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Video- The Story Of Cari MacLean

via Sportsnet,

Rogers Hometown Hockey tells the story of how fate and a brave team of doctors and paramedics in Oakville helped bring Cari MacLean, wife of Ron MacLean, back from the brink of death.


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  Tags: cari+maclean, ron+maclean

Look For NHL Games On The New Streaming Service By ESPN In 2018

from Kevin McGran of the Toronto Star,

It appears the NHL is headed back to ESPN starting in 2018 as part of an on-line streaming service and app, which is great news for the NHL, as well as hockey fans who get to renew their love-hate relationship with the American cable sports provider.

First the deal. It's complicated. As reported by Forbes.com, it began with ESPN's parent company, Disney, having already purchased BAMTech, LLC....

Now, this is not an over-the-air television or cable deal -- those rights still belong to NBC through the 2020-21 season.

This is also for Americans. The move is not likely to impact any Canadian viewing or streaming services.


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Classic Brian Burke

from TSN,

Calgary Flames president of hockey operations Brian Burke said Monday he's glad struggling forward Sam Bennett is playing in Calgary and not facing the media scrutiny of Toronto.

Bennett picked up his first point of the season on Thursday and now owns just one assist through 16 games. The 21-year-old has been moved from centre to left wing as Flames head coach Glen Gulutzan looks to spark him toward his 18-goal form from 2015-16.

Burke said Monday the team still has full faith in Bennett to turn things around, but is glad the 2014 fourth- overall pick isn't dealing with the media circus Burke dealt with while general manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs. 

"If he were in Toronto, they would have traded him 70 times, shot him six times, condemned his parents four times," Burke said facetiously on TSN 1050's Landsberg in the Morning. "Sam has had a tough start. We really think the world of this young man and he's going to be fine....

As a whole, Burke said he believes the Toronto media has a different attitude towards their team than the media in other cities.

"The problem [in Toronto] is there's a 100 people in the dressing room after practice and when the team loses, 80 of them are picking up the biggest rock they can find. That's the problem here. There's actually a significant chunk of the media that want you to fail. We don't have that in Calgary. We don't have that in Edmonton. It's a different vibe, it's a different tone."

read on plus you can listen to the interview too...

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  Tags: brian+burke, sam+bennett

Ed Olczyk On His Fight Against Cancer

from Phil Rosenthal of the Chicago Tribune,

"I think it’s OK to be scared,” Blackhawks TV analyst Eddie Olczyk said of his cancer fight in an interview on Thursday night. “I still am, because I’ll have to deal with cancer the rest of my life.”

Olcczyk began a half-year chemotherapy regimen after an August diagnosis of Stage 3 colon cancer days before his 51st birthday and had surgery to remove a tumor the size of his fist. He told WGN-Ch. 9’s Julie Unruh he views the ordeal in transactional terms.

“I’m trading in, hopefully, six months for 50 more years,” Olczyk said. “That’s my goal. Like, that’s the thing, for as hard as it is and as hard it’s going to be, that’s what I’m doing.”


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Video- Hometown Hockey With Gordon Lightfoot

Hometown Hockey made a stop in Oriella, ON on Sunday.  Both Ron MacLean and Tara Slone had the chance to talk with Gordon Lightfoot.


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Video- Coach’s Corner Tonight

Broken hands caused by bad gloves and the front-running Montreal fans were a few of the topics discussed by Don Cherry and Ron MacLean.


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Greg Wyshynski Hired By ESPN

ESPN press release

ESPN announced today it has hired award-winning writer and editor Greg Wyshynski to be a leading voice for NHL content, covering the league as a reporter and analyst across platforms. Along with fellow ESPN hockey reporter Emily Kaplan, Wyshynski will write NHL news and analysis each week during the season and be seen and heard across platforms, including SportsCenter. He will start at ESPN on Monday, October 16.

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Video- You Know it Is Hockey Season When The HNIC Montage Appears



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Watching Hockey On Devices May Be The Next Step

from Fluto Shinzawa of the Boston Globe,

Market research in all sports shows that getting customers in the door is not good enough anymore. Today’s consumer wants an immersive and mobile experience: in the concourses, at the concessions stands, in the pro shop, and in the bathroom, all while remaining connected to the game.

For NHL teams, the trick is to marry everything into one sticky bundle that is more attractive to the fan than the alternatives — YouTube, Netflix, Facebook — in his or her pocket. It’s not easy to hit on the secret sauce at the rink. It’s even harder at home.

Everybody knows hockey in person is a crackling, flammable product. It is multi-sensory immersion: watching the speed of the players, hearing the crunch of checks, even smelling the whiff of equipment from behind the bench. It’s impossible to replicate the experience for television viewers, especially given how some watchers are no longer consuming the game on wide screens. Somehow, the league, teams, and broadcast rightsholders have to make the sport presentable on the same phones that offer dozens of other entertainment options.

more plus other NHL topics...

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Video- NBCSN Tribute To Dave Strader

Well worth the 3 1/2 minutes to watch.


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  Tags: dave+strader, mike+doc+emrick

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