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Video- You Know it Is Hockey Season When The HNIC Montage Appears



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Watching Hockey On Devices May Be The Next Step

from Fluto Shinzawa of the Boston Globe,

Market research in all sports shows that getting customers in the door is not good enough anymore. Today’s consumer wants an immersive and mobile experience: in the concourses, at the concessions stands, in the pro shop, and in the bathroom, all while remaining connected to the game.

For NHL teams, the trick is to marry everything into one sticky bundle that is more attractive to the fan than the alternatives — YouTube, Netflix, Facebook — in his or her pocket. It’s not easy to hit on the secret sauce at the rink. It’s even harder at home.

Everybody knows hockey in person is a crackling, flammable product. It is multi-sensory immersion: watching the speed of the players, hearing the crunch of checks, even smelling the whiff of equipment from behind the bench. It’s impossible to replicate the experience for television viewers, especially given how some watchers are no longer consuming the game on wide screens. Somehow, the league, teams, and broadcast rightsholders have to make the sport presentable on the same phones that offer dozens of other entertainment options.

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Video- NBCSN Tribute To Dave Strader

Well worth the 3 1/2 minutes to watch.


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Services For Dave Strader

via the Dallas Stars,

The following services will be held in memory of television legend Dave Strader, who passed away yesterday following a battle with cholangiocarcinoma.

Calling Hours - Thursday October 5, 2017 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. - Cool Insuring Arena (formerly called the Civic Center)

Celebration of Life - Friday October 6, 2017 - 12:00 p.m. - First Presbyterian Church at 400 Glen Street Glens Falls, NY

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to one of the following:

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Dave Strader Has Passed Away

FRISCO, Texas - The Dallas Stars mourn the passing of television legend Dave Strader at the age of 62. He passed away this morning after battling cholangiocarcinoma, a form of bile duct cancer, for over a year. Strader is survived by his wife, Colleen, son Christopher and wife Karen, their daughter Sydney (granddaughter) and beloved Boston terrier Lady Stanley, son Casey and wife Dr. Mary, their son Charles (grandson), and son Trevor.

Strader's legendary television career was honored by the Hockey Hall of Fame on April 17, 2017 when it was announced that he was the recipient of the Foster Hewitt Memorial Award for his outstanding contributions as a hockey broadcaster. He will be honored at the Hockey Hall of Fame NHL Media Awards Luncheon on Nov. 13 in Toronto, Ontario and his award plaque will be displayed in the Esso Great Hall at the Hockey Hall of Fame alongside past award recipients.

Known affectionately as "The Voice", Strader joined the Stars in the 2015-16 season. Following that campaign, he was diagnosed with cholangiocarcinoma and was limited to calling five games for the team during the 2016-17 regular season. In his return to the booth on Feb. 18, the Stars won a memorable game in which Antoine Roussel recorded a hat trick and Jamie Benn won the game with an overtime goal in a 4-3 victory against Tampa Bay. Following the game, Benn organized an impromptu team-wide salute to Strader, raising their sticks to the venerable play-by-play man who was stationed in the broadcast booth above them.  That game garnered two Lone Star Emmy nominations that were announced earlier this week.  Strader also went on to call a number of games for NBC during the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

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Your NHL Network Programming And Schedule

September 28, 2017 – With the 2017 – 2018 NHL season beginning in six days, NHL Network today announced the return of its weekday studio programming lineup for the regular season, as well as its ten-game schedule for October, three new season preview and NHL Network Countdown programs, and the NHL Network premiere of The Mighty Ducks on Monday, October 2.

New NHL Network analyst Barry Melrose will join hosts Jamison Coyle and Tony Luftman, and analysts Mike Johnson and Kevin Weekes for three season preview programs, beginning with NHL Tonight: Western Conference Preview this Sunday, October 1 at 4:00 p.m. ET. NHL Tonight: Eastern Conference Preview will debut on Monday, October 2 at 7:00 p.m. ET, and NHL Tonight: 2017 – 2018 Predictions will debut on Tuesday, October 3 at 7:00 p.m. ET. 

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Mike Milbury Will Step-In For Eddie Olczyk

from Kevin Allen of USA TODAY,

Mike Milbury makes it clear that he is not replacing Ed Olczyk as an NBC analyst as much as he is holding his place.

He views NBC’s decision to name him as Mike Emrick’s analyst partner while Olczyk recovers from colon cancer surgery as NBC’s way of embracing the NHL-concept of “next man up.” Milbury and Emrick will be together Wednesday, Oct. 4 when the Blues play in Pittsburgh at 8 p.m on NBCSN.

“When you have a problem, someone has to fill in,” Milbury told USA TODAY Sports. “I’m a little nervous about it. It’s not something I’ve done a lot of. But the good news is when you are sitting next to someone as polished and celebrated as Doc Emrick you can just ride shotgun and not worry much. I hope.”


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Barry Melrose Joins The NHL Network

September 25, 2017 – NHL Network today announced that Barry Melrose, a six-year NHL veteran, former NHL head coach and one of the best-known personalities in hockey, has joined its roster of on-air talent as a studio analyst. Melrose, who previously served as an NHL Network analyst from 2011-2015, will mark his return to NHL Network on NHL Tonight: Western Conference Preview on Sunday, October 1 at 4:00 p.m. ET.

“With the regular season about to begin, I’m very excited to once again work with the group at NHL Network,” said Melrose. “I’m looking forward to being in the studio and providing analysis and breakdowns on all 31 teams across the league.”

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NBC Sports Stations Will Not Broadcast Any NHL Games During The Olympics

from Larry Brooks of the New York Post,

The NHL is refusing to send its athletes to the 2018 Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, because the league does not want to go dark for nearly three mid-winter weeks. But you know that by now.

What you probably are not aware of, however, is the NHL nevertheless will go dark across all NBC platforms between Feb. 7-26, during the Games. Last season, NBC and NBCSN combined to telecast 20 NHL games over the comparable period.

This is a network decision that several industry sources in touch with Slap Shots over the past two weeks interpret as nothing less than the league’s U.S. national television rights-holder giving a symbolic middle finger to Gary Bettman and the Board of Governors for withholding its players from one of NBC’s most important properties.

The gap between the above-cited dates did exist in the telecast schedule released by NBC in July. But it had been assumed the network would announce added games at a later date.

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Mike Lange Decides To Cut Back On Travel As Voice Of The Penguins

via Penguins release...

Pittsburgh Penguins Hall of Fame radio announcer Mike Lange has decided to cut back on his travel schedule for the 2017-18 season.

The 69-year-old Lange will handle radio play-by-play for all 41 regular season home games and approximately 15 of the 41 road games.

Josh Getzoff of the Penguins Radio Network will do play-by-play for the other road games.

Lange will call all Penguins playoff games on radio.

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