Kukla's Korner Hockey
“Someone asked me when I’m going to retire, and I said, ‘Retire from what?’”
“No, I’m having fun. As long as I’m having fun, that’s the name of the game. If I’m not having fun, then you’ll see it on Coach’s Corner. But I can hardly wait to get on Coach’s Corner. It hasn’t got blasé. I’m still jumpin’.”
-Don Cherry via David Shoalts of the Globe and Mail where you can read more on Don Cherry.
Don Cherry was not happy with Braydon Coburn, who did not retaliate against Brandon Prust.
Cherry and Ron MacLean talked about Caps/Rangers then Cherry said Mike Babcock should go to San Jose.
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from John Matisz at the Toronto Sun,
Of all the rooms in her house, the office is where Stephanie Vail feels most at home.
An iMac desktop computer, paired with a giant flatscreen monitor, is the room's centrepiece, the anchor of her New Hampshire work station.
Since April 15, when the puck dropped on the NHL playoffs, Vail has spent more than 30 hours staring at that giant monitor and two other smaller screens.
She mines the most shareable bits of TV broadcasts and converts them into GIF files -- short for Graphics Interchange Format but better explained as a video clip on loop -- which she posts to Twitter under the handle “@myregularface”.
A relative unknown this time last year, Vail has carved out a notable niche after taking up the hobby two Christmases ago. With an ever-growing audience of nearly 13,000 Twitter followers, she’s quickly become an indispensable member of the online hockey community.
Don Cherry and Ron Maclean discuss all the hot topics in the NHL, including what the Flames have accomplished without Mark Giordano and also identify some unsung playoff stars.
Ron MacLean and Don Cherry discuss key players that have stepped up, and will step up for their teams as Stanley Cup quarterfinal action draws to a close.
from Jeff Simmons of Sportnet,
The Philadelphia Flyers continue to search for a new head coach and their short list includes Dallas Eakins, according to Sportsnet’s Damien Cox.
Eakins, 48, was considered to be one of the fastest-rising coaches in the industry prior to a rough two-season stint with the Edmonton Oilers. Under Eakins, the Oilers went 36-63-14 before the club dismissed him this past December.
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Don Cherry and Ron MacLean discuss the Jets’ elimination, Ottawa’s attitude against Montreal and the Lightning’s Tyler Johnson.
I don’t think it’s overstating the case to say that ex-players like Kevin Lowe, Craig MacTavish, Trevor Linden, Marc Bergevin, Bruce Boudreau, Doug Risebrough, Patrick Roy and Joe Nieuwendyk, to name just a few, advanced into the hockey coaching/management sphere in part because they were quotable and interesting and, consequently, viewed as bright and insightful. Not all proved to be, but many did.
Ditto the ex-players who now populate the TV panels and colour analyst positions — Ray Ferraro, Craig Simpson, Nick Kypreos, Mike Milbury, Aaron Ward, Mike Johnson, Kelly Hrudey, et al.
Same with coaches like Mike Babcock, Paul Maurice, Ken Hitchcock, Todd McLellan and Bob Hartley, and with GMs like Bryan Murray and Dale Tallon and Brian Burke and, before he became a recluse, Glen Sather.
When all was said and done, their willingness to play the game with the media earned them a line of credit to be used during lean times, so that calls for their heads didn’t come quite so quickly, or at all.
-Cam Cole of the Vancouver Sun where you can read more hockey notes...
from Neil Best of Newsday,
It was 10:45 a.m. Wednesday at the Consol Energy Center and Joe Micheletti was present and accounted for, as usual, coffee cup in hand, as usual.
Normally this would not be news because announcers usually attend playoff teams' morning skates. But many journalist friends who passed by asked him how he was feeling.
That is because Micheletti, MSG's Rangers analyst, had worked a triple-overtime game between the Predators and Blackhawks on Tuesday night in Chicago, gotten to bed at 2:30 a.m. Central Time and had a wakeup call at 4:30.
That sort of turnaround is manageable for one night. But Micheletti has been at this for a week, working both Blackhawks-Predators for NBC and Penguins-Rangers for MSG -- including going from a double-overtime game in Nashville to a game in New York.
from Austin Karp of SportsBusiness Daily,
NBCSN averaged 349,000 viewers for 91 NHL game telecasts during the '14-15 season, down slightly from 351,000 viewers over 88 games last season.
The audience still marks the cable net's third-best audience since acquiring NHL rights prior to the '05-06 season. Only last season and the lockout-shortened '12-13 season rank higher. NBCSN did see a small gain (+1%) for its "Wednesday Night Rivalry" telecasts (565,000 vs 559,000 viewers). The Wednesday night window drew seven of NBCSN's 10 most-viewed games this season.
About Kukla's Korner Hockey
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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