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Don Cherry and Ron MacLean live from Sochi discussed the first period of Canucks/Leafs plus other topics including Cherry talking about the 1972 series between the USSR and Canada.
via the Nashville Predators,
Predators’ television broadcaster Pete Weber underwent a successful heart procedure this morning in a St. Paul, Minn. hospital. He is resting comfortably and will remain in the hospital recovering for the next couple days before returning to Nashville. He will miss tonight’s (at Minnesota) and Saturday’s (vs. Anaheim) Predators’ games.
Willy Daunic will work with Terry Crisp on the Fox Sports Tennessee telecasts tonight and Saturday while Milwaukee Admirals’ play-by-play broadcaster Aaron Sims will join Stu Grimson on the radio call tonight on 102.5 The Game.
The Predators and Predators’ fans wish Pete a speedy recovery and look forward to his return to play-by-play duties when fully recovered.
from Allan Muir of Sports Illustrated,
My favorite Don Cherry moment? It was at the grand opening of his bar in Windsor, Ontario, back in the early ’80s. The man was standing at the back of the room holding court when he saw me walking up looking like a David St. Hubbins starter kit. He stopped, stared and let me have it. “Whaddya doin’ with that hair? You look like a sheepdog! Get a haircut, fer cryin’ out loud!”
That’s Grapes, right? The man has never shied away from sharing his honest opinion and whether you love him or hate him, you know he’s not playing to the crowd. He always gives it to you straight.
And, truth be told, I probably could have used a trim.
That interaction came to mind with the news that the ageless wonder is celebrating his 80th birthday today. And since we can’t get him what he really deserves–a spot in the Hockey Hall of Fame–let’s honor his first day as an octogenarian with a look back at eight memorable Don Cherry moments — for better or worse– that we’ve all shared:
The health of Steven Stamkos was the first topic discussed by the Hotstove panel made up of Glenn Healy, Elliotte Friedman and Nick Kypreos.
Up next was Ryan Callahan and Kypreos is saying Sather is trying to generate interest from other teams but one Western Conference team says Callahan is asking for too much.
The Canadian dollar and escrow was the next topic. Healy says with the Canadian dollar dropping will mean the players will be giving more money to escrow.
You can watch the video below:
Don Cherry opened the segment solo and Ron MacLean entered, live from Sochi, after Cherry discussed the Prust/Bishop incident from earlier today.
I was waiting for Marlin Perkins to appear in the opening...
from the Ottawa Senators,
The Ottawa Senators and Bell Media announced today they have reached a comprehensive new 12-year regional broadcast rights and corporate sponsorship agreement that will make TSN and RDS the official broadcasters of the Ottawa Senators through the 2025-2026 season.
Bell Media’s 12-year partnership with the Ottawa Senators includes five major components:
- English-language regional television broadcast rights for TSN – a minimum of 52 regular season and pre-season games
- French-language regional television broadcast rights for RDS – a minimum of 40 regular season and pre-season games
- English-language broadcast rights for TSN Radio 1200 – all games
- French-language radio broadcast rights – all games
from PR Newswire,
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Jan. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- NHL legend Jeremy Roenick has led a fast life and now fans and friends can experience his illustrious NHL career, and life after hockey at www.roenicklife.com. In addition to launching this new digital destination loaded with images and content, Roenick will embark on another endeavor as a blogger, beginning with his trip to Sochi to cover the hockey action as an NBC analyst and former Olympian. Fans can go to www.roenicklife.com/home-page/blog/ to read his blog and get the inside story about the Winter Games and U.S. Hockey Team going for the gold with New York Ranger's captain Ryan Callahan at the helm.
"JR is one of those rare individuals who truly lives life to the fullest and waits for no man," said Tracy Roenick, managing partner of RoenickLife. "He is "high definition" all the way and we wanted to create a website and blog that really captured JR as a person—who he really is, what he values, how he views the world and where he's going next. The site, which was created by Panther Marketing of Scottsdale, is loaded with photos, video clips, interviews and content that give fans a very personal look at JR and his accomplishments as a legendary hockey player, businessman, sports analyst, golfer and family guy who enjoys giving back every chance he gets."
I like the jazzy swing mood.
Don Cherry and Ron MacLean talked about the addition of Tim Gleason to the Toronto lineup, the line brawl between Vancouver and Calgary including Cherry saying the suspension Tortorella received was too much.
Cherry also talked abou the Kronwall mesh goal, saying if the mesh was white, the on-ice officials would have been able to see the puck better.
Closing, Cherry talked about goal celebrations.
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