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Coach's Corner had a little more time tonight and the main topic to me was Don Cherry pointing out some of the protective equipment made available to the players.
Of course, there is more too...
BUFFALO, N.Y. (November 14, 2014) – The Buffalo Sabres today announced that Hall of Fame broadcaster Rick Jeanneret will rejoin the Sabres broadcast team to call the first period of the Sabres-Maple Leafs game on Nov. 15. The game, which begins at 7 p.m. on MSG, will be the Foster Hewitt Award winner’s first game since being treated for throat cancer in early September.
“The time seems right to slowly begin transitioning back to work,” Jeanneret said. “My doctors have told me I’m cancer free and I’m feeling well enough to get back in the booth, even if it’s only on a limited basis for the time being. The kindness and well-wishes from everyone, especially Sabres fans and the Western New York community, has been overwhelming and I’m truly grateful for the tremendous support during this process.”
from Rick Westhead of TSN,
The NHL is counting on Nobel Prize winner Daniel McFadden to help fight a high-stakes lawsuit in which a group of hockey fans are trying to change the way NHL teams sell their broadcast rights.
McFadden won the Nobel Prize in economics in 2000 for his theories on how consumers are offered choices and how they make those choices.
In a lawsuit filed two years ago, some angry hockey fans claim NHL restrictions on broadcasting games violated U.S. anti-trust laws and were inappropriately driving up the cost of sports cable TV packages.
Since 1985, the NHL has prevented teams from selling their broadcast rights to most of their games outside of their local area.
from John R. Kennedy of Global News,
Don Cherry was given plenty of time Wednesday to complain about his Coach’s Corner segment being trimmed to five minutes during last Saturday’s Hockey Night in Canada.
“If they don’t want me, it’s fine with me. It’s over,” Cherry said during an appearance on Global’s The Morning Show.
“But I’m not going to be pushed around.”
continued and watch the video below..
from Steve Buffery of the Toronto Sun,
Six times during his five-minute show on Hockey Night in Canada, Coach’s Corner star Don Cherry griped about the lack of time for his segment, often with a pronounced scowl on his face. He even threw his arms up in frustration at one point.
One sports TV insider suggested that it was almost like Grapes wanted to get himself fired.
Since Rogers Sportsnet secured the rights to Hockey Night in Canada, Cherry’s segment has been cut from seven minutes to five, something Cherry was never happy about, which was obvious during his show on Saturday night. It’s likely any other broadcaster griping the way Cherry did would have been sanctioned or disciplined in some way.
If you missed Coach's Corner on Saturday, watch it below...
One of the main topics Don Cherry and Ron MacLean discussed was the play of Mark Giordano of the Calgary Flames.
There are more topics too and in my opinion, this segment needs more time!
Rogers Hometown Hockey tonight is in Red Deer, Alberta, home of Ron MacLean.
More topics too, watch below...
No words needed tonight.
via Hometown Hockey,
Even superstars have a hometown. For Mr. Hockey, it’s Saskatoon, a city that showered him with accolades on Gordie Howe Day in 1966. What makes him uniquely special to Saskatonians is… he is theirs.
Hometown Hockey will be in Saskatoon this Sunday.
Here is a trailer...
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