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from Bruce Dowbiggin of the Globe and Mail,
Why is Elliotte Friedman so underused on Hockey Night In Canada ? While the program promotes former brawler P.J. Stock doing highlights and treatises on The Code, Friedman is typically reduced – outside of a feature on the Saturday pre-game show – to the cherished “What will it take to get back into this game?” interviews between periods and after games.
While understated on-camera, Friedman is capable of an open-ended question in under 10 seconds – without the parenthetical wandering of more famous names. He is still more comfortable in front of the lens than several of the Hot Stove ‘s stock players and commands respect from players and peers. Plus, Friedman – who was recruited from The Score – would deliver a smidgen of balance to the editorial slant of the show that leans toward … shall we say “traditional” values.
Don to Ron MacLean, “You know who it was, I don’t want to say it”, then goes on to compare statistics of Dion Phaneuf to Lidstrom.
That dialog begins around the 3:00 minute mark.
from Mihira Lakshman, of CBC Sports,
Atlanta Thrashers general manager Don Waddell got taken on the Ilya Kovalchuk deal, Hockey Night in Canada analyst Mike Milbury told the Hotstove segment on Saturday night.
Kovalchuk was dealt, along with Anssi Salmela, to the New Jersey Devils on Thursday for defenceman Johnny Oduya, rookie Niclas Bergfors, prospect Patrice Cormier and a first-round draft pick.
Milbury was highly critical of the Thrashers’ GM, and doesn’t believe Waddell got fair value in return for his star.
contniued or watch the video below, which has some trade talk, but nothing earth shattering.
Great Inside Hockey Segment by Elliotte Friedman last night. Enjoy.
A great day to sit in front of the TV and take in all they hockey talk and action on CBC and the NHL Network in the US.
Show starts at 12:00pm ET and ends about 13 hours later.
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from Bruce Dowbiggin of the Globe and Mail,
What started as a debate about Vancouver’s Alex Burrows’ integrity has now become a question of how to protect the integrity of broadcaster Ron MacLean, the CBC bingo caller who launched a one-sided takeout of the Canucks forward on the January 16 version of Hockey Night In Canada . Sources tell Usual Suspects that parties at both the Canucks and CBC now privately concede that MacLean was over the journalistic line for not allowing Burrows to defend himself on charges of diving and lying on his filibuster.
The question now is how does CBC placate the Canucks without publicly reprimanding its veteran host (something they are not offering to do at this moment)? Can it offer other concessions to satisfy the outrage in Vancouver?
I’d like to read your opinion on this topic. I would be a little biased if I commented on this, since I’ve let it be known by questioning if Burrows would have gone public if the Canucks would have won the game that seems so long ago…
I also have met Ron on a few occasions and think he is the best in the business.
from Capitals Outsider,
We had a chance this evening to ask Coach Bruce Boudreau his thoughts about Don Cherry’s comments from the night before.
Boudreau : You know what, I love Don Cherry.
continue for an explanation from Boudreau why he had Ovechkin and Green on the power play late in the game…
from Matthew Sekeres of the Globe and Mail,
“I think it’s really quite unfair from your boy Ron MacLean to go after Alex the way he did tonight, and take the footage that he did tonight,” he said on the CBC’s After Hours program. “Ron MacLean should have had the footage of Auger and Burrows skating 31 seconds together prior to the game. That footage has never come out.
“You only see Auger and Burr talking to one another for about four seconds, but they did two full loops together and Stephane Auger and Alex Burrows agreed on everything that was said except for one thing.”
from Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun,
• What seemed like a very good idea at the time isn’t: Kevin Weekes on Hockey Night In Canada.
• Don’t know what this means but Brian Burke is marching in the opening ceremony at the Vancouver Olympics and Steve Yzerman isn’t. Not to tell anybody what to do, but if I was Yzerman and I had the chance to do it, I wouldn’t pass on that kind of opportunity.
a few more hockey notes…
On the HNIC Hotstove, the panelists discussed the Steve Ott disputed goal today against Detroit and other topics including, Turco, Kovalchuk and Gonchar.
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