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Video- Coach’s Corner Tonight

via Sportsnet,

Don Cherry and Ron MacLean went around the league tonight, with a mention or two on many of the first round matchups.


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Morning Line- Bob Cole

“I’ve been doing playoffs every year of my life in broadcasting. This is the first time that I’m not involved, it’s difficult to live with the fact that I’m not working. I surely will miss not working the playoffs. That’s the best way I can say it.”

-Bob Cole.  Michael Traikos of the National Post has more.

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The NHL Partners With Hulu For The Stanley Cup Playoffs

NEW YORK / TORONTO (April 10, 2018) – Hulu, the National Hockey League Players’ Association (NHLPA) and the National Hockey League (NHL®) today announced a new partnership in which Hulu becomes an official sponsor of the NHLPA and the NHL for the entirety of the 2018 Stanley Cup® Playoffs and Final.

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NBC Sports Group’s Broadcast Plans For The First Round Of The Stanley Cup Playoffs

STAMFORD, Conn. – April 9, 2018 – NBC Sports Group’s comprehensive coverage of the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs begins with three first-round games on Wednesday night, the first night of two months of Stanley Cup Playoff hockey – and “There’s Nothing Like Playoff Hockey.”

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First Round Broadcast Plans For Sportsnet

TORONTO (April 9, 2018) The quest for hockey’s Holy Grail is officially set to get underway and Sportsnet is ready to deliver exclusive English-language wall-to-wall coverage of the 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs first round to Canadian hockey fans coast-to-coast. All Stanley Cup Playoffs coverage will be available on TV on Sportsnet, Sportsnet 360, Sportsnet ONE or CBC and via live stream on Sportsnet NOW and Rogers NHL LIVE. Select Toronto Maple Leafs games will be available on Sportsnet 590 The FAN, with select additional Stanley Cup Playoff games available along the Sportsnet Radio Network, including Sportsnet 960 The FAN and Sportsnet 650. Click here for the full broadcast schedule.

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Marc Savard Responds To Steve Simmons

Yesterday, Steve Simmons wrote this,

Marc Savard basically disappeared when his career ended in Boston. Media called. Nobody answered. Now suddenly Savard is a media guy. My advice: If he calls, don’t answer.

Today, Marc Savard responded,



Not sure what Simmons was thinking but good on Savard for responding.

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Video- A Somber Coach’s Corner Tonight

Don Cherry and Ron MacLean opened the segment remembering Jonathan Pitre then the tragedy of the Humboldt Broncos.

via Sportsnet,


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The Changing Goal Call

from Dave Feschuk of the Toronto Star,

“You get some of those clean calls, ‘He shoots, he scores’ … but you don’t get many anymore,” Paul Romanuk, the Sportsnet play-by-play man, was saying in a recent conversation....

Said Cuthbert: “The challenge for the guy on the air is, you want to be right 100 per cent of the time on whether it should stand or should be overturned, and you hope you’re in the 90 per cent range … Now if you’re batting 60 per cent or 70 cent, you’re probably doing a good job, because it’s hard to figure out where they’re going with some of the calls.”

If analyzing super-slow-motion replays isn’t easy, neither is calling a bang-bang play in real time.

“I remember doing a Leaf game earlier this year. Five goals and four of them were tips. It wore you out,” Miller said. “You’re really watching for tips. You’re watching for deflections. I’m not conscious of not saying, ‘He shoots, he scores.’ I just say whatever’s happening, and what’s happening is you’re getting is a lot of dirty goals.”


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A Wonderful Look At Stan Fischler

from Cory Wright of the Ilanders' website,

Even at 86, Stan Fischler still leads the pack in the locker room after New York Islanders games.

With his microphone in hand, the white-haired reporter darts around the room, doing what he's always done - asking questions and breaking down the game with the players who played it. A large swarm of journnalists, cameras and recorders, follow from stall to stall.

Fischler asks the first question when the coach takes the podium, usually with his foot propped up on a chair and an inquisitive expression on his face. He's earned the first question after 60 years of writing and broadcasting hockey. He also happens to be the first onne in the interview room and the first to grab one of the two microphones.

Hockey players come and go, as do coaches, arenas and even jerseys. On Long Island, there's been at least one constant throughout the years - Stan Fischler's in-depth coverage.

"The Hockey Maven" was at the Islanders' first game in 1972 and joined the broadcasts in 1975, spending the next 43 years covering the team. He's always had a special connection to the Islanders - he boasts about having slept on the training tables at Nassau Coliseum - and has seen it all, from the 3-0 series comeback to four Stanley Cups, Bossy's 50-in-50 to John Tavares OT series-clincher.

But even for a hockey lifer, whose writing and broadcast career spans over 60 years, everything must come to an end. When the Islanders start up again next October, it'll be the first time since 1974 that Stan was not a part of the broadcast. 

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ESPN+ Starts Next Week, NHL Games Will Start Next Season

from A.J. Perez of USA TODAY,

ESPN’s new streaming service will launch April 12 and will include daily MLB and NHL games, along with other sports offerings for $4.99 per month, the network announced Monday.

The service, called ESPN+, will be available in an upcoming update to ESPN’s main app on various platforms. ESPN+, which can be purchased for $49.99 per year, will also feature more than 250 MLS games, live coverage of 31 PGA Tour events, Top Rank Boxing on ESPN (including Amir Khan vs. Phil Lo Greco on April 21), “thousands of live college sports events” from non-power conferences and some of ESPN’s original content like 30 for 30.

Since the NHL regular season concludes this weekend, games won't be available on ESPN+ until the 2018-19 season. (NBC Sports has exclusive rights to broadcast the Stanley Cup Playoffs.) 

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