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If you are a hockey fan, than you are probably following your favorite sport in a number of different ways.
May be you are one that watches the games on television, listens to the game on the radio, purchases the NHL Center Ice package for your family’s television, buys the NHL GameCenter Live package for your computer, or follows everything by hopping online and checking out all the hockey blogs, hockey beat writers, and so on and so forth.
Believe it or not, folks, there is another way and it is three words: NHL Home Ice.
This outlet is dedicated to hockey like no other. The hosts are not only some of the most knowledgeable hockey people out there, but they are also true fans of the game we all know and love.
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On Tuesday night, the hosts of Hockey This Morning on NHL Home Ice, Mike Ross and Mick Kern, had the pleasure of being invited to see the Buffalo Sabres take on the Winnipeg Jets at the First Niagra Center.
It ended up being a special and emotional night for all as it was also Dale Hawerchuk and Rick Jeanneret night as the two Sabres’ legends were being inducted into the club’s Hall of Fame.
“Rossy” was kind enough to take time out of his very busy schedule to tell us how the night went.
PH: How did you and Mick Kern get invited to be at Dale Hawerchuk and Rick Jeanneret night in Buffalo?
MR: Actually, we got to pick the game. A few weeks ago, I got a call from Marc Heintzman of the Sabres Public Relations department saying that team President Ted Black had heard Mick and I talking about the renovations at First Niagara Center and was inviting us to pick a game and be his guest for a night. So we looked at the schedule and decided that seeing the Jets would be cool and in the end, it was a coincidence that Hawerchuk and Jeanneret were being honoured.
While it is great that there is hockey back in Winnipeg, there have been reports that the housing available for the players is not exactly great.
Yesterday, Mick Kern at NHL Home Ice blogged about understanding what the Jets are going through in a very funny way:
Take a moment to skate a mile in their shoes; most of these guys spent the past few years in Atlanta, where no doubt there were Southern mansions a-plenty to be had. Who cares if a paltry sum of souls attended your home games? If anything, that anonymity provided a shield from the prying eyes of the hockey mad, mouth drooling, Northern-based hoser. Heck, you could probably even drive your boat and pop open a few cool ones there, and nobody down there would care.
Not in Winnipeg. Not in Canada.
Every move here is scrutinized, analyzed, dissected, interpreted, and duly reported, like football in Texas.
Which explains why these hockey playing migrants require only the best fortress available from the unrelenting waves of unconditional love they are receiving from the populace of One Great City.
Click here for more from the great Mick Kern at NHL Home Ice.
From good friend of the blog Mick Kern at NHL Home Ice:
For whatever reason, there were a number of trades in the NHL today, a full ten days before the Trade Deadline.
The hockey media scrambled to get reporters to press conferences, and to book guests for on-air appearances. TSN briefly considered launching 24-hour Trade Centre coverage ten days early.
There was the usual litany of insiders, experts, and players making their way to the airport, all commenting on today’s action.
One phrase that kept being repeated, like a Holy Hockey Mantra, was “If Gretzky Can Be Traded, Then Anyone Can Be Traded”.
Click here for more trade deadline thoughts from Mick Kern.
As you all know, I am a big fan of XM’s Home Ice Channel. The channel produces great content on a daily basis, gets great guests on its shows and has extremely knowledgeable hosts.
With that in mind, I was lucky enough to do an interview with one of the hosts - Mick Kern. Kern took some time to tell us about how he got into hockey, the radio industry and his thoughts on the game in general.
Here we go: