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NHL.com Goes Live

from Richard Sandomir of the New York Times,

The broadband network’s lineup on NHL.com will include “The Hockey Show,” a live 15-minute studio show offering highlights, updates and interviews that will be repeated throughout the day; a second channel, LiveWire, with live news conferences, morning skates and other live events; and a third, the seasonal Playoff Channel, with news, highlights and features. The three each have sponsors: Bud Light, Cisco and Dodge.

The other four channels will offer current highlights and oldies going back two and a half years, podcasts, radio programming and archival features.

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Some Call it Entertainment

From Josh Brewster at NHL Quick Shots,

It appears to me that Hockeybuzz likes the appearance of legitimacy that noting the writer’s newspaper affiliation lends, and that’s where Hockeybuzz is irresponsible. If it’s entertainment, don’t pass it off as something else (calls to Eklund for comment went unreturned).

Eklund should have some type of process for his blog site, but obviously doesn’t, which is why bloggers are looked at suspiciously by traditional journalists, and rightly so.  Much of what’s flying through the blogosphere is garbage.

Call Garner’s piece a “slob comedy,” Eklund. Put a picture of a cartoon character next to a piece like this if this is entertainment. Maybe throw a picture of John Belushi or Jim Carrey (maybe even a monkey?) on the page so that we know this is a goof, because it was presented by Hockeybuzz as something other than entertainment, for sure.

more… on the interesting case of journalist Ryan Garner, and issues of accountability

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  Tags: hockey+bloggers, journalism, media

NBC Talking Extension With The NHL

from William Houston of the Globe and Mail,

The NHL is close to reaching a contract extension with NBC that will keep hockey broadcasts on the network through the 2008-09 season, sources say.

“We are in conversations with the league about an extension,” NBC spokesman Brian Walker confirmed yesterday. “I can’t comment further than that.”

The likelihood of NBC picking up the NHL option has been the subject of speculation, because of spotty ratings and starting times of the Stanley Cup final.

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The NHL Hour Today

NBC and TSN analyst Pierre McGuire will be the guest on today’s edition of NHL Hour hosted by National Hockey League Commissioner Gary Bettman on XM Satellite Radio.

The show is on from 4-5 p.m. ET today on XM (Channel 204) and NHL.com. NHL Hour is an interactive talk radio show that is hosted by a rotation of League executives, and co-hosted by XM sports host and former NHL player Bill Clement. 

*At showtime, listen live at this link.  While on the air, listeners can call into the show at 1-877-645-6696, or send questions/comments via this email address: nhlhour@nhl.com.

**Archived shows available for download via a podcast on NHL.com.

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  Tags: gary+bettman, pierre+mcguire

Talking Scotty

Today at my Hockey.com blog, Scotty Bowman- Consultant, is the topic.

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  Tags: scotty+bowman

NHL Hits In HD

The Top 10 hits of the last week in the NHL, brought to you in HD!

Watch now…

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Call Risto Now

from Risto Pakarinen at NHL.com,

The majority of my time during the NHL season is spent talking hockey. So I thought to myself, why not talk hockey with you? Yes, I do mean talk.

I have always been interested in hearing the views of anyone who loves the game of hockey. It intrigues me what people in Seattle, Washington, or Orillia think of the game. Are they different than a fan in Stockholm? Do the European fans see the game differently than someone in Australia?

Do the players themselves want to talk about the game when they are not playing? How about team and League executives, do they talk hockey 24/7?

On Wednesday, April 2, everyone can let me know how you feel. You can call me crazy, but you can also call me. I am giving out my phone number to talk hockey with you.

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Closer To The Action

Plans call for the fans to get a little closer to the NHL action on the ice.

Check out my NHL.com blog for the scoop.

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Consistent Calls

As hockey fans, all we ask for are consistent calls from the refs.

Read my blog at Hockey.com for more on this topic.

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Testing Virtual Ads

via SportsBusiness Journal (paid sub.),

In one of its boldest moves yet to build corporate support around its television broadcasts, the NHL will test virtual advertising for the first time during the Stanley Cup playoff broadcasts on its national TV partners.

In another first, the league also will put postseason logos on the ice during the playoffs.

The virtual advertising plan, which still has to be approved by Commissioner Gary Bettman and team owners, is patterned after the same type of advertising behind home plate during televised baseball games.

Hockey’s version will superimpose ads on the glass above dasherboards that protect spectators. The ads, which will not be visible in the arena, will not affect camera angles or live TV shots.

Neither the league nor the networks have pitched the new inventory to ad buyers yet, but they plan to test the concept during this year’s postseason, which begins next week. If everything goes well, NBC, Versus and regional sports networks will use virtual ads for their telecasts next season.

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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.

From breaking news to in-depth stories around the league, KK Hockey is updated with fresh stories all day long and will bring you the latest news as quickly as possible.

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