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Bob McKenzie and Mike Milbury talked fighting in the NHL last night on NBCSN.
from Curtis Rush of the Toronto Star,
Q: You were a little uncomfortable with the title, as you explained in the preface. Why did you feel that way?
A: The only concern I had was that some people might think it’s a tell-all book where it’s going to be nothing but telling behind-the-scene stories about why they traded this guy, and why they didn’t do this or that. While there is an element of that to it, it’s more a story about people telling stories for the very first time, or me telling you about a guy you need to know. For example, Mark Lindsay, and not many people know who Jari Byrski is. You should know these people. I didn’t want people to think this is the second coming of “Ball Four.”
Q: If the book isn’t a tell-all, what exactly is it?
A: The book is a collection of stories about people involved in the game and stories that people haven’t heard before. The first chapter, for example, is about a near-death experience (involving NHL executive Colin Campbell) and that story has never been told before. I thought it was an opportunity to tell some of those stories.
The book comes out on Oct. 14th and can be pre-ordered at Amazon.com (KK affiliate link). It is available in hardcover and Kindle.
STAMFORD, Conn. – Oct. 8, 2014 – Bob McKenzie, the longtime TSN Hockey Insider with more than 35 years of reporting experience, is joining NBC Sports Group’s NHL coverage. The announcement was made today by Sam Flood, Executive Producer, NBC Sports & NBCSN. Flood also announced that TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger will join NBC Sports Group’s NHL coverage as a contributor. Both McKenzie and Dreger will continue in their respective roles for TSN in Canada.
McKenzie, generally regarded as the industry’s top Hockey Insider, will appear regularly across NBC and NBCSN throughout the NHL regular season and Stanley Cup Playoffs. He will be an in-studio contributor to NBCSN’s Wednesday Night Rivalry telecasts, beginning tonight, and will provide on-site commentary at NHL All-Star Weekend, the Stanley Cup Final, and NHL Draft. Dreger will serve in a similar role, but less frequently.
Even after 35 years, this one stands out:
Phil Esposito. Shortly after he hoodwinked the NHL into granting him the Tampa Bay Lightning expansion franchise (which finally landed in saner, richer hands), Esposito and the Lightning came to Toronto for their first game against the Maple Leafs. My assignment was to get a question-and-answer out of him.
For some reason, perhaps connected to his turn as a star for Team Canada in the 1972 Soviet series a good 20 years earlier, Esposito hated the Toronto media. It was apparent the minute he walked in the door that night.
He reluctantly agreed to the interview. He started to answer the first question and then said, “The hell with this. I’m not answering any of your effing questions,” and walked off. This was between the first and second period. After the game, he was approached by Bob McKenzie, who worked for the Toronto Starat the time. There was an exchange of words and Esposito punched him. McKenzie called the cops and had Esposito charged with assault. The charges were dropped when Espo apologized.
Told by David Shoalts of the Globe and Mail in an interview with On The Fourth Floor, where you can read more from Shoalts.
Bob McKenzie of TSN was on NHL Live today and discussed the future of Evander Kane, Kirk Muller's future as the head coach of the Carolina Hurricanes and the Jack Adams Trophy race.
Bob McKenzie of TSN was on NHL Live today and talked WJC, Roberto Luongo update and Team Canada and the latest on the GM search for the Buffalo Sabres.
Do you agree with Bob McKenzie?
I know Twitter is great for delivering the latest news, but in-game tweets are really hard to follow. He shoots, he saves, he hits, plus pictures of ice, etc. are in my mind not needed.
Bob McKenzie of TSN joined NHL Live today and discussed hybrid icing, today's roster movement and how will Tortorella do in Vancouver.
Bob McKenzie of TSN made his weekly, Monday visit with the NHL Network today and topics of discussion were the GM Meetings, Oliver Ekman-Larsson and other young defensemen upcoming contracts.
The last topic was Segei Kostitsyn's failed back-check plus general Predators talk.
The NHL Network had their weekly chat with Bob McKenzie of TSN today.
Topics discussed were realignment, the Ryan Getzlaf signing and what it means for Corey Perry and are the Senators interested in making a trade.
Bob McKenzie of TSN joined the NHL Network today and topics discussed were Canucks coach Alain Vigneault and his post-game comments from last night, do the Carolina Hurricanes go shopping for a goalie, the goalie situation for the Florida Panthers and the Mike Brown trade to Edmonton.
Watch the video below...
The first half of the interview on the NHL Network is spent on rookie talk, will they stay in the NHL or not? The next topic is Jason Arnott followed by the hot NHL teams, surprises and how will it all shake out.
Bob McKenzie of TSN joined NHL Live today for about 6 minutes. The topics he discussed were the not so good teams, the old and young players performing well, the Roberto Luongo situation, Scott Gomez, the unsigned RFAs and the Lupul signing in Toronto.
Watch the interview below...
First a Wayne Gretzky commercial, then a young Chris Pronger and a younger Bob McKenzie at the end of the video.
I normally don’t do book reviews for this simple reason- I don’t have the free time to actually read books.
But when Bob McKenzie personally sends you his book, Hockey Dad: True Confessions of a (Crazy?) Hockey Parent, well, you read it.
Now, I am not a hockey dad, but as a fan of hockey, I thoroughly enjoyed the book.
Perhaps the most straightforward way to review the book is to use Bob’s own words…
from the prologue of Hockey Dad,
Hockey Insider is what I do, not necessarily who I am….
Yes, Hockey Dad is what I am. As passionate as I am about my job, as passionate I am about hockey, I am even more passionate about my family….
Enough said, get the book if you are a hockey fan, hockey mom or hockey dad.
Hockey Dad can be purchased at Amazon (affiliate link).
Bob McKenzie of TSN tells you Why He Loves Hockey at Puck Daddy….
And not just in the NHL. Have you ever been at a minor hockey game that goes into overtime? The sense of drama, anticipation and palpable fear and tension, on and off the ice, is unlike anything in any other sport.