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Pete Weber- The Daily Routine Of A Play-By-Play Man

from Pete Weber at the Predators' website,

It’s a typical question when I meet with students: “What is your day like on a game day?” The next is: “How much time do you spend preparing for each game?”

The answer to the second question is very complicated for me, because just before a road trip, I may be preparing for several games at once, so it’s difficult to allocate time across the individual games. So let’s skip the second and concentrate on the first here.

(I will use a home game as my example here. Understand that on the road, there are busses to catch, bags to pack, etc. There are a number of variables always at play, so there is no real “typical” game day.)

On the day of a game, the first thing we have is a production meeting for the telecasts. This year they have been held at 9:45 a.m., before the team’s morning skate at Bridgestone Arena. In that meeting are producer David White, analyst Stu Grimson and reporter Lyndsay Rowley. At that point in time, we concentrate on our broadcast open, usually spending as much as 30 minutes to plan the opening four and a half minutes you see before the commercial prior to puck drop.

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Video- Coach’s Corner Tonight

Topics discussed tonight by Don Cherry and Ron MacLean were...

Don Cherry praised the play of Mark Stuart of the Winnipeg Jets.  Next topic was Joe Thornton and his 900th assist.

Then Don Cherry pointed out a bad defensive play by the Toronto Maple Leafs game tonight.

Next topic was the play of Andrew Hammond.

Up next was "all for one and one for all", big hits and teammates respond.

Cherry then pointed out the play of Dan Hamuis.

Then a few more topics, including Connor McDavid, a good Canadian boy.

Watch below...

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Video- Coach’s Corner Tonight

Topics discussed tonight by Don Cherry and Ron MacLean were...

Ron MacLean caught chuckling at Cherry's green hat.

Don Cherry tells us how to drop the ceremonial puck.

Talked a bit about Brad Richards.

Then Nazem Kadri talk was next.  Cherry says Kadri won't be in Toronto in two years, he has been humiliated.  You can't do what the Leafs did to their best forward.

Cherry talked about the fighting code in a recent Winnipeg game.

Don Cherry then reviewed the Derek MacKenzie goal from a few days ago.

Next up was Cherry saying Aaron Ekblad will be the rookie of the year.

Last topic was the linesmen dropping the puck in the faceoff circle.

Watch below...

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Evening Line- Michael Russo

 

In case you missed what happened a few days ago, you can get caught up here.

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Video- Coach’s Corner Tonight

Main topics discussed tonight by Don Cherry and Ron MacLean....

Cherry discussed the play of the Calgary Flames and their shot blocking.

Next was goaltender Andrew Hammond of the Ottawa Senators.

Then more of the same from last week-  NHL star players getting run and they have no protection.  Cherry says keep fighting in the game, accountability counts.

Up next was a Brandon Prust and Patrick Maroon fight, the right way.

A few more topics too.

 

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  Tags: don+cherry, ron+maclean

Social Media Responsibility

from David Shoalts of the Globe and Mail,

Upon further review, Dion Phaneuf, Elisha Cuthbert and Joffrey Lupul would like to see something positive spring from the Twitter firestorm that engulfed them this week. Something that will educate people about the perils of social media, according to their lawyer.

And then there are people like me who believe this will never happen until the person who started this particular contretemps with a defamatory tweet about the two Toronto Maple Leafs players and Phaneuf’s wife and all the other Internet offenders are figuratively nailed to the legal cross.

If anything, the events on social media this week, from the Leafs tweet that exploded on TSN’s NHL trade-deadline show to a similar controversy with the Chicago Blackhawks to the vile comments about Curt Schilling’s daughter when the former baseball pitcher praised her on Twitter, show that people need to realize Twitter, Facebook, Instagram et al. are not private conversations between a few people but a public forum where they have a legal responsibility to make sure they do not libel anyone.

Journalists were bound by this obligation long before the Internet opened a worldwide forum to everyone with a keyboard or a smartphone. But too many bloggers, tweeters, citizen journalists or whatever else they like to be called are too slow to realize they now have the same responsibility.

You cannot casually repeat some scurrilous rumour making its way around the Web forums without opening yourself to legal action.

