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HD Is Growing

Four games yesterday and all were available in HD via Directv.  Not sure if that is the same for other satellite and cable companies, but it sure was nice to be able to watch every game in HD.

Now, if could only get HNIC in HD via Directv, life would be good.

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Russo’s Target Today Is…

...Ken Daniels and Mickey Redmond, the Detroit Red Wings TV broadcast crew.

via Russo’s Rants,

Wonder if the Wings play-by-play guy would be whining about A TWO-MINUTE MINOR for tripping in a 5-zip game if Gaborik was paralyzed?

The play-by-play guy should be embarrassed. Hasek did not lead with his stick. He flung his body into Gaborik’s legs — whether Gaborik’s head was down or not — trying to protect a shutout.

It was reckless play on Hasek’s part and it could have been a catastrophic finish at the Joe last night.

The more I listen to regional telecasts on Center Ice, it just amazes me how some of these local announcers lack any objectivity whatsoever.

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  Tags: ken+daniels, mickey+redmond

Preparing For Coaches Corner

from William Houston of the Globe and Mail,

Preparation begins on Sunday, the day after the Saturday night show.

“I start thinking about what I’m going to wear the next morning,” Cherry said. “I get the suit or jacket that I’m going to wear and I hang it up in my bedroom.

“Before I go to bed, I put different ties with it. So, I’m thinking about that suit all week. If I have a real good fitting suit, if I feel really good, I feel Coach’s Corner is better. I felt that way when I coached, too.”

Cherry watches NHL games almost every night of the week and he takes notes. But he doesn’t flip around the dial. He stays with one game from beginning to end.

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  Tags: don+cherry

More HD Hockey For Directv Subscibers

via TV Predictions,

DIRECTV on Wednesday will add MSG HD and FSN NY HD to its High-Definition regional sports lineup, according to well-placed industry sources.

The channels, which carry pro sports from the New York area, have been in high demand from New York-based viewers since DIRECTV kicked off its HD expansion last September.

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Hockey For A $1000 Alex

from Joe Pelletier’s Gretest Hockey Legends,

Interestingly, Hodge was not Mellanby’s first choice to replace Ward Cornell. No, according to Mellanby his first impulse was to bring in Alex Trebek, who at the time was working for the CBC in Ottawa.

read on

Hmmm, they should have picked Vanna…

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HDNet Schedule For December / January

The NHL and HDNet today announced their high definition game schedule for December and January, featuring the hottest games and marquee match-ups from around the league. HDNet will maintain a flexible schedule over the remainder of the season, announcing a new schedule approximately every sixty days.

View the schedule…

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  Tags: hdnet, nhl+schedule

NHL Network Schedule For December - USA

With the successful U.S. launch this season of NHL Network, the first national network dedicated entirely to hockey, the network today unveiled the live regular-season game telecast package in the U.S. for the month of December. To ensure fans receive the best match-ups, NHL Network’s game telecast schedule is released on a monthly basis.

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New Spots For NHL Network

from BrandWeek,

The fledgling NHL Network, which last month launched in the U.S., will break a campaign targeting core fans who live and breathe hockey as well as fringe fans not yet aware that the 24/7 network is up and running.

The spots, the first for NHL Network from Cenergy Communications, East Aurora, N.Y., will juxtapose nonstop action from the 1950s and 1960s with that from the 2007-08 campaign. One spot begins with black-and-white footage of a game between the Detroit Red Wings and Montreal Canadiens purposely made to look as if it was being viewed on a TV screen with really bad reception.

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  Tags: marketing, media, nhl+network

Early Game Alert

NHL hockey kicks-off at 1pm today.

Settle in with the last of the leftovers and enjoy!

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TV coverage can be found at NHL.com.

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  Tags: nhl+schedule

HNIC Via Phoenix

from Ice Chips at the Arizona Republic,

Now more than 75 years after its inception on radio, Hockey Night in Canada continues to be a special event.

The Coyotes and Toronto Maple Leafs played the opening game of the Saturday doubleheader. Across Canada, it is always a must-see event.

“It’s pretty exciting,” said Coyotes rookie Craig Weller. “Growing up (in Alberta) as a kid, we didn’t have cable. We only had three channels, but it was always on one of the three.

“It’s definitely a thrill to play and have all of Canada watching. I guess every kid dreams that growing up.”

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  Tags: craig+weller, phoenix+coyotes, toronto+maple+leafs

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