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Red Wings GM Ken Holland to appear on Gary Bettman’s radio show today

Per the Red Wings, this should be…Interesting…


NEW YORK (February 16, 2012) – Detroit Red Wings Executive Vice President/General Manager Ken Holland and USA Hockey Executive Director Dave Ogrean will be the guests on today’s NHL Hour With Commissioner Gary Bettman.  The show, which encourages fans to call in with questions, airs Thursdays on NHL Network, NHL.com and on Sirius XM Radio at 6 p.m., ET.

The Detroit Red Wings now own the NHL record for the longest single-season winning streak at home.  By defeating the Dallas Stars 3-1 on Tuesday night at Joe Louis Arena, they became the first team in League history to win 21 straight games on home ice in one season. The Red Wings will attempt to extend their record when they take on the Nashville Predators at home tomorrow (7:30 p.m. ET, NHL Network US , Fox Sports Detroit.)

USA Hockey will celebrate its fifth anniversary of Hockey Weekend Across America this weekend and USA Hockey Director Dave Ogrean will call in to discuss this nationwide initiative which celebrates the game and those involved at all levels while exposing hockey to new audiences.  As part of the Hockey Weekend Across America celebration, NBC and NBC Sports Network will present its Hockey Day in America Presented by McDonald’s broadcast on Sunday, providing nine hours of NHL coverage across its platforms, including a regional broadcast of the Detroit Red Wings hosting the San Jose Sharks on NBC at Noon ET.

NHL Hour with Commissioner Gary Bettman broadcasts live on Thursdays from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. ET on NHL Network, NHL.com as well as NHL Home Ice (channel 92 on XM and channel 207 on Sirius Premier). The show will re-air on Sirius XM Radio, with archived shows available for download via podcast on NHL.com.

The show encourages fans to call in with questions. To submit questions to NHL Hour call 1-877-NHL-ON-XM (1-877-645-6696).  NHL Hour with Commissioner Gary Bettman is a production of NHL Radio.

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RorSchach's avatar

So, I wonder what fan will call and beg for Holland to sign Nash at whatever the cost. I won’t be listening to it. But good info.

Posted by RorSchach from Datsberg on 02/16/12 at 03:37 PM ET


Gary’s show is hilarious. I don’t know who screens the calls, but they don’t do a very good job.

Caller #1 “Hey Mr Bettman, how come you hate Canada?”

Caller #2 ” Why do you give all these guys concussions?”

Caller #3 “Why are there so many teams in the US South when Americans hate hockey?”

Caller #4 “Why did you steal the Nordiques?”

Caller #5 “How come you didn’t fire Kerry Fraser for rigging the Leafs-Kings 93 playoff series?”

and so on. EJ just sits their uncomfortably during all of this.

Posted by larry from pitt on 02/16/12 at 03:41 PM ET


or 92. whatever year it was.

Posted by larry from pitt on 02/16/12 at 03:42 PM ET

RorSchach's avatar

Now I might have to tune in somehow. Haha.

Posted by RorSchach from Datsberg on 02/16/12 at 03:50 PM ET

TheRealYooper's avatar

The NHL Hour with Commissioner Gary Bettman RSS feed

Posted by TheRealYooper from within sight of the edge of the Earth. on 02/16/12 at 06:51 PM ET

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