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Canucks Lead Series 2-0—VIDEO

UPDATED

Lots of video here. First, downtown Vancouver errupts…

Next, Alex Burrows’s game winner, called by CBC:

 

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  Tags: alex+burrows, boston+bruins, cbc, daniel+sedin, manny+malhotra, nbc, vancouver+canucks

Stanley Cup Finals Game 1 scores big in US Ratings

Let’s go back a few days, to Sunday, when Bruce Dowbiggin wrote the following at the Globe & Mail:

The Stanley Cup final matchup last year was the best thing to happen to the NHL in the United States since Wayne Gretzky dried his tears on the pier at Santa Monica, Calif., in 1988. The meeting of the Chicago Blackhawks and Philadelphia Flyers, the third- and fourth-biggest media markets in the States, produced substantial ratings…[...].

The Boston Bruins and Vancouver Canucks pairing in 2011, by contrast, has been compared by some to the Fox TV glowing puck as a broadcasting non-starter. Ratings from the local Vancouver market don’t count in the U.S. Nielsen ratings. To Americans, Vancouver might as well be Vladivostok at this time of year. The Sedin twins, likely to win back-to-back Hart Trophies, rival the GOP presidential field on the invisibility factor. Boston is dropping as a major U.S. market.

But in reality, an entirely different picture emerges, as ratings from “Vladivostok” give NBC a whopping 14% increase over last year, and are, in fact, the highest game 1 ratings in 12 years.

 

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  Tags: boston, gary+bettman, nbc, ratings

A Sympathetic Cause or Two

Quote of the Day:

“Poor Alanah. I’m worried about Alanah…”
- Pierre McGuire

This was Pierre’s response earlier today, when considering my status as a Canucks fan.  He was reflecting on the hardships in Vancouver, both the scoring problems as well as today’s loss of Mattias Ohlund (which I blathered about earlier here, after I’d whined for long enough about Chris Pronger; although, is it really ever enough?).

You can check out the whole interview with McGuire here.  A very smart hockey guy, obviously, and a gracious interview as well.

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  Tags: facebook, hockey+peacemaking, nbc, pierre+mcguire, tsn, twitter, vancouver+canucks

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