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from Dave Stubbs of the Montreal Gazette,
It has long been suggested the Canadiens are a year-round obsession in Montreal, and, in fact, wherever the team’s fans crop up worldwide to deify or diss their favourite team.
Montreal, as the saying goes, is nine months of winter and three months of poor skating.
Habsinsideout.com, The Gazette’s year-old Canadiens-devoted website, has proven both to be true through an offseason that allegedly began June 6, the morning after the Anaheim Ducks polished off the Ottawa Senators to win the Stanley Cup.
from William Houston of the Globe and Mail,
Afternoon radio was given a shakeup yesterday with the announcement that the CBC is launching a Hockey Night in Canada show on Sirius Satellite Radio.
Radio personality Jeff Marek is jumping from AM 640 Toronto to be the host of HNIC Radio, which will air from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. (Eastern), beginning Oct. 1.
Marek’s departure leaves Bill Watters without a co-host on his AM 640 afternoon drive show. Also without a host is the station’s noon-hour show, Leafs Lunch.
The CBC announced the launching of HNIC Radio on Sirius Satellite Radio Friday, bringing back the show’s radio roots which started 74 years ago.
HNIC Radio will air Monday through Friday from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. ET beginning Oct. 1 on channel 122, and will be available to Sirius listeners throughout North America. Terms of the deal weren’t disclosed.
“This is a wonderful extension of the Hockey Night in Canada brand,” said Scott Moore, executive director of CBC Sports.
from the Ice Hole,
The Moscow reality is high prices. Just how high?
Two TSN crew members sat down for dinner. They had two lobster pastas, four bottles of water and two tomato and bocconcini salads.
The total? Try $360 Canadian.
They couldn’t believe it.
“I just paid $25 for a tomato,” one said.
a little more...
Heck, I would have sent them 40 tomatoes, which would leave me with about 100 (neighbors love giving away tomotoes!).
Saturday night, humid as heck- Well this should get you in the mood..
The extreme sport of underwater ice hockey played upside down.
To see the video…
from James Fitzpatrick at About Hockey,
In light of this summer’s many scandals - Michael Vick, Tim Donaghy, the Tour de France - a CBC Radio show invited a sports reporter to take calls from listeners last week. Simon Dingley, who works for the CBC, used the opportunity to take several shots at his profession.
He began by telling how a prominent NHL agent took several members of the hockey media on a junket to Scotland a few years ago, all expenses paid. Of course, the hopeless conflict of interest got no mention in any of their stories.
Motivated by the recent story by David Shoalts which—incorrectly, it turned out—speculated that Scotty Bowman was offered a position with the Maple Leafs organization, Tom Benjamin comments on the issues facing those who write about the game of hockey.
-Shoalts could have avoided the error simply by picking up the phone and calling Bowman. Deciding not to do that because Bowman might not tell the truth was inexcusable. Steve Simmons made a similar mistake earlier this summer when he incorrectly reported that Mats Sundin required surgery. The error could have been avoided with a phone call.
-I do not understand why competition among reporters excuses sloppiness, particularly when the story is hardly a “scoop”. If the Leafs were going to hire Bowman, we’d all hear about it soon enough. There really isn’t any gain to anyone if the Globe breaks the story a day or two early. A real scoop involves a story that would not come to light but for the reporter’s work.
more… *looking at Shoalts, Simmons, Eklund and others
Long-time Washington Times hockey writer Dave Fay has died after a lengthy battle with cancer. Dave recently was named winner of the Elmer Ferguson Award for his years of service covering the Capitals since their infancy.
The Hockey Hall of Fame will honor Fay’s memory with the official presentation of the Ferguson award to Fay’s family in November.
“He was one of the most beloved characters in our association,” said Professional Hockey Writers Association president Kevin Allen. “He was the loveable curmudgeon, an old-school reporter who played the journalism game with his elbows up. He had a biting humor that has entertained his colleagues for many, many years. We have lost a hockey institution.”
You can read more about Dave from this press release from the Hockey Hall of Fame (scroll down).
added 9:25pm, Nice write up on Dave at the Caps website...
PJ at Sharkspage sent me an email late last night notifying me of this…
The San Francisco Chronicle laid off Sharks beat writer Ross McKeon, who has been covering the team since 1991. Also, Sharks beat writer Victor Chi is on the list of 31 San Jose Mercury News employees who were laid off on Monday.
click to Sharkspage to read more on this. As many of us know, the newspaper industry is struggling these days and many papers are making these types of tough decisions…
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