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How Don Cherry Refers To Norris Trophy Winner Nick Lidstrom

Don to Ron MacLean, “You know who it was, I don’t want to say it”, then goes on to compare statistics of Dion Phaneuf to Lidstrom.

That dialog begins around the 3:00 minute mark.

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Hotstove Talk Centers Around Kovalchuk

from Mihira Lakshman, of CBC Sports,

Atlanta Thrashers general manager Don Waddell got taken on the Ilya Kovalchuk deal, Hockey Night in Canada analyst Mike Milbury told the Hotstove segment on Saturday night.

Kovalchuk was dealt, along with Anssi Salmela, to the New Jersey Devils on Thursday for defenceman Johnny Oduya, rookie Niclas Bergfors, prospect Patrice Cormier and a first-round draft pick.

Milbury was highly critical of the Thrashers’ GM, and doesn’t believe Waddell got fair value in return for his star.

contniued or watch the video below, which has some trade talk, but nothing earth shattering.

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One Of The Great Personalities Of The Game- Ernie ‘Punch’ McLean

Great Inside Hockey Segment by Elliotte Friedman last night.  Enjoy.

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  Tags: ernie+'punch'+mclean

It’s Hockey Day In Canada

A great day to sit in front of the TV and take in all they hockey talk and action on CBC and the NHL Network in the US.

Show starts at 12:00pm ET and ends about 13 hours later.

For all the information on HDIC, go here.

View today’s NHL schedule below…

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Questioning Ron MacLean’s Integrity

from Bruce Dowbiggin of the Globe and Mail,

What started as a debate about Vancouver’s Alex Burrows’ integrity has now become a question of how to protect the integrity of broadcaster Ron MacLean, the CBC bingo caller who launched a one-sided takeout of the Canucks forward on the January 16 version of Hockey Night In Canada . Sources tell Usual Suspects that parties at both the Canucks and CBC now privately concede that MacLean was over the journalistic line for not allowing Burrows to defend himself on charges of diving and lying on his filibuster.

The question now is how does CBC placate the Canucks without publicly reprimanding its veteran host (something they are not offering to do at this moment)? Can it offer other concessions to satisfy the outrage in Vancouver?

continued

I’d like to read your opinion on this topic.  I would be a little biased if I commented on this, since I’ve let it be known by questioning if Burrows would have gone public if the Canucks would have won the game that seems so long ago…

I also have met Ron on a few occasions and think he is the best in the business.

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  Tags: ron+maclean

Try Out GameCenter Live Tonight

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Roenick Adds ‘Life’ To NBC Broadcast

from Bruce Dowbiggin of the Globe and Mail,

Jeremy Roenick’s been waiting 40 years for his close-up. Now that he’s finally in the tight focus of Mr. DeMille - okay, NBC TV - the garrulous Roenick is saying, “I am big. It’s hockey that’s gotten small.” It promises to be a bumptious ride.

Roenick fills the former-player quotient on NBC’s Sunday afternoon NHL hockey intermissions. Along with Mike Milbury and Pierre McGuire, it’s promising to be the liveliest network TV panel around this season. Canadians know Milbury and McGuire, of course. Milbury is the highly entertaining spokesman for hockey’s antediluvian element, Don Cherry without the pandering. McGuire is the sport’s Beeker, a hockey technocrat prone to loud bursts of enthusiasm between team benches.

But Roenick promises to be the agitator, the rabble rouser, the shift disturber on the panel.

continued

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  Tags: jeremy+roenick, nbc

Big Numbers For Caps/Pens Game Last Night

Bethesda, Md. (Jan. 22, 2010) – Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic posted all-time record ratings for regular-season Washington Capitals coverage – earning a 3.3 household rating and a 6.5 rating in the key Men 25-54 demographic – during last night’s (Jan. 21) road game against the Pittsburgh Penguins.

The National Hockey League’s premier rivalry attracted an average of 88,000 combined households in the Washington (76,000) and Baltimore (12,000) markets during the Capitals 6-3 win over the Penguins. During the third period, the game earned peak ratings of 4.2 in Washington and 1.5 in Baltimore, which equates to 113,000 combined households.

In the key demographic categories of Adults 25-54 (4.3), Men 18-49 (5.9) and Men 25-54 (6.5), Comcast SportsNet was the highest-rated television network in the Washington market during last night’s game and ranked second among Adults 18-49.

Last night’s record viewership shattered the previous single-game high for a Capitals regular-season game on Comcast SportsNet, set on April 5, 2008 against the Florida Panthers. The overall household rating eclipsed the previous mark by 32% and the 6.5 rating registered in the Men 25-54 demo was an increase of more than 117% over the previous record. Among Men 18-49, last night’s 5.9 rating broke the previous high by 64%.

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Morning Line

Obviously NBC has a bit of contempt for hockey fans. It would never condescend to explain to casual football fans how the NFL’s overtime works. Nor would it interview Rex Ryan in the middle of a quarter as Pierre McGuire did with Mike Babcock in the second period. Nor would it miss a touchdown because it was running promos for next week’s game, as it did with Patrick Eaves’ game-tying goal in the third period.

-Ryan Lambert of PuckDaddy.  More from Ryan on the NBC broadcast yesterday.

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  Tags: nbc

Boudreau Loves Cherry

from Capitals Outsider,

We had a chance this evening to ask Coach Bruce Boudreau his thoughts about Don Cherry’s comments from the night before.

Boudreau : You know what, I love Don Cherry.

continue for an explanation from Boudreau why he had Ovechkin and Green on the power play late in the game…

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  Tags: bruce+boudreau

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