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Video- Jeremy Roenick Statement

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Way Beyond The Time To End The Broadcast Issue In Denver

from Sean Keeler of the Denver Post,

This town wants — desperately wants — to watch a winner. A winner that has its act together. And here you are, sitting on two of them, young rosters on the climb, dominating in darkness.

If the Stanley Cup Playoffs started Thursday, the Avalanche would’ve been the No. 3 seed in the Western Conference. The Nuggets would’ve been the No. 2 seed in the NBA’s Western bracket.

Meanwhile, the Front Range Broadcasting Cold War — Kroenke Sports & Entertainment and Altitude Sports in one corner, Comcast and Dish Networks in the other — is on its fifth month now. And there’s no signs of any serious thaw....

The ones who should be watching Mikko Rantanen thread needles from their living rooms. The ones who chat up their pals at school the next morning about some moves on Fortnite instead of the ones just rocked by Michael Porter Jr. The ones who have to skirt the law to get their fix.

When Connor McDavid takes the ice in Edmonton, the locals chant “M-V-P! M-V-P!”

When Nathan MacKinnon takes the ice here, we chant “V-P-N! V-P-N!”

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Jeremy Roenick Suspended From NBC Sports

from Stephen Whyno of the AP,

Former NHL forward Jeremy Roenick was suspended indefinitely by NBC Sports on Monday for his inappropriate comments about coworkers.

Roenick made a series of questionable remarks about fellow hockey broadcasters Kathryn Tappen, Patrick Sharp and Anson Carter during a recent appearance on the Spittin’ Chiclets podcast.

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Kevin Allen Leaving USA TODAY On Friday

from Kevin Allen of USA TODAY,

...14 months later, I was working permanently for USA TODAY, not the Times-Herald. I’ve thought about that day often this past week as I contemplated that my USA TODAY career is ending after 34 years. Friday is my last day.

The details of my departure aren’t interesting or unique. You’ve heard the story before. Shrinking industry. Staff reduction. Many friends have left the business under similar circumstances. Now it’s my turn.

Rather than dwell on those events, I choose to be grateful for the years I’ve had at the nation’s newspaper. From the minute I sat in a USA TODAY desk, I was proud to be Kevin Allen of USA TODAY. I refuse to revise my feelings just because my time is up.

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Covering A Scrum

from Morgan Campbell of the Toronto Star,

Since we’re all sharing stories about racism, hockey, and the stifling whiteness of Canadian institutions, here’s mine.

In November of 2000, I was six weeks into a yearlong internship at the Star, pinch-hitting for a sick colleague on the hockey beat. So I showed up at Lakeshore Arena to report a story about the Edmonton Oilers, who were playing the Leafs the next night, and whose roster included five Black players.

Late in the media session, a scrum formed around Scarborough’s Anson Carter. I asked him about the role race played in his professional life, and he gave calm, thoughtful answers. When I asked whether people tried to portray him as something he isn’t because he was a Black athlete in a largely white sport, he responded that people tried but said, “I’m not a politician. I’m hockey player.”

The following morning, that same exchange appeared in a competing publication under the byline and logo of a white columnist also present at the Carter scrum.

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The Hockey Photographer

from Gare Joyce of Sportsnet,

For 45 years, Bruce Bennett has captured hockey's greatest players, teams and memories, and shaped the way we see the game

Aouple of hours before ticketholders start to file into TD Garden for Game 1 of the 2019 Stanley Cup Final, Bruce Bennett is setting up remote cameras at both ends of the rink. It’s a chore that he’ll have to do only a six more times this spring and, as always, an opportunity to get his game face on. He quietly keeps tabs on the comings, doings and goings of Getty Images assistants as he works. Items on a checklist he has written down, items on another list that’s committed to memory. “He’s incredibly meticulous in his preparation, extremely organized, to the point of obsession,” Getty photographer Harry How says. “He actually brings a schematic to every game. He’s prepared for anything. There’s no over-preparing for him. One time a puck shattered his 70-200mm zoom lens and he got a backup out of his equipment bag. He’d be the only one carrying that big backup lens because, maybe, once in 1,000 games you need one. Maybe once in 5,000.”

As Getty’s director of hockey photography, Bennett is a player, coach and GM in one. Some staffers talk about him being “the captain” and others “the puppet master.” By the time the arena doors open, he’s back in the media room. First, he goes through the lineups and line combinations. “He studies the tendencies for all the players around the league, where they go, what they do, so he knows when to look for them,” says Al Bello, a veteran Getty shooter. Then he checks in with Getty’s editor, who will sort through hundreds, even thousands, of images filed by Bennett and the staffers while the Boston Bruins and St. Louis Blues let it all hang out on the business side of the plexiglass.

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Audio- Ray Ferraro The Storyteller

Very funny story, just over 2 minutes to listen.

 

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Video- Ron MacLean On The Past Week

A sincere, troubled and caring man.

Well done Ron MacLean.

via the YouTube page of CityNew Toronto,

 

 

added 9:03pm, Sportsnet version is below, just posted.

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Jim Hughson Honored To Be The Recipient Of The Foster Hewitt Memorial Award

from Mike Zeisberger of NHL.com,

Jim Hughson crouched in front of Foster Hewitt's plaque at the Hockey Hall of Fame earlier this month and asked a question many of his peers have pondered for decades.

How did Hewitt, the man who pioneered hockey play-by-play, come up with the famous phrase, 'He shoots, he scores?' It's a phrase Hughson, the lead announcer on 'Hockey Night in Canada' uses to this day.

Hewitt became a groundbreaker in hockey broadcasting when he called his first game on the radio in 1923. He would become the voice of the sport for the next half century, primarily on Toronto Maple Leafs games.

"I always wish I'd been at that rink with him the day that he did that first broadcast," Hughson said of Hewitt, who died in 1985. "Because I wonder if he was thinking beforehand: 'What am I going to say when the puck goes into the net?'

"How did he come up with that? Did he talk to his family and say, 'Should it be, He shoots, he scores? Or should it be, A shot and a goal?'

"I would have loved to have that conversation with him."

Hughson will never have that opportunity, yet he still pays homage to the broadcasting great every Saturday night during the NHL season by using those same four words.

It's yet another reason why Hughson is so deeply honored to be the recipient of the 2019 Foster Hewitt Memorial Award, presented by the Hockey Hall of Fame to members of the radio and television industry who make outstanding contributions to their profession and the game of hockey during their broadcasting career.

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Afternoon Line- Ron MacLean

 

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