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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.
from an email I received today...
Hey Sharks Fans,
What if you could experience the bone jarring board checks while watching the game from your living room? Now you won’t have to wonder as this season, new technology is bringing the pulse-pounding action to life for all San Jose Sharks 2014-15 home games at the SAP Center that are telecast by Comcast SportsNet California.
Here’s how it works:
- Sensors are attached around the rink panels to capture the players’ impact as they crash into the board
- That action is converted into a new digital stream brought into the living rooms through Comcast SportsNet California
- Guitammer’s patented 4D Sports technology converts this stream to a signal that activates a furniture-shaking device – and boom: Feel the hockey action right from the comfort of your living room
To celebrate this new way to enjoy the Sharks season, Guitammer invites you to the debut of this technology. Try it out yourself at the Kezar Pub in San Francisco from 5:30 pm – 10 pm on Thursday, November 20. The first 50 fans that try the demo and share their experiences via Twitter/Facebook receive a $12 voucher good for food and drinks!
"One of the biggest stories that has been broken in the past 30 years was Mario Lemieux coming out of retirement. That was a clean kill by Kevin. Nobody else had it. Local guys didn't get a whiff of it. National guys didn't get a whiff of it. Kevin got it. You only get stuff like that with one part asking the right question at the right time, but also having a lot of people in your sphere who trust you and to tell you things.
"Today, everybody is an insider. It is the most over-used term, "NHL Insider." Before that term became virtually meaningless, Kevin was an insider. The only way you can do that is if the people you talk to develop confidence in your integrity and your reporting skills. You need to form a level of trust before people will give you information to be an insider."
-Eric Duhatschek on Kevin Allen who will receive the Elmer Ferguson Memorial Award today. More on Kevin Allen from Corey Masisak of NHL.com.
Why? Rick Jeanneret returned for the first period of the game last night after battling throat cancer.
Coach's Corner had a little more time tonight and the main topic to me was Don Cherry pointing out some of the protective equipment made available to the players.
Of course, there is more too...
BUFFALO, N.Y. (November 14, 2014) – The Buffalo Sabres today announced that Hall of Fame broadcaster Rick Jeanneret will rejoin the Sabres broadcast team to call the first period of the Sabres-Maple Leafs game on Nov. 15. The game, which begins at 7 p.m. on MSG, will be the Foster Hewitt Award winner’s first game since being treated for throat cancer in early September.
“The time seems right to slowly begin transitioning back to work,” Jeanneret said. “My doctors have told me I’m cancer free and I’m feeling well enough to get back in the booth, even if it’s only on a limited basis for the time being. The kindness and well-wishes from everyone, especially Sabres fans and the Western New York community, has been overwhelming and I’m truly grateful for the tremendous support during this process.”
from Rick Westhead of TSN,
The NHL is counting on Nobel Prize winner Daniel McFadden to help fight a high-stakes lawsuit in which a group of hockey fans are trying to change the way NHL teams sell their broadcast rights.
McFadden won the Nobel Prize in economics in 2000 for his theories on how consumers are offered choices and how they make those choices.
In a lawsuit filed two years ago, some angry hockey fans claim NHL restrictions on broadcasting games violated U.S. anti-trust laws and were inappropriately driving up the cost of sports cable TV packages.
Since 1985, the NHL has prevented teams from selling their broadcast rights to most of their games outside of their local area.
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