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Trying to be original is the best defence

It wasn’t like this in 2002.  The internet was certainly in bloom, but the concept of everyone having an instantaneous opinion was confined to message boards and the last vestiges of IRC. 

Now, what was the excuse for ten or fifteen hockey writers from the U.S. and almost every one from Canada to take a final trip before the NHL Awards, the draft, and the pre-lockout free agent fireworks that would follow, and TSN and Sportsnet to go nuts…

It’s sixty to eighty people having an opinion within the first five to ten minutes, and another twenty within an hour.

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The Shows Are About To Begin

Can we all say enough predictions and analysis!

I am heading to NHL Media Day in about an hour or so and Alanah will soon be joining you at KK.

Hopefully I will be able to file some reports throughout the day and remember, you can watch a live stream of NHL Media Day beginning at 2pm ET today.

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The Table Is Set - Will The Public Join In

from Helene Elliott of the LA Times,

Declared dead after the lockout of 2004-05, the league is now being hyped as prime for the mass-market breakthrough it has yearned for since Commissioner Gary Bettman was in short pants.

Its showcase event, the Stanley Cup finals, will begin Saturday in Detroit with Crosby and Fleury’s whiz-kid Pittsburgh Penguins facing Lidstrom’s savvy Red Wings. The games should be entertaining, with clear storylines:

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The NHL Hour—with Scotty Bowman

Scotty Bowman will be the guest on the NHL Hour today, hosted by NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman. The show is on from 4-5 p.m. ET today on XM Satellite Radio (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 show time, you can listen live by going to the NHL Network Online, then on the “NHL Livewire” link in the left column, and the show will then be accessible in the right column.

* 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, interview, media, nhl+hour, scotty+bowman

Covering Hockey Online: Marty Henwood of Hockey.com

imageWhile we’re all anxiously awaiting the start of the Stanley Cup Finals this week, I took the opportunity to undertake a short interview with Marty Henwood, the Managing Editor at Hockey.com.

Hockey.com is new to the scene this year, but has gained a lot of exposure and very quickly.  Marty himself has worked in media relations as well as stints in broadcasting and print journalism.  And most recently he has graduated from covering the pro-golf scene for seven years to be full-time immersed in everything hockey.

Rather than analyze the Pens/Wings series (I think we’ve all read enough “expert” predictions to last us a lifetime) I thought I’d ask more about the world of hockey journalism online, and Marty’s own endeavors—everything from covering pro-golf to writing his own hockey book, and the future plans of Hockey.com.

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  Tags: bloggers, hockey.com, journalism, marty+henwood, media

Raise The Cup

We are getting closer folks!  Soon a new picture will be added.

Watch the Cup Raise video below…

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Blogger Battle

I don’t know what blog will be left standing after the SCF are completed, but the short jabs have started between The Pensblog and Abel to Yzerman.

Some of the stuff going on at these blogs is way over my head (maybe below my head too) but the pasion is genuine, from both sides.

I will be an innocent bystander over the next two weeks, watching as one blog goes down on the canvas, only to get back up and deliver a round-house right punch.

I just hope they fight fair, remember, no low punches allowed.

 

 

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Morning Line

I was 9 years old and I remember watching the 1996 playoffs. The Wings were playing well, which is why the Bud Ice Penguin commercials are forever ingrained in my head. From an early age, I started to associate hockey playoffs with beer, Bud Ice beer.

- Christy of Behind the Jersey

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Will The SCF Attract New Fans

from Darren Rovell of CNBC,

The big question is not how well with the Finals rate. We’re pretty sure this is going to be a winner, with the first two games on Versus and the rest on NBC. The real question is, can a good series bring in any additional hockey fans? (Go to the poll to answer that for us!)

Ratings are up again we know and the NHL is doing a million times better than I thought it would do when they became the first sport to sit out the entire year due to a work stoppage. But when you stack a network game on NBC versus other network sports, the NHL is still far behind.

read on plus a video interview with Gary Bettman…

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Be Like Parise

Welcome to the 2008 Stanley Cup Picks Contest. Make your predictions about the finals series, and you could win an official autographed Zach Parise jersey from Versus!

more at BallHype…

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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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