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What do you think of the new look montage which played before the puck dropped last night?
One of the topics Ron MacLean and Don Cherry discussed were the goal nets.
Don Cherry said the net has become too top-heavy because they took 12 inches off of the back and that someone is going to get hurt the same way Mark Howe got impaled by the goalpost back in the day.
A few other topics including a look at Tyler Toffoli of the LA Kings.
Bob McKenzie and Mike Milbury talked fighting in the NHL last night on NBCSN.
Granted, a little long for a hockey show, bur I have been listening to the show for about 45 minutes and it is entertaining, just like Al Strachan is.
from Ron MacLean of Hometown Hockey,
Here’s tonight’s word play from London.
As promised each week, I’ll incorporate lines from Canadian literature or a song into our broadcast, and then reveal them at show’s end.
I’m not a literary critic or expert, but like you—which I may presume if you’ve come this far—I read a fair bit. It’s to inform my viewpoint, to wrestle my bias and at best, to laugh. One of my favourite essayists, Joseph Epstein, wrote: “I have never met a good writer who wasn’t also a penetrating reader; and every good writer, with varying degrees of consciousness and subtlety, is also, in an indirect way, a plagiarist.”
My opening essay this evening is a rip off. Whew. I feel better already.
The sentence, “A journey through lakeland, rockland and hill country, a little adjacent to where the world is, a little north of where the cities are and some time we may go back there,” is from poet Al Purdy in The Country North of Belleville.
I watched the complete show and game last night and just like Hockey Day in Canada, the features and stories were just great. Ron MacLean only added to the story and I came away as one very impressed viewer.
I am looking forward to the rest of the season of Hometown Hockey.
A video postcard from London is below...
Don Cherry and Ron MacLean in a five minute segment mostly discussed the Leafs and the lack of Canadians on their roster.
via the YouTube page,
A new call in program which had its debut October 7th on CHCO-TV. This first episode was hosted by Al Strachan who answered viewer calls and tweets on the NHL hockey season. This segment addresses how media ownership of teams affects media coverage and reporting in the news.
Not the type of montage we are used to, but very well done.
The first 20 seconds or so of the video shows a few clips of the game...
from Curtis Rush of the Toronto Star,
Q: You were a little uncomfortable with the title, as you explained in the preface. Why did you feel that way?
A: The only concern I had was that some people might think it’s a tell-all book where it’s going to be nothing but telling behind-the-scene stories about why they traded this guy, and why they didn’t do this or that. While there is an element of that to it, it’s more a story about people telling stories for the very first time, or me telling you about a guy you need to know. For example, Mark Lindsay, and not many people know who Jari Byrski is. You should know these people. I didn’t want people to think this is the second coming of “Ball Four.”
Q: If the book isn’t a tell-all, what exactly is it?
A: The book is a collection of stories about people involved in the game and stories that people haven’t heard before. The first chapter, for example, is about a near-death experience (involving NHL executive Colin Campbell) and that story has never been told before. I thought it was an opportunity to tell some of those stories.
The book comes out on Oct. 14th and can be pre-ordered at Amazon.com (KK affiliate link). It is available in hardcover and Kindle.
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