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from Brad Kelly at DurhamRegion.com,
Q. It’s often been said hockey players are the best professional athletes to deal with, is that what you have found? What separates them from other sports?
I’ve covered baseball, football, I haven’t done much in the way of basketball other than hosting some NBA stuff for CTV in the early days. I guess it comes back to being Canadian. I know it’s a very biased way of looking at things. It changes year by year. This year at the draft we saw so many American kids drafted. You’ll see a lot more next year too. As I grew up in the business, I rode the bus with the Brandon Wheat Kings in the late 80s and early 90s. On the bus were guys like Kevin Cheveldayoff, who’s now the general manager of the Winnipeg Jets. Wade Redden who had a very good NHL career. Chris Dingman who won a couple of Stanley Cups and is still in Tampa Bay. And on and on it goes. You forge relationships with those guys because you are like-minded. Not because you are associated with the sport of hockey. They’re good people and as long as you approach your business fairly and accurately, I think you are going to connect. I always found that to be the case in hockey in grassroots level all the way up to the NHL.
Q. How has social media changed the way you do your job?
In a couple of ways. From a positive perspective, obviously you can break information now through social media immediately. I look at Bob McKenzie as the pioneer of hockey insiders. He is and was somebody I always looked up to. He kind of blazed the trail for guys like me to come up through the ranks. We would break our stories on radio or various websites and that was how we did our business. That’s how we built our brand. And then Twitter was introduced. I was one of the first ones on Twitter at TSN. It was shocking to me how quickly the followers grew. Literally in one day I had 4,000 followers....
Darren Dreger of TSN was recently on the NHL Network and discussed the future or Glen Sather, proposed rule changes, Jeff Blashill, Austin Matthews, Dougie Hamilton contract and the goaltending situation in Ottawa.
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.
Darren Derger of TSN joined NHL Live today and topics discussed were the Lapierre hit on Boyle, Kaleta's appeal, Ryan Miller's future and Edmonton's goalie issue,
Darren Dreger of TSN was on the NHL Network today and discussed the Kesler injury and if the Canucks would make a move, realignment, Getzlaf and Perry and the trade involving Cole and Ryder.
Regarding the realignment talk, Dreger says it is not at a point where it could go off the track, but there is still some back and forth talking going on. The PA is getting input from the players this week.
Darren Dreger of TSN was on NHL Live today and the topics discussed were Michel Therrien in Montreal, Roberto Luongo, Calgary's goaltending situation and Getzlaf and Perry status in Anaheim.
Watch the East below…
via AM640 in Toronto,
TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger has signed on as the new full-time host of Leafs Lunch!
Darren is the TSN Hockey Insider on the network’s NHL and international hockey coverage. He is a Gemini Award nominee and has been selected twice by The Hockey News as one of the game’s 100 most powerful and influential people.
Listen to Leafs Lunch with Darren Dreger TODAY from Noon - 1pm.