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Blackhawks Confirm First Televised Home Game

From the Chicago Blackhawks,

The Chicago Blackhawks and Comcast SportsNet have announced that Comcast SportsNet will televise their first home game of the season on Sunday, November 11 when the Blackhawks play host to the archrival Detroit Red Wings at 6:00 p.m.

The November 11 game will be the first in a series of home games to be broadcast live and in high-definition on Comcast SportsNet. The full schedule will be released next week with additional home games airing throughout the remainder of the 2007-2008 season.

“It’s time to share the energy and excitement of the Blackhawks with all of our fans,” said Blackhawks Chairman W. Rockwell “Rocky” Wirtz. “We are entering a new era and putting home games back on TV is the first step to supporting our great players and fans.”

*Previously mentioned last week, but only confirmed by the ‘Hawks today

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  Tags: chicago+blackhawks, media, rocky+wirtz

‘Live Every Shift’

From NHL.com,

The National Hockey League (NHL) debuts two TV spots featuring the new NHL tagline “Live Every Shift,” today on NHL.com.  The spots will air for the first time tonight during the VERSUS broadcast of the San Jose Sharks - Dallas Stars game, and will re-air later this week on TSN, CBC, HDNet and NHL Network.  The ads were written and produced by top advertising agency Young & Rubicam in collaboration with NHL Productions.  This is the first creative work done by Y&R since being hired as the NHL’s Agency of Record in September.

continued…  *You can see the new advertisements at that link as well

Update 3:37pm ET:
More on the TV spots with Dan Rosen at NHL.com.

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  Tags: marketing

WOW & Center Ice

I have received a few emails lately asking me how to get Center Ice back on to WOW (Wide Open West).

The emails have come from people in the Detroit area who are very upset they don’t even have the option to subscribe to CI.  Are there any WOW customers getting CI?  If so, where are you located.

My only suggestion is to keep hammering your local WOW office and demand CI.  I do wish I could be of more service, but your provider is the one that needs to hear it from you.

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  Tags: wow

24 Teams In Action

Two earlier than normal games today…

Check out the schedule at NHL.com for the broadcast network for all the games today.

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Thursday Night Action

Just in case you needed a video recap of the NHL action from last night, here is your chance…

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Shift Charts

For those people who miss the shift charts that were once available on the stats at NHL.com, Dobber Hockey has found a new website tracking the information: Time on Ice.com.

For more information on how to access and use the charts, read this post at Dobber’s which provides many more details.

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NHL Network & DIRECTV

On channel 215 this morning…

Buffalo Sabres @ Florida Panthers on October 26, 2007 available as part of the NHL Sneak Peek.

NHL Network HD coming soon to DIRECTV.

The same message on the sub 215 channel but replace HD with SD.

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  Tags: nhl+network

The Hockey News: Speaking with Adam Proteau

imageAdam Proteau of The Hockey News has recently co-written a book with Ken Campbell, The Top 60 Since 1967: The Best Players of the Post-Expansion Era.

The Hockey News magazine has, for over sixty years, delivered the authoritative word on the premiere puckhandlers of our generation. In The Top 60 Since 1967, they’ve assembled a panel of experts to celebrate the top 60 players of the NHL in the modern era of hockey — the 40 years since NHL expansion. A detailed analysis accompanies each player, along with photos and statistical charts. Will Wayne Gretzky trump Bobby Orr for the number one position? How does Mario Lemieux stack up? And what about Patrick Roy, Phil Esposito, Sidney Crosby?

Today I talked with Adam about his book, future changes at The Hockey News, and things going on around the NHL—you can hear it on the player below. (*or download this mp3 audio file, if you prefer)

 

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  Tags: adam+proteau, interview

NHL Network Announces Partial USA Schedule

With the successful U.S. launch this month of NHL Network, the first national network dedicated entirely to hockey, the network today announced the live regular-season game telecast package in the U.S. through November. In all, NHL Network in the U.S. will telecast 50 live regular-season games this season, in addition to classic games, documentaries, instructional shows, highlights and more. To ensure fans receive the best match-ups, NHL Network’s game telecast schedule will be released on a monthly basis. Based on the previously-announced carriage arrangements with Cablevision, Comcast, Cox Communications, DIRECTV, DISH Network and Time Warner Cable, NHL Network is accessible to 75 million homes.

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  Tags: nhl+network

E.J. Is Right

from E.J. Hradek of ESPN,

If you’re a hockey fan in the good ol’ USA, life can be pretty frustrating. (You already knew that, didn’t you?)

The latest example of that frustration came Tuesday night. I was eager to see Ryan Smyth’s return to Edmonton. In particular, I wanted to see the crowd reaction when he skated onto the ice as a member of the visiting Avalanche and I wanted to see the Oilers’ video tribute to their former star.

I didn’t get to see any of that.

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*and if you missed a previous KK post, you can see part of the Smyth ceremony here...

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  Tags: colorado+avalanche, media, ryan+smyth

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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.

From breaking news to in-depth stories around the league, KK Hockey is updated with fresh stories all day long and will bring you the latest news as quickly as possible.

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