Kukla's Korner Hockey
I have been listening to The Fan 960 in Calgary all morning just to get a feel of what is going on in Calgary.
The jocks there took a shot at the Joe Louis PA announcer because he could not pronounce the last name of Kristian Huselius.
They have no idea who that man is, so I thought I would give them a little background on Budd Lynch…
A native of Windsor, Ontario, Lynch joined the Essex Scottish Regiment of the Canadian Forces during World War II; he lost his right arm during combat.
Returning home from the war, he joined the Red Wings, with the team winning the Stanley Cup during his first season. In fact, Detroit won the Stanley Cup four times during his first five years with the club.
read on about Mr. Lynch, HHOF’r in the media wing….
from TV Predictions,
With HDTV in roughly 30 million U.S. homes, shouldn’t the networks have a better handle on providing sports in high-def?
After all, we’ve all been sold that sports is the driver of High-Definition TV; that people are rushing to buy sets to watch their favorite teams in crystal-clear HD.
So why can’t we see them in high-def?!
added 11:56am, NBC affiliate in St. Louis bumping NHL games...
At least 5 1/2 hours of hockey tonight.
Wild must win to continue the series and all the other home teams need a win badly.
from William Houston of the Globe and Mail,
NBC earned a 1.4 overnight rating (percentage of households tuned in) for its Flames-Red Wings telecast on Sunday, down 6.7 per cent from its rating a year ago for a regional broadcast. NBC’s Saturday regional telecast, Penguins-Senators and New York Rangers-Atlanta Thrashers, earned a 1.2 overnight, down 7.7 per cent.
Yesterday, KK member snafu pointed out Don Cherry taking a cheap shot at Pavel Datsyuk and Houston agrees,
What did Pavel Datsyuk do to deserve Don Cherry’s attack on Saturday? Well, nothing, really, except for being a European, leading his team in scoring and signing a fat seven-year contract extension for close to $7-million (U.S.) annually.
To assist Cherry in his cheap shot of Datsyuk, Hockey Night compiled a couple of clips of retired Red Wings star Steve Yzerman falling to the ice to block shots.
I will be on “Ice Level” on The New 940 Montreal tonight around 11:10pm.
If you have the chance, feel free to listen in. The listen live link is on the left sidebar at The New 940 Montreal.
from USA TODAY,
The NHL doesn’t get the TV ratings of the other big five pro sports. But other leagues could learn from the inventive way NBC Sports is using “Inside the Glass” reporters for hockey telecasts.
Rather than the usual sideline reporters interviewing coaches, NBC is putting ex-players-turned-TV analysts into the small space between rival benches. The unique vantage point enables them to brief viewers on who’s up, who’s down, as well as the insults flying between teams in a hard-fought game.
continued.. at the bottom of page and it is Sean Avery, not Steve…
thanks to a KK member for the tip…
KK member snafu submitted the following-
The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation is the country’s public television and radio broadcaster. The CBC is also Canada’s oldest broadcast service. One of the CBC’s crown jewels is Hockey Night in Canada, not only a consistently highly-rated program but the world’s longest running sports-related production. Recently the NHL and CBC announced a new agreement that allows the CBC to continue the HNIC segment (and certain playoff games) through 2014. The NHL will receive $100 million annually from the CBC.
NEW YORK (April 16, 2007) – The National Hockey League (NHL), today announced that it has selected Gotuit Media’s video platform to deliver personalized access to video highlights from NHL Network’s signature show NHL On The Fly: Final. Available daily online at http://onthefly.nhl.com/: Final is a complete wrap-up of the night’s action from across the league, complete with game highlights and expert analysis.
“With help from Gotuit Media we have transformed the experience of watching NHL On the Fly: Final onlinefor our viewers by making it easier to quickly find and watch their favorite video highlights,” said Keith Ritter, President of NHL Interactive CyberEnterprises. “Now our fans can jump right to the action of their favorite team or game, and instantly watch the goals, saves, or best hits of the night. We are pleased to give our fans this compelling and user-friendly experience.”
Three games tonight, all series tied 1-1.
Anyone else have a feeling we may see a few OT games today?
In my opinion, a perfect schedule today. I see a window of opportunity for a nap after the Flames/Wings game this afternoon.
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