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Preseason NHL Hockey On The NHL Network

September 12, 2017 – NHL Network today announced its upcoming slate of preseason games, featuring more than 20 matchups in 16 days, including the Vegas Golden Knights’ first-ever preseason game this Sunday, September 17, live at 5:00 p.m. ET against the Vancouver Canucks

The Golden Knights will be showcased in four preseason matchups on NHL Network, facing off against three Pacific Division opponents: the Canucks, the Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday, September 26 at 10:00 p.m. ET, and the San Jose Sharks on Sunday, October 1 at 8:00 p.m. ET.

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Who Said It?

“I had followed the Bruins all my life. I was a hockey fan. But hockey was the last sport I did as a broadcaster. So I did the same as I would with any other sport. It’s all about reading and research. There isn’t a magic formula."

“You create a familiarity with the teams. You talk to broadcasters, writers and coaches so when it comes time for the game, you have a better feel for the teams.”

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The NHL TV Package For This Season

NHL.TV™ is back for the 2017-2018 season! 

Watch out-of-market regular season games, PLUS select Preseason games online or on the website and on your favorite supported smartphones, tablets and connected devices. (See full schedule

The regular season starts October 4, 2017, and for a second year your subscription also includes access to select Preseason games. The Preseason starts September 16, 2017. 

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Broadcasters Announced For The Vegas Golden Knights

VEGAS (August 15, 2017) –  Vegas Golden Knights President Kerry Bubolz announced today, August 15, that the team has hired their first-ever television and radio broadcast teams. Dave Goucher (pronounced GO-sher) will serve as the team’s TV play-by-play announcer, while Shane Hnidy (pronounced NIGH-dee) will serve as the TV color commentator. In addition, the team has hired Dan D’Uva (pronounced DOO-vah) as the team’s radio play-by-play announcer.

Goucher and Hnidy will call games on the television home of the Golden Knights, AT&T SportsNet. D’Uva will call games on the radio home of the Golden Knights, FOX Sports 98.9 FM/1340 AM.

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Video- The Florida Panthers Completed Their Fantasy Broadcast Camp

from Peter Rossi of FloridaPanthers.com,

On Tuesday, the Florida Panthers hosted their second annual broadcast camp, giving young Panthers fans an inside look at sports broadcasting and what goes on behind-the-scenes at an NHL game.

With Panthers radio and television personalities like Steve Goldstein, Randy Moller and Doug Plagens in attendance, campers took part in numerous entertainment-centric activities, including on-camera segments, hands-on work and instruction, public address announcing and radio play-by-play.

"Seeing the kids come out and being as dedicated and committed to doing what we do for a living, it brings back memories. It is a great thing that the Panthers do," said Panthers television broadcaster Steve Goldstein.



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The NHL Wins In The Disney/BAMTech Deal

from Ken Fang of Awful Announcing,

Let’s take a look at the winners and losers of the Disney/BAMTech deals.


NHL — ESPN and the NHL? We’ve covered the relationship or lack thereof between ESPN and NHL over the last ten years. But here they are together again at least on the streaming service. And thanks to MLB running the NHL’s streaming product, ESPN will offer NHL.TV subscriptions as an add-on.

MLB and NHL owners — Oh, how the rich get richer. Teams will get more money thanks to this deal and more exposure on a new platform. The money from the subscriptions will be distributed throughout both leagues and owners love money. We can’t forget the investment MLB owners made in BAMTech when it was originally developed. They are smiling today.

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Thoughts Go Out For Eddie Olczyk


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Disney Will Now Own The Majority Of BAMTech

from Ben Munson of FierceCable,

The Walt Disney Company today announced it is buying a majority stake in BAMTech and planning to launch both a Disney and ESPN streaming services.

Disney previously held a 33% stake in BAMTech and now the company will pay another $1.58 billion to buy another 42% in the company.

“The media landscape is increasingly defined by direct relationships between content creators and consumers, and our control of BAMTech’s full array of innovative technology will give us the power to forge those connections, along with the flexibility to quickly adapt to shifts in the market,” said Disney Chairman and CEO Robert Iger in a statement. “This acquisition and the launch of our direct-to-consumer services mark an entirely new growth strategy for the Company, one that takes advantage of the incredible opportunity that changing technology provides us to leverage the strength of our great brands.”

The previously announced ESPN-branded multisport service is now getting more details about the programming it will offer. Disney said the service will feature 10,000 live regional, national and international games and events per year from leagues including Major League Baseball, National Hockey League, Major League Soccer, Grand Slam tennis and college sports.

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Do You Want The NHL Back On ESPN?

from Adrian Dater of BSNDenver,

Hockey fans that have lamented the day in 2005 when the NHL and ESPN ceased to be broadcast partners, take heart; In an interview on the BSN Avalanche Podcast on Thursday, ESPN “SportsCenter” anchor and part-time hockey broadcaster, John Buccigross, said he believes his network and the NHL will become partners again within the next three years, when the league’s current U.S. television contract with NBC expires.

“I’m real optimistic that we’ll be a part of the NHL plan next time,” Buccigross told BSN Denver. “I’m not in the negotiations or decisions, but the negotiations open up in two years, and the (NBC) deal ends in three. There’s no doubt ESPN (was) very aggressive last time trying to get the package, and we’ll be very aggressive this time.. and I feel good about our chances to get some.. to have games in the next package.”

Buccigross, who recently signed a new five-year contract to stay at ESPN, called it his “long-term goal” to be a regular play-by-play man for NHL games.


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The NBC Sports Group Announces Their Plans For The 2017-18 NHL Season

STAMFORD, Conn. – July 31, 2017 – Coming off of the most-watched Stanley Cup Final without an Original Six team on record, NBC Sports Group is scheduled to present 99 NHL regular-season games during the 2017-18 season, beginning on Wednesday, Oct. 4, at 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN, when the two-time defending Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins host the St. Louis Blues. All games will be streamed live on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app to authenticated users via TV Everywhere.

“We’re proud to offer our most diverse NHL schedule ever to fans across the country,” said Sam Flood, Executive Producer & President of Production, NBC Sports. “From classic rivalries and historic franchises, to young stars such as Auston Matthews and Connor McDavid, a hockey-crazed market in Nashville, and a new franchise in Vegas, this schedule represents our commitment to present the NHL’s diverse and emerging stars, teams, and stories.”

Schedule highlights include:

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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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