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from William Houston of Truth & Rumours,
The problem is, outside of Cherry and also Al Strachan, you are unlikely to hear a Hockey Night commentator criticize anyone in a position of NHL power.
The worst for this is Mike Milbury who is outspoken only in the sense that he passionately defends the establishment. If ever in his TV career Milbury has made a comment that ran counter to the official thinking of the NHL or club officials, we missed it.
He likes fighting and thinks opponents of fighting are girls. He thinks the NHL Players’ Association inflicted the worse atrocity known to mankind by firing executive director Paul Kelly, whom, the guess here, was viewed by the NHL’s hierarchy as the perfect guy to be ensconced as the players’ leader.
Milbury’s toeing the company line, of course, would have absolutely nothing to do with his hope and aspiration of getting back into the NHL as a coach or general manager.
On Coach’s Corner, Don talked about the first period Pens/Leafs, touched on the Pat Quinn fine, Flames defensive system, had a few words for Kris Letang and a few other topics.
Elliotte Friedman of CBC/HNIC will be doing a feature on social media and hockey during Inside Hockey (HNIC pre-game, 6:30pm ET on CBC & NHL Network US) tonight.
It will also be available on the HNIC website sometime after it airs.
added 7:53pm, You can watch the social media piece here.
The scariest thing about going to an NHL game is seeing decent, non-mouth-breathing types among the media and hockey executives huddle around a television set whenever Hockey Night in Canada’s Coach’s Corner segment is on. Most of us learn at an early age that it’s impolite to rubber-neck at car accidents.
-Jeff Blair of the Globe and Mail.
Mike Millbury, Glen Healy and Al Strachan joined Ron MacLean and discussed the Phoenix situation, Atlanta moving to Winnipeg, the Lighthouse Project, the NHLPA and the Canucks feel Burke has been tampering.
Coach’s Corner tonight- Don talks Leafs goaltending, NHLPA, Andrei Markov injory & Matt Duchene is going to be the rookie of the year.
Opening montage from tonight.
from Dave Stubbs of Habs Inside/Out,
The late Danny Gallivan, whose inimitable play-by-play on Hockey Night in Canada telecasts brought the Canadiens into the living rooms of millions, is one of four broadcasters today named to the CBC Sports Hall of Fame.
continue to read the release and if you are too young to remember Mr. Gallivan, here is a short goal call from Mr. Gallivan…
from CBC Sports,
Nothing goes better with Hockey Night In Canada than former coaches and goaltenders.
Already home to the likes of outspoken Don Cherry and analytical Kelly Hrudey, the venerable CBC broadcast rounded out its roster Wednesday with the addition of Guy Carbonneau, Glenn Healy and Kevin Weekes.
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