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via Ken Schott of the Daily Gazette,
Hradek, who was co-host of the two-hour talkshow that is on NHL Network and Sirius/XM Satellite Radio with Don La Greca, hasn’t been on the show for a couple of months. At the top of the show, Hradek explained that his full-time employer, ESPN, has problems with him being on the show. Hradek is a senior writer for ESPN The Magazine and a contributor to ESPNEWS.
Hradek said a compromise was reached where he can be a “guest” on “NHL Live.” He is hoping to work out a deal with ESPN where he can be on “NHL Live” more.
The Goalie Guru takes issue with the announcer (who happens to be ex-NHL goaltender Chico Resch) and tries to prove his point.
But I would take the word of a guy who played the game on the NHL level before that of a ‘guru’.
I had the opportunity to speak with Mike Milbury this morning to discuss the NHL on NBC game this Sunday at 12:30pm ET.
We talked about the upcoming game and a few other hockey topics. Also note, I got my Pierre’s messed up, referring to McGuire as LeBrun in the interview. Hey, it is Friday morning and -16 right now. That is my excuse!
If you wish, you can download the interview in mp3 format here.
from Mike Milbury of Blogs and Columns at CBC,
It is time to elect Don Cherry into the Hockey Hall of Fame.
There is not a man on the planet who has kept more fans or made more fans for the sport of hockey than Grapes. For nearly 30 years he has kept the attention of Canadian hockey fans (and now fans worldwide) on the sport that he and they love far more than any other.
And I’m not talking about the media wing … I am talking about full fledged induction in the builders’ category.
In my own informal poll of interested fans, administrators and media types, there is overwhelming support for Don’s election. And why not?
from James Mirtle of From The Rink,
I appreciate all of the solid contributions some readers have made in the right hand sidebars the past few months, but I unfortunately have had a lot of garbage posted there as well.
Lately, someone calling themselves the Masked Avenger has been repurposing their offensive blog content onto this site, material that slags other bloggers, media personalities and NHL officials. It’s all been deleted, but you can read it over on his site if you wish. (I don’t mind if people want to share content from their blog in that space, but it needs to reach a certainly level of dignity to stay there.)
The thing with SBN’s software is that it’s often easy to tell where this nonsense is coming from — and it’s even easier to get rid of. The Masked Avenger’s profile on this site gives away his identity:
continued and is anyone surprised?
TSN SportsCentre with the top 10 plays of the first half of the NHL season.
Thanks to a KK reader for the pointer.
A list of the Top 50 sportscasters, as voted by the American Sportscasters Association. Since it is U.S. based I did not expect to see many hockey names.
Maybe I am missing some other hockey guys, but Foster Hewitt is listed at #40, right behind Bill Walton (huh)!
I wonder if any of the voters ever heard of Danny Gallivan or Dan Kelly. How about some of the current hockey broadcasters, Jim Hughson comes to mind and even Bob Cole.
Again, it is U.S. based, so the majority of voters may not even know what a puck is.
from Andrew’s Dallas Stars Page,
There’s a change on the horizon for how our local newspapers will be covering the Dallas Stars. Under an agreement between the Dallas Morning News and the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, the Morning News will now be providing basic coverage of the Stars for both newspapers….
I haven’t talked to Mike Heika of the Morning News or Tracey Myers of the Star-Telegram since the official announcement, but this wasn’t a big surprise. The two papers had been discussing the content sharing idea for some time. The bottom line is it will mean less coverage of the Stars because it will mean the same stuff will be in both papers most times.
Watch the best goals, hits and saves from last week- five minutes and 21 seconds worth…
From the Canadian Press via NHL.com:
The Winter Classic drew the biggest American television audience for a regular-season NHL game in nearly 34 years.
The Detroit Red Wings’ 6-4 win over the Chicago Blackhawks at Wrigley Field on New Year’s Day attracted an average of 4.4 million U.S. viewers on NBC, the network said Monday.
That’s the most since a Philadelphia Flyers-New York Rangers game on Feb. 23, 1975, according to Nielsen Media Research.
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