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All The 3D TV Talk

Ken H., a moderator at AVSForums, points out the numerous stories about the 3D broadcasting news.

It looks like you will need a new TV plus a new satellite or cable box too.

Sounds great and I would imagine hockey would look great in 3D, but first let’s concentrate on delivering all NHL games in HD!

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Hotstove Talks Winter Classic

from CBC,

Hockey Night in Canada’s Hotstove Panel added their thoughts on the future of the outdoor game, after Hockey Night in Canada analyst Elliotte Friedman shared that the event has generated interest as far south as Dallas.

Jerry Jones, owner of the NFL’s Dallas Cowboys, has expressed interest in hosting the NHL’s Winter Classic at the new Cowboys stadium, Friedman said.

“It would be a huge financial windfall, but of course, it wouldn’t be a true Winter Classic,” said Friedman.

The latest Winter Classic matchup, between the Boston Bruins and Philadelphia Flyers at Fenway Park on New Year’s Day, was widely acclaimed as the best in the event’s three-year history.

Major networks and the NHL are now more excited about the Winter Classic than the Stanley Cup playoffs, said host Ron MacLean.

continued and LeBrun mentioned during this segment that Thrashers GM Waddell wants an answer on the Kovalchuk contract situation by Monday. 

added 10:46pm, Watch tonight’s Hotstove segment below…

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  Tags: winter+classic

Canada Deserves A Winter Classic Game

from Chris Zelkovich of the Toronto Star,

Friday’s NHL outdoor game at Fenway Park is creating a fair bit of excitement around the CBC.

But as much as Hockey Night In Canada executive producer Sherali Najak is looking forward to using his Green Monster camera and capturing the history of the first NHL game played in the house that Ted Williams built, there’s one thing that would make it even better for him and the CBC: another game in Canada.

“That would make a huge difference for us,” Najak says, recalling the initial outdoor game in Edmonton. “The buzz on Canadian soil is always more special for Canadian fans.

“Hockey is our game and people will watch regardless. But when you take over an NHL city with an outdoor game, it’s something special.

“I think the country deserves a game here.”


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Listen & Watch On Your Verizon Phone

BASKING RIDGE, N.J., and NEW YORK, Dec. 30—Hockey fans around the country can get an all-access pass to National Hockey League games, players and other exclusive mobile video content on V CAST Video from Verizon Wireless, Verizon Wireless and the NHL said today.

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Hockey Moments Of The Decade

CBC style…

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Ring In The New Year

NEW YORK, N.Y. (December 28, 2009)-VERSUS will drop the puck on 2010 with a 90-minute program on New Year’s Eve, titled NHL Winter Classic Eve Special on VERSUS Presented by Bridgestone.  The show, which begins at 11 p.m. ET, will be hosted by VERSUS’ Hockey Central studio team-Bill Patrick, Keith Jones and Brian Engblom-and will air live from a remote studio atop Fenway Park, the location for the third annual NHL Winter Classic game on New Year’s Day featuring an outdoor game between the Boston Bruins and Philadelphia Flyers.

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Hockey Topics On The Hotstove

The conversation on the HNIC Hotstove turned to head shots, Team Canada, the Wild Fire, a few players who are available for trade in the NHL, Marty Turco contract, Carey Price contract, the Coyotes and Islanders situation.

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Border Town Alert & Canadian Viewers

from the Toronto Sun,

Television viewers are about to be taken on tour with NHL Players’ Association.

A one-hour documentary will air today (CBC, 1 p.m. ET) that chronicles the whirlwind 10 countries in 10 days tour a group of former NHLers went on last month. Rob Zamuner and P.J. Stock travelled more than 19,000 kilometres to hand out 360 sets of hockey equipment to kids on behalf of the NHLPA’s Goals & Dreams fund.

continued & more information at CBC...

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CBC Stands Behind Cherry

from William Houston of Truth & Rumours,

An apology from Don Cherry for telling a Toronto radio reporter to “f-off” during a profanity laced tirade on Sunday is highly unlikely.

  Scott Moore, the head of CBC Sports, says Cherry is not to blame for the incident and in fact was incited by the reporter who was overly aggressive.

  “I think the apology should go the other way,” Moore said in an email.

  Moore went on CFRB radio in Toronto today at noon and stated the network is throwing its full support behind Cherry. Moreover, sources confirmed there will be no apology from Hockey Night In Canada commentator.


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  Tags: don+cherry

I Have To Ask Why?

Last night I stayed up late to watch the Kings/Canucks game, all in SD (standard definition) and have to ask why?

I am now watching the same game on the NHL Network in glorious HD along with 7.1 surround sound.

I have also noticed a lot of complaints from hockey fans lately who state games are listed as HD on Center Ice but they are not getting the game in HD.  I too have noticed and have to ask why?

If you can’t be at the game, the next best thing is to watch a hockey broadcast in HD.

I also know sometimes carriers have bandwidth issues and don’t broadcast in HD, then if that is the issue, it should not be listed on Center Ice as HD.  Correct?

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