Minnesota Wild so far this season is to witness the importance of team identity in the NHL. They play the same way all the time. While talent is necessary to succeed, under the regime of GM Doug Risebrough and head coach Jacques Lemaire, the Wild consistenly employ a style executed by players who are well-suited to it.

continued

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  Tags: minnesota+wild

Blackhawks Home Games May Be Coming to TV

Blog: KK Hockey By Alanah McGinley

From the Chicago Blackhawks,

Representatives of the Chicago Blackhawks met with Comcast SportsNet executives today to begin discussions about televising some home games this hockey season.

It’s important to understand that Comcast SportsNet’s current schedule was developed well over a year ago, so fitting the Blackhawks into that schedule cannnot be done overnight. No definitive agreement has been reached at this time, however, we are convinced that it is the appropriate next step to re-energize Chicago hockey fans and create new fans. We are also working on a long term strategy for televising additional home games in the future.

continued…

Wow.

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  Tags: chicago+blackhawks, media

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