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If you're a certain age and a hockey fan, certain phrases can only mean one thing — Howie Meeker.
There’s “Jiminy Cricket,” of course, “Golly gee willikers” and “Stop it right there!”
Meeker is a former NHL star, broadcaster and resident of Newfoundland.
He and his wife Leah have come to Newfoundland to visit family — and for a birthday bash. Meeker turns 90 this fall. And apart from what he calls a "conky knee," he's in good health.
"I feel great,” Meeker told CBC News. “I feel lucky to be alive. Very lucky to be here because we love this place."
If you are too young to remember Howie Meeker, watch below as he analyzes the game for HNIC back in 1985.
NEW YORK – NHL Network™ and NHL.com will provide comprehensive coverage of the 2013 NHL Draft™ taking place at Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. All seven rounds of the Draft will take place on Sunday, June 30, starting at 3:00 p.m., ET. NBC Sports Network will present live coverage from 3:00-8:00 p.m., ET, in the U.S., TSN will televise the Draft live in Canada and RDS will present exclusive French-language coverage. In the U.S., NHL Network will provide continuing coverage starting at 8:00 p.m. ET.
STAMFORD, Conn – June 25, 2013 – Last night’s Game 6 (8:15-11 p.m. ET) of the 2013 Stanley Cup Final, in which the Chicago Blackhawks defeated the Boston Bruins, 3-2, to claim their second Stanley Cup in four years, was watched by 8.16 million viewers on NBC, up 66% vs. last year’s Game 6 and making it the second-most watched Game 6 since 1994, according to official data released today by The Nielsen Company.
NEW YORK – June 20, 2013 – With three of the first four games needing overtime, the 2013 Stanley Cup Final is averaging 5.356 million viewers per game, making it the most-watched Final through four games on record (data available since 1994), according to The Nielsen Company.
Last night’s 11-goal overtime contest (8:10-11:37 p.m. ET) between the Boston Bruins and Chicago Blackhawks in the fourth game of the 2013 Stanley Cup Final averaged 6.459 million viewers, making it the most-watched Stanley Cup Final Game 4 ever (since the introduction of People Meters in 1987).
Oh, and hockey is growing in Austin too...
from Rob Wile of Business Insider,
Tipoff's at 9 tonight for Game 6 of the NBA Finals.
Meanwhile, Boston took a 2-1 lead last night in the Stanley Cup Final.
Who's been watching the games? Mapping data group ESRI has the answer.
The firm has developed developed software called the Tapestry™ Segmentation system that classifies US residential neighborhoods into 65 unique market segments based on socioeconomic and demographic characteristics.
One of their models tracks likely basketball and hockey viewership.
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STAMFORD, Conn. – June 17, 2013 – Saturday night’s Stanley Cup Final Game 2 averaged 3.964 million viewers on NBC Sports Network (NBCSN), making it the most-watched NHL game in the network’s history (since 2006), the most-watched Game 2 on cable in 16 years, and the most-watched Stanley Cup Final game on cable in 11 years, according to Fast National data provided by The Nielsen Company.
About Kukla's Korner Hockey
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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