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NBC, It Is A New Hockey Season!

Just a reminder NBC, the NHL season has started!!!

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*thanks to a KK member for pointing this out in the KK Forum

added 8:42pm, I emailed NBC earlier asking them about the site, and received no response.  I have heard they may be going another route with the site, but without an answer, it is a question that remains unanswered.

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  Tags: nbc

Paul Kelly Would Like “Widespread” TV Coverage Of The NHL

from Stan Fischler at MSG Network, (Paul) Kelly wants to canvass his constituency to get an overall feel for the membership’s thinking. One thing he emphasized to us is his desire to see more widespread TV coverage in the U.S.

He didn’t mention ESPN by name, but rather by implication that a renewed marriage between the biggest sports network and Bettman, Inc. would be highly desirable. It’s tough to argue that point!

more from The Maven…

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  Tags: nhlpa, paul+kelly

Blackhawks Confirm First Televised Home Game

From the Chicago Blackhawks,

The Chicago Blackhawks and Comcast SportsNet have announced that Comcast SportsNet will televise their first home game of the season on Sunday, November 11 when the Blackhawks play host to the archrival Detroit Red Wings at 6:00 p.m.

The November 11 game will be the first in a series of home games to be broadcast live and in high-definition on Comcast SportsNet. The full schedule will be released next week with additional home games airing throughout the remainder of the 2007-2008 season.

“It’s time to share the energy and excitement of the Blackhawks with all of our fans,” said Blackhawks Chairman W. Rockwell “Rocky” Wirtz. “We are entering a new era and putting home games back on TV is the first step to supporting our great players and fans.”

*Previously mentioned last week, but only confirmed by the ‘Hawks today

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  Tags: chicago+blackhawks, media, rocky+wirtz

WOW & Center Ice

I have received a few emails lately asking me how to get Center Ice back on to WOW (Wide Open West).

The emails have come from people in the Detroit area who are very upset they don’t even have the option to subscribe to CI.  Are there any WOW customers getting CI?  If so, where are you located.

My only suggestion is to keep hammering your local WOW office and demand CI.  I do wish I could be of more service, but your provider is the one that needs to hear it from you.

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  Tags: wow

24 Teams In Action

Two earlier than normal games today…

Check out the schedule at NHL.com for the broadcast network for all the games today.

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NHL Network Announces Partial USA Schedule

With the successful U.S. launch this month of NHL Network, the first national network dedicated entirely to hockey, the network today announced the live regular-season game telecast package in the U.S. through November. In all, NHL Network in the U.S. will telecast 50 live regular-season games this season, in addition to classic games, documentaries, instructional shows, highlights and more. To ensure fans receive the best match-ups, NHL Network’s game telecast schedule will be released on a monthly basis. Based on the previously-announced carriage arrangements with Cablevision, Comcast, Cox Communications, DIRECTV, DISH Network and Time Warner Cable, NHL Network is accessible to 75 million homes.

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  Tags: nhl+network

E.J. Is Right

from E.J. Hradek of ESPN,

If you’re a hockey fan in the good ol’ USA, life can be pretty frustrating. (You already knew that, didn’t you?)

The latest example of that frustration came Tuesday night. I was eager to see Ryan Smyth’s return to Edmonton. In particular, I wanted to see the crowd reaction when he skated onto the ice as a member of the visiting Avalanche and I wanted to see the Oilers’ video tribute to their former star.

I didn’t get to see any of that.

continued...

*and if you missed a previous KK post, you can see part of the Smyth ceremony here...

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  Tags: colorado+avalanche, media, ryan+smyth

Coach’s Corner This Week

From CBC via Youtube. Features footage of Jonathan Toews big goal the other night, plus Don Cherry’s commentary—with associated video clips—on the instigator rule.

*Thanks to George for passing on the clip!

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  Tags: don+cherry, hnic

Harry Neale Settling In With Buffalo

from Tim Wharnsby of the Globe and Mail,

“It’s been used to getting a whole new crew,” Neale said. “Jeanneret has been easy to work with. But it’s like getting traded to a team. You have to get used to your new teammates.”

Neale was asked that after the Sabres 0-2 start, some of the Buffalo players and coaches kidded him that he brought some of the Leafs struggling ways with him.

“Actually, I missed one of the first-two games because of my duties with Hockey Night in Canada,” he said. “I was only 0-1 before I had a meeting with the team and straightened them out.

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  Tags: harry+neale, media

Great HNIC Opening

If you are an “old schooler” like me, you will really enjoy the following video clip.

Younger hockey fans should watch too, a quick glimpse at hockey’s past greats!

thanks to Empty Netters for the pointer…

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  Tags: hnic, media

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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.

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