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NHL Network- Power Play

The Power Play has been on the NHL Network for a few weeks now.

What do you folks think about it if you catch it on the NHL Network or if you listen in on XM or Sirius?

I must admit, I have not followed it closely since I normally listen to two radio streams between 4p-7p, but I have promised myself to pay more attention to the show.

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Milbury On Goodenow

from William Houston of Truth & Rumours,

For a moment during Hockey Night In Canada, Mike Milbury seemed ready to pull off his shoe and use it on Ian Pulver. The big guy was sputtering over Pulver’s rules-are-rules attitude to a suggested solution for an NHL problem.

Pulver, a Bob Goodenow acolyte and now a player agent, defended during the Hotstove segment the regime of Goodenow, the former NHL Players’ Association executive, to which Milbury, face red, said, “That was the most untrusting guy in the goddamned world.”

  The expletive wasn’t needed, but Milbury had it right about Goodenow.


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Milbury 30 Years Behind In His Thinking

from David Staple of The Cult Of Hockey at the Edmonton Journal,

After the first period of the Edmonton Oilers-Vancouver Canucks game, commentator Mike Milbury of the CBC, who didn’t exactly cover himself in glory as the general manager of the New York Islanders, offered the following to Oilers management:

“They got to find the rats and get them off the ship because in this situation guys will start to reveal their character, guys who don’t want to get hit in the corner, guys who don’t want to play tough and dirty. You might as well get rid of them.”

And exactly how Mr. Milbury, in this age of guaranteed contracts and the salary cap, are you going to do that?


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Sherry Ross With The Call

via Tom Gulitti of Fire & Ice,

Devils radio color analyst Sherry Ross became the first woman broadcaster to provide play-by-play for a full 60-minute NHL game in English during tonight’s 3-1 Devils’ win over Ottawa on WFAN-660 AM.

Ross filled in for Matt Loughlin, who missed the game because the death of his father in law. She did the play-by-play for one period during a 1993-94 game in Washington. Gary Thorne, the Devils’ TV play-by-play announcer at the time, was late arriving because of travel problems so Chris Moore shifted from radio to TV and Ross did the play-by-play on the radio for the first period.

This was the first time she did the full game as the play-by-play announcer, though. Former Devil Rob Skrlac filled in as the color analyst.

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Calm, Calm, Then Boom

Dave Mishkin of the Lightning Radio Network with the call.

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It’s Just Not NHL Fans That Have Complaints With Versus/Directv

from Carl Steward of the Oakland Tribune,

This year’s Cal-Stanford game is being televised exclusively on Versus, which was dropped from the DirecTV lineup at the end of August when its contract to carry the network expired. Negotiations on a new deal between Versus and DirecTV have been stalled for nearly three months because of a feud over carriage fees.

The Pac-10 has already lost its DirecTV audience in five previous games televised on Versus this year, including Stanford-Arizona on Oct.”‰17 and last week’s Cal home game against the Wildcats.

The Pac-10 doesn’t have a direct contract with Versus, which is owned by Comcast. It does have a deal with Fox Sports Net instead, a deal that runs through the 2011-12 basketball season.

“They (Versus) are really a sub-licensee of Fox, which puts out five to six games to Versus every year,” said Jim Muldoon, Pac-10 associate commissioner for communications and football administration. “There are selection rights to put one game on FSN and one game on Versus each weekend. Versus, for this particular weekend, had the selection preference and took Cal-Stanford.”

Cal and Stanford fans don’t have much recourse other than to complain to DirecTV or Versus. Muldoon said the Pac-10 is powerless to apply



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Strachan Says He Was Unfairly Fired

from William Houston of Truth & Rumours,

Al Strachan, who was fired from Hockey Night In Canada a few weeks ago, has sent a lawyer’s letter to the CBC stating that he was unfairly dismissed.

  Strachan was removed from his spot on the Hotstove panel after the CBC learned that his new book, Why The Leafs Suck, identified him on the cover as “from Hockey Night In Canada.” Permission had not been given to the publisher, Harper Collins, to use the show’s name. Hockey Night markets its own publications and did not want its brand appearing on a competitor’s book. Strachan’s letter states that he was an innocent third party in a dispute between the CBC and Harper Collins.

  For Hockey Night, the immediate issue is: Who replaces him? Reporter Elliotte Friedman filled in one week and did a good job. The Globe and Mail’s David Shoalts appeared once.

  Last week, Glenn Healy took a turn, juggling two assignments, one in the studio replacing Strachan, by remote, and the other at ice level as a game analyst. It’s difficult to do both jobs effectively.


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McCarty Will Be Talking Hockey

from George Sipple of the Detroit Free Press,

Detroit Red Wings forward Kris Draper expects former linemate Darren McCarty to “call it as he sees it” as a guest analyst for Versus on Nov. 23. Versus will carry the Wings’ game at Nashville.

“I saw him a couple weeks ago in Troy, and he was hoping to get an opportunity to go into TV,” Draper said.

Did McCarty say he was officially retired as a player?

“He was basically talking like he was finished,” Draper said. “I don’t know if he’s made anything official yet, but that’s how it sounded.”

Draper couldn’t resist a friendly jab.

“I think his looks are definitely more for radio than television, but I think he’s going to do a good job,” Draper said.


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Get Ready To Watch the NHL Power Play

TORONTO, Nov. 9 - XM Canada the exclusive satellite radio broadcaster of the NHL, is proud to launch its very first television production in collaboration with the National Hockey League: NHL Power Play from Wayne Gretzky’s Restaurant in downtown Toronto, hosted by Scott Laughlin. The show airs weekdays from 4pm - 6pm on XM Channel 204 and beginning on November 16th will be simulcast on the NHL Network across Canada and in HD in the US.

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Too Much Blabbing

Adrian Dater of the Denver Post answers some emails,

Why doesn’t Mike Haynes call the game when the puck is in play? He is almost always blabbing with Peter McNab when the puck is in play. We TV watchers do not have the privilege of seeing the entire ice like the attendees. It’s maddening.

It’s always tough for me to critique any of the TV people. First off, I’ve known Haynes for 15 years now, going back to the days of the Denver Grizzlies, and he’s a good friend. Second, I really don’t get to actually see many of the games on TV. I’m usually at the game itself. Yeah, I’ll Tivo a lot of them, but usually don’t sit through the whole tape. So, I can’t really sit and pretend to be both a good critic, or even an objective one. I know Mike knows hockey inside and out, as does Peter McNab, and I know they work extremely hard at what they do.

more emails…

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