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Any Other Teams Doing This?

via Working the Corners,

SAN JOSE – The San Jose Sharks and Comcast SportsNet Bay Area announced today that they have reached an agreement to have the local blackout lifted for nine 2008-09 San Jose Sharks games that are not scheduled to be televised on Comcast SportsNet Bay Area.

The move will allow those local hockey fans who subscribe to the Center Ice hockey package to view all of the Sharks 82 regular season games on television.

Looks like a trend may be developing- via a press release from the Phoenix Coyotes…

Phoenix Coyotes Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer Michael Bucek announced today that the National Hockey League has lifted the “NHL Center Ice” blackout in the Phoenix region for 19 Coyotes games.  Coyotes fans that subscribe to the “NHL Center Ice” package will now be able to see 78 of the Coyotes’ 80 remaining games on television this season

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Breaking Down HNIC

from Chris Zelkovich of the Toronto Star,

The pre-game show has been given a big facelift and looks a lot more interesting, especially the round-table chat featuring Kelly Hrudey, Mike Milbury and Ron MacLean.

But the show’s first feature was, you guessed it, a look at Leafs coach Ron Wilson.

Yes, Wilson is new to Toronto, but the Ottawa Senators have a new coach, too.

But at the CBC, the mantra has always been: If it’s blue, it will do.

more

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Wings/Leafs Attract Versus Viewers

from Kevin Allen of USA TODAY,

Thursday’s telecast of the Toronto Maple Leafs’ 3-2 win vs. the Detroit Red Wings was the most-watched regular-season game on Versus in terms of households (360,944) and total viewers (572,897).

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added 11:23am, via Versus press release,

Locally, Detroit garnered a 4.0 HH rating making VERSUS the top rated cable network in the market for the 7:00-9:45 p.m. ET time period.  VERSUS was the fourth highest-rated network overall in Detroit; behind ABC, NBC and CBS, respectively. 

Boston garnered a 1.0 HH rating making VERSUS the third highest rated cable network in the market during the 10:15 p.m.-12:45 a.m. ET time period.  This was an 11-percent increase over the Bruins’ 2007-08 regular season average (.9). The Denver market delivered a 1.8 HH rating which was a 64-percent increase over Colorado’s 2007-08 regular season average (1.1).

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Getting The Rinkside View

from the Anaheim Ducks,

The “Rinkside View” game format combines the best of traditional hockey television expertise with more ice access thanks to low angle camera positions and a voyeuristic, as-if-you-were-there look and feel to the telecast. A total of 20 NHL games, including all six “Freeway Faceoff” contests with the Kings, will be seen by the “Rinkside View”.

“We are revolutionizing hockey on television with ‘Rinkside View’.  The low camera angles and evolved camera direction will allow the viewers to hear more crunch, watch more of the ice, and - instead of being told how the play develops – see the play unfold for themselves,” said Tom Feuer, executive producer, Fox Sports WEST and PRIME TICKET.

read on

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We Start Tonight

Many of us have waited for this night, the puck drops in North America.

How do you feel about your team’s outlook for this season?  Confident, undecided, let us know how you feel!

On a sidenote, I contacted Versus after seeing my tv guide on Directv and noticed tonight’s games were not in HD but they tell me both games will indeed be in HD.

So let’s drop the puck and the KK tradition (wmp audio) continues!

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Two Hats For John Shannon

from Broadcaster Magazine,

Rick Brace, President, Revenue, Business Planning and Sports, CTV Inc., and John Collins, Chief Operating Officer, NHL, announced today the appointment of John Shannon as Executive In Charge of Programming and Production for NHL Network.

Shannon will continue to serve in his current role as Executive Vice President of Programming and Production for the National Hockey League.

In his additional responsibility, Shannon will oversee programming and production for NHL Network in both Canada and the United States.

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Get Your Hockey Broadcasting Questions Answered

We did this feature about two years ago and once again, John Shannon, Sr. Vice President of NHL Broadcasting, has agreed to answer your hockey broadcasting questions.

Feel free to spread the word and I will forward the questions to Mr. Shannon at the end of this week and post his answers in the next few weeks.

I asked John about HNIC on the NHL Network in the U.S.(Saturday games only)  and he wanted hockey fans to know the NHL Network will be picking up the national HNIC games and the regional games will be available on Center Ice for those of you that subscribe to it.

So start leaving your broadcasting related questions and comments and look for the answers soon.

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Versus Notes

from Steve Lepore at The NHL Arena Program,

...other notes upon a brief overlook of Versus’ talent schedule:

-Gone are play-by-play man Rick Peckham and analyst John Vanbiesbrouck.

-There are no new additions to the talent list, though look for NY Islanders color man Billy Jaffe to take more of a color commentary role this season than the reporter slot he’s usually slated to serve.

-A lot less Mike Emrick this season.  Doc will only call 8 regular season games.

read on and a new ice-level reporter too…

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Big News For NHL Network in the U.S.

I have given KK readers a few hints about this, now it is official!

NEW YORK (October 3, 2008) –

With more live game coverage than ever before, NHL Network today unveiled its U.S. broadcast schedule for the 2008-09 regular season. It includes 75 regular-season games, all in HD.

Highlighting the schedule is the inclusion of CBC’s award-winning Hockey Night In Canada, now available to U.S. fans through NHL Network for the first time. Every Saturday night, NHL Network will not only broadcast the live Hockey Night In Canada double-header, but also the CBC pre-game show Scotiabank Hockey Tonight and post-game show After Hours.

More details and complete broadcast schedule below.

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NHL Network Brings Us Live Hockey

NEW YORK (September 26, 2008)—NHL Network in the U.S. and Canada will provide live coverage of the Philadelphia Flyers’ pre-season game in their original home arena, the Spectrum, against the Carolina Hurricanes Sept. 27 at 1 p.m., ET. NHL Network also will cover the exhibition between the New York Rangers and SC Bern from Bern, Switzerland Sept. 30 at noon, ET, and the inaugural IIHF Victoria Cup game between the Rangers and Metallurg Magnitogorsk Oct. 1 at 1:30 p.m., ET.

All games are subject to local blackout rules.

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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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