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Bob McKenzie And Darren Dreger Added To NBC Lineup

via Richard Deitsch of Sports Illustrated,

NBC Sports has bulked up its hockey coverage with a pair of solid hires from Canada. The network has added Bob McKenzie, the longtime TSN Hockey Insider, as a full-time contributor. McKenzie will appear regularly on NBC and NBCSN including as an in-studio contributor to NBCSN’s Wednesday Night Rivalry telecasts. He’ll also do on-site commentary at NHL All-Star Weekend, the Stanley Cup Final, and NHL draft. NBC has also added TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger. McKenzie and Dreger will continue in their respective roles for TSN in Canada.

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Primis's avatar

OK honestly, I don’t know why we can’t have one team cover broadcasts in both Canada and the U.S.

The “rights” thing is irrelevant.  Get one super-team of broadcasters, and just air them simultaneously in both the U.S. and Canada.

Posted by Primis on 10/07/14 at 11:33 AM ET

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That is good news.

Posted by wings8 on 10/07/14 at 11:40 AM ET

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The “rights” thing is irrelevant.

Well, not really, since McKenzie and Dreger are employed by the company that doesn’t have rights.  That makes it pretty damn relevant.

Posted by Primis on 10/07/14 at 11:33 AM ET

Be careful what you wish for, because we would most likely end up with a “super-team” of Pierre Maguire, Ed Olczyk, Nick Kypreos and Glenn Healy.

Posted by Garth on 10/07/14 at 12:19 PM ET

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Primis - Two separate corporations own different networks in different countries working in different systems. Now if the US and Canada had a trade agreement allowing each others television networks to compete in both countries then they would compete for the rights and have what you would like one broadcast team. It would be a boon for the NHL because the TV ratings for NHL would be one of the highest in sports if the US Nielsen ratings included Canadian cities in their totals like they do for movie theater sales. Don’t think a local Edmonton NBC affiliate nor a local New York CBC affiliate will ever happen.

Posted by Puckbubba on 10/07/14 at 12:30 PM ET

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Primis - Two separate corporations own different networks in different countries working in different systems. Now if the US and Canada had a trade agreement allowing each others television networks to compete in both countries then they would compete for the rights and have what you would like one broadcast team. It would be a boon for the NHL because the TV ratings for NHL would be one of the highest in sports if the US Nielsen ratings included Canadian cities in their totals like they do for movie theater sales. Don’t think a local Edmonton NBC affiliate nor a local New York CBC affiliate will ever happen.

Posted by Puckbubba on 10/07/14 at 12:30 PM ET

That’s great and all, but NBC simulcasts Canadian broadcasts already when they want to, so it’s apparently NOT that big of deal or that much red tape.

Posted by Primis on 10/07/14 at 01:45 PM ET

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Two solid additions by NBC. They seem to be moving away from the “the puck must cross the blueline first” type of commentating to more serious, in-depth talk.

More and more it looks like NBC is serious about this hockey-thingy

Posted by Red Winger from Sault Ste Marie, MI on 10/07/14 at 04:59 PM ET

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Never have seen NBC simulcast Canadian broadcasts, maybe NBCSN but not NBC.

Posted by Puckbubba on 10/07/14 at 08:16 PM ET

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