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Evening Line- Bob McKenzie

via Bob McKenzie tweets,

Anecdotally speaking, I don't ever recall so many "deals" being done in this so-called "talking/discussion period." There are a lot.

So it's all well and good to say VAN will give Sam Gagner three years or Michael Del Zotto two years and sign G Anders Nilsson, too...

...but I do worry with sooo many deals "potentially" done that one or two of them find a way to get undone. Devil is always in the details.

As 1 exec just noted: "Until 12 noon ET, teams can only discuss contract interest in general terms, not specifics about length or dollars."

Here could be an example...


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NBCSN Coverage Of The Awards Show, Expansion Draft And The First Round Of The NHL Draft

STAMFORD, Conn. – June 20, 2017 – The NHL celebrates the top performances from the 2016-17 season and looks ahead to the 2017-18 campaign and beyond this week, beginning tomorrow night at 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN, with live coverage of the 2017 NHL Awards and NHL Expansion Draft from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nev. The NHL Expansion Draft will reveal the first members of the NHL’s 31st team, the Vegas Golden Knights, who begin play in the upcoming 2017-18 season.

In addition, NBCSN will televise live coverage of the first round of the 2017 NHL Draft this Friday, beginning at 6:30 p.m. ET.

NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app – NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, tablets and connected TVs – will provide streaming coverage of the 2017 NHL Awards and NHL Expansion Draft, as well as the 2017 NHL Draft.

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Evening Line- Mark Lazerus

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Watching The Stanley Cup Playoffs

NEW YORK / TORONTO (June 13, 2017) – Game 6 of the 2017 Stanley Cup® Final, which saw the Pittsburgh Penguins defeat the Nashville Predators 2-0 to win the franchise’s fifth Stanley Cup® Championship, delivered an average audience of 11.5 million across North America (NBC; CBC/SN;TVA Sports). It was the most-watched Stanley Cup® Playoff game in North America since Game 6 of the 2013 Stanley Cup Final (Chicago vs. Boston; 12.2 million average audience). 

The 2017 Stanley Cup Final attracted an average audience of 8.09 million across North America, marking a year-over-year increase of 23%. 

Overall, the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs delivered a 52% year-over-year increase in national viewership, as an average audience of 3.57 million across North America tuned in to see 87 playoff games featuring 27 overtime and 50 one-goal games. 

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Watching The Stanley Cup Playoffs On Sportsnet

TORONTO (June 12, 2017) The champion has been crowned, the Cup has been raised and it’s clear that 2017 was a banner year for coverage of the Stanley Cup Playoffs as fans flocked to Sportsnet to get their fill of everything hockey. Sportsnet’s audiences for television, digital and radio coverage all increased significantly year-over-year from the start of the playoffs on April 12 through to the Pittsburgh Penguins claiming its second consecutive Stanley Cup on June 11.

“Nearly three quarters of all Canadians tuned in to watch at least part of the Stanley Cup Playoffs this year,” said Scott Moore, President, Sportsnet & NHL Properties, Rogers Media. “That is an extraordinary number that clearly underscores the deep love and unparalleled passion Canadians have for hockey. The Stanley Cup Playoffs provided compelling stories, and our editorial teams provided expert coverage on TV, radio and online."

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Watching The Stanley Cup Final

STAMFORD, Conn. – June 12, 2017 – The six-game 2017 Stanley Cup Final featuring the Pittsburgh Penguins and Nashville Predators produced a Total Audience Delivery (TAD) of 4.762 million average viewers, making it the most-watched Stanley Cup Final on record without an Original Six team, according to Fast National Ratings from The Nielsen Company and digital data from Adobe Analytics.

Game 6 on NBC, which the Pittsburgh Penguins won by a score of 2-0 on Sunday night to become the first team to repeat as Stanley Cup Champions since the Detroit Red Wings in 1997 and 1998, averaged a TAD of 7.086 million viewers, up 29% vs. last year’s Cup-clinching Game 6 on NBC featuring Pittsburgh and San Jose (5.476 million).

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Video- If You Missed The Closing Montage From HNIC

Another season in the books.


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Nashville Predators President Not Happy With Media Reports Out Of Pittsburgh

from Autumn Allison of The Tennessean,

Nashville Predators president Sean Henry has had it with the knocks against Nashville’s status as a hockey town by members of the Pittsburgh media.

Henry went on WNSR Nashville Sports Radio Thursday morning to discuss the Predators impressive run that has gained the admiration of national media during the Stanley Cup Final, but ended up addressing the claims against Nashville by a handful of Pittsburgh reporters.

Pittsburgh TV station KDKA has been the ringleader of the Predators hate with chief meteorologist Jeff Verszyla, who tweeted before Nashville’s Game 4 4-1 victory that he was “really getting tired of hearing about Nashville’s fans” and that “one Stanley Cup Playoffs does not make a hockey town.”

Writer Dan Kingerski, a radio personality on 93.7 The Fan and PGH Hockey Now writer, suggested that Nashville is pumping in artificial crowd noise into Bridgestone Arena....

“This is a great sports city. … I just don’t understand that moron that keeps talking about how bad Nashville is or how we pipe in music,” said Henry during the radio show.

“… He’s a schmuck, to say what it is. And there’s some other reporter quote, un-quote, I don’t know who or what he writes for. But I just don’t understand why it’s just so important to knock Nashville.”

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Video- The Bruce Oake Story

via Sportsnet's YouTube channel,

Sportscaster Scott Oake recalls the tragic story of how his son Bruce lost his life to drug addiction and what the Oake family is doing to honour his son's life in Winnipeg.


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Video- 9 1/2 Minutes Of Don Cherry

Don Cherry joined the NHL Network yesterday.



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