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Prior to their game against the Panthers, the Rangers honor broadcaster Sam Rosen for his recent induction into the Hockey Hall of Fame.
STAMFORD, Conn. — November 11, 2016 — NBC Sports Regional Networks and its National Hockey League (NHL) team partners are now offering live, local streaming of games, as well as NHL pre- and postgame coverage. The new streaming offering is available without any additional costs to subscribers of NBC Sports Group’s CSN regional sports networks (RSNs), through participating providers. This regional initiative advances NBCUniversal’s implementation of “TV Everywhere,” which strives to make quality content available to authenticated customers both in and out of the home, and on multiple platforms.
from Sean Fitzgerald at Canoe,
Since Cherry gives a colourful answer for anything you ask him, we decided to present him with a variety of hot topics about his career and the hockey world. Here are the best bits from our chat with him.
Do you think the Hockey Hall of Fame is ever going to come calling for you?
I will never be in it. If it goes to the people for a vote, I would be in. But I’ve stepped on too many toes, and there are a lot of people that don’t like me. And I understand that. When you step on toes and things like that, you have to accept things the way they are. If you’re going to act the way I act, you have to accept the consequences. It’s the same with the Order of Canada. There are a lot of people there that don’t like me. And you have to realize that. You don’t cry about it, and you don’t whine about it. I’ll never be in the Hockey Hall of Fame, and that doesn’t bother me one bit.
from David Shoalts of the Globe and Mail,
As yet another NHL season unfolds, Cole has published his memoirs. Now I’m Catching On (Viking) was written with fellow Rogers employee Stephen Brunt, a former Globe and Mail columnist, who captures Cole’s voice. Don’t make the mistake of thinking this is some sort of swan song. Cole is the kind of guy who thinks Vin Scully took early retirement when he made his final broadcast last month at the age of 89.
“I haven’t thought about retirement. Ever,” Cole said. “It never occurred to me. It’s part of my life. If you took it away from me there would be a void for sure. What would I do?”
Right now, Cole isn’t doing much aside from book interviews and calling games on Hockey Night. He tore the meniscus in his one good knee on Monday (his other knee is a replacement job installed years ago) while he was fishing for Atlantic salmon in Labrador. He is getting around with the help of a cane but expects to be fishing again before too long.
Cole’s life-long passion for fishing is just one of the many aspects of his life, which most people do not know about, revealed in the book. He’s never been one to talk about himself publicly, preferring to fly to his assignment from his native St. John’s on a Friday, call the game on Saturday and fly home on Sunday.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--NHL Network, the TV home for the National Hockey League, launched today in Sling TV’s “Sports Extra,” still $5 per month with a Sling Orange subscription, or $10 per month with a Sling Blue subscription. Today’s launch on Sling TV marks the first time that NHL Network is available by an over-the-top provider.
Richard Deitsch of Sports Illustrated gathered a group of "media voices" for a Q & A.
John Shannon of Sportsnet when asked this question...
What is a story in the NHL that is being under-covered and why is it being under-covered?
To me it’s the amount of influence the equipment manufacturers have in trying to streamline goaltenders’ equipment. For years, the manufacturers have changed the quality and size of equipment to the detriment goal scoring, and as far as skaters’ equipment, they have increased the price of equipment, not just in the NHL but throughout every level of the game. The league has tried in the last decade or so to monitor and take control of the process, to little success. The manufacturers have far too much power.
many questions and answers from the media types....
Those participating are:
• David Amber, studio host, “Hockey Night in Canada,” Sportsnet (Canada)
• John Buccigross, “SportsCenter” anchor, college hockey gamecaller and NHL analyst
• Isabelle Khurshudyan, Capitals reporter, Washington Post
• Mike Harrington, Sabres reporter, Buffalo News
• Sean McIndoe, hockey writer, Vice Sports, Sportsnet, and Hockey News
• Tracey Myers, Blackhawks reporter, CSN Chicago
• Aaron Portzline, Blue Jackets reporter, The Columbus Dispatch
• John Shannon, studio analyst, HockeyCentral, Sportsnet (Canada)
• Greg Wyshynski, Yahoo Sports, editor of Puck Daddy blog
via David Shoalts tweets,
Sportsnet VP Rob Corte says won't see as much of the high-tech doo-dads like using pucks to call up stats or guys with sticks on glass rink.
The emphasis will be on "our panel, our stars and stories of the game," Corte said. "More story-telling."
Top of mind for all Sportsnet hockey producers, VP Corte says, "Is how best to present the story." Expect more features on players.
Hockey news gets more attention. @FriedgeHNIC becomes regular on Wednesday panel and will do Headlines on Saturday with @RealKyper.
Also, expect to see more of @reporterchris @JSportsnet plus @FriedgeHNIC on broadcasts as well as Hockey Central.
Wednesday panelists will be @darenmillard @DougMaclean and @FriedgeHNIC.
Big winner with departure of @mike_p_johnson as analyst on No. 2 team is @LouDeBrusk. He steps up to be the analyst for 2nd Saturday game.
Back to Saturday nights. More emphasis on the west in 2nd game. @ScottOake becomes permanent host at 2nd game venue. @DavidAmber in studio.
@ScottOake will do some interviews for 1st Sat game but will focus on 2nd game. Also will host revived After Hours following 2nd game.
Also, expect to see more @SNChrisSimpson on the early Saturday games.
there could be more so check out the recent tweets from David Shoalts...
from HJ Mai of SportsBusiness Daily,
The NHL will receive increased global exposure this season after successfully adding new partners to its portfolio of media rights holders. The NHL added more than 20 new media partners and grew its global media rights revenue -- excluding the U.S. and Canada -- by approximately 40% on a year-on-year basis, the league revealed.
"It has been a good year of renewals," NHL Exec VP of Media & Int'l Sales David Proper told SBD Global. "The World Cup of Hockey has helped generate a lot of international interest. We’ve managed to renew in pretty much every market we were in before, as well as add a number of new markets or [receive] greater exposure in certain markets."
STAMFORD, Conn. – Oct. 13, 2016 – Following an NHL record four-goal performance by 19-year-old American and 2016 Toronto Maple Leafs first overall draft pick Auston Matthews in his NHL debut last night, NBCSN announced today it will televise live coverage of Matthews’ first NHL home game this Saturday night at 7 p.m. ET, when the Maple Leafs host the Boston Bruins in an Original Six showdown.
Matthews, a native of Scottsdale, Ariz., became the first player in modern history to score four goals in his NHL debut on Wednesday night against the Ottawa Senators.
Sportsnet did their annual opening night montage last night which you can watch here.
Just to make it clear, Sporstnet has removed the embed code to post videos and has also removed the ability to automatically tweet any video from the NHL video section.
A week ago I did contact Sportsnet about this change and their response was, "forwarded your note to our Digital Team and they are looking into this."
Nothing has changed at this point but hopefully it will.
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