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from David Shoalts of the Globe and Mail,
Rogers Communications Inc. is off to a slow start in the quest to win its $5.2-billion gamble on NHL hockey.
After eight weeks, the ratings results for NHL games on Rogers’ various networks plus the CBC are mixed compared to last year – up slightly for the Eastern games on Saturday nights, down significantly for the Western games on Saturday, up nicely on Wednesdays and disappointing on Sundays.
According to the ratings compiled by Numeris, the primary audience measurement company in Canada, the average audience for Hockey Night In Canada’s Eastern games on Saturday nights through Nov. 22 was 2,184,000 people. That is an increase of 17,000 viewers from the same period in 2013, which is 1 per cent. The average audience for the later Western games on Saturdays was 860,000, down 17 per cent from 1,032,000 last year.
20 Questions from Sean Fitz-Gerald of the National Post.
Early in your broadcasting career, you told a reporter: “You can’t be Don Cherry, you can’t be Harry Neale.” Who did Glenn Healy turn out to be?
GH: Honest. I think the fans deserve it. In this country, they are so educated about our game, our sport. And they deserve some honesty. I’m not going to show up to a game with a ‘Captain Obvious’ hat on.
The green men in Vancouver, John Tortorella, Roberto Luongo, Alexander Ovechkin and his mother: Is there a criticism you’ve made on air that you would take back?
GH: [pauses for 10 seconds] Um, no. No. No. No. You can’t stick a crotch in a guy’s face in the penalty box, can you? Was I wrong about Tortorella? No. And you know, quite frankly, I met the Green Men after, and the one thing I said to them is: ‘Don’t let anyone know who you are, because if they find out who you are, you’ll never get hired.’ Like, job qualification? ‘I stick my crotch in another man’s face.’ Sorry. Doesn’t work.
First the goals...
Saves are below...
Don Cherry and Ron MacLean brought up a few stories on Pat Quinn then moved on to the problems in Edmonton.
Icing was the next topic then they questioned a tripping call in OT last night.
The play of Bobby Ryan was up next then a look at the Vancouver Canucks.
Final topics were Lanny McDonad talking about Don Cherry and a salute to serviceman.
Remember the NHL did change the tripping call this season, you can read the rule below...
Sportsnet introduced a 'film room' segment during their pre-game show tonight.
Adam Oates, Nick Kypreos and Kelly Hrudey bread down a few plays from Joel Ward.
via Sportsnet YouTube channel,
A look, or should we say, a listen to the some of the greatest and most memorable calls so far in the 40 plus year career of legendary hockey announcer Bob Cole.
Don Cherry and Ron MacLean disussed the Toronto 'stick-gate' issue along with a few other topics.
I apologize for not posting this earlier today, just been a very busy last few days.
Last night the Calgary Flames celebrated the broadcasting career of Peter Maher who was the voice of the Calgary Flames for thirty-three years..
Here is a short highlight video of Maher and below is the ceremony from last night.
New York, NY, November 19, 2014 – EPIX Presents Road To The NHL Winter Classic™ and EPIX Presents Road To The NHL Stadium Series™, a two-part original series from premium TV network EPIX and the National Hockey League, will bring U.S. viewers onto the ice and behind-the-scenes with the Chicago Blackhawks and Washington Capitals as they prepare to compete in the 2015 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic®, and the Los Angeles Kings and San Jose Sharks on their road to the 2015 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series™.
Today on their YouTube channel, Sportsnet posted three entertaining videos on our game.
Evanka Osmak and Ken Reid count down the top players in NHL history who had a canon of a shot, and then the top players who were hard to catch because of their lightning speed.
The second video...
Evanka Osmak and Ken Reid count down the top 25 players in NHL history who combine grit and game to produce a special breed of hockey player.
And the third video...
Evanka Osmak and Ken Reid count down the top 25 players in NHL history who delivered incredible value on their draft day price.
Note each video is around 24 minutes long so plan accordingly.
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