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The Fraud

from Chris Botta of Islanders Point Blank,

How do you respond to a fraud?

Do you even try?...

Do you link to all the stories written by pros questioning his integrity and even his life story?...

Do I discuss how the Islanders once caught the fraud back-timing his reports to make it look like he had a trade scoop before anyone else?

read on...

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Cherry Hits 75

from Tim Wharnsby of the Globe and Mail,

Age has not lessened his roar and turning 75 will not mellow Don Cherry.

The controversial and flamboyantly-dressed Hockey Night in Canada commentator hit the three-quarter century mark today and he is as animated as ever….

“If anything I have turned it up,” Cherry said. “I don’t feel any different now than I did 30, 40 years ago. I still get so excited on Saturday’s that I can hardly wait for Coach’s Corner to start. A lot of people tell me to ease off a little so I wouldn’t get in so much trouble. But trouble is my middle name and I say things the way I want to.

“When the day comes that CBC wants to go in a different direction, as they say, I will think to myself that I’ve had a good run and say toodle-oo.”


Filed in: NHL Media, Hockey Broadcasting, CBC HNIC, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: don+cherry

Overuse Of A Theme Song

from Joe Pelletier of Greatest Hockey Legends,

Is it just me or does the Hockey Night In Canada theme song lost it’s luster now that is on TSN?

They have completely over used the jingle, playing it at every opportunity. And they gave it a terrible accompanying video montage.

Meanwhile CBC has come up with a catchy tune which I think I might actually like better.


Filed in: NHL Media, Hockey Broadcasting, CBC HNIC, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: tsn

Best Of The Week

Almost six minutes of the best goals, saves and hits from the past week in the NHL.

Filed in: NHL Teams, NHL Media, NHL Video, | KK Hockey | Permalink

Plays Of The Month

NHL Network’s “On the Fly” presents the plays of the month.

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Get Ready To Watch The NHL On Your Phone

from Tripp Mickle of SportsBusiness Journal,

The NHL and NHL Players’ Association, in partnership with Bell Mobility, will take a significant step in the effort to put live games in the hands and pockets of sports fans this week when they introduce a new mobile offering in Canada.

The live game broadcasts are part of the NHL Bundle, a comprehensive 3G mobile package that includes live and delayed game broadcasts, original video programming and live radio play-by-play of NHL games. It costs subscribers $8 a month, a fee the NHL and Bell will share….

The NHL hopes to strike a similar agreement in the U.S. with mobile partner Verizon Wireless at the end of the season, when its deal with the wireless company ends.

more and thanks to the SBJ for releasing the paid subscription link to KK!

Filed in: NHL Media, | KK Hockey | Permalink

The Pansification Talk

from Christie Blatchford of the Globe and Mail,

...Mr. Milbury now finds himself at the centre of a hullabaloo, confined almost exclusively to The Globe’s sports pages (where my colleague William Houston carefully has noted, in that uniquely Globe and Mail manner, that pansification is “a derivative of the word pansy”) and a gay advocacy group called Egale Canada, whose director is hopping mad about what she says is the “derogatory, stereotypical” term and who has complained to the CBC.

Even Don Cherry has got into the act, with Mr. Houston reporting Friday that Grapes has pledged not to use the dreaded term himself and has furthermore identified himself as a supporter of gay initiatives.

Well, as an old mare who was publicly called a filly, it is hardly a surprise that I am less than sensitive to the use of language, and find pretty much all such controversies silly.


Filed in: NHL Media, Hockey Broadcasting, CBC HNIC, | KK Hockey | Permalink

Are You Ready For Some Hockey Today?

NHL games start today at 12:30pm ET when the Wings take on the Capitals and ends about 1:00am Sunday with the Blackhawks/Sharks game.

See the full schedule below…

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The NHL Hour:  Guest Hosts, Colin Campbell & Mike Murphy

NHL Senior Executive Vice President of Hockey Operations Colin Cambell and NHL Senior Vice President of Hockey Operations Mike Murphy will guest host today’s edition of NHL Hour.  Gary Bettman will return next week.

The show is on from 4-5 p.m. ET on XM Satellite Radio (204) and Sirius (208).

You can also listen live online at the NHL Network Online once the show starts.

* While on the air, listeners can call into the show at 1-877-645-6696, or send questions/comments to this email address: nhlhour@nhl.com
**Archived shows available for download via podcast on NHL.com.

Filed in: NHL Talk, NHL Media, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: colin+campbell, media, mike+murphy, nhl+hour

CBC Receives Complaint From Gay Rights Group

from William Houston of the Globe and Mail,

A gay rights group has complained to the CBC about the use of the term “pansification” by Hockey Night in Canada commentators.

Hockey Night commentator Mike Milbury coined the expression to describe how the NHL would be softened should the league heed calls to ban fighting. He has used “pansification” at least twice on Hockey Night this season, in November and again on Jan. 17. His colleague, Don Cherry, has also made reference to it.

Egale Canada, a gay advocacy organization, protested last week. But Scott Moore, the head of CBC Sports, said through a network spokesman yesterday that commentators are free to make their own decisions whether to use the expression.


Filed in: NHL Media, Hockey Broadcasting, CBC HNIC, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: mike+milbury

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