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NBC Sports Stations Will Not Broadcast Any NHL Games During The Olympics

from Larry Brooks of the New York Post,

The NHL is refusing to send its athletes to the 2018 Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, because the league does not want to go dark for nearly three mid-winter weeks. But you know that by now.

What you probably are not aware of, however, is the NHL nevertheless will go dark across all NBC platforms between Feb. 7-26, during the Games. Last season, NBC and NBCSN combined to telecast 20 NHL games over the comparable period.

This is a network decision that several industry sources in touch with Slap Shots over the past two weeks interpret as nothing less than the league’s U.S. national television rights-holder giving a symbolic middle finger to Gary Bettman and the Board of Governors for withholding its players from one of NBC’s most important properties.

The gap between the above-cited dates did exist in the telecast schedule released by NBC in July. But it had been assumed the network would announce added games at a later date.

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Mike Lange Decides To Cut Back On Travel As Voice Of The Penguins

via Penguins release...

Pittsburgh Penguins Hall of Fame radio announcer Mike Lange has decided to cut back on his travel schedule for the 2017-18 season.

The 69-year-old Lange will handle radio play-by-play for all 41 regular season home games and approximately 15 of the 41 road games.

Josh Getzoff of the Penguins Radio Network will do play-by-play for the other road games.

Lange will call all Penguins playoff games on radio.

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Your New Analysts And Host At NHL Network

September 20, 2017 – NHL Network today announced that 2009 Stanley Cup-winning head coach Dan Bylsma, three-time Stanley Cup champion Ken Daneyko, 14-year NHL veteran Stu Grimson, and former Sportsnet anchor Jackie Redmond have joined its roster of on-air talent appearing across its studio programming. Bylsma, Daneyko and Grimson will contribute as studio analysts, and Redmond will serve as a studio host and reporter.  

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Video- Pat Foley With A Health Update On Eddie Olczyk

via CSNChicago,


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Preseason NHL Hockey On The NHL Network

September 12, 2017 – NHL Network today announced its upcoming slate of preseason games, featuring more than 20 matchups in 16 days, including the Vegas Golden Knights’ first-ever preseason game this Sunday, September 17, live at 5:00 p.m. ET against the Vancouver Canucks

The Golden Knights will be showcased in four preseason matchups on NHL Network, facing off against three Pacific Division opponents: the Canucks, the Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday, September 26 at 10:00 p.m. ET, and the San Jose Sharks on Sunday, October 1 at 8:00 p.m. ET.

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Eric Duhatschek On The Athletic

from Eric Duhatschek of The Athletic,

As a sportswriter for almost 40 years now, I’ve always been intrigued by motivation.

What makes people do what they do? It’s a basic but essential question, asked by psychologists and poets and even people who try to produce NHL columns every week. Often I’ve found, if you can plumb down deep enough into the depths of an athlete’s motivation, you usually unearth a pretty good story.

But this week I had the tables turned on me. As I consulted people in my inner circle about joining The Athletic, suddenly they were asking me questions about my motivation. Collectively, they all understood I had a fabulous job already, writing a column for The Globe and Mail.

So why was I prepared to exchange that for life at a startup?

Wasn’t that a little risky?

And my answer was, yes – it was. And guess what? That’s what made it all the more attractive.

All of us who’ve made a similar leap of faith in the past weeks and months firmly believe The Athletic is the future. Just think of all the quality writers who’ve jumped on board in markets across Canada and the United States. It’s an all-star team.


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Pierre LeBrun Joins The Athletic

from Pierre LeBrun of The Athletic,

In an era where the industry is so focused on click-baiting items, lists and videos, I wholeheartedly embrace that The Athletic is willing to gamble on the fact there are sports fans that still desire a deeper dive into the issues, players and teams they are so passionate about. The written word is not dead. It’s been given new life here.

Join us for the ride, folks — it’s going to be something else.



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Who Said It?

“I had followed the Bruins all my life. I was a hockey fan. But hockey was the last sport I did as a broadcaster. So I did the same as I would with any other sport. It’s all about reading and research. There isn’t a magic formula."

“You create a familiarity with the teams. You talk to broadcasters, writers and coaches so when it comes time for the game, you have a better feel for the teams.”

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The NHL TV Package For This Season

NHL.TV™ is back for the 2017-2018 season! 

Watch out-of-market regular season games, PLUS select Preseason games online or on the website and on your favorite supported smartphones, tablets and connected devices. (See full schedule

The regular season starts October 4, 2017, and for a second year your subscription also includes access to select Preseason games. The Preseason starts September 16, 2017. 

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Broadcasters Announced For The Vegas Golden Knights

VEGAS (August 15, 2017) –  Vegas Golden Knights President Kerry Bubolz announced today, August 15, that the team has hired their first-ever television and radio broadcast teams. Dave Goucher (pronounced GO-sher) will serve as the team’s TV play-by-play announcer, while Shane Hnidy (pronounced NIGH-dee) will serve as the TV color commentator. In addition, the team has hired Dan D’Uva (pronounced DOO-vah) as the team’s radio play-by-play announcer.

Goucher and Hnidy will call games on the television home of the Golden Knights, AT&T SportsNet. D’Uva will call games on the radio home of the Golden Knights, FOX Sports 98.9 FM/1340 AM.

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Paul Kukla founded Kukla’s Korner in 2005 and the site has since become the must-read site on the ‘net for all the latest happenings around the NHL.

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