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Audio/Video- Top Radio Calls From The Past Season In The NHL

Watch and listen to the best radio calls from the 2017-18 NHL season.

 

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A Look At The Future Of The NHL TV Contract

Yesterday I asked Richard Deitsch of The Athletic a question.  He answered today in a sports media post,

What’s the next TV and streaming contract going to look like for the NHL? – Kukla’s Korner, Detroit

We still have a bit to go until crunch time. The NBC deal with the NHL expires after the 2020-21 season. One thing is clear: The average annual value ($200 million) is going up. Personally, I can’t see NBC not retaining a big chunk of the NHL rights given the importance of the programming to NBCSN as well as some ancillary factors ( e.g. Olympic hockey). Could we see a split package between NBC and a digital outlet? I could see that. Maybe ESPN+ and NBC share some costs in a much smaller manner to the CBS/Turner deal for the NCAAs. One thing that the rightsholders will be looking at is the graying of NHL viewers as noted by this terrific piece last year in Sports Business Daily. I don’t see NBC going for baseball.

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Naming Names

from Greg Wyshynski of ESPN,

The NHL Awards are over, which means that the yelling could begin.

Every year, there are votes that boggle the mind, and this year was no exception. Some of them are egregious -- like Mathew Barzal getting anything less than a first- or second-place vote for the Calder Trophy -- and some of them are just curiously baffling, like putting Vladimir Tarasenko fifth on a Selke Trophy ballot in the hopes that he eventually plays defense, one assumes.

Fans see these votes, and start hurling bile at the voters for their malfeasance. For example: Who left Nathan MacKinnon off their Hart Trophy ballots completely, when the Colorado Avalanche center had one of the most rock-solid cases for either winning the award or finishing second?

Well, it turns out that Pat Hickey of the Montreal Gazette, Ansar Khan of MLive.com, Ross McKeon of the San Francisco Chronicle and Steve Zipay of Newsday did. None of them voted Taylor Hall of the Devils, who won the award, in first place either. Hickey had both Evgeni Malkin (first) and Sidney Crosby (fifth) on the same ballot.

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How The Professional Hockey Writers Association Voted On The NHL Awards

LAS VEGAS — The Professional Hockey Writers Association has been proud to select the winners of six major NHL Awards as well as the end-of-season All-Star and All-Rookie teams since 1967.

For the last 49 seasons, those Awards have been determined by secret ballot.

For the first time, PHWA members voted overwhelmingly in March to join their brethren covering other major professional sports to reveal the ballot of each individual voter in the interest of full transparency.

Ballots were distributed to 152 of the PHWA’s 300-plus members, plus an invited panel of 16 national broadcasters, for a total voting bloc of 168.

Each individual vote can be viewed...

at this link...

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NBCSN Coverage Of The NHL Awards Show And NHL Draft

STAMFORD, Conn. – June 19, 2018 – The future stars of the NHL will converge on American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas, this week, as NBC Sports presents live, exclusive coverage of first round of the 2018 NHL Draft this Friday, beginning with NHL Live at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN. In addition, NBCSN will televise the NHL Awards this Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET from Las Vegas, as the NHL celebrates the top performers of the 2017-18 season from the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.

NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app – NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, tablets and connected TVs – will provide streaming coverage of the 2018 NHL Awards and 2018 NHL Draft.

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Watching The Stanley Cup Final

STAMFORD, Conn. – June 8, 2018 – Last night’s series-clinching Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final averaged a Total Audience Delivery (TAD) of 6.714 million viewers on NBC, NBCSports.com, and the NBC Sports app, making it the most-watched Stanley Cup Final Game 5 in 16 years and up 51% vs. last year, according to Fast National Data by the Nielsen Company and Adobe Analytics. Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals won the first Stanley Cup in team history last night with a 4-3 victory over the expansion Vegas Golden Knights at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nev.

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Video- Hard At Work The Minute The Stanley Cup Was Won

Very cool.

 

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Video- Coach’s Corner Tonight

Topics include the refs in this game as compared to game 4, the first period and a few nore topics.

via Sportsnet's YouTube page,

 

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Legendary Bob Cole Not Sure If He Will Return Next Season

from Kevin McGran of the Toronto Star,

Bob Cole, in his distinctive cadence, called to say that, yes, he’s disappointed not to be calling the Stanley Cup playoffs for Hockey Night In Canada.

“Quite disappointed,” Cole told the Star. “It’s hard to get over it, really. It’s just constantly there. I miss it.”...

“I love the kind of work I’ve been doing, seeing the guys. (Golden Knights coach Gerard) Gallant is a good friend. Was looking forward to at least saying hello. Just missing the playoffs. I miss it,” said Cole.

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Watching The Stanley Cup Final

STAMFORD, Conn. – June 5, 2018 – Despite last night’s Game 4 blowout, in which the Washington Capitals defeated the Vegas Golden Knights 6-2 at Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C., the 2018 Stanley Cup Final is averaging a Total Audience Delivery (TAD) of 4.443 million viewers through the first four games across NBC, NBCSN, NBCSports.com, and the NBC Sports app, making it the most-watched Final in three years, according to Fast National data by the Nielsen Company and streaming data by Adobe Analytics.

Capitals-Golden Knights is up 5% vs. last year’s Nashville-Pittsburgh Stanley Cup Final (4.232 million), and up 30% vs. the first four games of the 2016 SCF between San Jose and Pittsburgh (3.414 million).

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