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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...
Don Cherry on the college kid taking the place of another player on the Toronto Marlies.
Cherry just did numerous tweets on the topic again, but these will get the most attention...
But the dumb dumb media who never played the game, coached the
game wouldn't understand. Really, how could they?
I wonder if Ron MacLean and Elliotte Friedman, to name a few, fall into the dumb-dumb media group?
Duncan McCue explores how hockey provided an outlet for many Aboriginals in the country's residential school system.
via the Chicago Daily-Herald,
It is with deep regret and sadness that we share the news that one of our longtime colleagues, Tim Sassone, passed away this morning after an extended illness. Tim was a fighter to the very end. He battled back from a stroke in 2012 to resume his full-time duties later that year after a remarkable recovery before being hospitalized on Monday. Tim leaves behind his wife, Christine, and their two children, Ali and Andy. Tim was 58.
Tim joined the Daily Herald in 1984 and worked on the Sports Copy Desk before starting the Blackhawks beat in 1988. He was a finalist in this year’s Peter Lisagor contest for sports writing, and is a previous Lisagor winner. He was a Top 10 national finalist for game reporting in the APSE 2010 contest, and a key contributor in the sports section winning national honors from APSE seven times throughout his career. In 2007 he was nominated as a media finalist for Hockey Hall of Fame Award, and he was inducted into the Northern Star Hall of Fame in 2013. Last season, the Chicago Blackhawks honored him at a game by presenting him with a No. 25 jersey for his 25 years of covering the team.
After the Montreal/Toronto game last night, Ron MacLean and Don Cherry had some extended time to talk. Some of the topics were the Leafs, Dave Keon and the the broken skate blade issue.
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