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NHL is Overly Criticized

From ‘The Carulli Critique’ at the Sporting News:

The NHL is by far the most heavily criticized major sport in North America. Major TV networks (ahem, ESPN) and casual fans everywhere don’t think twice about taking cheap shots at hockey. They’ll talk about how fighting is a disgrace, how there’s consistently an on ice attack every year, or how the NHL is embarrassing because they’re on a network that isn’t shown by many major cable networks. That’s about the extent of the criticisms that anybody has about hockey, and the only legitimate one is about some violent on ice occurrences, but even that is pretty rare. It may seem frequent because the only time ESPN cares about showing the NHL is when something controversial happens.

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  Tags: espn, media

Saturday Hockey Talk

The Inside Hockey Radio Show this week features Dustin Penner (Edmonton Oilers), Jeff Hamilton (Chicago Wolves), Hardy Sauter (Spokane Chiefs), Bruce Garrioch (Ottawa Sun) and Brian Daccord (Stop It Goaltending). 

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 in you can reach them at 1-877-645-6696 or 1-877-NHL-6696 or email radio@insidehockey.com.

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  Tags: dustin+penner, hardy+sauter, jeff+hamilton, media

The Changing Media Landscape of Hockey

From Craig Custance at the Sporting News,

[Hockey blogging is] becoming a big business, and Kevin Allen, the president of the Professional Hockey Writers’ Association, only sees the influence growing.

“We’re kind of the Johnny-come-lately of the blogging world,” said Allen, the national hockey writer for USA Today. “For a decade now, in the entertainment world, bloggers have been very powerful in terms of the impact they can have on movies. We now see politicians hand-delivering scoops to bloggers who blog from their pajamas in their house—giving them information mainstream media can’t get. If it’s happening in entertainment and in politics, I don’t know why any of us would have thought it wouldn’t enter our world too.”

read on

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  Tags: hockey+blogging, media

Talking Hockey on XM Radio

Yesterday, Paul Kukla chatted with Dan Blakeley and Mick Kern of the The War Room at NHL Home Ice on XM Radio,  on a variety of hockey topics. 

You can listen to the interview on the player below, or download the audio here.


*Our thanks to NHL Home Ice for providing the audio to us

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  Tags: blogging, media, nhl+home+ice

Rules Discussion

Colin Campbell, Mike Murphy and Kris King discuss on-ice issues and potential rule changes within the game.

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Second Team to Toronto: Was That Even News?

Earlier today we linked to David Shoalts report in the Globe & Mail, which claimed numerous unnamed sources who suggested that a second NHL team in Toronto was not out of the question.  Later, we also linked a Toronto Star article which refuted the initial reports, with their own source claiming it was “nonsense.”

Now Damien Cox weighs in on The Spin with his thoughts:

Sometimes, another media outlet publishes or broadcasts a report that is clearly off-base and speculative at best, but is sensational. It causes lots of conversation and water cooler talk.

Is it our job to follow up on that story? To dispute it? To prove it right or wrong? To ignore it?

That’s what the issue was for me today when the Globe and Mail published a patently bogus story about NHL governors considering a second NHL team for Toronto.

For starters, there was no attribution to any of the main parts of the story.

Read the rest for Cox’s perspective on the story and its coverage.

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  Tags: media

A Look At Joe Beninati

from Leonard Shapiro of the Washington Post,

As a teenager growing up in the Long Island suburbs, Washington Capitals broadcaster Joe Beninati was always The Voice of any sport he ever played, often offering an impromptu running play-by-play commentary for his friends even as he also was participating in a street hockey game here, a lacrosse game there.

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  Tags: joe+beninati

A Great Collection

from Eyes On The Prize,

...here are nine Montreal Canadiens cards from 1911-12. In mint condition, judging by recent sales and auctions, the set might be worth a million!

Only the second ever set of hockey cards issued, the C55 1911-12 Imperial Tobacco series of 45 cards is a most sought after set.

take a look at the cards and read more about them…

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The Line Was Crossed

from David Staples of The Cult of Hockey,

Edmonton Oilers media relations director J.J. Hebert says blogger Dave Berry of Covered in Oil was temporarily banned from the Oilers press box last week because of the “disrespectful and embarrassing” content of Berry’s live blog commentary on the Oilers’  home opener.

“It was disrespectful, it was embarrassing and we simply do not need it,” Hebert says.

“What triggered it initially was the content,” adds Allan Watt, vice-president of communications for the Oilers. “It was profane.”...

Berry made a number of whimsical and humorous jokes in his running commentary, but also a few that caught the attention of Oilers public relations men, including Berry’s use of the F-word and a comment he made about Oilers agitator Zack Stortini.

read on

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He Is An MSMer & Likes Blogs Too

I had the opportunity of meeting Elliotte Friedman during the SCF in Detroit and enjoyed the brief time we actually were able to talk.  We would pass each other in the aisles at ‘The Joe’ and give each other a nod as we headed in different directions.

A good guy, just like most of us, but he gets to interview the stars of the game, a job most of us would love to have.

He has earned his position at HNIC and I am sure is in the long range plans for CBC and HNIC.

Today, Elliotte wrote a piece for Puck Daddy on hockey bloggers and if you are interested in that topic, I suggest you give it a read.

added 8:16pm, Adam Proteau of the Hockey News chimes in…

So long as writers are accountable – i.e., prepared to defend their positions to the people or organizations they’re writing about – they ought to be allowed to build that buzz, in any way they see fit. And if I were overseeing the velvet rope separating the wheat from the chaff in the press box, I’d rather have 100 passionate writers in there creating a negative buzz than a single wire-service reporter writing a neat, non-critical game story.

more and thanks to a KK reader for the pointer… I missed that one completely, sorry Adam!

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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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