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from Broadcaster Magazine,
The Canadian Broadcast Standards Council today released its decision concerning the broadcast of hockey fights during the sports news program Sportsnet Connected on specialty service Sportsnet East. The CBSC concluded that showing hockey fights during game highlights and updates did not promote or exploit violence.
This is a follow-up of this story from two weeks ago.
from Stu Hackel of Slap Shot at the New York Times,
Oh, and have you heard the latest heap being shoveled by the gossip-mongering character Eklund? He’s got info that the Rangers will trade Scott Gomez to the Canucks to clear cap space so they can sign Sundin. “This source is a source I very much trust,” he writes. “Of course, Mats still has to come to play.”...
Staggering what some people will post in their blogs.
Hey, it’s summer. It’ll make you watch water polo on TV, and make you believe Eklund. You can probably do better things with your time.
more from Stu and some real topics too…
Stu must have caught the blog sometime today, because in the same blog last night Dwayne had Robert Lang signing with the Canadiens if Sundin decided to go elsewhere. Of course, after being blasted about Lang signing with the Canadiens (he is under contract with the Blackhawks), he deleted that portion and changed it around.
But of course, this is the norm for Dwayne, it happens on numerous occasions and to think of it- Dwayne tried to get me to join a professional bloggers association with him.!
Check out Greatest Hockey Legends for some of the great hockey pictures.
Joe Pelletier is doing a countdown and is now on #12 and I have yet to see the below picture. I wonder if it will make Joe’s list?
I just received an email from Mike Chen,
My server experienced a “total system failure of the primary server and a corruption of the mirror” so I’m gonna be down for a day or two. Fortunately, it’s the middle of August and the weekend, so it’s probably the best time for that to happen!
So if you have been attempting to visit his site, you know why you are getting a domain default page.
Canucks.com is looking for the next featured blogger. Do you have what it takes?...
This week’s theme: The game you’re most looking forward to this season.
Read the two entries below and vote for your favourite.
From Eric Southward, It seems like “everyone and their dog” has a blog these days. I mean, if Spector can become a hockey authority from his mom’s basement, then hell! What’s next: TSN’s most accurate hockey prognosticator is going to be a female monkey?!
read on and let your vote be heard. FYI Eric, you should get your ‘facts’ straight!
from William Houston of the Globe and Mail,
MacLean’s voice came close to breaking once or twice, but it never did. He seemed to try to explain why he stayed at Beijing rather than leave the Olympic city and return home to be at his mother’s side.
Were we witnessing guilt as well as grief? Whatever the case, it was authentic, personal and moving.
“I don’t want to jar you with this news,” he said. “But I just got the word about my mom, who is 82 years old. Succumbed to pancreatic cancer. Mom’s condition has been tough for about a year now. But she broke her hip on the eve of the opening ceremony and, if you know anything about cancer, once that trauma was added to the weight of her circumstance, it was a very difficult last 14 days.”
Adam Proteau talks to Carrie Milbank of The Hockey Show and asks what it was like starting her new job.
“Honestly, I was so scared at first,” said Milbank, who has been working in broadcasting since 2003. “I really wanted The Hockey Show job, and when I got it, I was like, ‘uh-oh, what am I going to do?’ Because not only was I scared of the players, I was scared of the fans, because they’re so intense.
“So I bought the book Hockey For Dummies. I bought The Smart Girl’s Guide To Sports to help me prepare. But talking to the guys and being around the game really helps you get to know what hockey’s all about.
Don’t tell Gary Bettman this, but I haven’t seen a single sign of any National Hockey League paraphernalia anywhere in Beijing. It appears the NHL is just as popular in China as it is in the United States.
-Bob Duff at Duffer’s Dabbles
Nice to see Spector’s Hockey has recovered and is back in business. Over the next few days some additional tweaking will be going on, but it is functional now.
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