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NHL Teleconference—Talking Playoffs with the Media

Earlier today, Don Cherry of CBC’s “Hockey Night in Canada”, Mike Emrick from VERSUS and NBC, Pierre McGuire from TSN and NBC and Mike Milbury from NBC and TSN were on a tele-conference discussing the 2008 NHL Playoffs.

You can download the audio [mp3 link] if you like, or listen on the player below.  (Be aware that it may take a few minutes to load.)

Update 4:41pm ET: Complete written transcript now available below.

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  Tags: cbc, don+cherry, media, mike+emrick, mike+milbury, nbc, pierre+mcguire, versus, vs

NBC Talking Extension With The NHL

from William Houston of the Globe and Mail,

The NHL is close to reaching a contract extension with NBC that will keep hockey broadcasts on the network through the 2008-09 season, sources say.

“We are in conversations with the league about an extension,” NBC spokesman Brian Walker confirmed yesterday. “I can’t comment further than that.”

The likelihood of NBC picking up the NHL option has been the subject of speculation, because of spotty ratings and starting times of the Stanley Cup final.

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Between The Benches - In The Action

from Chris Zelkovich of the Toronto Star,

When the first TV producer decided to place a hockey analyst between the benches a few years back, the idea looked like it might end up high on the pointless ideas list, just behind the infamous glowing puck….

But this idea, used to great advantage by TSN and NBC, is proving to be one of the best broadcasting innovations since the advent of the second camera.

It was on display during yesterday’s Pittsburgh-New York Rangers game on NBC, with Pierre McGuire stationed between the benches and providing viewers with the kind of insights that only someone in that position could get.

Throughout the game, McGuire told viewers how the coaches were rotating their lines and even what players were saying to each other. When New York coach Tom Renney chastised his players for passing too much and not shooting enough, McGuire passed that on, too.

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Priceless View

from Peter Maher at the Calgary Sun,

Needless to say, an ice-level site wouldn’t get high marks from this PBP guy, but a willingness to try it with an open mind isn’t out of the question. For a colour commentator, a spot between the team benches is great.

When TSN play-by-play guys Gord Miller and Chris Cuthbert are asked to take up such a location, you have to marvel at how they handle it.

Hockey PBP announcers need to have an overview of the game and see numbers of the players for identification. That’s not always as easy to detect at ice level.


For colour men, like TSN’s Pierre McGuire and Glenn Healy, the insights they provide from that location are priceless.

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The Don Cherry Story

from Chris Zelkovich of the Toronto Star,

The movie is still in the development stages, with the younger Cherry’s script being massaged by award-winning writer Paul Quarrington. Once CBC gives it the green light, shooting is expected to start this summer with next spring’s Stanley Cup playoffs the target launch date.

Tim Cherry says the movie has been a long time in the works.

“I’ve been bugging Dad for years to do this,” he says. “I don’t know why he caved this time.”

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Traveling Broadcasters

from William Houston of the Globe and Mail,

...Hughson and Simpson were the first Hockey Night team to announce two NHL games in a day, and, perhaps, the first anywhere.

But single announcers have done it before. Unlike Hughson and Simpson, however, they found themselves in mad, hectic dashes to reach the second venue.

In the 1990s, Mike (Doc) Emrick called an afternoon Flyers game in Philadelphia for Fox Television, after which he planned to rush to a New Jersey Devils game at the Meadowlands that night. But time was tight, so a police escort was arranged to take him to a heliport 15 blocks from The Spectrum.

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NHL Must Institute No-Touch Icing

from CBC Sports,

Cherry said the National Hockey League must institute no-touch icing precisely because Foster was forced to do what he did.

“Look, if you want to wear a visor, you can wear a visor, that’s your choice,” Cherry said to host Ron MacLean. “If you want to fight, you can fight, that’s your choice.

“[Foster] had no choice…. If he doesn’t go in, he’s chicken, and it’s too bad, what was he going to do? Hold up and let the guy go in? He has to go in, and that’s too bad.”

Update 10:07pm ET: Foster is currently healing, post-surgery.  Below, we’ve added Youtube footage of Don Cherry’s complete comments on the matter:

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  Tags: don+cherry, icing, injuries, kurtis+foster, nhl+rules

It’s Hockey Night In Canada!

from the Chronicle Journal,

Lines were forgotten and cheeks became flush, but the North End Flames‘ foray onto the national stage couldn‘t have gone any better.

This Saturday night, the Thunder Bay atom hockey team will share the spotlight with their hockey heroes as they introduce Hockey Night In Canada as part of the program‘s pre-game show, Scotiabank Hockey Tonight. The segments were taped Tuesday afternoon at the Tournament Centre with many family members and supporters on hand adding to the pressure.

“Awesome,” said Flames goalie Christian Palmquist, 11, when asked what the experience was like. “It‘s like you‘re a star.”

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Trade Deadline on NHL Network

From NHL.com:

NHL Network across North America is teaming with TSN to bring NHL fans extensive coverage of NHL Trade Deadline Day.  Hockey fans in the U.S. and Canada can keep tabs on all their favorite teams and players as NHL Network simulcasts TSN’s 10-hour program, TradeCentre 08, on Tuesday, Feb. 26 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET. 

The wall-to-wall coverage includes a team of 20 Insiders, analysts, former NHL players, coaches and general managers, reporters and correspondents providing breaking news and instant analysis of each transaction, including interviews with players, coaches and GMs.

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Bob Cole Wants To Continue At HNIC

from William Houston of the Globe and Mail,

Bob Cole is enjoying one of his best years in broadcasting. He wants to continue as Hockey Night In Canada’s lead play-by-play voice and has no intention of retiring.

That is the message Cole’s agent Elliott Kerr will take to Scott Moore, the head of CBC Sports, when the two meet next month to discuss Cole’s future.

“Bob wants to keep going and has no desire to retire,” Kerr said Friday.

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