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All The Best To Stan Fischler Who Is Retiring From TV

from Neil Best of Newsday,

Stan Fischler saw his first hockey game in 1939 and will see his next on Friday night when he covers the Islanders’ home game against the Canadiens for MSG Networks. But come the end of this season, he no longer will be a regular presence at New York-area NHL rinks.

The man known for decades as “The Hockey Maven” plans to announce before Friday night’s game his retirement from television to spend more time with his two sons and five grandchildren, who range in age from 9 to 15.

His eldest son, Ben, lives in Portland, Oregon. His youngest, Simon, lives in Israel. So commuting to the Barclays Center or Madison Square Garden will not be an option.

“I have more energy than I probably had 10, 15, 20 years ago,” Fischler said, but with his 86th birthday looming March 31 — the same birthday as Gordie Howe and Pavel Bure, he quickly noted — he decided to move on.


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Afternoon Line- Bob McKenzie

“Well, we don’t make things up. The last thing in the world I’ve ever done in my 40 years of the business is clickbaiting. In fact, I usually get accused of the opposite – that I don’t take enough stance, that I don’t give enough outrageous opinions or make declarations of this or that. So I do get offended when somebody would suggest that I would make something up to try and increase ratings for TSN. I don’t care about the ratings on TSN. They happen to be whatever they are, and I’ve always felt that.

“So it’s just that. I suggested anybody who thinks we would make things up to draw attention to ourselves doesn’t know us very well and isn’t very smart.”

-Bob McKenzie of TSN.  Chris Nichols of Fan Rag Sports has more.

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Video- Coach’s Corner Tonight

Topics discussed by Don Cherry and Ron MacLean included: Brad Marchand and Nazem Kadri spraying themselves with cold water, Patrice Begeron for MVP and Cherry's take on Erik Karlsson.

Also discussed Ryan Reaves' role, Steven Stamkos fighting and Don talking about international hockey which leads to the Canada/Germany game (the linesman was a Russian).

Watch below and note the international talk is not included in the video. I believe it was from a Coach's Corner segment duing the bronze medal gme this morning.

added 8:44pm, Below, the goofy version of the international segment.

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Good News For Trade Deadline Day


added 10:20am, Sportsnet's details for trade deadline day is below, including a simulcast on NHL Network.

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Watching USA/Canada Last Night

STAMFORD, Conn. – February 22, 2018 – Team USA’s thrilling shootout victory over Canada in the women’s hockey gold medal game on Wednesday ranks as the most watched late-night program in NBCSN history (since 2003).

The hockey game registered a Total Audience Delivery average of 3.7 million viewers, which included a live NBC simulcast of overtime and the shootout, as well as live streaming by NBC Sports Digital. The NBCSN-only telecast delivered 2.9 million viewers, which is the largest audience ever for the network in the 11 p.m.-2:15 a.m. ET late-night window.

In addition, more than 525,000 uniques watched the live stream of the U.S.-Canada women’s gold medal game to rank as NBC Sports Digital’s fifth-largest hockey audience ever (behind only four  games from the Sochi Olympics, which featured more streaming-friendly morning and afternoon ET game times).

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All Mark Lazarus (NBC Sports Chairman)

from Richard Deitsch of Sports Illustrated,

As he has done with this column at at multiple Olympics around the halfway point, NBC Sports Chairman Mark Lazarus addressed some questions viewers have have had regarding NBC’s coverage of the PyeongChang Games....

SI: How much has hockey viewership been hurt by the NHL players not being there?

Lazarus: A bit. It is early in the men’s tournament and we have not seen the big games yet but we are off roughly in the high 20s or low 30s. It has been affected. The [broadcast] windows are pretty similar so it is close to an apples to apples comparison. Listen, I think it is bad for hockey everywhere. Our numbers are off and if you look at the RSN numbers for every NHL team over this week-long period, at least when I looked at it, all but two teams were off versus a year ago in this window. So it is not good for anybody’s hockey ratings.

more on the Olympics

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YouTube TV Adds Additional Channels, No NHL Network Or Game Package

Today YouTube TV added some channels people were asking about plus this...

For sports lovers in particular, we’ve got you covered: you now have access to March Madness and you can watch nationally televised NBA games, NBA All-Star weekend, NBA Playoff games, MLB Postseason games, the PGA Championship and soccer from the UEFA Champions League.

But wait, there’s more! We’re thrilled to announce that we’re soon adding NBA TV, the league’s 24-hour network, and MLB Network, Major League Baseball’s award-winning 24/7 TV network, to the YouTube TV base package. And in the coming months, you’ll also be able to watch NBA League Pass, the league’s premium out-of-market live game service, or MLB.TV, the longest running sports streaming service in the U.S., for an extra fee. Game on!

Disappointed again- No NHL Network or a game package.

I thought the NHL considerd their fan base as the most technological advanced?

I did switch to YouTube TV a few months ago after being with PS Vue (no NHL Network either) for almost two years.  YTTV is great but I am starting to think the NHL doesn't understand there are more and more cord-cutters every day.

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Video- Coach’s Corner Tonight

Topics discussed- Don Cherry with a short view on global warming, the play of Zdeno Chara, quick comments on today's Ottawa game and the Top Prospects

game.  Also discussed the head slash from James Neal, the dump in by the Winnipeg Jets, icing calls and a few other topics.

via Sportsnet,


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A New Owner For The Hockey News

from Jason Kay of The Hockey News,

W. Graeme Roustan, Chairman, Owner and Publisher of Roustan Media – and self-proclaimed hockey zealot – has purchased The Hockey News from Quebecor, Inc. The change in ownership is effective 11:59 pm on Jan. 27.

A Quebec born-and-bred entrepreneur who previously was Chairman at hockey equipment manufacturer Bauer, Roustan has been a longtime subscriber and fan of THN, and sees tremendous growth opportunity for the iconic title that was launched more than 70 years ago.

“I’m a little like Victor Kiam from those old Remington shaver ads,” said Roustan. “I loved the product so much, I bought the company.

“I believe The Hockey News is so unique in what it does, and it does a superior job. The plan now is to do more of it, to add to the content on various platforms, and reward subscribers with access to new initiatives we have on the drawing board.”

In addition to taking Performance Sports Group/Bauer public on the Toronto Stock Exchange, Roustan has built and owned community ice rinks across Canada and supplied refrigeration systems to the Montreal Canadiens and Ottawa Senators, among other ventures.


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Today Is Hockey Day In Canada

Probably my favorite regular season day of the hockey season.

TORONTO (January 16, 2018) Sportsnet is heading to the west coast of Newfoundland and Labrador this Saturday to celebrate the 18thannual Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada – Canada’s biggest single-day hockey celebration. Hosted live from Corner Brook, NL, the 12.5-hour marathon broadcast features four must-see matchups with all seven of Canada’s NHL teams in action, beginning at 1 p.m. ET / 10 a.m. PT on SportsnetCBCRogers NHL LIVE and Sportsnet NOW.

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