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Pete Weber- The Daily Routine Of A Play-By-Play Man

from Pete Weber at the Predators' website,

It’s a typical question when I meet with students: “What is your day like on a game day?” The next is: “How much time do you spend preparing for each game?”

The answer to the second question is very complicated for me, because just before a road trip, I may be preparing for several games at once, so it’s difficult to allocate time across the individual games. So let’s skip the second and concentrate on the first here.

(I will use a home game as my example here. Understand that on the road, there are busses to catch, bags to pack, etc. There are a number of variables always at play, so there is no real “typical” game day.)

On the day of a game, the first thing we have is a production meeting for the telecasts. This year they have been held at 9:45 a.m., before the team’s morning skate at Bridgestone Arena. In that meeting are producer David White, analyst Stu Grimson and reporter Lyndsay Rowley. At that point in time, we concentrate on our broadcast open, usually spending as much as 30 minutes to plan the opening four and a half minutes you see before the commercial prior to puck drop.

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Video- Coach’s Corner Tonight

Topics discussed tonight by Don Cherry and Ron MacLean were...

Don Cherry praised the play of Mark Stuart of the Winnipeg Jets.  Next topic was Joe Thornton and his 900th assist.

Then Don Cherry pointed out a bad defensive play by the Toronto Maple Leafs game tonight.

Next topic was the play of Andrew Hammond.

Up next was "all for one and one for all", big hits and teammates respond.

Cherry then pointed out the play of Dan Hamuis.

Then a few more topics, including Connor McDavid, a good Canadian boy.

Watch below...

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Video- Coach’s Corner Tonight

Topics discussed tonight by Don Cherry and Ron MacLean were...

Ron MacLean caught chuckling at Cherry's green hat.

Don Cherry tells us how to drop the ceremonial puck.

Talked a bit about Brad Richards.

Then Nazem Kadri talk was next.  Cherry says Kadri won't be in Toronto in two years, he has been humiliated.  You can't do what the Leafs did to their best forward.

Cherry talked about the fighting code in a recent Winnipeg game.

Don Cherry then reviewed the Derek MacKenzie goal from a few days ago.

Next up was Cherry saying Aaron Ekblad will be the rookie of the year.

Last topic was the linesmen dropping the puck in the faceoff circle.

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Video- Coach’s Corner Tonight

Main topics discussed tonight by Don Cherry and Ron MacLean....

Cherry discussed the play of the Calgary Flames and their shot blocking.

Next was goaltender Andrew Hammond of the Ottawa Senators.

Then more of the same from last week-  NHL star players getting run and they have no protection.  Cherry says keep fighting in the game, accountability counts.

Up next was a Brandon Prust and Patrick Maroon fight, the right way.

A few more topics too.

 

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Sportsnet And TVA Sports Awarded Broadcast Rights For World Cup Of Hockey In Canada

NEW YORK/TORONTO (March 4, 2015) – Sportsnet has been awarded the exclusive English-language media rights in Canada and TVA Sports the exclusive French-language media rights in Canada to the 2016 World Cup of Hockey, the National Hockey League (NHL®) and National Hockey League Players’ Association (NHLPA) announced today. The deal covers all tournament games – round-robin, semi-final and the best-of-three final – for the 2016 tournament and includes television, online and mobile rights.

The World Cup of Hockey will be played at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto Sept. 17 – Oct. 1, 2016. Eight teams, comprised of the world’s best hockey players, will compete for a best-on-best international hockey championship.

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ESPN Awarded Exclusive Rights To Broadcast World Cup Of Hockey In The USA

NEW YORK/TORONTO (March 4, 2015) – ESPN has been awarded the exclusive U.S. media rights to the 2016 World Cup of Hockey, the National Hockey League (NHL®) and National Hockey League Players’ Association (NHLPA) announced today. The World Cup of Hockey will be played at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto Sept. 17 – Oct. 1, 2016. Eight teams, comprised of the world’s best hockey players, will compete for a best-on-best international hockey championship.

The deal covers all tournament games – round-robin, semi-final and the best-of-three final – for the 2016 tournament and includes exclusive rights on television and radio, with most games to appear on ESPN and ESPN2. ESPN International gains the exclusive rights in over 20 countries served by its Pacific Rim and Latin North networks. Additionally, live access to coverage of the event on ESPN networks will be available through WatchESPN on computers, smartphones, tablets, Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Roku, Xbox 360 and Xbox One via an affiliated video provider.  

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TSN And Sportsnet On Trade Deadline Day

from David Shoalts of the Globe and Mail,

TSN was the clear winner over Sportsnet in the annual battle for best telecast on the NHL’s trade-deadline day. But it was not simply a case of having the funniest and most insightful broadcasters.

TSN’s presentation on a deadly dull day as far as the trades went, with the biggest ones made in advance of Monday afternoon’s deadline, was a clear artistic success. The network did make the biggest mistake of the day in allowing a moronic, vulgar tweet about a couple of Toronto Maple Leafs players to flash across the screen but its panelists were funny, frank and irreverent with former Leafs head coach Ron Wilson leading the way. More on him later but Wilson has either just signed a long contract with TSN or has his retirement income set because his comments on tanking to get the Connor McDavid draft pick ensure it will be a long time before he is hired to coach in the NHL again.

Sportsnet, on the other hand, played it straight. There were some light moments and some decent insights, such as former Pittsburgh Penguin Colby Armstrong talking about how he learned from his mother that he was traded off Sidney Crosby’s line to the sad-sack Atlanta Thrashers in 2008 and how emotional it was to watch from the stands as they played the Stanley Cup final. But for the most part it was the standard stuff from their panels as they waited for the blockbuster deals that never came.

However, this was not the fault of the Sportsnet broadcasters and producers. Their hands were tied once their corporate masters handed over $5.2-billion for a 12-year contract to become the Canadian national broadcast “partner” of the NHL. Being a partner of the NHL means never offending the league and never poking serious fun at it.

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Video- Coach’s Corner Tonight

The segment started with Cherry pointing out teams are laughing at the Leafs.

Then the problem with nets tipping over.

The main topic discussed by Don Cherry and Ron MacLean was star players getting injured and nobody riding shotgun for them.

Of course there were other topics too, watch the segment.

 

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Video- Coach’s Corner Tonight

The main topic of the segment tonight was super stars and fighting.  Cherry used Crosby as an example and then showed numerous clips of stars fighting. Cherry says the stars should not be fighting.

Also a nice tribute to Steve Montador and Cherry urges the Toronto fans to keep the faith.  Cherry also mentioned the play of Tyler Myers and claims he will soon be a star in the NHL.

 

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Video- Hockey Day In Canada Feature On Danny Gallivan

via Sportsnet,

Danny Gallivan was not the first hockey broadcaster. That honour belongs to Foster Hewitt. But like Hewitt, Gallivan had paved his own path and legacy as the voice of the Montreal Canadiens in an era that spanned 16 Stanley Cups.

 

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