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When In Doubt, Shoot The Darn Puck

So says Buffalo Sabres broadcaster Rick Jeanneret.

With all the off-ice news going on today, I thought maybe you would like to think hockey again and pick the top five Rick Jeanneret calls from the 2008-09 season.

If so, head to BuffaloSabres.com and make your choice, video is included…

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  Tags: rick+jeanneret

Versus Talk In Chicago

from Phil Rosenthal of the Chicago Tribune,

“A lot of people don’t even realize that Versus exists,” Hawks’ owner Rocky Wirtz said Tuesday before Game 3 at the United Center. “You just have to grin and bear it. It’s a league-mandated decision.”...

“Hopefully the league will realize that access can only help the game instead of trying to funnel it through a very small eye of the needle,” Wirtz said. “We didn’t make a lot of money on our WGN deal, but the idea was that eventually we would.”...

“Hopefully, the league will look at this,” Wirtz said. “What we’re competing with is everybody’s free time. There are a thousand things they could be doing besides watching the Hawks.”

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La Greca Gone From NHL Live

from Ken Schott of the Daily Gazette,

NHL Live” has lost its host.

Don La Greca, who has hosted the two-hour hockey talkshow from noon-2 p.m. on Sirius XM Radio and the NHL Network, is off because of what he calls “a scheduling conflict.”

continued and thanks to Puck The Media for the pointer…

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  Tags: don+la+greca

Best Of The Week

Six minutes of the best goals, saves and hits from the past week in the NHL.

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CBC vs. TSN

from Tim Friesen of the Winnipeg Sun,

So far, the best NHL playoff match-up this year has been the slugfest between the broadcasters themselves.

CBC is still the favourite. After all, they brought hockey to the airwaves and have defined our national game, both on and off the ice.

But things can change fast in the playoffs, where momentum is sometimes more important than skill.

TSN started the year with some fancy stick-handing, snatching the Hockey Night in Canada theme song from the clutches of the CBC.

Then, the scrappy sports broadcaster secured the rights to more NHL games than ever before.

Finally, just as the playoffs rolled around, TSN managed to finesse a deal with the NHL leaving CBC broadcast rights to only one Canadian team per conference.

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Stick Save & A Good One

With the recent stick saves by Luongo and Varlamov, TSN counts down the Top 10 Stick Saves…

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Columbus Announces Their Broadcasting Team

COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Columbus Blue Jackets announced today a restructuring of the National Hockey League club’s broadcast teams.  Jeff Rimer, Bill Davidge and George Matthews will each return to the broadcast booth in 2009-10, while television analyst Danny Gare will not.

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Greater TV Exposure Needed

from Larry Brooks of the NY Post,

Slap Shots has learned that NHLPA executive director Paul Kelly and director of business affairs Glenn Healy met with ESPN executives earlier this year, with Bettman’s knowledge and authorization. We’re told ESPN, which did in fact treat the NHL like an unwanted stepchild while it was the league’s cable rights-holder, showed substantial interest in bringing the sport back to the network.

But that interest, which included an offer of a rights fee that was reported to the commissioner, has not been seriously returned from the league, at least not yet. Versus would have to relinquish its national cable exclusivity in order to strike a deal with ESPN. From what we’re told, NBC opposes a deal with ESPN because of ABC’s parentage of the cable network.

From what we’re told, Bettman places a fair amount of stock into what NBC thinks, though we cannot imagine why.

According to sources, the NHL made approximately $3 million last year out of its profit-sharing arrangement with NBC. That’s $3 million, total, or $100,000 per team. Not even Phoenix needs that, not when the NHL’s signature series is all but shut out by the NBC, not when there’s no ESPN to showcase it.

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  Tags: espn, nbc

Saturday Hockey Talk

From James Murphy at Inside Hockey radio:

We’ve got a great show in store for you this week. Todd Carroll will be in the studio with me, and we’ve got an excellent guest list including Conor McKenna (Team 990), Patrick King (Sportsnet.ca), Matt Recchi (Kamloops Blazers), Jim Cummins (former NHLer), and some surprise guests as well!

The show is on the air from 2-4pm ET on NHL Home Ice XM 204, on TEAM 990 and on YouCastr.com.

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Don Cherry Talks Even When He Isn’t On HNIC

I am listening to Detroit Sports radio this morning, specifically 97.1.  Pat Caputo is hosting and much of the talk has been the Brown hit on Hudler last night.

HNIC is taking a lot of heat, since the majority there felt the Brown hit was a ‘hockey hit’, but that is not the point of this post.

Caputo brings up Don Cherry and says Cherry is a bigot and if the roles of the players were reversed, what would Don be be saying then, maybe something like “Cheap hit by a Euro…”.

The problem is, and I dvr’d the HNIC broadcast and watched it this morning, Don Cherry was not on the air last night!!!  So Pat, what game were you watching?

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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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