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from Sean Fitz-Gerald of the National Post,
“You know? The good Lord has been a friend of mine; he’s looked after me up to this point, and I still talk to Him fairly often — and I guess it’s up to Him,” he said. “It’s not up to me. It’s up to a lot of people, really.”
Cole was speaking with host Andi Petrillo in an interview aired on the CBC’s website, as the ground around the flagship hockey program continued to shift. Starting next season, a new organization will be in charge of Hockey Night, and new faces will appear.
“I’d like to keep going,” Cole told Petrillo. “I feel good. I love the game. I still get passionate. I still get butterflies. If any of that changed, I’d think about packing it in. But maybe they’ll get rid of me before I get rid of myself.”
added 1:53pm, Added the CBC Hockey Hangout with Bob Cole, watch/listen below...
Scott Moore, President of Sportsnet, introduces the new hockey team at a press conference today...
All the hockey experts from Sportsnet will be covering the trade deadline, coverage starts at 8:00am ET and you can watch the live stream below...
from a Sportsnet press release,
TORONTO (January 22, 2013) The fans have spoken! Sportsnet, Canada’s prime destination for all things hockey, kicked off the start of its NHL broadcast schedule with authority, recording its largest audience ever for an NHL regional game with an average of 1.1 million (2+) viewers tuning in to the Toronto Maple Leafs home opener vs. the Buffalo Sabres last night on Sportsnet Ontario at 7 p.m. ET. Sportsnet has produced five Canadian NHL regional broadcasts in the first three days of the NHL season, delivering double to triple digit audience growth across all of its broadcasts.
I'm not sure if this will bring a smile to your face or a frown.
No matter what, make sure to sign the petition.
Watch Sportsnet Hockey Free Agency Show below…
update 2:26pm, Show has ended.
from Bruce Dowbiggin of the Globe and Mail,
There are NHL playoff rating and then there are Canadian NHL playoff ratings. As expected, the upset of Vancouver in Round 1 almost halved the numbers CBC garnered in 2011’s Round 2, when the Canucks defeated Nashville. CBC’s coverage of the Washington/New York Rangers series averaged over 1.5 million viewers (all ratings +2) a game while the New Jersey/Philadelphia series averaged over 1.4 million viewers a game (for a 1.49 M. average in Round 2).
By comparison, the Canucks’ playoff games in 2011 averaged 2.8 million viewers a game, pushing CBC’s average rating per game to a healthy 2.16 million. The ratings would not have been as high had the Ottawa Senators made it past Round 1 this year, but they still would have trumped the all-American series just concluded. The last time no Canadian teams made it past Round 1 was 1996 when games averaged 1.36 M.
more plus some talk on CBC may be out bid on the next Canadian TV contract…
from Bruce Dowbiggin of the Globe and Mail,
Reporting has become a perilous business in the era of social media, shaved to seconds, not hours, in the pursuit of scoops and breaking news.
Using Twitter, Facebook and other Internet outlets, news is instantaneous. As we’ve seen in innumerable gaffes on these platforms lately, there is precious little time for reflection or fact-checking.
Nowhere was the breath-taking speed more conspicuous than last Monday’s NHL trade deadline day, where scoops – when they finally arrived in earnest five hours into the network TV shows – came quickly. By our count, Rogers Sportsnet nudged slightly ahead of TSN on the scoop category (the prized pelt of BlackBerry journalism) in relation to the 15 deals of the day.
But how do TSN and Sportsnet fact-check under the white-hot glare of instant deadlines? Do they use the same protocols? Is there time for a background call to verify trade details when your opponent can trump you in a heartbeat?
Sportsnet is streaming right now and I am going to assume right through the trade deadline and then some.
Watch it below…
I’ve been watching it for a few minutes and the stream seems to be stopping, starting, etc., hopefully they will get it figured out soon.
Rogers Sportsnet is pleased to announce Scott Morrison, one of hockey’s most respected and credible insiders, is returning to the network.
Morrison, a recipient of the Hockey Hall of Fame’s Elmer Ferguson Memorial Award in 2006, is the new Executive Producer of Hockey, effective immediately. He will also appear as an insider on Hockeycentral and Sportsnet Radio The FAN 590 and FAN 960, as well as a feature writer for Sportsnet magazine and a contributor to sportsnet.ca.
“Scott Morrison’s leadership and proven track record in hockey helps raise the bar on all four of our platforms,” said Scott Woodgate, Vice-President of News and Information Programming, Rogers Sportsnet. “Adding him to our roster bolsters our ability to break news and to tell great stories.”
“I am pleased to be joining a great team. It feels like in many ways I am coming home again,” said Morrison. “I look forward to successfully growing the hockey brand on all four platforms.”
Maybe the Executive Producer Of Hockey can figure out a way for us, the US hockey fan, to watch videos at Sportsnet. Right now we are geo-locked from viewing.
Many of the hockey experts at Sportsnet discuss trades, both made and what can happen before the deadline of February 28th at 3:00pm ET.
Sportsnet put together a 3 minute video highlighting some of the great plays from the NHL games prior to the All-Star break.
The HockeyCentrral guys, especially Nick Kypreos, was not a fan of Malkin’s game last night.
Numerous topics discussed, including Crosby’s streak coming to an end, does Osgood belong in the HHOF and many more topics…