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Watching The 2017 NHL All-Star Game

STAMFORD, Conn. – January 30, 2017 – NBC Sports’ presentation of the 2017 NHL All-Star Game averaged a Total Audience Delivery (TAD) of 2.28 million viewers across NBC and NBC Sports Digital platforms, according to Fast National data released by The Nielsen Company, and digital data from Adobe Analytics.

The NBC-only broadcast averaged 2.262 million viewers, up 42% vs. the 2016 NHL All-Star Game on NBCSN (1.595 million) and up 46% vs. NBC’s 2015-16 NHL regular-season average (1.545 million). This year’s game (3:39-7 p.m. ET), which marked the event’s return to network television, was the most-watched NHL All-Star Game since 2004, and delivered a 1.32 household rating, up 47% vs. 2016 (0.90; NBCSN).

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Morning Line- Jonathan Toews

“Quite frankly, I think to turn on the Olympics next year and watch hockey teams or the players representing their countries, if it’s not the best in the world, I don’t know. I don’t think you can really compare it to the World Cup or the world championships. The Olympics are a whole other thing … I think the NHL should be in the Olympics.”

-Jonathan Toews on the NHL in the Olympics.  Frank Seravalli of TSN has more including Connor McDavid's thoughts on this topic too.

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NBC Sports Group Coverage Of The 2017 NHL All-Star Weekend

STAMFORD, Conn. – January 26, 2017 – NBC Sports surrounds 2017 NHL All-Star Weekend in Los Angeles, Calif., with comprehensive live coverage on NBCSN and NBC, culminating with the 2017 Honda NHL All-Star Game on Sunday at 3:30 p.m. ET on NBC, the first network-television broadcast of the event since 2004.

Wall-to-wall coverage begins tomorrow night at 9 p.m. ET on NBCSN with The NHL100, as the league unveils its 100 greatest players of all-time to coincide with its Centennial celebration in 2017. Saturday’s All-Star coverage is highlighted by the NHL All-Star Skills Competition at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN.

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Late Evening/Early Morning Lime

For many years, amazed that NHL-oriented sites that actually label their reports "rumors" seem to be proud of it & even are taken seriously.

My cousin's mechanic's ex-brother-in-law's garage band's lead guitarist's cousin says (fill in blank) will be traded. That's good enough.

Geez, and we have a month of this crap to go.

-Terry Frei of the Denver Post via Twitter.

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Afternoon Line- Tara Slone

I now get to do my job alongside Ron MacLean, and he is the most generous broadcaster I have ever had the opportunity to work with. He’s so accomplished and naturally gifted. And he sees me as a peer, as someone he trusts, even though I’m so much more junior than he is. To me, that defines true leadership.”

-Tara Slone, co-host of Hometown Hockey.  More on and from Sloan at Canadian Business.

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Coming Up On NBC, Two Outdoor NHL Classic Games

STAMFORD, Conn. – Dec. 21, 2016 – NBC Sports rings in the new year with a pair of outdoor NHL Classics, highlighted by NBC’s annual presentation of the 2017 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic®, when Alex Pietrangelo and the St. Louis Blues host Patrick Kane and the rival Chicago Blackhawks at Busch Stadium in St. Louis on Monday, January 2, at 3 p.m. ET.

In addition to the NHL Winter Classic, NBC presents a clash of young American NHL stars on New Year’s Day at 3 p.m. ET in the NHL Centennial Classic, when rookie sensation Auston Matthews and the Toronto Maple Leafs host Dylan Larkin and the Detroit Red Wings at BMO Field in Toronto. The NHL Centennial Classic represents the start of the league’s year-long Centennial celebration.

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How Do NHL Fans Watch Their Hockey?

from Greg Wyshynski of PuckDaddy,

While the NHL has made great strides in getting its games on dozens of digital platforms, a significant majority of fans are still watching games primarily on cable TV, according to a Yahoo Sports/YouGov survey of hockey fans in the U.S.

When asked which option best represents the way they watch NHL games, 56 percent of hockey fans in the U.S. said that they watch “live on cable TV.”

That said, there are a significant amount of cord cutters: The next highest answer was “streaming through an Internet connected device connected to my TV” at 12 percent.

Nine percent of all fans said they most often watch games in-person as the arena.

Here’s a breakdown of the answers, including some demographic ones:


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Afternoon Line- Cam Cole

More and more aspects of the games themselves — coaches’ challenges, lockouts, concussions, doping, the Department of Player Safety — have been telling me for a while now that it’s time to go.

Also, Twitter trolls. Sports was never meant to be this angry.

It’s a young person’s game now, or younger anyway, so read Iain MacIntyre’s beautifully crafted prose, and Ed Willes’s, read Bruce Arthur’s sweeping sports-as-life soliloquies, read Scott Stinson in the National Post and Sean Fitz-Gerald in The Athletic and Sportsnet’s Mark Spector, who still likes me even though I sold him an eight-year-old ’82 Olds Ciera whose transmission promptly fell out. But by all means, read.

This job has taken me to or through 30 countries, on every continent except Antarctica, wholly or partly on the company dime.

And about that company … it was owned by the Southam family when I joined up in 1975, then became Hollinger under Conrad Black, then Canwest under the Asper family and now Postmedia, but it’s been the same newspaper chain, with the odd addition and subtraction, through 41 years of never having to go looking for work and always being treated like royalty.

Thanks for being my friends, and critics, and readers. It’s been a blast.

-Cam Cole of the Vancouver Sun at the National Post where you can read more of his 'retirement' column.

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Recognizing The Work Of Cam Cole

from Craig Custance of the PHWA,

Like he has so many times before in his copy, one line from Cam Cole left our jaws dropped.  

“Since someone spilled the beans: My last day at Postmedia is Dec. 16. Man, 41 years went fast,” Cam announced on Twitter.

With that, the tributes poured in.

Cam Cole is the guy every sports fan wants to read. He’s the guy every sports writer wants to be. He can outshoot you on the golf course and then outdrink you at the bar. And that’s after writing the 2,500 words everybody will be talking about at the rink the next morning. He’s got a great family too.

Actually, we should hate this guy.

But we don’t. We love Cam Cole.

If Bob McKenzie is the Godfather, Cam Cole is The Legend. That he’s leaving Postmedia on his own terms only adds to that legend.

Have a beer tonight for Cam. Then have ten more for the rest of us who aren't sure when we'll get to read Cam Cole again.

It was 41 years of excellence. What a run.

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Video- The New York Rangers Recognize Sam Rosen

via NHL.com,

Prior to their game against the Panthers, the Rangers honor broadcaster Sam Rosen for his recent induction into the Hockey Hall of Fame.


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