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NBC Sports Group Schedule For The NHL

from Kevin Allen of USA TODAY,

NBC Sports’ 2019-20 NHL television schedule, being released today, suggests a belief that the Colorado Avalanche, Dallas Stars and the New Jersey Devils have become better entertainment options.

The Nathan MacKinnon-led Avalanche will be featured 12 times, compared with six times last season. The Stars will appear six times, compared with once last season. The Devils, adding P.K. Subban, Russian standout Nikita Gusev and No. 1 draft pick Jack Hughes, have gone from one appearance to four.

“(The Avalanche) are a spectacular team to watch,” said Sam Flood, executive producer & president, Production, NBC & NBC Sports Network.  “MacKinnon is the real deal. I thought he was as good as a player as stepped on the ice in the playoffs. The more we can expose him to a broader audience, the better it will be for the growth of the league.”

continued, includes the schedule for the NBC Sports Group too...

added 10:06am, NBC press release is below.

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Fox Interested In The NHL

from Brian Giuffra of the Big Lead,

From his standing desk inside Fox’s expansive urban office on 6th Avenue in Manhattan, Mark Evans surveys the landscape of the future of the sports media world with insight and authority few in the industry possess. For one, he’s the SVP of Sales at Fox Sports, meaning he plays a big role in what happens at one of the largest media companies in the world and has intimate conversations with other powerful people who likewise hold media insights few have. But perhaps even more important than that, Evans has been working in sales for a long time, 25 years at Fox to be exact, starting there around the same time they acquired the rights to air NFL games and rising as the company around him did as well.

“The change in media has been seismic on literally every level,” Evans says. “And there’s more to come.”

During an hour-plus long conversation with The Big Lead, Evans opened the door to several interesting subjects and provided us with insights on everything from the developing relationship between gambling and sports, the future of live sports distribution, and Fox’s role in the current and future of American sports coverage, which is where we’ll start today....

Fox has also expanded its coverage of niche sports like surfing, bowling, car racing and others in addition to its NFL, MLB, FIFA and college football portfolio. So where else could Fox go?

“Hockey,” Evans said. “Hockey’s [TV rights] are up after two more seasons. That could be a place that we’d like to delve back into.”

more but no additional hockey talk...

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Ray Ferraro- From Player To Hockey Analyst

from Sasha Kandrach of NewYorkIslanders.com,

Whether you know him as a pesky, intense, point-grabbing center polished broadcaster between the benches of a national broadcast, or analyst up in the studio, if you're a hockey fan, you definitely know Ray Ferraro. While it's been 18 years since Ferraro wrapped up his impressive 18-year career in the NHL, the now 54-year-old hasn't missed a beat in the hockey world.

"This will be my 18th year broadcasting full-time and I played for 18 years," Ferraro said. "It's hard to believe the same length of time. When I broke in at 1984 to the way the game is played now, it barely looks the same. Everything is different. It's been really cool to be around it and to see the changes, the way the game has grown, to see the struggles along the way and how things are trying to evolve and advance. I lived my dream and I got to keep living it."

During his impressive 18-year tenure in the NHL, the left-shot center had 898 points (408G, 490A) through a whopping 1258 games. Ferraro suited up for the Hartford Whalers, the Los Angeles Kings, the Atlanta Thrashers, the St. Louis Blues and was a member of the beloved 1992-93 New York Islanders squad.


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The NHL Network Will Televise The Last Three Days Of The World Junior Showcase

original post was on 7/22/19

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – USA Hockey announced today that NHL Network will televise live the final three days of games at the 2019 World Junior Summer Showcase.

The week-long event will include 11 international competitions featuring the best Under-20 players from four nations - the U.S., Canada, Finland and Sweden - auditioning for a spot to represent their country in the 2020 IIHF World Junior Championship. Collectively, the four teams have skated in at least one of the last three IIHF World Junior Championship gold-medal games. In 2017, the U.S. defeated Canada in a thrilling 5-4 shootout victory before Canada topped Sweden, 3-1, a year later. This past January, Finland edged the U.S., 3-2, to win gold.

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Video- Don Cherry On His Future

4 1/2 minutes to watch.

via the Toronto Sun's YouTube page,


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NHL Draft Coverage On The NHL Network

June 20, 2019 – As the New Jersey Devils prepare to make the #1 overall selection in the NHL Draft™ for the second time in three years, NHL Network™ is set to produce six live hours of Draft coverage, including Round 1 preview and recap shows, and the exclusive U.S. telecast of Rounds 2-7, live from the Vancouver Canucks’ Rogers Arena.

Beginning this Friday, June 21 at 6:00 p.m. ET, NHL Tonight™: 2019 NHL Draft Preview will air interviews, analysis and in-depth segments on the top Draft prospects, followed by breakdowns of the first round selections on NHL Tonight: 2019 NHL Draft Round 1 Recap at 11:00 p.m. ET. Starting Saturday, June 22 at 1:00 p.m. ET, NHL Network‘s exclusive coverage of Rounds 2-7 will begin at 1:00 p.m. ET and be streamed live by NHL.com, SiriusXM NHL Network Radio and Sportsnet.

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Video- The Best Call From The Stanley Cup Playoffs

via the YouTube page of the NHL,

Listen in to some of the most unforgettable calls via the radio or television broadcasters from the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs.


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Watching Game 7 Of The Stanley Cup Final

STAMFORD, Conn. – June 13, 2019 – Last night’s 2019 Stanley Cup Final Game 7, in which the St. Louis Blues defeated the Boston Bruins, 4-1, to capture their first-ever Stanley Cup, averaged a Total Audience Delivery (TAD) of nearly 9 million viewers (8.914), making it the most-watched NHL game on record and propelling the seven-game Stanley Cup Final and 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs to numerous viewership and streaming milestones, according to Fast National data from Nielsen and digital data from Adobe Analytics.

Following are consumption highlights for Game 7, the 2019 Stanley Cup Final, and the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs:

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Video- Coach’s Corner Tonight

Topic discussed- Big 'Papa', the first period (Don Cherry picked Boston pre-game), what was Marchand doing on the 2nd goal for the Blues, Game 7, 1979 Bruins/Canadiens and a few more topics.

via Sportsnet,


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Video- Coach’s Corner Tonight

Topics discussed by Don Cherry and Ron MacLean- The big line for the Bruins, the Blues won't win in Boston if they lose tonight, a few video breakdowns, the Charlotte Checkers (AHL champs) and a few other topics.

via Sportsnet,


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