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Breaking Down HNIC

from Chris Zelkovich of the Toronto Star,

The pre-game show has been given a big facelift and looks a lot more interesting, especially the round-table chat featuring Kelly Hrudey, Mike Milbury and Ron MacLean.

But the show’s first feature was, you guessed it, a look at Leafs coach Ron Wilson.

Yes, Wilson is new to Toronto, but the Ottawa Senators have a new coach, too.

But at the CBC, the mantra has always been: If it’s blue, it will do.

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Wings/Leafs Attract Versus Viewers

from Kevin Allen of USA TODAY,

Thursday’s telecast of the Toronto Maple Leafs’ 3-2 win vs. the Detroit Red Wings was the most-watched regular-season game on Versus in terms of households (360,944) and total viewers (572,897).

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added 11:23am, via Versus press release,

Locally, Detroit garnered a 4.0 HH rating making VERSUS the top rated cable network in the market for the 7:00-9:45 p.m. ET time period.  VERSUS was the fourth highest-rated network overall in Detroit; behind ABC, NBC and CBS, respectively. 

Boston garnered a 1.0 HH rating making VERSUS the third highest rated cable network in the market during the 10:15 p.m.-12:45 a.m. ET time period.  This was an 11-percent increase over the Bruins’ 2007-08 regular season average (.9). The Denver market delivered a 1.8 HH rating which was a 64-percent increase over Colorado’s 2007-08 regular season average (1.1).

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More Hockey Talk—Live From Gretzky’s

From Gretzky.com

imageLive From Wayne Gretzky’s is 2-hours of live, interactive radio from Wayne Gretzky’s Restaurant in Toronto. Host Rod Black, brings you inside the game every week starting with hockey’s pre-season; right through to the playoffs. Each show will feature big name guests and analysts from the world of hockey with the opportunity for callers to be a part of the show. Simply call 1-866-GRETZKY (473-8959) or listen to your local radio station every Saturday at 4pm (EST) or 1pm (PST).

Hosts are Rod Black and Doug MacLean, former GM of the Columbus Blue Jackets. Phil Esposito will be on the show today, and Neil Smith in the studio from 4-5pm as well.  Also, their ‘Outside the Box’ segment today features Kato Kaelin to talk about OJ Simpson. 

Can be heard online or by local radio via these stations:  XM 204 NHL Home Ice, Fan 590, Team 990, Team 1040, Team 1260, Fan 960 or 1290 CJBK.

 

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  Tags: doug+maclean, media, neil+smith, rod+black, xm+radio

Saturday Hockey Talk

The Inside Hockey Radio Show this week features Kerry Goulet (29sports.com), James Mirtle (Globe and Mail, AOL Fanhouse, mirtle.blogspot.com), Bob Snow (NHL.com), Kevin Stevens (Former NHLer and Pittsburgh Penguins pro scout), and Jason Pominville (Buffalo Sabres).

The show broadcasts from 2-4pm on NHL Hockey Ice XM 204, on The Team 990 in Montreal, and 1120 AM WBNW in Boston. It can be heard online at Team 990 or Money Matters Radio.  To chime into the show, you can reach them at 1-877-645-6696 or 1-877-NHL-6696 or email radio@insidehockey.com.

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  Tags: bob+snow, inside+hockey, james+mirtle, james+murphy, jason+pominville, kerry+goulet, kevin+stevens, media

Getting The Rinkside View

from the Anaheim Ducks,

The “Rinkside View” game format combines the best of traditional hockey television expertise with more ice access thanks to low angle camera positions and a voyeuristic, as-if-you-were-there look and feel to the telecast. A total of 20 NHL games, including all six “Freeway Faceoff” contests with the Kings, will be seen by the “Rinkside View”.

“We are revolutionizing hockey on television with ‘Rinkside View’.  The low camera angles and evolved camera direction will allow the viewers to hear more crunch, watch more of the ice, and - instead of being told how the play develops – see the play unfold for themselves,” said Tom Feuer, executive producer, Fox Sports WEST and PRIME TICKET.

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NY Rangers Talk

Sam Weinman of Rangers Report has been hosting a live video chat since 1pm ET, and it’s still going on.  It’s a wide-ranging talk about happenings in New York, prompted by questions from his readers and viewers. Among other things, it’s a great use of technology mixed with hockey.

Here’s the video feed embedded below, and it can be replayed from the beginning once the live broadcast ends:

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  Tags: media, new+york+rangers

The Birth Of A Hockey Blog

from Mike Boone at the Montreal Gazette,

Gazette editor-in-chief Andrew Phillips did not write “Internet Canadiens” on a napkin. But the creation of the Habs Inside/Out site parallels the Miami Vice saga in that a simple concept was developed into a project that has turned into a hit.

Here’s the backstory:

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Hockey Blog Goodness

Great to see Sports Business Journal recognizing some excellent hockey blogs. And it’s especially flattering to be included on the list!

Click here for a screenshot of the article in this week’s issue.

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*thanks to The Pensblog for passing this along.

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  Tags: blogs, media, sbj

NHL GameCenter Live

NEW YORK (October 9, 2008)- A major component of the new NHL.com, the League’s new Web site that gives fans a personalized, all-access pass to their favorite NHL team and players, NHL GameCenter Live replaces and dramatically upgrades the League’s former live streaming video product, NHL Center Ice Online. is specifically designed for those avid fans looking for the most complete, in-game NHL viewing experience, as well as for the nearly 50 percent of NHL fans that live away from their favorite team’s local television market and crave more content and access.

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We Start Tonight

Many of us have waited for this night, the puck drops in North America.

How do you feel about your team’s outlook for this season?  Confident, undecided, let us know how you feel!

On a sidenote, I contacted Versus after seeing my tv guide on Directv and noticed tonight’s games were not in HD but they tell me both games will indeed be in HD.

So let’s drop the puck and the KK tradition (wmp audio) continues!

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Paul Kukla founded Kukla’s Korner in 2005 and the site has since become the must-read site on the ‘net for all the latest happenings around the NHL.

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