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Some of the topics discussed- A few teams believe the salary cap will reach $80M in 3 years and one team thinks it may hit $90M in 5 years with the floor at $70M.
Then a few possible UFAs were looked at for 2015 and 2016.
There was discussion on the concussion lawsuit and will the NHL just settle in order to avoid releasing financial information.
A few more topics were brought up including Leafs' trade talk, Ottawa assistant GM Tim Murray may get an interview with the Sabres for their GM opening.
The final topic, Malkin not having his sweater tucked in.
I will have video of the segment when it becomes available.
added 7:24pm, Watch the Hotstove segment below...
from the CP at The Hockey News,
The 12-year, $5.2-billion agreement announced this week gives Rogers national rights to all NHL games and will see the beloved broadcast shift to the telecommunication giant's multiple platforms, including City and Sportsnet.
Such a radical transformation—from must-see "appointment" viewing to "hockey a la carte"—could call for a shake-up when it comes to on-air talent, including the man many consider the face of "Hockey Night in Canada," said David Kincaid, managing partner and CEO of the Toronto-based Level 5 Strategy Group.
No company invests billions of dollars in a brand only to leave it as it is, said Kincaid, who helped Labatt Breweries wrest sponsorship rights to the NHL from Molson-Coors in the 1990s.
"If they want to say it's the fresh new face of hockey, available across all these different mediums and all this different type of integrated content, if a certain personality is seen as an on-air television commentator, it's off strategy," he said.
"If the equity of their brand is only television, and you're creating content to go across multiple platforms, I kind of want a new spokesperson that travels across all the platforms or a whole range of spokespeople."
more and Cherry has mentioned he will discuss his future on Coach's Corner tomorrow night.
Living in the Detroit area for most of my life, I always took for granted that Hockey Night in Canada would always be around.
Heck, I grew up with HNIC, from Ward Cornell and Foster Hewitt to Ron MacLean and Jim Hughson, I have witnessed it all.
Now, with the broadcast deal between Rogers and the NHL, who knows what lies ahead for HNIC as we know it.
CBC President Hubert Lacroix in this 9 minute interview explains CBC's position.
One thing to remember, Rogers now controls all of the content (incuding on-air personnel) basically meaning HNIC will still be on CBC but not produced or directed by CBC.
Watch the video below...
Friedman appeared on Hockey Nigh Online today and discused a few topics, one being the new Rogers NHL broadcast deal.
Don Cherry praises Adam Oates for starting Tom Wilson in Toronto tonight, talked about the play of Clarke MacArthur, discussed the play of Andrew MacDonald of the Islanders and a few more topics.
Toronto/Washington, Montreal/Pittsburgh and Ottawa/Detroit all featured tonight.
The Hotstove folks discussed the Winter Classic, trade plans for a few teams and the upcoming BOG meeting late in the first week of December.
The After Forty segment of Hockey Night in Canada last night was all Harry Neale, a recent winner of the Foster Hewitt Memorial Award.
Sit back for the next six minutes and enjoy.
Don Cherry discussed Ted Nolan as the coach of the Sabres,had some words of advice for Nazem Kadri and took a look at Steve Ott.
Cherry also mentionded the Flyers have started playing well ever since the Emery fight and he also looked at the four goal night from Tyler Seguin.
A musical montage set to 'Not Guilty
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