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from Sean Fitz-Gerald of the National Post,
Musical montages will not feature as prominently on Hockey Night in Canada this season as editorial control of the show shifts to Rogers Communications Inc., though executives with the company say the popular pre-game features will not disappear entirely.
The montages evolved into a staple of the national broadcasts over the last several years, where songs — pop, rock, folk and any genre in between — were laid over hockey visuals to form a narrative about the upcoming game. During the National Hockey League playoffs, reaction to the videos often swelled on social media.
I am not sure how much of the studio we will see here in the US, but it does look fantastic.
Here's hoping the Center Ice package keeps the Sportsnet studio feed live during intermission instead of the "We will return shortly" message.
from Luke Fox of Sportsnet,
It’s pricey, it’s flashy, and it’s about to see a ton of action.
With Rogers set to air a mellow 554 National Hockey League games this season — starting with full-slate puck drop on Oct. 8 — all that hockey television needed a new broadcast home.
On Monday, fresh Hockey Night in Canada host George Stroumboulopoulos and the movers and shakers at Sportsnet unveiled a state-of-the-art studio at the CBC building in downtown Toronto.
“I’ve been on a bunch of sets in my life,” Stroumboulopoulos said of the space that will be used seven days a week throughout the hockey season, “and there’s nothing like this.”
Hockey Central’s 11,000 square foot, 360-degree studio allows cameras to shoot at any angle, as up to three live broadcasts can be shot for three or more networks simultaneously. In other words, everything is happening.
We highlight 10 things about hockey’s new headquarters you should know.
FRISCO, Texas - Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill announced today that the club has signed forward Cody Eakin to a two-year contract. Per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
"Cody is a two-way, young forward who competes hard and has the ability to make plays offensively," said Nill. "He has just scratched the surface in terms of his development at this level and we are confident that over these next two years, we'll see him mature into an even more dependable and productive player."
Former Montreal Canadiens general manager Bob Gainey will be used as a coaching consultant for the St. Louis Blues during the season.
In his new capacity, Gainey will talk with current Blues head coach Ken Hitchcock throughout the year.
The Peterborough, Ontario native was general manager of the Canadiens from 2003-10, amassing a regular season record of 241-176-46-7.
He also served as an adviser for the Canadiens until 2012.
The video is almost two minutes long...
from Stan Fischler of The Fischler Report,
* It would do The Game a lot of good if goalie pads were further trimmed from side to side.
* My view is that Jim Rutherford and Mike Johnston have everything in place for their Penguins -- except for goaltending.
* Biggest challenge for Rutherford-Johnston is to convince Pittsburgh fans that the regular season has meaning.
via Daid Alter tweets,
Clarkson has a fractured orbital bone...doesn't require surgery. Expected back Friday.
David Booth out 4 weeks plus with a fractured foot
Pierre LeBrun of ESPN did an online Q & A today...
Is the year that Detroit's playoff streak ends? I mean it's an unreal streak when you stop and consider it.
Pierre LeBrun Possible, although again, they're in the East so....If they can stay healthy, and they've started with Datsyuk out a month, they should be able to slide in but if injuries pile up again, I don't think they can perform the miracle twice
Flyers: Playoff team or no? Obv being in the East helps, but a net negative offseason for the team. Thanks!
Pierre LeBrun bubble team
Is this the year the Penguins take a dip Oct-Apr, but make gains Apr-Jun? Regular seasons stats have been done here, and are no longer important.
Pierre LeBrun Honestly not sure what to make of the Penguins this year. Don't have a feel for them either way. Not sure where they are headed
In case you missed it earlier today, the Avs re-signed Stuart.
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