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from Robert Cribb and Chris Zelkovich of the Toronto Star,
If Rogers Communications seizes control of the Toronto Maple Leaf empire, it will mean the likely death of CBC’s Hockey Night In Canada, industry analysts say.
“It would start a seismic shift in the way hockey rights are acquired in Canada and, at the very least, start off one of the most profound bidding wars we’ve ever seen for the NHL broadcasting rights,” said Steve Billinger, CBC’s general manager of digital programming and business development ming until he left the national broadcaster two months ago.
“CBC could well be the one left at the table . . . CBC doesn’t have the money to compete and even it did, it would receive very hard questions about whether that’s the right way to spend it.”
A close call for Kevin Weekes as he almost had a run-in with a Zamboni.
Discussion went from CBA, contracts, ufas, Phill Kessel, Ilya Kovalchuk, the lifestyle of Alexander Ovechkin and more.
Eric Francis of the Calgary Sun said Jarome Iginla has been told he will not be asked to waive his NTC this season.
Pierre LeBrun says the Kings want a big player and since Iginla is not available, a player like Patrik Elias may be and also Brad Richards could be dangled at the trade deadline.
LeBrun also said he feel the Stamkos negotiations could be a long, drawn out process. Said Yzerman will say we want to build the team around you, hoping for some kind of discount.
Mike Milbury brought up the Colin Campbell emails and said again all he wants is a simple apology from Campbell. Eric Francis said it was refreshing that Campbell called out Marc Savard because that is what he is.
Ron MacLean chimed in and said Campbell was wrong by bringing up his son in the emails. Ron said current refs may be a little concerned with Campbell having some influence on calls, even though he says he walks out of the room when any action may be taken against his son.
added 10:30pm, Watch the video of the Hot Stove on HNIC below…
from the CP at the Winnipeg Free Press,
The man in charge of CBC Sports is stepping down to return to Rogers.
Scott Moore announced Tuesday he is leaving his job as executive director of CBC Sports and general manager of the CBC Revenue Group.
A person familiar with the situation told The Canadian Press that Moore is returning to Rogers Communications Inc., where he worked prior to joining CBC, but could not say in what capacity.
“This has been a difficult decision,” Moore said in a release. “I’ll always be proud of this place and what it does.”...
Moore’s departure will prompt renewed speculation that CBC may lose Hockey Night in Canada when its current deal with the NHL expires in 2014.
In case your were busy watching the numerous games tonight, Don Cherry and Ron MacLean touched on numerous hockey topics.
Elliotte Friedman did a great piece on Inside Hockey last night regarding concussions.
Take five minutes of your day to watch it.
Did Chris Campoli aim a shot at the ankle of P.K. Subban? Don Cherry says yes in the HNIC post-game show last night.
Watch the video below, which by the way covers numerous topics of the day.
If you are only concerned about the shot, scroll to the 2:30 mark.
Eric Francis, Pierre LeBrun and Glenn Healy join Ron MacLean to talk some hockey. Other topics were Luongo, Rypien suspension, Boston cap issues,performance bonuses and the softer shoulder pads.
from Ron MacLean of CBC,
There’s a thread running through the entire seven hours on Hockey Night in Canada this week. Concussions.
On Scotiabank Hockey Tonight, Elliotte Friedman probes the issue with doctors who have dissected the brains of Reggie Fleming and Bob Probert. Elliotte has also pieced together a short item on new helmets that have been designed to stop players from suffering as many injuries to the head. You’ll see that as part of the Hotstove or later in the broadcast.
After Elliotte’s expose we’ll speak with recently retired NHL referee Kerry Fraser. Kerry’s written a book entitled, The Final Call, in which he wonders about the impact that NHL headquarters has had on the official’s ability to do their job. He has also been critical of the leagues policy regarding head hits.
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