Kukla's Korner

Kukla's Korner Hockey

Category: Hockey-Broadcasting

Try Out GameCenter Live Tonight

Today only, get free access to NHL GameCenter LIVE™ for streaming game video of tonight’s out-of-market matchups.

Register here

Filed in: NHL Media, Hockey Broadcasting, | KK Hockey | Permalink
 

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

Filed in: NHL Talk, NHL Media, Hockey Broadcasting, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  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%.

Filed in: NHL Teams, Pittsburgh Penguins, Washington Capitals, NHL Media, Hockey Broadcasting, | KK Hockey | Permalink
 

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.

Filed in: NHL Teams, Chicago Blackhawks, Detroit Red Wings, NHL Media, Hockey Broadcasting, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  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…

Filed in: NHL Teams, Washington Capitals, NHL Media, Hockey Broadcasting, CBC HNIC, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: bruce+boudreau

Vigneault Not Happy With HNIC

from Matthew Sekeres of the Globe and Mail,

“I think it’s really quite unfair from your boy Ron MacLean to go after Alex the way he did tonight, and take the footage that he did tonight,” he said on the CBC’s After Hours program. “Ron MacLean should have had the footage of Auger and Burrows skating 31 seconds together prior to the game. That footage has never come out.

“You only see Auger and Burr talking to one another for about four seconds, but they did two full loops together and Stephane Auger and Alex Burrows agreed on everything that was said except for one thing.”

more...

Filed in: NHL Teams, Vancouver Canucks, NHL Media, Hockey Broadcasting, CBC HNIC, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: alain+vigneault

Weekes Not Working Out On HNIC

from Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun,

• What seemed like a very good idea at the time isn’t: Kevin Weekes on Hockey Night In Canada.

• Don’t know what this means but Brian Burke is marching in the opening ceremony at the Vancouver Olympics and Steve Yzerman isn’t. Not to tell anybody what to do, but if I was Yzerman and I had the chance to do it, I wouldn’t pass on that kind of opportunity.

a few more hockey notes…

Filed in: NHL Media, Hockey Broadcasting, CBC HNIC, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: kevin+weekes

Hey, It Is A HNIC Night

On the HNIC Hotstove, the panelists discussed the Steve Ott disputed goal today against Detroit and other topics including, Turco, Kovalchuk and Gonchar.

Filed in: NHL Teams, Dallas Stars, Detroit Red Wings, NHL Media, Hockey Broadcasting, CBC HNIC, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: steve+ott

Grapes Tonight

Don Cherry on Coach’s Corner tonight basically called out Capitals coach Bruce Boudreau for playing Mike Green and Alexander Ovechkin on the power play last night when they had a big lead.

Don touched on numerous topics but the Boudreau conversation starts at the 3:00 minute mark if you are just interested in that topic.

Filed in: NHL Teams, Washington Capitals, NHL Media, Hockey Broadcasting, CBC HNIC, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: bruce+boudreau

Ron MacLean/Colin Campbell Talk Burrows/Auger

This is a two part video, the 2nd part can be watched below.  The 2nd part also includes a conversation with Mike Murphy regarding the FSN Pittsburgh video issue.

Continue Reading »

Filed in: NHL Teams, Vancouver Canucks, NHL Talk, NHL Officiating, NHL Media, Hockey Broadcasting, CBC HNIC, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: alexandre+burrows, colin+campbell, mike+murphy, stephane+auger

« Previous       ‹ First  < 113 114 115 116 117 >  Last ›      Next »

About Kukla's Korner Hockey

Paul Kukla founded Kukla’s Korner in 2005 and the site has since become the must-read site on the ‘net for all the latest happenings around the NHL.

From breaking news to in-depth stories around the league, KK Hockey is updated with fresh stories all day long and will bring you the latest news as quickly as possible.

Email Paul anytime at pk@kuklaskorner.com

Feed

Most Recent Blog Posts