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from Dave McBrayer of Barry Melrose Rocks,
BMR: Pick one: Ed Olczyk or Barry Melrose?
Carrie: Eddie O with Barry’s mullet…yummy.
BMR: You just gave us a very disturbing mental image with that last answer. Clearly, you don’t mind blogs since you’re talking to us and have dabbled in some of your own. What are your thoughts on blogging and where sports media is headed?
Carrie: I loooooove bloggers, and it seems that the Internet is quickly becoming our main source for news and entertainment so get comfy boys…I don’t think you’ll be unemployed anytime soon.
from Ben H. Rome at WeLoveDC,
You’ve had a few chances to interview Caps players and coaches - any favorites? Best quotes?
Carrie: My favorite two Caps interviews were Bruce Boudreau and Alex Ovechkin. I asked Bruce what it was like to coach what could be the greatest player right now and he said, “It’s great for me, bad for everyone else.”
Hockey is still dominated with male fans. With your experience, do you see more women becoming fans of hockey, and what can the NHL do to increase that fan base?
Carrie: I’ve seen hockey fans in all shapes and sizes, male and female, young and old, you name it. That’s a good start at least but what we do on The Hockey Show is give fans an all-access pass to everything NHL. We take fans behind the scenes and bring to life the “entertainment” side, all while paying respect to the sport itself….
from Phil of Gunaxin.com,
We’re not breaking any headlines when we tell you that Carrie Milbank is hot. Most of you probably know that by now. If you don’t know who she is, you are missing out. Carrie Milbank is most often seen in the currently running NHL commercials, but maybe that is just because I watch the NHL Network excessively. Honestly, I can’t even tell you what she is advertising.
Adam Proteau talks to Carrie Milbank of The Hockey Show and asks what it was like starting her new job.
“Honestly, I was so scared at first,” said Milbank, who has been working in broadcasting since 2003. “I really wanted The Hockey Show job, and when I got it, I was like, ‘uh-oh, what am I going to do?’ Because not only was I scared of the players, I was scared of the fans, because they’re so intense.
“So I bought the book Hockey For Dummies. I bought The Smart Girl’s Guide To Sports to help me prepare. But talking to the guys and being around the game really helps you get to know what hockey’s all about.
From their conversation:
KB: Did you grow up a hockey fan or has this been one of those steep-learning-curve kind of things?
CM: I was deprived of hockey when I was a kid. I’m from Houston, Texas, where it’s a sin to put any other sport above football. But I’ll admit that while I was growing up and everyone else was playing Super Mario Bros., I was dominating Blades Of Steel on my Nintendo. I would spend hours playing that game and I always wanted to be Montreal. I loved it when the computer would yell ‘Faceoff!’ and my favorite part was starting a fist fight with the other team…I always won of course.