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Ron MacLean of HNIC chatted with Jarome Iginla today via satellite after his first game with the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Iginla discusses his first game with the Penguins and the trade process.
from Bruce Dowbiggin at the Globe and Mail,
You have to admire Elliotte Friedman of Hockey Night In Canada. The man tries. Like Galileo attempting to get the Catholic Church onside, Friedman is singlehandedly trying to drag HNIC’s high priests into a hockey renaissance.
During one of Saturday’s segments, Friedman bravely resurrected the Corsi Number, a metric that measures how many shot attempts by his own team and the opponent a player is on the ice for. Many analysts see it as a far better stat than plus/ minus.
You’d have thought he’d just told the David Suzuki fan club there might be a slight hitch in Dave’s idea of imminent extinction via climate change. Panelists Glenn Healy, P.J. Stock and Kevin Weekes either mocked the metric or ignored it. The trio seemed more interested in the faux-couture collar on Stock’s jacket.
The disbelieving look on Friedman’s face was like that of a man watching three people trying to discover fire using wet sticks. If you want to try an office pool, guess the next time Friedman bothers mentioning a hockey metric for the red-meat chorus.
more on HNIC and some 'defensive' talk...
The panel discussed, Jarome Iginla, the Florida Panthers (up for sale?), Brian Campbell, the Rich Nash hit along with other recent hits, two highly ranked college UFAs and a few other topics.
The two main topics discussed by Don Cherry and Ron MacLean tonight were the visor issue and the reason the Boston Bruins are last in power play opportunities is they don't dive according to Cherry.
from Austin Karp of SportsBusiness Daily,
NBC Sports Network is averaging 448,000 viewers through 27 NHL games this season to date, putting the net on pace to have its best season yet. The net saw its previous high during the last rights deal with 348,000 viewers for games during the ’10-11 season. The net’s average during this lockout-shortened season also is up 35% from last season’s average of 332,000 viewers. Wednesday night rivalry games have helped aid the average this season.
The Hotstove panel on Hockey Night In Canada discussed the current NHL trade market and right now the asking price is very high.
Other topics include the New York Rangers, the Olympics and the GM Meetings.
Ron MacLean and Don Cherry discuss shootouts, fighting, on-ice communications & goalie helmet safety.
The panel discussed what does Anaheim do with Corey Perry, the GM meeting is March 20th and some of the issues which may be brought up are goalie equipment, too many games going to the shootout and diving.
Then visor talk was brought up and finally, the most sought after NCAA player is...
The segment opens up with Ron MacLean showing an old interview he did with Stompin' Tom Conners, then Don Cherry does play-by-play of the Canada/Mexico baseball brawl today in the World Baseball Classic.
The Dziurzynski/McLaren fight is next on the list, with Don saying McLaren should stay in his own 'fight class' then fighting in the game is discussed.
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