Kukla's Korner Hockey
The Inside Hockey Radio Show this week features host James Murphy with Conor McKenna of TEAM 990 broadcasting live from Montreal. They’ll be joined by guests Michael Farber (Sports Illustrated), Brian Daccord (Stop It Goaltending) and Raphaël Doucet (Le Hockey Magazine).
Live from Wayne Gretzky’s
After Inside Hockey, at 4pm ET you can tune into Live From Wayne Gretzky’s. This week, hosts Gord Stellick & Troy Murray talk to Pat Burns, Wendel Clark, Phil Esposito, Pat Quinn, Russ Courtnall and Mike Van Ryn.
“I don’t share your love for the Isles, Scotty. Not sure what you’re smoking. I think they are apt to lose five games in a row at a moment’s notice. I will run across press row naked at the Cup finals if the Islanders make the playoffs.”
—ESPN‘s Pierre LeBrun writing to colleague Scott Burnside
From Ben Marrison, Editor of the Columbus Dispatch:
The caller said she is “sick and tired” of our negative coverage of the team, and said we’re trying to drive them out of town. She was particularly irked by the large photo we ran of goalie Pascal Leclaire in Wednesday’s paper, who gave up 7 goals in a loss Tuesday. She said we had the worst coverage of an NHL team of any newspaper.
Worth a read, given that the matter of “negative” coverage is something that fans around the league often have strong feelings about. And the fact that the ownership company behind The Dispatch also happens to own a 10% stake in the Columbus Blue Jackets and their arena, is another interesting twist.
from Japers’ Rink,
To recap - these were not her questions and there’s no disclosure anywhere that the Q&A was a conference call via the NHL. This is no different than if a political reporter published portions of a Presidential press conference under her byline with the headline “A quick chat with George W. Bush.”
And the PHWA is worried about bloggers lowering journalistic standards?
read on to see what the issue is…
from Phil of Gunaxin.com,
We’re not breaking any headlines when we tell you that Carrie Milbank is hot. Most of you probably know that by now. If you don’t know who she is, you are missing out. Carrie Milbank is most often seen in the currently running NHL commercials, but maybe that is just because I watch the NHL Network excessively. Honestly, I can’t even tell you what she is advertising.
from Frozen Royalty,
...in response to the tremendous outcry and what appears to be pressure from the Los Angeles Kings and Anaheim Ducks, FSW/PT executives Tom Feuer and Steve Simpson were in serious damage control mode on Wednesday and Thursday, stating that they will be “fixing” the rinkside view broadcasts, starting with the Kings vs. Ducks high definition telecast on Sunday, November 16.
In stories by the Daily News, Los Angeles Times and Orange County Register, Feuer and Simpson spoke of the changes viewers can look forward to starting on Sunday. Kudos to FSW/PT execs for finally listening to the fans…
from John Gregory of WashingtonCapitals.com,
For many young hockey players, an assignment to the bottom of the minors could be seen as a career death sentence. For Gary Green, it was just the beginning of a long and successful career in hockey – though not the way Green likely envisioned.
The former Capitals head coach went from being “the 17th man on a 17-man roster” in the minors to making NHL history when, at age 26, he was named the bench boss for the Caps – the youngest in NHL history.
Green grew up in Tillsonburg, Ontario where he was friends and played hockey with future NHL defenseman, coach and league executive Colin Campbell. But while Campbell’s path to success was as a player, Green took a decidedly different path.
from William Houston of the Globe and Mail,
The Internet is transforming sports broadcasting to such a degree that cable and satellite companies could become redundant and even go out of business.
That was the consensus of a blue-ribbon panel of sports executives during a sports-management conference in Toronto yesterday.
As for sports television, it has suddenly become a very old term in the new media world.
“It’s not sports television anymore,” Scott Moore, the head of CBC Sports, said.
“It’s sports media.”
The revolutionary element of new media is, of course, the Internet, which is rapidly growing as a means of distributing sports programming.
Sorry for the Mickey Redmondism…
from Barry Melrose Rocks,
Here’s how it works. While you’re reading through your daily allotment of NHL blog posts, be it through a feed reader, your favorites or what have you, simply check off a box when you see a post that matches one of the descriptions on your bingo card.
read on and have fun…
from Eric Benderoff of Eric 2.0 at the Chicago Tribune,
I’m loving the NHL GameCenter Live product. The video is sharp—no, not HD sharp, but the NHL is working on this—the quality of the feed has been excellent (not a single drop) and I can watch four games at once.
The product was quietly introduced last season but re-invented this year, said Andre Mika, the league’s senior VP for broadband. It’s filled with enhancements, including on-demand content from classic and recent games, a choice of audio feeds and alternate camera angles during select games….
The single game view can be enlarged to fit your computer screen.
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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.
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