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Evening Line- James Duthie

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Morning Line- Steve Mayer, NHL Chief Content Officer

“I have to admit now, I love the fact that our draft looks different from other leagues. When I first arrived, I asked why we have these tables out on the floor.  get it now: the uniqueness of having those tables, these people have worked so hard for a year, travelling around the world, this is their moment. That’s the signature, that makes our draft visually unique.”

-Steve Mayer, NHL Chief Content Officer via Patrick Johnston of the Vancouver Province who has more on this topic.

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NHL Draft Coverage On The NHL Network

June 20, 2019 – As the New Jersey Devils prepare to make the #1 overall selection in the NHL Draft™ for the second time in three years, NHL Network™ is set to produce six live hours of Draft coverage, including Round 1 preview and recap shows, and the exclusive U.S. telecast of Rounds 2-7, live from the Vancouver Canucks’ Rogers Arena.

Beginning this Friday, June 21 at 6:00 p.m. ET, NHL Tonight™: 2019 NHL Draft Preview will air interviews, analysis and in-depth segments on the top Draft prospects, followed by breakdowns of the first round selections on NHL Tonight: 2019 NHL Draft Round 1 Recap at 11:00 p.m. ET. Starting Saturday, June 22 at 1:00 p.m. ET, NHL Network‘s exclusive coverage of Rounds 2-7 will begin at 1:00 p.m. ET and be streamed live by NHL.com, SiriusXM NHL Network Radio and Sportsnet.

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NHL Draft And Awards Show Coverage In The USA

STAMFORD, Conn. – June 18, 2019 – American Jack Hughes and Finland’s Kaapo Kakko headline the class of the future NHL stars that will converge on Rogers Arena in Vancouver, B.C. in Canada this week, as NBC Sports presents live, exclusive coverage of first round of the 2019 NHL Draft this Friday, June 21, at 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN. Coverage begins at 7:30 p.m. ET with NHL Live.

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 2018-19 season from the Mandalay Bay Events Center.

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 2019 NHL Awards and 2019 NHL Draft.

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Video- The Best Call From The Stanley Cup Playoffs

via the YouTube page of the NHL,

Listen in to some of the most unforgettable calls via the radio or television broadcasters from the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs.


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We Should Be Seeing The Best The Players Have To Offer In The Playoffs

from Larry Brooks of the New York Post,

...Don’t we want the playoffs to be as much a showcase for skill as it is for guts? Have we gone to such an extreme with the “hardest trophy to win in sports” that triage becomes as much of the narrative as scoring goals and making plays?

It would be difficult enough to get through the tournament if the NHL actually enforced its rules. The way it is now, however, players begin beating up on each other without consequence starting with Game 1, Round 1. Cross-checks to the lower back and ribs are permitted, as if it were 1980 with Behn Wilson laying the lumber on Mike Bossy. Roughing, charging, slashing … they’re tolerated as part of the cost of the playoffs. It is about surviving as much as it is about thriving.

But it needn’t be that way, and it probably would not be that way with one simple change to the playoff format. And that would entail changing the first two rounds to best-of-five. Yes, I am fully aware of how much revenue is generated by the playoffs and equally cognizant of the hit that eliminating a potential 24 dates would represent. The past five tournaments featured 23 six-game series and 16 seven-game series across the first two rounds, so a hypothetical 55 dates would have been lost, or an average of 11 per year.

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Finally, couldn’t quite see, but was Brad Marchand blowing kisses to the crowd on his way to the bench on that disastrous line change at the end of the first period of Game 7?

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Watching Game 7 Of The Stanley Cup Final

STAMFORD, Conn. – June 13, 2019 – Last night’s 2019 Stanley Cup Final Game 7, in which the St. Louis Blues defeated the Boston Bruins, 4-1, to capture their first-ever Stanley Cup, averaged a Total Audience Delivery (TAD) of nearly 9 million viewers (8.914), making it the most-watched NHL game on record and propelling the seven-game Stanley Cup Final and 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs to numerous viewership and streaming milestones, according to Fast National data from Nielsen and digital data from Adobe Analytics.

Following are consumption highlights for Game 7, the 2019 Stanley Cup Final, and the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs:

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Video- Coach’s Corner Tonight

Topic discussed- Big 'Papa', the first period (Don Cherry picked Boston pre-game), what was Marchand doing on the 2nd goal for the Blues, Game 7, 1979 Bruins/Canadiens and a few more topics.

via Sportsnet,


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Commercial Time For Game 7 Of The Stanley Cup Final

from John Ourand of SportsBusiness Daily,

The general ad sales rule when it comes to the postseason is that networks break even on a five-game series and start to make money when a series gets extended to six games. A seven-game series? That’s all gravy. As the Stanley Cup Final heads to Game 7 on Wednesday for the first time in eight years, I reached out to NBC Sports to see just how hectic the atmosphere is inside their ad sales office. As you would expect, the staff spent today actively selling Game 7 -- a process that will continue right up until the puck is dropped. NBC execs will be watching ABC tonight, as well. If the NBA Finals ends in Toronto after Game 5, they expect to see even more advertisers in the market looking at Blues-Bruins Game 7.

NBC says that roughly 25% of its Game 7 ad sales inventory is pre-sold, mostly to traditional NHL sponsors. Like all other Game 7s, the network’s ad sales execs are scrambling to sell the remaining 75%. All networks also use their Game 6 and 7 inventory to provide “make-goods” -- which are advertiser credits for underperforming shows elsewhere on the schedule.

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Video- Coach’s Corner Tonight

Topics discussed by Don Cherry and Ron MacLean- The big line for the Bruins, the Blues won't win in Boston if they lose tonight, a few video breakdowns, the Charlotte Checkers (AHL champs) and a few other topics.

via Sportsnet,


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