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Video- Coach’s Corner From Last Night

via Scott Lewis of Sportsnet,

Don Cherry believes Babcock will make the Maple Leafs a better team sooner than later. Cherry shared some of his thoughts on how Babcock will impact the club in his first season during Sunday’s edition of “Coach’s Corner,” with an emphasis on Maple Leafs captain Dion Phaneuf and sniper Phil Kessel.

The Leafs talk is near the end of the video...

 

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Watching Illegal Streams

from Aaron Elstein of Crain's New York Business,

If you've followed the Rangers' quest for the Stanley Cup, then you've had a few options if you've wanted to watch.

You could buy a ticket, though the cheapest seats for playoff games at Madison Square Garden cost around $400.

You could watch on TV from home, which would require forking over about $100 a month for a cable package, depending on the plan.

Or you could watch the games online. For nothing.

It takes only a few minutes of surfing the Internet to find a live Rangers game courtesy of someone who is streaming the NBC Sports cable network and Mike Emrick's electrifying play-by-play for free.

These pirate sports sites—some of which even make money from advertising—are taking advantage of technology that's making it easier to live-stream high-definition TV feeds, enabling them to expand their audiences beyond diehard fans willing to put up with choppy video and erratic sound. In short, the same kind of bandits who attacked movies and music are now assaulting the multibillion-dollar world of sports.

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Do You Care About The Stanley Cup Final Ratings?

from Matt Yoder of Awful Announcing,

Heading into the Stanley Cup Conference Finals, the suits at NBC were surely crossing their fingers and doing whatever superstitious ritual they could think of to get a dream Stanley Cup Final in the ratings department: Rangers vs Blackhawks.

Chicago.  New York.  Two members of the original six.  Two of the biggest markets in the country.  Two teams with national namebrand recognition.  Two cities with hockey in their sports DNA.  It wouldn’t get better than that.

Instead, after three games in the west and the east, NBC is looking straight down the barrel at a matchup that is most certainly a polar opposite: Ducks vs Lightning.

Tampa Bay.  Anaheim.  Two of hockey’s more recent expansion representatives.  Warm weather.  Sunshine.  Palm trees.  It’s not exactly the ghosts of Stan Mikita and Eddie Giacomin.

Why is this the case?  The numbers tell the story.

The Ducks were involved in the lowest rated Stanley Cup Final in the last 20 years back in 2007.  Senators-Ducks averaged a paltry 1.2 rating over the course of 5 games and just 1.7 million viewers on average.

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Video- Coach’s Corner From Last Night

Don Cherry has a few words for the Russians plus more topics...

 

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Video- Coach’s Corner Today

via Sportsnet,

Topics include the icing rules in the NHL, Team Canada in the World Championship, the Memorial Cup and a thumbs up for Eugene Melnyk.

 

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Behind The Scenes Look At Coach’s Corner

from Brett Popplewell of Sportsnet,

Cherry takes to his perch behind the desk while his makeup artist, Lianne Cousvis, does some last-minute adjustments to his complexion. “She’s just gilding the lily,” Cherry says.

MacLean, carrying his suit jacket over his arm, isn’t far behind. He speed-walks toward the set. “Stan!” he hollers out as he moves. “Yup?” replies Stan Nieradka, Coach’s Corner’s designated stats guru and on-the-fly research assistant. “I didn’t miss a goal, did I?” asks MacLean. It’s been 40 seconds since he last saw a monitor, and it’s important that he keep himself up to speed on everything that’s going on. “Nothing,” says Nieradka from his seat behind the stage wall next to the set. “Thanks, Stan,” MacLean says, passing by without even looking at him, before putting on his suit jacket and taking his seat next to Cherry.

The buzzer rings inside the Bell Centre in Montreal, and the Habs and Senators head to their dressing rooms. The Capitals and Islanders are off the ice as well, and suddenly the sound of chatter begins echoing down to the set from the other stage as commentators start weighing in on the game in Washington. Their voices are audible but thankfully soft enough that Nieradka doesn’t believe Cherry will notice. “I think we’re going to be OK,” he says, then turns out the desk light next to his computer. “Better safe than sorry,” he says. “You know, in case there’s a shadow or something.”

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NBC & NBCSN Broadcasters For The Conference Finals

STAMFORD, Conn. – May 14, 2015 – On the heels of the New York Rangers’ dramatic Game 7 overtime win against the Washington Capitals last night on NBCSN – the highest-rated NHL game ever on NBCSN in the New York and Washington D.C. markets – the Eastern and Western Conference Finals begin this weekend with a pair of Game 1 matchups on NBC.

Coverage begins Saturday at 1 p.m. ET on NBC with Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Final, when Henrik Lunqdvist and the Rangers host Steven Stamkos and the Tampa Bay Lightning. NBC will present Game 1 of the Western Conference Final on Sunday at 3 p.m. ET, when Ryan Getzlaf and the Anaheim Ducks host Patrick Kane and the Chicago Blackhawks.

This weekend’s pre-game and intermission coverage on NBC will be hosted by Liam McHugh, alongside analysts and former players Mike Milbury and Keith Jones.

Below, who is calling the games...

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Video- Coach’s Corner Tonight

via Sportsnet,

This week on Coaches Corner Don Cherry and Ron MacLean talk about the Flames situation going forward, the Ducks-Blackhawks upcoming series plus much more.

 

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Video- Coach’s Corner Tonight

via Sportsnet,

This week on Coaches Corner Don Cherry and Ron MacLean talk about the amount of sticks getting in the way and tipping shots plus much more.

 

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Bob McKenzie Has Over One Million Followers On Twitter

from Stu Cowan of the Montreal Gazette,

“It’s just a number,” the modest McKenzie added. “Obviously, the more followers the better in terms of promoting stuff for TSN or whatever. The more eyeballs you can get your message to in media the better. But I’m not sure I attach any tremendous amount of significance to it other than getting old and being around for a while.”

While Twitter is generally considered a tool for a younger generation, the 58-year-old McKenzie has embraced it and become a star in the Twittersphere as the most followed media personality in Canada. However, he has a long way to go to catch pop-star Justin Bieber, who leads all Canadians on Twitter with 63.4 million followers.

“I recognized pretty quickly that this is an invaluable tool, and not so much for disseminating information as acquiring information,” McKenzie said. “And what I realized is that this is a personalized news feed and that the more good people are on it the better.”

McKenzie has seen plenty of changes in the media business since getting his start covering junior hockey at the Sault Star in 1979 after graduating from Toronto’s Ryerson University. He then had a short stint at the Globe & Mail while also writing for The Hockey News. In 1982, at age 25, he was named editor in chief of The Hockey News, a position he held for nine years before becoming a hockey columnist at the Toronto Star, where he stayed for seven years before going back to The Hockey News in 1998. He joined TSN full time in 2000.

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