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from Kevin McGran of the Toronto Star,
The first intermission of “Hockey Night” will feature a “players panel” with MacLean, Kevin Bieksa Kelly Hrudey and Jennifer Botterill. “We’re going to shoot it differently. We’re gonna shoot it in a 360 degree style. It’s going to be very personality driven, very opinion driven,” Corte says.
The second intermission will be a new “32 Thoughts” segment with Elliotte Friedman, joined by Jeff Marek. “It’s been a fantastic brand and a fantastic piece of content for us on a regular basis,” Corte says of Friedman’s brainchild that started as a column, then became a podcast. “We’re all really excited about what that is going to be.”
“Hometown Hockey” moves to Monday night, from Sunday, with MacLean and Tara Slone as hosts....
For technology nerds, it’s more than just green screen. But, yes, green-screen technology will be a part of the show. Imagine taking the host and placing her anywhere in the world, exploring arenas, stadiums or cities like a character in a video game. Or at a desk in a studio that doesn’t exist in reality.
And, yes, ads for sponsors will pop up on screen for viewers at home, though they will be more seamless than clunkier earlier versions of virtual reality.
But what has Sportsnet really excited is “augmented” reality. If “virtual” reality makes it appear a person is somewhere other than the set, “augmented” reality makes something that doesn’t exist necessarily to appear real and on the set, three dimensionally, beside the hosts.
from Marty Klinkenberg of the Globe and Mail,
Ten years ago, Ron MacLean and Elliotte Friedman gathered in a hotel room in Raleigh, N.C., to swap stories about the broadcast business and the NHL all-star game they had covered together that day for CBC.
Over a beer or three, MacLean told Friedman he didn’t know how much longer he was going to stay on as the host of the iconic television program Hockey Night in Canada.
“I told Elliotte I would keep the chair warm for him until he was ready,” MacLean recalls.
Friedman, who had dreamed of such an opportunity earlier in his career, dismissed the idea.
“They’re not looking for someone like me,” he said modestly.
He was self-deprecating then and remains unpresuming today. That is the part of the charm that has won him legions of followers. There is a folksiness – similar to the enduring MacLean – that draws viewers in. The difference between then and now is that he has fine-tuned his approach.
from Kevin McGran of the Toronto Star,
Before he left to become president of the Pittsburgh Penguins, Brian Burke got Sportsnet into some hot water over a comment about the Colorado Avalanche failing to put a “boot on their throat” against the Dallas Stars in the Stanley Cup playoffs.
On Monday, Sportsnet will run the second of two required acknowledgments that Burke violated the Canadian broadcasters’ code of conduct by promoting violence with his words on Sept. 4.
Between periods in Game 7 of the Avalanche-Stars series in Edmonton, Burke said: “I thought when they went up 3-2 they got complacent. And when a team you’re playing is flat, that’s when you gotta put a boot on their throat and put your full body weight on it. They had a chance to put the game away there. They looked lackadaisical. They looked like, OK, we got a lead. And I sure hated the penalty call that put Dallas back in this game.”
February 11, 2021 – Ask Canadians about the strengths of our nation and you will get many different answers, but there are two that often stand out: diversity and hockey. This Saturday, Sportsnet celebrates them both with the 21st annual Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada – Canada’s biggest single-day hockey celebration.
Stephen Brunt welcomes you to Yellowknife and the Northwest Territories.
YELLOWKNIFE - Celebrations for the 20th annual Scotiabank® Hockey Day in Canada (SHDiC) will kick-off on Wednesday, February 5, in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, with three days of community hockey events. The festivities will culminate on Saturday, February 8, with a 12.5-hour broadcast, featuring all seven Canadian NHL® teams. The broadcast starts at 1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT on Sportsnet, Sportsnet ONE, CBC, and Sportsnet NOW. All matchups will also air on NHL Live.The full Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada broadcast schedule can be found here.
Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada is about much more than just the game of hockey – it's about coming together as a community. Scotiabank is committed to supporting every goal, on and off the ice. Scotiabank believes hockey teaches kids values and lessons that they can use outside the arena, and for the rest of their lives. Helping kids succeed on the ice means helping them succeed everywhere. Since 2008, Scotiabank has proudly supported one million kids and counting. Hockey matters to Scotiabank because it matters to Canadians.
continued, includes the schedule for Saturday...
Below, via Sportsnet,
Evanka Osmak and Ken Reid highlight the Aurora Village to see the Northern Lights.
A sincere, troubled and caring man.
Well done Ron MacLean.
via the YouTube page of CityNew Toronto,
added 9:03pm, Sportsnet version is below, just posted.
My plan is to put this topic to bed, enough and I have tried to present the issue from both sides.
For the better part of four decades, fans didn’t head for the washroom or the fridge when Ron and Don came on. To this day in the Scotiabank Arena press box, an usher turns up the sound on a big TV with NHL media, management, scouts and caretakers all pausing to see whose feathers Cherry was going to ruffle.
-Lance Hornby of the Toronto Sun on Don Cherry and Coach's Corner. Hornby has much more.
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