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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.
Steve Lepore at Puck the Media:
Last week, we took a pretty negative stance on the quality of NHL Fanhouse lately. We stand by it, as we stand by everything we do here at Puck the Media. We know for a fact that there are many people who agree with our opinion. We’re sure, conversely, that there are many people who disagree. But, what I do believe is that, while we were accentuating the negatives, we should have been highlighting another blog, that has sort of taken Fanhouse’s spot as the go-to place for a myriad of hockey opinions and news: I speak of course of that ol’ reliable Kukla’s Korner.
Steve, who regularly critiques the NHL’s hockey media—both mainstream and new media—goes on to write a very nice review of Kukla’s Korner and we’re quite flattered. (Thanks, Steve!) Read the rest here.
Lyle emailed me and asked I let his readers know his site is having a few technical issues right now and he hopes to have it up shortly.
I went to his rumor section and it looks OK but the homepage is having some issues.
from Greg Wyshynski of Yahoo Sports,
At first, the effect is dizzying: a sensory overload of images, facts and figures orbiting what amounts to picture-in-picture-in-picture-in-picture television. That it’s occurring on a computer monitor, rather than the flat-screen hanging on the living room wall, doesn’t decrease the feeling of digital claustrophobia.
Gradually, the charms of NHL GameCenter Live—the League’s Web- and subscription-based service that provides coverage of out-of-market games on a nightly basis—blow away any clouds of confusion.
from Curtis Zupke of Ducks Blog at the OC Register,
The last ‘Rinkside View’ broadcast of Ducks games was last Sunday.
The Ducks met with FSN and the decision was made to discontinue the controversial telecasts for the rest of the season.
“It’s not something that’s overwhelmingly positive,” said Aaron Teats, Ducks director of broadcasting.
Pat Quinn, fresh off his gold medal win with Team Canada at the 2008 IIHF World Junior Championship, will be the guest on today’s edition of NHL Hour with Commissioner Gary Bettman.
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Jason Pominville of the Buffalo Sabres talks blogging.
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