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Way Beyond The Time To End The Broadcast Issue In Denver

from Sean Keeler of the Denver Post,

This town wants — desperately wants — to watch a winner. A winner that has its act together. And here you are, sitting on two of them, young rosters on the climb, dominating in darkness.

If the Stanley Cup Playoffs started Thursday, the Avalanche would’ve been the No. 3 seed in the Western Conference. The Nuggets would’ve been the No. 2 seed in the NBA’s Western bracket.

Meanwhile, the Front Range Broadcasting Cold War — Kroenke Sports & Entertainment and Altitude Sports in one corner, Comcast and Dish Networks in the other — is on its fifth month now. And there’s no signs of any serious thaw....

The ones who should be watching Mikko Rantanen thread needles from their living rooms. The ones who chat up their pals at school the next morning about some moves on Fortnite instead of the ones just rocked by Michael Porter Jr. The ones who have to skirt the law to get their fix.

When Connor McDavid takes the ice in Edmonton, the locals chant “M-V-P! M-V-P!”

When Nathan MacKinnon takes the ice here, we chant “V-P-N! V-P-N!”


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Video- Ron MacLean On The Past Week

A sincere, troubled and caring man.

Well done Ron MacLean.

via the YouTube page of CityNew Toronto,



added 9:03pm, Sportsnet version is below, just posted.

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Jim Hughson Honored To Be The Recipient Of The Foster Hewitt Memorial Award

from Mike Zeisberger of NHL.com,

Jim Hughson crouched in front of Foster Hewitt's plaque at the Hockey Hall of Fame earlier this month and asked a question many of his peers have pondered for decades.

How did Hewitt, the man who pioneered hockey play-by-play, come up with the famous phrase, 'He shoots, he scores?' It's a phrase Hughson, the lead announcer on 'Hockey Night in Canada' uses to this day.

Hewitt became a groundbreaker in hockey broadcasting when he called his first game on the radio in 1923. He would become the voice of the sport for the next half century, primarily on Toronto Maple Leafs games.

"I always wish I'd been at that rink with him the day that he did that first broadcast," Hughson said of Hewitt, who died in 1985. "Because I wonder if he was thinking beforehand: 'What am I going to say when the puck goes into the net?'

"How did he come up with that? Did he talk to his family and say, 'Should it be, He shoots, he scores? Or should it be, A shot and a goal?'

"I would have loved to have that conversation with him."

Hughson will never have that opportunity, yet he still pays homage to the broadcasting great every Saturday night during the NHL season by using those same four words.

It's yet another reason why Hughson is so deeply honored to be the recipient of the 2019 Foster Hewitt Memorial Award, presented by the Hockey Hall of Fame to members of the radio and television industry who make outstanding contributions to their profession and the game of hockey during their broadcasting career.


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Afternoon Line- Ron MacLean


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Video- Don Cherry In His Own Words


My plan is to put this topic to bed, enough and I have tried to present the issue from both sides.

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Morning Line- Lance Hornby On Don Cherry

For the better part of four decades, fans didn’t head for the washroom or the fridge when Ron and Don came on. To this day in the Scotiabank Arena press box, an usher turns up the sound on a big TV with NHL media, management, scouts and caretakers all pausing to see whose feathers Cherry was going to ruffle.

-Lance Hornby of the Toronto Sun on Don Cherry and Coach's Corner.  Hornby has much more.

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Don Cherry On His Firing

from Joe Warmington of the Toronto Sun,

Don Cherry says he has been fired from Hockey Night in Canada by Sportsnet.

And the legendary star of Coach’s Corner says he will not walk back what he said on Saturday.

“I have just learned I’ve been fired by Sportsnet for comments made on Coach’s Corner Nov. 9,” Cherry told me in a phone interview. “No problem.”

Cherry added: “I know what I said and I meant it. Everybody in Canada should wear a poppy to honour our fallen soldiers.”

And Cherry said his words were not racial or bigoted but patriotic and respectful of our troops.


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Evening Line- Ron MacLean

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Don Cherry Under Fire For His Recent Comments On Coach’s Corner

from the CP at CBC,

Don Cherry is in the limelight yet again, this time for complaining that he rarely sees people he believes to be new immigrants wearing poppies ahead of Remembrance Day.

The 85-year-old Hockey Night in Canada personality said on Saturday on his weekly Coach's Corner segment that he's less frequently seeing people wearing poppies anymore to honour fallen Canadian soldiers, and he singled out those he believes are immigrants in Toronto, prompting a swift online backlash.

"You people … you love our way of life, you love our milk and honey, at least you can pay a couple bucks for a poppy or something like that," Cherry said. "These guys paid for your way of life that you enjoy in Canada, these guys paid the biggest price."


added 11:22am, Statement from Sportsnet is below.

added 1:49pm, Statement from the NHL below.

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Video- Coach’s Corner Tonight

added 8:56am on 11/10/19, Both video below of Coach's Corner have been pulled.  

Here is a video report of what was said by Don Cherry in his segment last night.

via Sportsnet,

Don Cherry and Ron MacLean break down the news surrounding the NHL, including a solid tilt between Ryan Reaves and Adam Lowry, goaltenders wearing plastic neck guards, and honouring our troops this Remembrance Day.

Plus a mention about Robby Fabbri.



added 9:04pm, YouTube version is below.

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