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Almost 12 Hours Of Hockey Today

A couple of early games on the NHL schedule today.  Check NHL.com for broadcast information.

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On the Air from Kosovo

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From Blackantehm Military News,

“My mom and dad in Michigan are watching,” said Army Spc. Graham Besonen. “It’s important for them to see me and know I’m safe. I’m really a Red Wings fan, but I came to enjoy a hockey game and for my family to see me.”

Most of the pictures were sent to Versus at least a week prior to the game. However, the network wanted to make sure all of the troops were recognized. Just prior to the start of the game, a group photo was taken and e-mailed to Baker. During the third period, the picture was shown on TV.

“I was really impressed with Versus and the NHL putting our pictures on during the game,” said Army Sgt. Rich Allen. “I’ve always been a hockey fan, and to be deployed and see myself on television during a game was a once-in-a-lifetime experience.”

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Report- Return To ESPN In The Hands Of The NHL

from Michael Farber of Sports Illustrated,

The door is open, then, for ESPN.

According to an ESPN source, the network could be interested if it saw a fit in terms of cost and content. The network would require playoff hockey and one night of exclusivity during the regular season. “It’s totally in the NHL’s hands,” the source said.

As one media critic expressed it, does the NHL want to be No. 7 on ESPN or No. 1 on Versus? The league does indeed receive more loving care from Versus than it did on ESPN, despite the half-hour show ESPN2 used to give it nightly, but its absence from the cable heavyweight has taken hockey one step further from the national conversation.

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HD Is Growing

Four games yesterday and all were available in HD via Directv.  Not sure if that is the same for other satellite and cable companies, but it sure was nice to be able to watch every game in HD.

Now, if could only get HNIC in HD via Directv, life would be good.

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Russo’s Target Today Is…

...Ken Daniels and Mickey Redmond, the Detroit Red Wings TV broadcast crew.

via Russo’s Rants,

Wonder if the Wings play-by-play guy would be whining about A TWO-MINUTE MINOR for tripping in a 5-zip game if Gaborik was paralyzed?

The play-by-play guy should be embarrassed. Hasek did not lead with his stick. He flung his body into Gaborik’s legs — whether Gaborik’s head was down or not — trying to protect a shutout.

It was reckless play on Hasek’s part and it could have been a catastrophic finish at the Joe last night.

The more I listen to regional telecasts on Center Ice, it just amazes me how some of these local announcers lack any objectivity whatsoever.

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  Tags: ken+daniels, mickey+redmond

Preparing For Coaches Corner

from William Houston of the Globe and Mail,

Preparation begins on Sunday, the day after the Saturday night show.

“I start thinking about what I’m going to wear the next morning,” Cherry said. “I get the suit or jacket that I’m going to wear and I hang it up in my bedroom.

“Before I go to bed, I put different ties with it. So, I’m thinking about that suit all week. If I have a real good fitting suit, if I feel really good, I feel Coach’s Corner is better. I felt that way when I coached, too.”

Cherry watches NHL games almost every night of the week and he takes notes. But he doesn’t flip around the dial. He stays with one game from beginning to end.

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More HD Hockey For Directv Subscibers

via TV Predictions,

DIRECTV on Wednesday will add MSG HD and FSN NY HD to its High-Definition regional sports lineup, according to well-placed industry sources.

The channels, which carry pro sports from the New York area, have been in high demand from New York-based viewers since DIRECTV kicked off its HD expansion last September.

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Hockey For A $1000 Alex

from Joe Pelletier’s Gretest Hockey Legends,

Interestingly, Hodge was not Mellanby’s first choice to replace Ward Cornell. No, according to Mellanby his first impulse was to bring in Alex Trebek, who at the time was working for the CBC in Ottawa.

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Hmmm, they should have picked Vanna…

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HDNet Schedule For December / January

The NHL and HDNet today announced their high definition game schedule for December and January, featuring the hottest games and marquee match-ups from around the league. HDNet will maintain a flexible schedule over the remainder of the season, announcing a new schedule approximately every sixty days.

View the schedule…

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NHL Network Schedule For December - USA

With the successful U.S. launch this season of NHL Network, the first national network dedicated entirely to hockey, the network today unveiled the live regular-season game telecast package in the U.S. for the month of December. To ensure fans receive the best match-ups, NHL Network’s game telecast schedule is released on a monthly basis.

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  Tags: nhl+network, nhl+schedule

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