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Scott Moore, President of Sportsnet, introduces the new hockey team at a press conference today...
TORONTO, March 10, 2014 /CNW/ - Rogers today announced a dream team of broadcasters who will anchor NHL national coverage across all Rogers properties, as well as Hockey Night in Canada. Together, George Stroumboulopoulos, Don Cherry, Ron MacLean, Daren Millard and Jeff Marek will be cornerstones of Rogers's NHL coverage this coming fall.
The team will deliver more than 500 regular season games across 13 networks and 7 platforms, including up to 7 games every Saturday night, plus "Hometown Hockey" every Sunday hosted from communities across Canada, and every game of the NHL Playoffs and Stanley Cup Final.
The announcement was made today by Scott Moore, President of Sportsnet & NHL Properties, Rogers.
"We know how passionate fans are about hockey, and so we've brought together the best anchors to deliver the best hockey experience to Canadians," said Moore. "George is one of the smartest and most versatile broadcasters in the business, and Ron and Don are icons in the hockey world. Along with Daren and Jeff, our new broadcast team brings a tremendous amount of talent, expertise and personality - and most importantly, they all possess a supreme passion for hockey."
Talk begining to swirl of George Stroumboulopoulos being named the new face/host of HNIC while Ron MacLean will remain with the show.
Don Cherry and Ron MacLean discussed a few topics and in my opinion, the top two were Cherry talking about the Luongo trade to Florida and the Callahan/St. Louis deal.
from Dan Tencer at The Huffington Post/Canada,
From "The Daily Show" to "Hockey Night in Canada," popular shows are disappearing from the online sphere, or going behind subscription walls that only customers of traditional cable and satellite TV will be able to access.
“Cord-cutters who’ve gotten used to watching Hockey Night in Canada streaming on the CBC site for free will be out of luck next season,” writes Terry Dawes at tech news site Cantech Letter. That’s thanks to the $5.2-billion deal between Rogers and the NHL, which gives CBC the right to broadcast HNIC for a few more years, but all the rights and revenues from that and other NHL broadcasts will belong to Rogers.
With the exception of that one Hockey Night per week on CBC, "your only option for watching the games will be to pay Rogers” by paying for its channels on cable, Dawes explains.
more Canadian broadcasting talk...
NEW YORK (March 4, 2014) – The NHL’s media platforms will offer fans the most comprehensive coverage of the 2014 NHL Trade Deadline. From now through the 3 p.m. ET deadline on Wednesday, March 5, NHL Network™, NHL.com and NHL Social will provide breaking news, exclusive interviews, insider information and official player transactions during one of the most anticipated dates on the NHL calendar.
I have not seen anything official about NHL Network US coverage of Wednesday's trade deadline day, but looking at their website the schedule for 8:00am - 6:00pm ET is this...
Trade Deadline Day Coverage: Tradecentre
Full day of coverage surrounding the NHL Trade Deadline.
Seeing the word Tradecentre could also tell us it is going to be the TSN coverage.
If I see anything official I will post it as soon as possible.
On this special edition of Coach's Corner, Ron MacLean and Don Cherry discussed the treatment of Roberto Luongo, discussed the Sedin twins, Alex Burrows and some other topics...
Nice to see Don Cherry and Ron MacLean back on North American turf, this time on Vancouver.
A few highlights of tonight's segment, Cherry talked a bit about the Sochi experience and also mentioned the NHL will not be at to Winter Games in South Korea in 2018.
Cherry also discussed the play of Jamie Benn and the Ontario Hockey Assoc. needs to stop taking money from the parents.
Updated: Now with 100% more video!
The CBC's Elliotte Friedman, Ron MacLean and Glenn Healy discussed a slate of trade deadline-related topics in a makeshift Satellite Hotstove segment from Vancouver, and as we wait for the video to post, here's what they had to say, via my attempts to "live-Tweet" the event:
- Why did Pat LaFontaine leave the Sabres? Friedman had three theories:
1. LaFontaine simply wanted to go back to his job in the NHL's front office in NYC;
2. He may have wanted to re-sign Ryan Miller, and clashed with the rest of the management regarding that issue;
3. And he may have wanted to reevaluate Ted Nolan's status against the wishes of the rest of the team's management.
- In the "interesting news" department, Glenn Healy stated that the Edmonton Oilers' new stadium may take a page out of the Bolshoi Arena's score-on-the-roof scoreboard as Oilers president and Hockey Canada advisor Kevin Lowe was inspired by the LED technology, and he brought some know-how back with him to Edmonton;
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