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Give Me Hockey - The On-Ice Kind

I wrote a few days ago at NHL.com that I was thankful the trade deadline was over and now we could focus on the game, the game that is played on the ice.

I don’t know about you, but enough fighting talk, headshots talk and Bettman taking on Laraque talk.

Enough salary cap questions for next year, enough Jagr and Radulov may return talk, enough of everything not related to the games being played on the ice.

All the other stuff can wait until a team captain raises the Stanley Cup over his head. 

It is time to turn our focus on the game that is played on the ice.  I have had enough of coaches battling with media, GM’s with their multiple opinions and all the other stories going on behind the glass.

Focus everyone, focus on the game- on the ice!

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Cherry Says He Is An Easy Target

from Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun,

Don Cherry isn’t mad as hell and he is going to take it—all the shots, the criticism, the calls for his head, no matter how much the controversies swirl around him.

He claims he is not pulling a Peter Finch every Saturday night, that he isn’t going crazy on the public broadcaster, isn’t losing it in any way. “I’m saying the same things I was before,” Cherry said in a lengthy interview. “But the criticism is worse now. It has really picked up. I don’t know why.

“I admit, I’ve been taken aback by all of it, the calls for me to get fired. Last week was the topper. I got ripped everywhere. I got ripped in four Toronto papers. The owner of the Washington Capitals wrote about me online. A couple of my friends in Florida saw it in the papers there. I’m front and centre. I guess I’m an easy target.”

continued

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  Tags: don+cherry

‘Broadcasting’ Issues

from John Buccigross of ESPN,

Issue No. 1: You see the game only from the perspective of your team. As a result, you know your team better than anyone else does. You watch your guy fore check, and not the opposition’s defenseman quarterbacking the breakout. You are watching from the perspective of how your guy angles on the forecheck, how often he anticipates correctly, how hard he is on the puck and a host of other details that national broadcasters and media don’t know because they don’t watch your team the way you watch your team….

Issue No. 2: You have a hard time formulating an argument for opposing players because you don’t watch them much, and when you do watch them against your favorite team, you still watch them from your team’s perspective. One of my old “NHL 2Night” lines was that after Barry Melrose would accuse me of having a favorite NHL team, I would say, “Barry, I love all 30 teams equally.”

read on to get the whole picture…

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Rangers/Bruins On NBC Ratings

from Puck the Media,

NBC must be super excited about having another Ranger game to air next week.  The network’s telecast of New York’s victory over Boston drew a 1.0/3 in the 12:30 timeslot, according to Sports Business Daily.  It’s about even with the comparable Pens-Capitals telecast from last year, and should equal or beat the final 0.8 rating Pittsburgh-Washington drew a year ago.

a bit more...

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  Tags: nbc

Fighting Live Video Streaming Piracy

from Eric Fisher of SportsBusiness Journal,

But a newer occurrence — piracy of live video streams using peer-to-peer technologies — represents an even greater threat given the perishable nature and premium placed on real-time sports content, and the heightened importance of subscription-based revenue to online business models. The rising tide of piracy has prompted MLB Advanced Media, among others, to mount a coordinated defense strategy.

Several major U.S. sports properties, including the NFL, NBA, NHL and NCAA, and major media outlets including Walt Disney Co., News Corp. and NBC Universal, have organized under the leadership of MLBAM to form The Sports Coalition, a group that is pressing government trade and intellectual property officials for more stringent trade policy with regard to piracy.

read on and thanks to SBJ for releasing the paid subscription link…

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Proper Pronunciation

via Ted Leonsis at Ted’s Take,

I am proud of my last name given to me by my father.

My ancestors are from Sparta. My last name is kind of a derivative of Leonidas, the King of Sparta and of 300 film fame.

For those of you who are unfamiliar, it is pronounced “Lee - On -  Sis”, Leonsis.

Most intelligent, non-xenophobic and educated people have no issue with its pronunciation.

In case the hockey weekend slipped by you, start here to find out who Ted may be talking to.

Filed in: NHL Teams, Washington Capitals, NHL Media, Hockey Broadcasting, CBC HNIC, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: don+cherry, ted+leonsis

Cherry Takes A Shot At Caps Owner

from Eric McErlain of AOL Fanhouse,

Cherry had already warmed up the viewing audience earlier in the segment when he jokingly referred to Calgary Flames center Oli Jokinen, a Finn, as a Russian—because after all, it’s impossible to tell those European players apart these days!

Next, in a move that will only reinforce Cherry’s reputation as a xenophobe, he mangled the Caps owner’s last name (“Legonsis”), before questioning his hockey judgment in light of the team’s decision to sign Jaromir Jagr to a long-term contract…

read on...

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  Tags: don+cherry, ted+leonsis

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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