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During this time, things changed in a major way at my place of employment. Us writer types were told about a change of philosophy. For a good four years or so, we were all about original writing, game coverage, features, analysis, all that jazz. I’m not sitting here telling you we were ever a true journalistic news site — MLB.com and NFL.com were light years ahead of where we were in that regard — but we were slowly taking strides away from worrying about PR and team reactions to negative news and that type of thing. It was a fun place to work that you felt was going in the right direction.
But that philosophy changed. We were told that going forward, we were no longer being judged on “original writing," and instead we were being judged on how quickly we could rewrite breaking news from other people. For example, a reporter in Vancouver tweets that Roberto Luongo is starting over Cory Schneider. We would now be judged on how quickly we could rewrite three paragraphs about that and get it on the site.
Game coverage was also being reined in, and while a feature on Luongo or Schneider wasn’t frowned upon, it wasn’t what the site would be about.
-Dave Lozo, formerly of NHL.com. Read more to find out what he is doing now.
update: original post time was 8:46am, I have removed the sticky in this post, it will make it way down as newer blogs appear. Hope it was a help to you.
Below you will find the Twitter feeds of Bob McKenzie, Darren Dreger and Pierre LeBrun to help you follow all that is UFA Day. I hsave added Nick Kypreos too.
This post will remain at the top of KK today and feel free to leave comments below.
Of course, we will be following UFA Day too and will be posting all the signings, trades, etc., as they happen.
The NHL Network US will be broadcasting the TSN coverage of UFA day from noon ET - 5:00pm then goes in-house with their own coverage at 5:00pm.
In Canada, from TSN...
We track every move throughout one of the NHL's most pivotal days with a full day of Free Agent Frenzy coverage today. Live coverage begins at Noon et/9am pt on TSN2 when the free agent market officially opens for business and then continues at 2pm et/11am pt on TSN.
If you're a certain age and a hockey fan, certain phrases can only mean one thing — Howie Meeker.
There’s “Jiminy Cricket,” of course, “Golly gee willikers” and “Stop it right there!”
Meeker is a former NHL star, broadcaster and resident of Newfoundland.
He and his wife Leah have come to Newfoundland to visit family — and for a birthday bash. Meeker turns 90 this fall. And apart from what he calls a "conky knee," he's in good health.
"I feel great,” Meeker told CBC News. “I feel lucky to be alive. Very lucky to be here because we love this place."
If you are too young to remember Howie Meeker, watch below as he analyzes the game for HNIC back in 1985.
NEW YORK – NHL Network™ and NHL.com will provide comprehensive coverage of the 2013 NHL Draft™ taking place at Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. All seven rounds of the Draft will take place on Sunday, June 30, starting at 3:00 p.m., ET. NBC Sports Network will present live coverage from 3:00-8:00 p.m., ET, in the U.S., TSN will televise the Draft live in Canada and RDS will present exclusive French-language coverage. In the U.S., NHL Network will provide continuing coverage starting at 8:00 p.m. ET.
STAMFORD, Conn – June 25, 2013 – Last night’s Game 6 (8:15-11 p.m. ET) of the 2013 Stanley Cup Final, in which the Chicago Blackhawks defeated the Boston Bruins, 3-2, to claim their second Stanley Cup in four years, was watched by 8.16 million viewers on NBC, up 66% vs. last year’s Game 6 and making it the second-most watched Game 6 since 1994, according to official data released today by The Nielsen Company.
NEW YORK – June 20, 2013 – With three of the first four games needing overtime, the 2013 Stanley Cup Final is averaging 5.356 million viewers per game, making it the most-watched Final through four games on record (data available since 1994), according to The Nielsen Company.
Last night’s 11-goal overtime contest (8:10-11:37 p.m. ET) between the Boston Bruins and Chicago Blackhawks in the fourth game of the 2013 Stanley Cup Final averaged 6.459 million viewers, making it the most-watched Stanley Cup Final Game 4 ever (since the introduction of People Meters in 1987).
Oh, and hockey is growing in Austin too...
from Rob Wile of Business Insider,
Tipoff's at 9 tonight for Game 6 of the NBA Finals.
Meanwhile, Boston took a 2-1 lead last night in the Stanley Cup Final.
Who's been watching the games? Mapping data group ESRI has the answer.
The firm has developed developed software called the Tapestry™ Segmentation system that classifies US residential neighborhoods into 65 unique market segments based on socioeconomic and demographic characteristics.
One of their models tracks likely basketball and hockey viewership.
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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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