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Sportsnet And TVA Sports Awarded Broadcast Rights For World Cup Of Hockey In Canada

NEW YORK/TORONTO (March 4, 2015) – Sportsnet has been awarded the exclusive English-language media rights in Canada and TVA Sports the exclusive French-language media rights in Canada to the 2016 World Cup of Hockey, the National Hockey League (NHL®) and National Hockey League Players’ Association (NHLPA) announced today. The deal covers all tournament games – round-robin, semi-final and the best-of-three final – for the 2016 tournament and includes television, online and mobile rights.

The World Cup of Hockey will be played at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto Sept. 17 – Oct. 1, 2016. Eight teams, comprised of the world’s best hockey players, will compete for a best-on-best international hockey championship.

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ESPN Awarded Exclusive Rights To Broadcast World Cup Of Hockey In The USA

NEW YORK/TORONTO (March 4, 2015) – ESPN has been awarded the exclusive U.S. media rights to the 2016 World Cup of Hockey, the National Hockey League (NHL®) and National Hockey League Players’ Association (NHLPA) announced today. The World Cup of Hockey will be played at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto Sept. 17 – Oct. 1, 2016. Eight teams, comprised of the world’s best hockey players, will compete for a best-on-best international hockey championship.

The deal covers all tournament games – round-robin, semi-final and the best-of-three final – for the 2016 tournament and includes exclusive rights on television and radio, with most games to appear on ESPN and ESPN2. ESPN International gains the exclusive rights in over 20 countries served by its Pacific Rim and Latin North networks. Additionally, live access to coverage of the event on ESPN networks will be available through WatchESPN on computers, smartphones, tablets, Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Roku, Xbox 360 and Xbox One via an affiliated video provider.  

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Chad Johnson Not Happy With Tanking Topic From TSN

from Mike Harrington Of The Buffalo News,

New Sabres goalie Chad Johnson was quite a punchline yesterday and he's not happy about it.

The Sabres traded Michal Neuvirth to the New York Islanders for Johnson, and it's obvious to anyone in hockey it was because the red-hot Neuvirth -- and not any opposing player -- was the biggest threat to the organizational goal of finishing in 30th place.

TSN, the Canadian media giant doing wall-to-wall trade deadline coverage, called Johnson when the trade was completed and bombarded him with questions about tanking. Johnson immediately shot them down by pointing out players are paid to compete and try to win.

Unprompted today, Johnson brought up the interview again with Buffalo reporters and was not happy with how the network orchestrated it.

"That whole TSN thing bothered me a little bit," said Johnson, 28. "I was asked to do an interview with them, they called me and I'm sitting on hold while they're saying what they have the right to say. But it was obviously a little disrespectful for them to have me on hold listening to what they have to say and then bring me on line to ask me these questions while they sort of bash me or whatever it is.

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TSN And Sportsnet On Trade Deadline Day

from David Shoalts of the Globe and Mail,

TSN was the clear winner over Sportsnet in the annual battle for best telecast on the NHL’s trade-deadline day. But it was not simply a case of having the funniest and most insightful broadcasters.

TSN’s presentation on a deadly dull day as far as the trades went, with the biggest ones made in advance of Monday afternoon’s deadline, was a clear artistic success. The network did make the biggest mistake of the day in allowing a moronic, vulgar tweet about a couple of Toronto Maple Leafs players to flash across the screen but its panelists were funny, frank and irreverent with former Leafs head coach Ron Wilson leading the way. More on him later but Wilson has either just signed a long contract with TSN or has his retirement income set because his comments on tanking to get the Connor McDavid draft pick ensure it will be a long time before he is hired to coach in the NHL again.

Sportsnet, on the other hand, played it straight. There were some light moments and some decent insights, such as former Pittsburgh Penguin Colby Armstrong talking about how he learned from his mother that he was traded off Sidney Crosby’s line to the sad-sack Atlanta Thrashers in 2008 and how emotional it was to watch from the stands as they played the Stanley Cup final. But for the most part it was the standard stuff from their panels as they waited for the blockbuster deals that never came.

However, this was not the fault of the Sportsnet broadcasters and producers. Their hands were tied once their corporate masters handed over $5.2-billion for a 12-year contract to become the Canadian national broadcast “partner” of the NHL. Being a partner of the NHL means never offending the league and never poking serious fun at it.

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