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from Frank Seravalli of TSN,
If you've seen an animated hockey highlight on Twitter recently, there's a good chance it is a product of the handiwork of @myregularface.
Her real name is Stephanie Vail - and she's quickly become one of the most integral players in hockey's social media community.
Vail, 28, records a snippet of team broadcasts on her computer and compresses them into GIF form for instant posting on Twitter. They are short, silent and looping videos, but they capture the most important moments: a goal, a celebration, a controversial play, an injury, a priceless reaction.
With 10 or 12 games on any given night, it's impossible to have your eye on every key moment around the league.
continued with more hockey topics...
from Amber Dowling of The Hockey News,
Forget HD resolution or viewing parties on massive projector screens. It won’t be long until fans will feel as though they’re sitting front and center ice rather than lounging on their tired sofas, cold beers in hand. At least that’s the virtual future now being presented at conferences across North America, where participants are plunked right into the thick of the game via a headset and clever camera angles.
“4K resolution seems like the next move in camera coverage, although the Japanese I think are just going to go right to 8K – that’s what they’re planning on doing for the Olympics as the host broadcaster,” said John McGuinness, co-ordinating producer, Hockey on NBC and NBCSN. “Any time you can make it easier for the viewer to see, a sport like hockey could definitely benefit from it because of the old, ‘I can’t see the puck’ argument.”
The rapid transformation of the way viewers consume their hockey has been a long time coming. With Rogers taking over the NHL deal in Canada and working in tandem with NBC Sports and TVA, there have been many broadcast experiments with Q-balls, rail cams and even the ref cam. Online, a future where viewers pick which broadcast – home or away – to watch, complete with color from their favorite commentators and a view from their preferred camera angle is possible.
Don Cherry and Ron MacLean discussed the Toronto Blue Jays and Cherry says "They got stiffed."
Next up was talking about P.K. Subban, Carey Price and Mike Condon.
The talk turned to Josh Gorges and the Calgary Flames. Then Tyler Toffoli was the next topic, "What a guy."
Cherry then brought up T.J. Oshie and how he treats his stick.
Don Cherry and Ron MacLean discussed Martin Jones and the San Jose Sharks, the Winnipeg Jets and the Arizona Coyotes.
Cherry noted a play by Craig Anderson of the Ottawa Senators, pointed out some bank passes and the shot blocking by Kris Russell of the Calgary Flames.
Plus a few more topics...
NHL Live is joined by legendary photographer Bruce Bennett to discuss his new book “Hockey’s Greatest Photos”.
If interested in Hockey's Greatest Photos, it is available at Amazon (affiliate link)...
from Mick Kern of SiriusXM,
Have you ever been standing at one of those fancy buffets, and finding yourself unable to decide between the sweet ‘n sour chicken balls, spare ribs, black pepper steak, chicken fingers, cheese pizza and roast beef? And that’s not even mentioning the fried rice, French fries and mashed potatoes.
So you hover over the food trays, no doubt drooling all over the sneeze guard, as you struggle to decide where to begin.
That pretty much describes most evenings for the modern hockey fan.
Between the Centre Ice TV package and all the coverage here on Sirius XM NHL Network Radio, you can park yourself in front of the TV/radio beginning at 7 pm Eastern, eventually crawling off to bed sometime after the final West Coast game finishes up around 1:15 am…1:30 if it goes all the way to the shootout. Depending on your time zone, you either have an early start to your evening, or a late start to your sleep. Who needs a social life; you can settle in and watch wall-to-wall hockey practically every night.
Your thumb will undergo a Gary Roberts’ workout constantly switching back and forth and back between games. If you’ve fortunate enough to have multiple screens set up in the hockey cave, then your neck will bear the strain, moving back and forth and back like a goaltender trying to pick up the puck through a myriad of sticks and skates.
Oh the things you’ll see. Oh the things you’ll miss.
Hometown Hockey kicks off their season in Kitchener tonight starting at 6:30pm ET on the NHL Network and Sportsnet.
The game between Montreal and Ottawa starts just after 7:00pm ET and is also on RDS.
I also hope all of Canada enjoys the Thanksgiving Holiday and can spend some valuable time with family and friends.
Don Cherry talks about the new overtime format, the Maple Leafs issues at the net and goes on a rant about what is happening to the Toronto Blue Jays.
Plus a few more topics including some of the rookies...
via CBS Detroit,
Aaron Ward, a 16-year NHL veteran and University of Michigan alum who previously hit the ice for the Red Wings and Carolina Hurricanes, was reportedly arrested for assault on a woman, per WNCN.
Ward, currently an analyst on TSN Hockey, was arrested on Friday in Cary, North Carolina, the report says, and also charged with interfering with emergency communication.
Ward spent five years of his career in Carolina after leaving Detroit, and also played for the New York Rangers, Boston Bruins and Anaheim Ducks.
He’s reportedly being held in jail on suspicion of domestic violence for 48 hours.
Most providers if not all will be offering a free preview of NHL Center Ice starting tonight through October 27th.
I do not use Game Center Live so if you have any information or want to talk about it, feel free to do so in the comments.
About Kukla's Korner Hockey
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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