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NHL Home Ice: A Worthy Investment for Any Puckhead

I know that with today’s economy, money is tight for everyone. Believe me, I understand.

With that said, there is definitely a worthy investment out there if you’re a eat, sleep, and breathe hockey: a Sirius/XM satellite radio with NHL Home Ice.

I have been listening to NHL Home Ice since January of 2008 and I must say that I come away impressed every single day. The channel has a terrific boss in Joe Thistel who does whatever he can to bring hockey to the masses 24/7 through great content, outstanding hosts and terrific producers.

NHL Home Ice has been very accommodating to us here at Kukla’s Korner. For starters, their hosts/producers have been kind enough to take time out of their busy schedules to do e-mail interviews with me.

Secondly, their hosts have been kind enough to have some of us on their respective shows to talk about the great game of hockey and have always valued our opinions. Furthermore, they keep coming back to us.

Lastly, they visit the site on a daily basis. They mention the site on their shows and I have received e-mails from hosts/producers on the channel saying that they check out the site on a regular basis.

I promise you that you will not be disappointed if you decide to become a Sirius/XM subscriber. NHL Home Ice delivers the goods every single day and is probably one of the most valuable investments a true hockey fan like yourself can make.

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awould's avatar

I listen every day on my commute. During the season, I almost never change the channel. And if you like to mix it up w/ some music or comedy or talk radio, or even other sports, even more reason to get XM.

Posted by awould on 05/24/11 at 12:38 PM ET


I have not listened to this but I have listened to a game or two on XM when traveling.  Is NHL Home Ice as controversy-free as the NHL Network because if so, I wouldn’t bother listening to it.  I would imagine it is since I remember seeing their studio in the NHL store in NYC when I visited there a couple of years ago.

Posted by Devils In The Details on 05/24/11 at 01:08 PM ET


It is NOT controversy free. The hosts get into great debates on all things hockey and really do not sugarcoat things.

The XM NHL Home Ice studio is in Toronto, ON. The studio you saw in NYC was for their NHL Live/NHL Hour show.

Posted by Patrick Hoffman from Fairfield, CT on 05/24/11 at 01:13 PM ET

awould's avatar

It is NOT controversy free.

Definitely not free from strange opinions and big disagreements. Very entertaining. I once heard Phil Esposito ranting about how ineffective Scott Gomez has become - going on about how he takes a dozen shots a game from terrible angles and the blue line and wondering how it is possible that he failed to score for 50+ games just out of sheer luck - the great line he said was “Gomez could play that game Hungry Hungry Hippos, and he’d get no balls. He’d get nothing!” Made me laugh, he was so worked up.

Posted by awould on 05/24/11 at 01:34 PM ET

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Patrick has a tremendous passion for hockey. Besides covering the Rangers and the NHL for Kukla's Korner, you can also find Patrick's work over at Sportsnet.ca, The Red Light District Hockey Blog, NHL Home Ice, and Liam Maguire's Ultimate Hockey web site.

Prior to writing for the above mentioned outlets, you could find Patrick's musings at hockey web sites/outlets such as TheHockeyNews.com, TheFourthPeriod.com, Spector's Hockey, Hokeja Vestnesis, Blueshirt Bulletin, SNYRangersBlog.com and many more.

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