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NHL Live Begins Today

NEW YORK—NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman will recap the eventful summer and look ahead to the 2010-11 regular season when NHL Live!™, relaunches on Monday, September 27, the National Hockey League announced today. NHL Live!, the League’s daily radio show, is broadcast live on Sirius XM Radio, streamed on NHL.com and simulcast on NHL Network each weekday from noon – 2 p.m. ET.

Host Don La Greca and frequent contributor E.J. Hradek will anchor Monday’s show live from the NHL Powered by Reebok Store, the NHL’s state-of-the-art flagship store located in the heart of New York City. In addition to Commissioner Bettman, the first show of the season will focus on bringing fans up-to-speed on all the off-season transactions, events and storylines from all 30 NHL markets.

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NHL Network Pre-Season Games Broadcast Schedule

added 4:06pm, note:  The NHL just sent out a revised schedule, so I have changed the post to reflect the changes.

NEW YORK (September 20, 2010) –  Live NHL® hockey returns to NHL Network™ beginning Tuesday, Sept. 21, with an unprecedented total of 35 pre-season games broadcast on the Network in the U.S. providing fans with nightly contests from around the League through Sunday, Oct. 3.  This is the most comprehensive coverage of the pre-season ever on the Network with 40 hours of live game broadcasts and 78 hours total of live and delayed broadcasts.  Including re-broadcasts, there will be more than 200 hours of pre-season action available on NHL Network U.S. The 2010-11 NHL regular season commences on Thursday, Oct. 7.
The 35-game schedule begins with the Eastern Conference Champion Philadelphia Flyers taking on local rivals the New Jersey Devils at 7 p.m. ET in the first game of a Sept. 21 broadcast triple-header. The next night, the Tampa Bay Lightning will play host to the Stanley Cup® champion Chicago Blackhawks at Winnipeg’s MTS Centre and will be among three games available.  Other highlights of the pre-season schedule include the 2010 Kraft Hockeyville game between the Buffalo Sabres and Ottawa Senators in Dundas, Ontario.  33 out of the 35 games will be shown in HD.

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A Little More ‘Edge’ To NHL Network

from Greg Wyshynski of PuckDaddy,

Next season, NHL Network still isn’t going to be the edgy realm of hockey conjecture some of us wish it would become. But it is undergoing some big changes in production and philosophy that have us excited—and we have the NFL to thank for them.

Sports Business Journal (sub. req.) reported Monday that Charles Coplin, formerly the vice president of programming at the NFL, has been recruited by Collins (a former NFL executive) to become the NHL’s executive vice president of content. It’s a massive gig that involves developing and managing relationships with local networks, managing content on NHL.com and other media platforms, as well as on NHL Network.

NHL Network is going to stop being a meandering home of highlight reels and random archival programming, and start becoming a place that breaks news and creates timely shows throughout the year….

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Afternoon Line

“Yes, ‘On the Fly’ will be available in HD this season.”

-John Collins, COO of the NHL.  Much more from John by Christopher Botta of FanHouse.

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Raise The Cup

from the NHL Network at NHL.com,

Every weekday throughout July and August, the NHL Network-U.S. will air a special series, “35 Years of Stanley Cup Clinchers, 1975-2010.” Fans can watch a re-broadcast of Stanley Cup-clinching games from seasons past with a chance to vote for their top five contests. Those top five games—Fans’ Choice Encores—will air from Aug. 23-27.

Here is the schedule for July 12-16:

Monday, July 12
1980: Philadelphia at N.Y. Islanders, Game 6

In their eighth NHL season, the New York Islanders became the second expansion team to win the Stanley Cup. Two players, Bill Smith and Bob Nystrom, had been with the team since it’s inception in 1972-73.

continued and watch the game highlights of the Philly/NYI game 6 below.

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Follow Along On UFA Day

NEW YORK, NY (June 29, 2010) – When the National Hockey League’s annual race to sign veteran talent commences on July 1, fans in the United States will be able to keep up with all the moves of free agency on NHL Network™ and NHL.com.

American hockey fans can watch TSN’s Free Agent Frenzy show on NHL Network and streamed live on NHL.com to follow all the signings and rumors during one of the most exciting days on the League’s calendar. The NHL on TSN: Free Agent Frenzy will be broadcast on NHL Network and streamed on NHL.com from 2-6 p.m. ET on Thursday, July 1.

Before throwing it to TSN in Toronto, NHL Network and NHL.com will carry NHL Live! The League’s daily satellite radio call-in show on Sirius XM, that is simulcast on NHL Network and streamed live on NHL.com each weekday from noon-2 p.m. ET, will be hosted by Don La Greca and E.J. Hradek live from the NHL Powered by Reebok store in Manhattan. NHL commissioner Gary Bettman will join Don and E.J. in studio as a special guest as the free-agency signing period officially begins at noon ET.

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Behind The Scenes With Two Referees

NEW YORK (June 6, 2010) – NHL Network will carry the broadcast premiere of Behind the Stripes: A Ref’s Life, the National Hockey League announced today.  The 30-minute original documentary, produced by the NHL’s Officiating Department and NHL Network will debut on Monday, June 7 at 6:30 p.m. ET.

Behind the Stripes: A Ref’s Life, documents the personal journey of two NHL referees with a behind the scenes look at their profession.  It’s a story about one referee who has realized his dream and the other who is chasing his.  Veteran referee Bill McCreary and rookie Ghislain Hebert share their on and off ice experiences, challenges and accomplishments during the 2009-10 season.

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NHL Network At The SCF

via the NHL Network at NHL.com,

Tune in to the NHL Network in the U.S. and Canada starting at 2 p.m. ET Thursday for full coverage of Stanley Cup Final Media Day from Chicago. Broadcasters Brian Duff, Kevin Weekes, Joe Micheletti and Dave Strader will bring you live press conferences and interviews from United Center as we countdown to Game 1 between the Philadelphia Flyers and the Chicago Blackhawks Saturday.

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Hockey Related Viewing Tonight

Of course no NHL games tonight, but we do have hockey related shows.

The 201 NHL Entry Draft Drawing can be watched on Versus and TSN beginning at 8:00pm ET.

The NHL Network has their Western Conference Playoff Preview show beginning at 8:00pm ET and repeated at the top of the hour.

CBC has their Stanley Countdown Show at 8 :00pm.local, 8:30 NT or CBCSports.ca (Canadian IPs only), 7:00pm ET.

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NHL Network Offers Free Preview

New York, NY (March 19, 2010) – NHL Network U.S. will broadcast the Phoenix Coyotes vs. Chicago Blackhawks match-up Saturday, March 20 immediately following the conclusion of the Network’s Hockey Night In Canada telecast of the Montreal Canadiens vs. Toronto Maple Leafs (7 p.m. ET). Both telecasts are available in HD.

The puck will drop in front of a sold-out crowd in Phoenix’s Jobing.com Arena at 9 p.m. ET, as the red-hot Coyotes take aim at the Blackhawks and first overall in the NHL’s Western Conference.

This game is among the highlights of NHL Network’s free preview week in the U.S., running March 20-27. With participating networks of the free preview including Comcast, DIRECTV, Dish Network, Time Warner Cable, Cox and RCN Cable, NHL Network will be available in 60 million homes across the country. Fans are encouraged to check their local listings for details. This free preview is subject to participation cable or satellite providers.

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