Kukla's Korner Hockey
from Puck The Media,
This news coming via an NBC Press Release:
CHICAGO — Dec. 31, 2008 — Hall of Fame broadcaster “Doc” Emrick will be unable to call tomorrow’s NHL Winter Classic due to laryngitis. Dave Strader, who is the play-by-play voice of the Phoenix Coyotes and has also worked for NBC Sports, will fill in for Emrick.
“Last year’s game was a lifetime memory and I couldn’t wait to call this year’s game at Wrigely,” said Emrick. “I’m extremely disappointed but I know Dave will do a wonderful job.”
CTV Inc. confirmed today that the Barenaked Ladies rendition of the iconic “The Hockey Theme” will debut on NHL ON TSN on New Year’s Eve Dec. 31. A special high definition video of the band performing the Delores Claman classic will air during the first intermission of the “Battle of Alberta” with the Edmonton Oilers taking on the Calgary Flames at 10pm ET on TSN.
The Juno Award-winning and Grammy Award-nominated Barenaked Ladies recorded their own bluegrass version of “The Hockey Theme” last month giving the song lyrics for the first time.
BASKING RIDGE, N.J., and NEW YORK, Dec. 29 /PRNewswire/—NHL fans who don’t want to miss a single shift of the upcoming Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic(TM) 2009 on New Year’s Day can tune into the game on their wireless phones with V CAST Video from Verizon Wireless, the two companies announced today.
The Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic 2009 is the first time a major league sporting event in the United States will be shown as it happens on V CAST Video. Last year, the NHL Winter Classic, held in Buffalo, N.Y., was attended by more than 71,000 fans and millions more watched on national television across North America.
Customers with select V CAST-enabled phones can check out V CAST whenever they want for just $3.00 for 24-hour use or by signing up for the $15.00 V CAST VPak monthly subscription.
Check out Verizon Wireless for the V CAST package.
via XM204 Home Ice Blog,
A new creation ‘12 Days of NHL Voices’ featuring NHL Radio Play-by-Play announcers you here on NHL Home Ice and of course the classic 2 Days of Sabres announcer Ric Jenneret!.
Listen to both…
It’s that time of the year again, so here are the presents people in the hockey world should see under the tree.
read on for the rest of the story at my NHL.com submission for the week.
Five minutes of the best goals, hits and saves from last week.
The Inside Hockey Radio Show this week featuring hosts James Murphy and Todd Carroll with their guests: Chicago Blackhawks Assistant GM Rick Dudley, Rick Westhead (Toronto Star), Steve Zipay (Newsday), Patrick King (Sportsnet.ca), and Conor McKenna (TEAM 990).
Live from Wayne Gretzky’s
After Inside Hockey, at 4pm ET you can tune into Live From Wayne Gretzky’s. This week, hosts Rod Black and Craig Button talk to Joe Nieuwendyk , Logan Pyett (future Red Wings defenseman, whose WJC 2008 Gold Medal was stolen Wednesday), Bob Costas, and NJ Devils goalie Scott Clemmensen.
From Impact Wrestling
SmackDown Diva Maria is scheduled to appear on today’s “NHL Live” show at 12:30 p.m. EST promoting Saturday’s Tribute to the Troops special on NBC. “NHL Live” is broadcast live on XM Radio Channel 204, and can be seen on the NHL Network.
Fans interested in seeing Maria are invited to show up at the NHL Store on the corner of 47th St. and 6th Ave in Manhattan, New York for her appearance. They are also encouraged to bring signs.
Ah, yes. Nothing says “Tribute to the Troops” quite like half-naked girls throwing body slams on the streets of Manhattan the week before Christmas…
Courtesy of NHL Network’s On the Fly, it’s the Top 10 Shootout Goals of All-Time.
The boards are going up at Wrigley!!!
Watch now... and maybe bookmark the site to follow the progress. I am waiting for someone to bury an octopus at center ice.
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