Kukla's Korner Hockey
From Mike Vogel at the Washington Capitals,
Virtually every kid in America has played catch with a baseball and a glove, and tried to hit pitched balls. Almost all have shot a few hoops in their day, and almost all have thrown a football around. But not nearly as many have laced up a pair of hockey skates, taken to the ice shot a few pucks around. That may be why ice hockey is among the least understood of the major sports; some of the people writing about it have never played the sport.
With that in mind, the Washington Capitals hosted the team’s first media fantasy camp at Kettler Capitals Iceplex on Tuesday. A large contingent of print and electronic media from both local and national media outlets took to the ice for some instruction in the finer points of the game from several Caps players and coaches.
from Canes Country,
As everyone knows, Forslund is the television play-by-play announcer for the Carolina Hurricanes and has been with the franchise for 17 years now. He’s done such an outstanding job for the Canes that he has also been called upon to work for Versus and ESPN.
Q. According to Multichannel.com, you have signed on to work for Versus again next year. I was wondering how that agreement with Versus coincides with your commitment to the Hurricanes and FSN?
...This season I’m looking at doing 17 regular season games for them, starting with the October 5th game between Tampa Bay and the Rangers in the Czech Republic, although we will be calling the game from stateside
Yes, I received your emails, pointing out the Eklund (Dwayne) situation.
Yes, I read what Eklund said about it…
I was obviously largely offline from around 5pm on, as a very serious family situation kept me from even seeing the error until a few minutes ago.
Hmmm, but it must have not been too serious, since he was at HF Boards at 6:30pm last night (catch the link early, the time/date will change on his next visit).
People, he has done this stuff in the past and will continue to do so in the future. Either chose to live in his world or demand some real answers from him.
added 6:33am, More on this from Kevin Schutlz at AOL Fanhouse and Pension Plan Puppets has it too.
added 1:54pm More at Puck Daddy.
Sirius XM said it will begin offering a la carte programming on Oct. 6, allowing consumers to pick and choose which stations they would like to hear.
The a la carte programming will let users choose from 50 stations at a fee of $6.99/month but will require new radios.
Sirius XM will also offer its full slate of new program plans on Oct. 6 including “Best of Both” programs where XM listeners can receive Howard Stern and NFL football and Sirius listeners can receive Oprah, NBA and NHL programming, in each case for an extra $4/month (or $16.99) without requiring new radios.
I have heard through the grapevine that NHL Live will start again on September 22nd. Not official, but that is the word as of today.
Also, I am scheduled to appear on the Power Play Show today right around the 5pm ET. Power Play is hosted by Mike Ross and Mick Kern on NHL Home Ice XM204.
Update 6:13pm ET (alanah): Paul’s interview on NHL Home Ice can be downloaded here or heard on the player below.
from Adamk415’s Blog at NHL Connect,
Wednesday night, I got to attend my first red-carpet premier, for the fifth season of Entourage. I wanted to go because I knew Kevin Connolly and Jeremy Piven, who star on the show, are hockey fans…
So I get to the red carpet – actually, it was gray, with a white star in a black circle, part of the show’s logo, on it. There were little signs taped to the carpet to tell each media person where they should stand. NHL.com was at the end of the line, right next to Canadian E! I guess somebody figured let’s put the hockey folks and the Canadians right next to each other.
from Jason Kay of the Hockey News,
If you haven’t heard, Broph (Mike Brophy) is leaving us at the end of next week to join Rogers full-time. He’ll be doing more TV work for Sportsnet, hosting a radio program two days a week and, ahem, writing for a competitor’s website….
At the same time, our brand name gives us the ability, and credibility, to attract established writers and hockey personalities to lend their voices to our mix.
And that’s where you come in. We’d like to know whose work you’d like to read in the pages of The Hockey News and web pages of thn.com.
via Mike Boone at Habs Inside/Out,
RDS will offer streaming – and, on the nights Michel Bergeron is working, screaming – versions of all 82 regular-season Canadiens telecasts.
It will cost $2.99 per game or $20 a month or a still-to-be-announced price for the full season.
“I’ll be honest with you, I’m out of my mind already because I’m not preparing the team,” he said Thursday. “That’s all I know how to do. That’s all I want to do is prepare a hockey team. It’s tough now that I’m not doing that.”
-John Tortorella and you can read more from John at Lightning Strikes…
TSN has added two big names to its roster with NHL coach John Tortorella and 18-year NHLer Ray Ferraro joining NHL on TSN for the 2008-09 season.
Tortorella moves directly from behind an NHL bench into the TSN studio, making his broadcast debut as part of the NHL on TSN panel for 60 games, including weekly appearances on TSN’s marquee Wednesday Night Hockey telecasts. The 16-year NHL coaching veteran and 2004 Jack Adams Trophy winner will appear alongside studio host James Duthie and Hockey Insiders Bob McKenzie and Darren Dreger.
Ferraro will work approximately 30 games as a game analyst, making his NHL on TSN debut in the broadcast booth October 14…
Incidentally, you’ll remember another suicidal blog incident a couple weeks ago and bad things are supposed to come in 3’s, right?
Time for everyone to get paranoid.
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