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Elliotte Friedman talks to a few folks about Donald Fehr, including 93 year old Marvin Miller.
Then Ron MacLean sits down with Fehr and numerous topics are touched upon.
Numerous topics discussed and Pierre LeBrun mentions even more in this post.
On Coach’s Corner tonight, scroll to the 1:25 mark to see Don in action.
from the CP at The Hockey News,
Hockey fans thinking they might want to get in on the next 3D game should know what to expect. Watching a game in 3D isn’t about sensing that pucks are coming through the screen—although you might get that feeling if a puck were to be shot straight at a camera. The real experience is the enhanced sense of depth that makes it feel like you can see deep into the screen, like looking out a window, or actually sitting in the stands at the arena.
During scrambles in front of the net there’s a better sense of how players jam the outside of the crease and battle for space. The referees also had a knack for getting in the way of the shot, which actually just added to the 3D effect.
Shots from cameras positioned along the glass give an impressive view that competes with sitting rinkside. But it’s not necessarily the best angle to actually follow the action—as cool as it is to see—and CBC was guilty a few times of lingering too long with angles that showed off the 3D effect but didn’t follow the play well.
Opening montage featuring John Lennon’s Instant Karma.
from Brandon Hicks of CBC,
Forty video uploads. More than 22 million hits total. Endless entertainment at YouTube parties.
And you’ll never look at Allen Iverson or the Slap Chop guy the same way again.
Yes, we’re talking about DJ Steve Porter. And hockey fans can rejoice — he’s taking his act to Hockey Night in Canada, starting on Saturday with a special opening to the Toronto Maple Leafs-Montreal Canadiens matchup (CBC, CBCSports.ca, 7 p.m. ET)....
“I definitely want to do a Don Cherry remix,” Porter said.
“The way he talks — he just lets it fly. He’s unchecked,” he said. “To me he’s like one of the Godfathers of the sport. He can say what he wants to say … and I think that’s why he has great material to work with.”
from Chris Zelkovich of the Toronto Star,
It’s Saturday night and the country’s longest-running serial is gearing up for another episode.
When the million-plus viewers whose Saturday night just wouldn’t be complete without Hockey Night In Canada, the production looks effortless. They get their game, all the replays and commentary in a seamless collage that runs three hours.
But in many ways, Hockey Night In Canada is like an iceberg. What you see represents less than 10 per cent of the whole. Or maybe it’s more like a duck: calm on the surface, with all the frantic work and effort well out of sight.
A lot of that work this Saturday night is performed by a small army housed in a tractor-trailer parked in the bowels of the Air Canada Centre, where the Maple Leafs and Boston Bruins are exchanging shots and hits. Then there are the 20 cameras at ice level.
Probably the best Coach’s Corner of the season, Don discusses numerous, hockey related topics and at the end, has a message for Bettman.
Elliotte Friedman of Inside Hockey sat down with Marc Savard earlier today.
Take six minutes out of your day and watch it.
from Ron MacLean of CBC,
I was hoping to have Toronto Maple Leafs GM Brian Burke join me to answer question we’ve been raising on the show, but he declined.
I asked if I could give the exact quote he gave me for his decision to opt out. He said no. After giving him my views on the importance of the dialogue, Brian said “Explain it, then. I have no obligation here. Write and say whatever you want.” That would be fine, except that saying and writing what we want is the reason Brian’s not coming on the show.
He made it clear he did not like what has been said on our show. I explained a few bits about the balance we’ve brought, and explained the value of his appearance to our show and his fans.
Brian quipped, “Methinks, the lady doth protest too much”. Got me there. Funny it was on his mind in the hours after his vote of confidence for Ron Wilson.
more from Ron on today’s HNIC…
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