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Video- The Best Of Bob Cole

A bit over seven minutes long.


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Video- It’s Not Like Watching Paint Dry

Just about 8 minutes to watch Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet get his beard shaved/trimmed.


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Hometown Hockey Will Visit 25 Communities

TORONTO (August 21, 2018) Canada’s ultimate touring hockey festival is back and ready to roll! This October, Rogers Hometown Hockey™ Tour presented by Scotiabank returns to the open road to visit 25 communities throughout the 2018-19 season, commemorating special milestones and celebrating Canada’s deep hockey roots. (See locations, dates and broadcast details below).

Returning for a fifth cross-country adventure, the free family-friendly hockey celebration features two days of live entertainment, NHL alumni, local celebrities and hockey-themed activities for all ages. Running from Saturday through to Sunday evening, the festival culminates with an outdoor viewing party of a national NHL game broadcast hosted live by Ron MacLean and Tara Slone on Sportsnet, Canada’s Home of Hockey.

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The NBC Sports Group With Their NHL Regular Season Schedule

STAMFORD, Conn. – August 13, 2018 – NBC Sports is scheduled to present 109 NHL regular-season games during the 2018-19 season – its most since acquiring NHL rights prior to the 2005-06 season. Coverage begins Wednesday, Oct. 3, at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN, when Alex Ovechkin and the Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals raise their championship banner to the rafters and host the Boston Bruins. All games will be streamed live on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app to authenticated users via TV Everywhere.

NBC Sports’ 2018-19 NHL schedule is highlighted by the debut of “Wednesday Night Hockey” on NBCSN, which will showcase the network’s most diverse schedule since it acquired NHL rights prior to the 2005-06 season, as well as NHL’s current and rising stars. Highlights of NBC Sports’ “Wednesday Night Hockey” schedule on NBCSN include:

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It’s A New Season For Hockey On The NBC Sports Group

from Kevin Allen of USA TODAY,

NBC will televise the Vegas Golden Knights twice in the first week of the NHL season. The Nashville Predators will be featured three times in the first month. The Arizona Coyotes, Calgary Flames, Colorado Avalanche, Winnipeg Jets and Tampa Bay Lightning will appear on NBC before Sidney Crosby’s Pittsburgh Penguins.

The network’s changing strategy will be revealed today when it announces a record 109-game regular-season schedule with a greater diversity in team selection than in the past.

“It’s a new world,” Sam Flood, president and executive producer of NBC and NBC Sports, told USA TODAY Sports. “We need to embrace and celebrate those teams more than we ever have before.  It doesn’t take away from those great Pittsburgh-Philadelphia games and Bruins-Canadiens games. We will keep doing those, but we have to lean into some different matchups.”


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We Have Live Hockey On The NHL Network Beginning Thursday

OLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - NHL Network will televise live the final three days of games at the 2018 World Junior Summer Showcase in Kamloops, B.C. as well as the final two days of games at the 2018 Hlinka Gretzky Cup in Edmonton and Red Deer, Alta. In total, the NHL Network coverage will include 10 games between the two events televised live from Thurs., Aug. 2, through Sat., Aug. 10.

The six-game NHL Network coverage of the Showcase begins on Thurs., Aug. 2, with USA-Sweden at 4 p.m. ET and Canada-Finland at 9 p.m., while on Fri., Aug. 3, fans will see USA vs. Finland at 4 p.m. and Canada vs. Sweden at 9 p.m. NHL Network’s Showcase coverage closes with two of the biggest rivalry games in the sport on Sat., Aug. 5, with USA taking on Canada at 5 p.m. and Sweden facing Finland at 8 p.m. For the full U.S. 2018 World Junior Summer Showcase schedule, click here.

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Morning Line- Chuck Kaiton

“I was hoping for a reasonable offer to stay but obviously the offer was an invitation to leave, that is how I look at it. I really was hoping we could make some headway. It’s his decision to offer what he offered and it was quite a substantial decrease. It really basically told me they weren’t that interested in keeping me. That’s life. It’s his team.”

-Chuck Kaiton, now former radio broadcast play-by-play man for the Carolina Hurricanes.  Luke DeCock of the News & Observer has more.

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Chuck Kaiton, Long Time Radio Voice Of The Carolina Hurricanes May Be Replaced By A Simulcast

from Brett Haensel of the News & Observer,

For the first time in 22 years, fans tuning into a Carolina Hurricanes game broadcast this fall may not hear Chuck Kaiton on the call. Instead, they’ll likely be met by the familiar voices of John Forslund and Tripp Tracy.

Due to the ever changing landscape of the local play-by-play radio broadcast industry and a new owner known for eliminating inefficiencies, it appears the Hurricanes radio announcer-- who has never missed a game in his 39 years calling games for both the Hurricanes and Hartford Whalers organizations -- could be replaced by a television simulcast for the coming season.


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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.

many more sports related media questions (paid subscription)

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