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NBC, Is It MSNBC or NBC?

Matt Lauer on the Today show on NBC just said- Big game this weekend, Canada versus the USA and you can watch the game on NBC.

Has something changed or did Matt make a mistake?

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If You Know It NBC, Why Don’t You Do It?

from Seth Livingstone of USA TODAY,

Hockey fans looking to watch the USA-Canada game Sunday will need to view it like the rest of NBC’s pre-gold medal hockey package —on NBC’s cable partner MSNBC.

With an Olympic audience that skews heavily female, NBC will opt to show figure skating’s original dance programs live, rather than the hockey rivalry which will air at 7 p.m. ET.

Christopher McCloskey, vice president of communications at NBC Sports, says the three-hour time commitment makes for a difficult situation, in part because hockey fans want to see games in their entirety.

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Preliminary Round Games Continue Today

Will the USA, Canada and Russia improve their record to 2-0 with victories today?

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Watching Olympic Hockey

The mens preliminary round starts tomorrow with three games being played Tuesday through Sunday (game times are consistent all week, 3pm, 7:30pm & 11:55pm ET).

See the complete preliminary schedule below or if you have trouble locating USA Network, CNBC and MSNBC on your TV, click here and the channel number will be displayed for your location.

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NBC Has A Touch Of Canada

from William Houston of Truth & Rumors,

Eight Canadian broadcasters will work on NBC’s Vancouver Olympics coverage. Included among the network’s 53 on-air people are Sandra Bezic and Tracy Wilson in figure skating; Tim Ryan and Todd Brooker for alpine skiing; Don Duguid, Colleen Jones and Elfi Schlegel for curling; and Pierre McGuire in hockey.

  NBC’s prime time host will continue to be Bob Costas. Al Michaels will be the daytime host and Mary Carillo will work the late night show. Cris Collinsworth will provide special reports, as will Dick Button….

Men’s hockey:
Host: Bill Patrick
Play-by-Play: Mike Emrick and Kenny Albert
Game Analysts: Ed Olczyk and Joe Micheletti
Studio Analysts: Mike Milbury and Jeremy Roenick
Reporters: Pierre McGuire, Joe Micheletti and Mike Milbury

more on the on-air talent…

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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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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?

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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

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