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Video- Coach’s Corner Tonight

One of the topics Ron MacLean and Don Cherry discussed were the  goal nets.

Don Cherry said the net has become too top-heavy because they took 12 inches off of the back and that someone is going to get hurt the same way Mark Howe got impaled by the goalpost back in the day. 

A few other topics including a look at Tyler Toffoli of the LA Kings.

 

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Ron MacLean Is The Perfect Host For Hometown Hockey

from Ron MacLean of Hometown Hockey,

Here’s tonight’s word play from London.

As promised each week, I’ll incorporate lines from Canadian literature or a song into our broadcast, and then reveal them at show’s end.

I’m not a literary critic or expert, but like you—which I may presume if you’ve come this far—I read a fair bit. It’s to inform my viewpoint, to wrestle my bias and at best, to laugh. One of my favourite essayists, Joseph Epstein, wrote: “I have never met a good writer who wasn’t also a penetrating reader; and every good writer, with varying degrees of consciousness and subtlety, is also, in an indirect way, a plagiarist.”

My opening essay this evening is a rip off. Whew. I feel better already.

The sentence, “A journey through lakeland, rockland and hill country, a little adjacent to where the world is, a little north of where the cities are and some time we may go back there,” is from poet Al Purdy in The Country North of Belleville.

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I watched the complete show and game last night and just like Hockey Day in Canada, the features and stories were just great.  Ron MacLean only added to the story and I came away as one very impressed viewer.

I am looking forward to the rest of the season of Hometown Hockey.

A video postcard from London is below...

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Video- Coach’s Corner Tonight

Don Cherry and Ron MacLean in a five minute segment mostly discussed the Leafs and the lack of Canadians on their roster.

 

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Video- Hockey Night In Canada Opening

Not the type of montage we are used to, but very well done.

 

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Video- First Hockey Game Televised 62 Years Ago

The first 20 seconds or so of the video shows a few clips of the game...

 

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Ron MacLean And Hometown Hockey

from Eric Francis of the Calgary Sun,

It’s as delightful a slice of Canadiana as an afternoon on an outdoor pond with pals.

At the head of a lengthy line growing on the concourse at Sylvan Lake Multi-Plex stands Ron MacLean, signing autographs and doing what he does best — talking hockey.

On this day, he’s creating memories for kids and hockey fans in this Alberta town of 13,000 ahead of the recently played Kraft Hockeyville preseason contest featuring the Calgary Flames.

But over the next 25 weeks, a similar scene will play itself out in small-town rinks from coast-to-coast as part of his highly publicized reassignment.

Replaced on Hockey Night in Canada by George Stroumboulopoulus as part of Rogers hockey’s new world order, the 54-year-old MacLean is now the face of Hometown Hockey, airing on Citytv nationally every Sunday night.

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NHL Network US Schedule For Tonight

5:00pm ET- NHL Hockey Central Preview

Host Jeff Marek previews that night's hockey action with the latest news and analysis from Sportsnet analysts and insiders.

6:00pm- NHL Special : The Game Starts Here

Hockey has become a 24/7 - 365 days a year commitment. Sportsnet goes behind the scenes to hear stories from current and former NHL players to see how far the game has evolved through fitness, nutrition and equipment.

6:30pm- Hockey Central Saturday

7:00pm- Pittsburgh Penguins at Toronto Maple Leafs

10:00pm- NHL Tonight
 

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Sportsnet’s Day 1

from Allan Maki of the Globe and Mail,

From beginning to end, it was hailed as the start of the NHL’s new era; the dawning of something bold, something never seen before. Like a high-resolution TV monitor that stands 3.3 metres high and goes 11.5 metres in length.

Call it the Zdeno Chara of TV monitors.

And cameras? Rogers Sportsnet’s first offering of its all-in, all-the-time hockey coverage came with 14 cameras to show all the action in its 11,000-square foot studio. That’s right – its 11,000-square foot studio....

Overall, Sportsnet got to show off its bells and whistles then settle into what was a solid night of broadcasting. It wasn’t all on the mark, but it will get there one day.

As new eras go, the NHL and its Canadian TV partner are one with a shared belief: less is bad; more is good and never go small.

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from Steve Buffery of the Toronto Sun,

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New Lineup For NHL Network US

NEW YORK (October 8, 2014) – With today’s start of the 2014-15 NHL season, NHL Network™-U.S., Where the NHL Gets Hockey™, announced today the launch of its programming lineup for the new season.

New to the Network for U.S. fans this season is the addition of a suite of NHL programs from Rogers Communications. NHL Network-U.S. will simulcast the popular midday hockey panel HOCKEY CENTRAL at Noon featuring Daren Millard, Nick Kypreos and Doug MacLean. Each weekday from Noon-1 p.m. ET, the group discusses and dissects the latest news and information from around the League

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Does Hockey Need A Former Star In The Broadcast Booth?

from Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun,

On Wednesday, a new NHL season will begin and the largest and most powerful voices in hockey are mostly those of former backup goaltenders, third-liners, failed coaches and fired general managers.

Not a former star — player or championship coach — to be found among the largest or most prominent broadcasters in the game.

The voices of hockey in America — those who make a difference — are Mike Milbury, Barry Melrose and Pierre McGuire, none of whom reached star status as players, coaches or general managers.

In Canada, with the new landscape of hockey on Rogers Sportsnet, and TSN maintaining its historical place in the landmark, the hockey voices — not the reporters, necessarily — are the same as they have been in the past.

Aaron Ward and Glenn Healy, Jeff O’Neill and P.J. Stock. The Rogers docket will include Nick Kypreos, Doug MacLean, Mike Johnson, Darren Pang.

Not a former star among them.

Which begs the question: Why is it baseball, basketball and football draw their largest stars to the broadcast booth, but hockey does not?

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