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from John R. Kennedy of Global News,
Don Cherry was given plenty of time Wednesday to complain about his Coach’s Corner segment being trimmed to five minutes during last Saturday’s Hockey Night in Canada.
“If they don’t want me, it’s fine with me. It’s over,” Cherry said during an appearance on Global’s The Morning Show.
“But I’m not going to be pushed around.”
continued and watch the video below..
from Steve Buffery of the Toronto Sun,
Six times during his five-minute show on Hockey Night in Canada, Coach’s Corner star Don Cherry griped about the lack of time for his segment, often with a pronounced scowl on his face. He even threw his arms up in frustration at one point.
One sports TV insider suggested that it was almost like Grapes wanted to get himself fired.
Since Rogers Sportsnet secured the rights to Hockey Night in Canada, Cherry’s segment has been cut from seven minutes to five, something Cherry was never happy about, which was obvious during his show on Saturday night. It’s likely any other broadcaster griping the way Cherry did would have been sanctioned or disciplined in some way.
If you missed Coach's Corner on Saturday, watch it below...
One of the main topics Don Cherry and Ron MacLean discussed was the play of Mark Giordano of the Calgary Flames.
There are more topics too and in my opinion, this segment needs more time!
Rogers Hometown Hockey tonight is in Red Deer, Alberta, home of Ron MacLean.
More topics too, watch below...
No words needed tonight.
via Hometown Hockey,
Even superstars have a hometown. For Mr. Hockey, it’s Saskatoon, a city that showered him with accolades on Gordie Howe Day in 1966. What makes him uniquely special to Saskatonians is… he is theirs.
Hometown Hockey will be in Saskatoon this Sunday.
Here is a trailer...
If you missed what Glenn Healy said, you can start here....
via the CP at CBC,
Two of Canada's largest sports broadcasters are facing off over whose customers get free access to exclusive NHL content.
Bell TV says that the GamePlus mobile app should be made available for free to all NHL GameCentre Live subscribers, not just those who are customers of Rogers Communications.
Bell makes the demand in a filing to the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission.
The owner of TSN and other businesses that compete with Rogers says that CRTC rules prohibit its Toronto-based rival from giving its own customers preferential access to the GamePlus mobile app.
Bell argues that GamePlus is being made exclusively available to Rogers mobile and home Internet customers, providing them with features such as on-ice camera angles from NHL hockey games broadcast under a 12-year agreement.
Rogers has until Nov. 20 to respond formally to the complaint.
Here is a comment from HF Boards and since many of us have the same questions, my answers appear in italics...
Following the sport from the UK and wanted to know where I can catch all the saturday night material that was available online last year?
Believe me, you have to look around. Sporstnet does have some features available, but many are Geo blocked outside of Canadian IPs. A feature like this, The Greatest Hockey Factory In The World, would be great to watch, but .... Sportsnet does have a YouTube channel, but it is very limited in regards to hockey related videos.
Mainly Hot Stove (if that is still around)?
Elliotte Friedman and Damien Cox do something very similar, but again, have yet to see any video of it the last two weeks.
Also with Sportsnet taking over all the coverage, do they have any segements/specials than can be viewed online? Dont know much about that Strombo guy... he has some show now right?
Any special content or segment I can find to fill my sunday mornings with hockey?
We can only hope. I understand Sportsnet Geo blocking NHL game content, but the other features are head scratching. NHL fans are all over the world and it would be nice if all the content was available to us. Heck, if they don't want to allow embedding of videos, maybe the could do what TSN does, just don't provide an embed code but at least allow us to watch.
In some instances, video is not available at all, like the Friedman/Cox segments, maybe that will change moving forward.
On a sidenote, I did try to contact Sportsnet about their thinking on Geo blocking late last season, but never did receive a reply.
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