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Ron MacLean and Don Cherry discuss Canada’s World Cup of Hockey roster, the Anaheim Ducks and Toronto’s bench communication.
Ron & Don talk about the Leafs trading James Reimer, Nick Paul playing for the Senators & Joe Thornton playing the best hockey of his career this season with the Sharks.
One big deadline, unlimited ways to follow the action. This Monday, Sportsnet keeps hockey fans at the pulse of all the trades and breaking news with non-stopHockey Central Trade Deadline coverage across television, digital and radio.
Sportsnet’s 11-hour Hockey Central Trade Deadline coverage kicks into high gear Monday, Feb. 29 at 8 a.m. ET / 5 a.m. PT on Sportsnet and streamed through the Sportsnet mobile app and Sportsnet.ca/now. Additionally, Sportsnet’s broadcast will also be available to viewers in the United States through NHL Network from 8 a.m. ET / 5 a.m. PT – 4 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. PT.
Don Cherry can relate to Michel Therrien losing his temper at PK Subban for a turnover that lost the Canadiens the game. He also wonders at just how happy Steven Stamkos may or may not be in Tampa.
from John Ourand & Ian Thomas of SportsBusiness Journal,
The Buffalo Sabres are poised to knock the Pittsburgh Penguins out of the NHL’s local TV ratings lead for the first time in seven seasons.
Through early February, nearly two-thirds of the way through the season, Sabres games on MSG are averaging a 6.81 rating, up 55 percent from last year. That comes despite Buffalo having an on-ice record that’s one of the worst in the Eastern Conference.
But new to the team this year is Jack Eichel, the second overall pick in last year’s NHL draft. Eichel’s addition, paired with other aggressive player acquisitions in the last year, have Sabres fans tuning in again.
The team’s TV ratings fell last season along with the Sabres’ on-ice fortunes. As recently as two seasons ago, Buffalo ranked second leaguewide for local ratings, averaging a 5.56 mark for the 2013-14 season.
continued, more teams mentioned...
Ron & Don guarantee the Vancouver Canucks will make the playoffs, breakdown the Dion Phaneuf trade and Connor McDavid scoring goals.
Sir Charles Barkley joins Hockey Night in Canada to talk about his friendship with Tampa Bay Lightning coach Jon Cooper and gets some shooting lessons from Nick Kypreos.
from Tech Dirt,
In addition to the surprise blackouts suddenly rearing their ugly heads, it appears that NHL.tv is having trouble working across certain devices for whatever reason. Chromebooks in particular appear to be affected, but other devices render the stream into a pixelated hell-scape. This is particularly problematic for a sport that relies so heavily on high-res viewing in order to follow the puck and the action in an arena where color differentiation is much more limited than with other sports.
But adding insult to injury is the all-caps threat clause the NHL slid into the update.
IF YOU CIRCUMVENT OR ATTEMPT TO CIRCUMVENT ANY BLACKOUT RESTRICTION OR OTHER USE RESTRICTION: YOUR SUBSCRIPTION WILL BE SUBJECT TO IMMEDIATE TERMINATION AND A CHARGE OF ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100.00) FOR EARLY TERMINATION WILL BE APPLIED TO YOUR CREDIT OR DEBIT CARD; YOU MAY BE SUBJECT TO LEGAL ACTION; AND THE NHL RESERVES THE RIGHT TO REPORT SUCH MISCONDUCT TO APPROPRIATE LAW ENFORCEMENT AUTHORITIES.
HFBoards on the topic, starting on the newest page...
A lot of action at NHL.TV twitter account.
Don Cherry and Ron MacLean discussed numerous topics including the "dummy defensemen" of the Toronto Maple Leafs.
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