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Video- Coach’s Corner Tonight

Don Cherry and Ron MacLean talked about Matt Fraser, Corey Crawford's game yesterday, Matt Cooke, Nino Niederreiter, Ben Lovejoy, targeting the other team's best player and a few other topics.

 

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Video- Inside Hockey Feature On Matt Fraser

Good feature on a down to earth Canadian boy...

 

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Would You Like To See Eddie Olczyk In Charge Of The NHL’s Department Of Player Safety?

from Tracey Myers of CSNChicago,

Eddie Olczyk has worn several hats during his hockey career, from player to coach to well-known color analyst, both with NBC and CSN.

Could a job at the league office be the next possibility?

A league source said Olczyk is one of several being considered to be the head of the NHL’s Department of Player Safety. 

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Afternoon Line

As to why I'm walking away, I'm simply out of gas, having written online about hockey since the mid-90's. It's been a feeling of obligation rather than desire which has compelled me to post articles here lately, and when this becomes more like a chore than a hobby that's not good for anybody.

-Dirk Hoag of On The Forecheck, where you can read more from Dirk.

You've done well Dirk, best wishes moving forward.

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Video- Inside Hockey With A Look At Brendan Gallagher And Milan Lucic

via CBC,

Montreal Canadiens forward and Boston Bruins forward both played for the Vancouver Giants but at different times.

 

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Video- Hockey Night In Canada Opening Montage - Stanley Cup Playoffs Edition

Wow...

 

If the above doesn't play, try below.  If neither work, just watch it via YouTube.

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I Wonder Who Jack Edwards Was Referring To Yesterday Afternoon?

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Phil Esposito Had Enough And So Did Bob McKenzie

Worst (Interview)?
Even after 35 years, this one stands out:

Phil Esposito. Shortly after he hoodwinked the NHL into granting him the Tampa Bay Lightning expansion franchise (which finally landed in saner, richer hands), Esposito and the Lightning came to Toronto for their first game against the Maple Leafs. My assignment was to get a question-and-answer out of him.

For some reason, perhaps connected to his turn as a star for Team Canada in the 1972 Soviet series a good 20 years earlier, Esposito hated the Toronto media. It was apparent the minute he walked in the door that night.

He reluctantly agreed to the interview. He started to answer the first question and then said, “The hell with this. I’m not answering any of your effing questions,” and walked off. This was between the first and second period. After the game, he was approached by Bob McKenzie, who worked for the Toronto Starat the time. There was an exchange of words and Esposito punched him. McKenzie called the cops and had Esposito charged with assault. The charges were dropped when Espo apologized.

Told by David Shoalts of the Globe and Mail in an interview with On The Fourth Floor, where you can read more from Shoalts.

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Watching The NBC Sports Group In Round One Of The Stanley Cup Playoffs

STAMFORD, Conn. – May 1, 2014 – Bolstered by the first Game 7 tripleheader in 11 years, 25 one-goal games, 14 overtime games, and a record 10 multi-goal comeback wins, the first round of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs delivered significant viewership or consumption increases across NBC, NBCSN, CNBC, a number of the NBC Sports Regional Networks, and NBC Sports Live Extra, the NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product.

NBC, NBCSN and CNBC combined to average 752,000 viewers for 46 first-round games, up 57% vs. last year’s first round (478,000 for 45 games). Home markets are blacked out on cable in the first round. Locally, a number of NBC Sports Regional Networks provided live first-round game coverage of their respective teams, with CSN Chicago and CSN Philadelphia posting record viewership. Digitally, viewers consumed nearly 58 million minutes of live streaming content on NBC Sports Live Extra, up 437% vs. last year’s first round (10.77 million).

Following are viewership and consumption highlights through the first round of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs (April 16-30):

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Peter Maher Hanging Up His Microphone

from Randy Sportak of the Calgary Sun,

Peter Maher, who served as host of the radio broadcasts the first season the Flames were in Calgary and moved behind the microphone the next campaign, will announce his retirement Tuesday morning.

A news conference has been called for 10 a.m. at the Saddledome.

It’s indeed the end of an era. The hall of fame lauded broadcaster whose other trademark phrase, “You can put it in the win column” was the parting words after every victory, including the 1989 Stanley Cup title run and trips to the Final in both 1986 and 2004.

Through all those years, Maher’s talents while calling games – always ensuring he showed respect to goals scored by opposing teams – made him as much a part of the city’s fabric as the players themselves.

read on and watch one of Maher's signature calls below...

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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.

From breaking news to in-depth stories around the league, KK Hockey is updated with fresh stories all day long and will bring you the latest news as quickly as possible.

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