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Versus/NBC Make Changes To SCF Broadcasting Schedule

from Puck the Media,

NBC released it’s PR for the Bruins-Rangers game yesterday, which is what they usually do for the NBC Game of the Week.  We took a quick look at it to see if there was anything interesting, and moved on.  We went back to it, quite by accident, by clicking on the wrong link.  So we decided to read it again, and in this PR, it listed something we hadn’t seen before:

NBC will also broadcast weekend games throughout the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs and up to five Stanley Cup Final games (Games 1, 2, 5, 6 & 7).

That certainly captured my attention.  We immediately E-Mailed Brian Walker of NBC Universal’s crack PR team, who confirmed the situation.

read on

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  Tags: nbc

How Hockey Rumor Misinformation Spreads

From James Duthie in yesterday’s post at The Good, The Bad and The Duthie:

At this time of year, the population of hockey “Insiders” explodes like rabbits on Cialis. 

Whenever trade deadline approaches, we suddenly become a nation of Bob McKenzie wannabes.  It’s like the old Flintstones episode when Fred gets cloned by aliens, and there are thousands of Freds running around Bedrock, robotically chanting, “Yabba…Dabba…Doo.”  Except here, they’re Bobs, not Freds, and it’s: “Yabba…Dabba…Deal.”

Every blogger living in his parents’ basement apparently knows exactly where Chris Pronger is going, and who is coming back the other way.  He knows this because this dude in his Psych class told him.  And the dude in his Psych class knows this because his roommate once dated this girl who moved to California and works at a Hooters near Anaheim, where the Ducks equipment manager’s cousin was having wings and beer last Tuesday, and told her the Pronger deal was done.  So she Twittered it.

more here

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  Tags: media, trade+rumors

You Trade Deadline Plans

What are you plans for the trade deadline?  Skipping school or work, maybe not but still keeping an eye on all the action?

What websites will you be visiting and what radio/TV stations will you be monitoring?

Let me know your plans and provide links if you’d like, you just may be helping out your fellow hockey fan!

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Wings Respond To Cherry Comments

from Dave Waddell of the Windsor Star via the National Post,

Lidstrom said he’s never really had a conversation with Cherry during his visits to Detroit.

“I think I’ve said hi to him when I’ve seen him here,” Lidstrom said.

“Maybe (I’ll) check him (the next time I see him). He’s a character. He brings a lot of entertainment when he speaks.

“Sometimes he’s right and sometimes he’s wrong. I think just seeing him in his suits brings laughter from people.”

more and if you missed the Cherry comments, you can watch it here...

Filed in: NHL Teams, Detroit Red Wings, NHL Media, Hockey Broadcasting, CBC HNIC, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: don+cherry

Enough Don

from Shawn Lavigne of the XM204 Blog,

I have enormous respect for Don Cherry but there are weeks when I watch ‘Coaches Corner’ where I just scratch my head in bewilderment at some of the stupid comments he makes. Last night on his ‘hockey pulpit’ he talked about the theatrics of Alexander Ovechkin and the ‘boring Europeans’ on the Detroit Red Wings and after 25 years of this anti-European garbage spewing from his mouth it motivated me to share my thoughts.

As broadcasters most of the information that we comment on is our opinion but unfortunately in Canada when it comes to Cherry it is suppose to be taken as religion with his anti-european cult of followers. Trust me I’ve been in sports radio and television for 15 years and heard it all from callers and hosts who bow down to the Great Wall of Cherry.

continued & if you missed the Cherry videos, you can see the Ovechkin one here and a two-parter on the Wings can be found here...

added 5:51pm, from Nate of Welcome to the Show,

Cherry is entitled to his opinion, of course, but it raises a good question: do we have to listen to it? Specifically, for those of us in the U.S., should NHL Network subject us to this garbage on a league-owned network?

Don’t get me wrong, I fell in love with Hockey Night in Canada when I had the chance to watch for four years in Michigan. I wish Jim Hughson could follow me around and describe my every move for a day.

And there’s room for criticism on NHL properties; you’ll see it on NHL.com and hear it on NHL Live and On the Fly. But Cherry’s xenophobic, misguided and frankly wrong comments have no place on a league-owned network.

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  Tags: alexander+ovechkin

Detroit Fans:  Start At The 2:30 Mark

Don Cherry last night after the first HNIC game talked Wings.  He claims Datsyuk hits are from behind and the Wings are not drawing fans to the Joe because of the Wings style of play.  Also a bit of Lidstrom thrown in too.

Now scroll to the :55 second mark of part 2 of the video below.  More Wings talk…

added 8:01am, George Malik of SnapShots breaks down the video…

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Don Cherry Talks Numerous Topics

Don Cherry on Coach’s Corner tonight talks Georges Laraque, Steven Stamkos, Steve Mason and Alexander Ovechkin goal celebrations.

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Watching & Listening Options For Trade Deadline Day

NEW YORK/TORONTO (February 27, 2009) – The countdown is on to the 2009 NHL Trade Deadline. Whether at work or play, NHL fans will have the opportunity to stay connected to all the action leading up to and throughout Trade Deadline Day 2009 through unprecedented coverage by the NHL Network, NHL.com and NHL Radio.

        Wednesday, March 4 at 3:00 p.m. ET marks the deadline for teams to bolster their rosters for their 2009 playoff runs. Beginning at noon that day, the League’s three media platforms will simulcast six hours of trade deadline-focused programming that will keep fans informed while providing exclusive access to the League’s movers and shakers and, for the first time, a behind-the-scenes look at how a trade officially goes down.

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A Note About Spector’s Site

Lyle Richardson asked me to post this about his site…

His site has not been suspended but is in fact going through a server upgrade.

The site should be up and running normally soon as it’s going to be migrated to its own dedicated server

updated 11:18am, Spector’s Hockey is running smoothly again.

added 11:31am, The migration probably hasn’t been completed.  Sometimes the site is available, sometimes it is not.  Just check every so often.

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Preparing For The Deadline

via Rich Hammond of Inside the Kings,

Obviously, it’s going to be a fun week to see how all this trade-deadline stuff shakes out around the league. If you’re really looking for credible information, posted by writers who use their actual names and do reporting by talking to actual people, any of the blogs linked on the right side of the page are good resources.

I’d like to point out two more, for those who might not be aware of them. Greg Wyshynski posts news, and a lot of really entertaining features, at his Puck Daddy blog on Yahoo. Paul Kukla does a fantastic job, at Kukla’s Korner, of posting the latest news and actually attributing it to sources. What a concept!

No payola involved. Those are just two sites I happen to enjoy visiting. Feel free to post others that you think do a good job.

Very nice of you to include KK!  I also want to point out Alanah does a great job helping out and I would be lost without her.

Now Rich is asking (use the above link) for other sites that you think would be worthy of a mention, so let him know and I will be following it and keep KK readers updated.

 

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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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