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from Tom Gulitti of Fire & Ice,
Devils television color analyst Glenn “Chico” Resch announced during tonight’s telecast on MSG Plus that he will be retiring at the end of this season....
Resch, 65, spoke before tonight’s game about the reasons for him deciding to retire now.
“It’s 18 years and a couple of things,” Resch said.
One reason was so his wife, Diane, could be closer to her sister at home in Minnesota.
“And, then, you know, I guess I probably don’t want to overstay my welcome,” Resch said. “I do appreciate my legacy, but I also know there’s a whole younger generation. They didn’t know me. They can kind of identify when their dad tells them. I think a more current player – and the Devils certainly have won enough of those who have won championships – would probably be a little more pertinent to the broadcast. That was kind of what I was thinking. It would probably make the broadcast a little better. I think it would make it more current, more recent stories.”
added 8:42pm, NJ Devils press release is below...
Funding shortfalls and revenue losses have forced CBC/Radio-Canada to cut $130 million from its budget this year, a move that will eliminate 657 jobs over the next two years and take the network out of competing for the rights to broadcast professional sports, the public broadcaster announced on Thursday.
CBC said it could no longer compete against private broadcasters that have specialty sports channels and multiple media platforms. The result will mean fewer sporting events will be covered, including amateur sports. But the CBC will still compete for sporting events of national significance, like the Olympics.
After the Toronto Maple Leafs lost to the Winnipeg Jets last night, Don Cherry and Ron MacLean talked Toronto and their fans and little on the Canadiens too.
added 9:28am, from Chris Johnston of Sportsnet,
Tonight Don Cherry and Ron MacLean talked Phaneuf, Subban, Backes, Hitchcock, some baseball and more.
With final payments made to Industry Canada, Rogers Communications today announced further details about its plans for the twenty year licenses it scored for its customers across the country.
"We went into this auction with a clear plan to win the best spectrum for our customers. There is clear demand for the ultimate video experience and it will be a big part of how we bring the NHL to hockey fans," said Guy Laurence, President and Chief Executive Officer.
Recent studies show the amount of video watched on smartphones and tablets has grown by more than 700% since 2011and sports is a significant share. Rogers data shows there was a 50 percent spike in traffic during the final men's Olympic hockey games as Rogers customers tuned in to catch all the action live on their phones and tablets.
After this Mike Milbury comment, the ball is back in Paul Bissnnette's court...
Actually after my bedtime last night...
Don Cherry and Ron MacLean discussed dropping the puck in the faceoff circle, Wings/Leafs including saying no one is afraid of Detroit.
Cherry also talked about handling goalies, the goalie nets and a few more topics...
My work is being done for me tonight.
Hotstove time: Friedman says that consistent rumor is that a group wants to buy 75% of Isles, Wang would keep 25%, Friedman won't name names
Hotstove: Friedman says $375 million for 75% of the Isles is the hot rumor. Person involved is trying to get capital says Healy.
Hotstove: Healy: Scoring up 1%, fighting down 17%, attendance is still up, with visors on etc. fighting is slowly disintegrating.
Hotstove: More Healy: scoring by defensemen is at an all-time high, 950+ goals, up by huge %, many possible reasons why.
Hotstove: Friedman says teams in running for NCAA defenseman Christian Folin: Minny, Philly, Wash, Colorado.
Hotstove: Friedman asked about advertising on jerseys given NBA comment w/in 5 yrs, dispairity in $ per team + ads on equip = no.
I will post the video when avaiable but George touched all the bases.
added 7:18pm, watch the video below...
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