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Need More Hockey? I have the Answer

If you are a hockey fan, than you are probably following your favorite sport in a number of different ways.

May be you are one that watches the games on television, listens to the game on the radio, purchases the NHL Center Ice package for your family’s television, buys the NHL GameCenter Live package for your computer, or follows everything by hopping online and checking out all the hockey blogs, hockey beat writers, and so on and so forth.

Believe it or not, folks, there is another way and it is three words: NHL Home Ice.

NHL Home Ice is Sirius/XM’s 24/7 hockey channel. NHL Home Ice has great hosts, great producers, terrific content and an awesome Boss in Joe Thistel.

This outlet is dedicated to hockey like no other. The hosts are not only some of the most knowledgeable hockey people out there, but they are also true fans of the game we all know and love.

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An E-mail Interview with Shawn McKenzie

I’ve been lucky to conduct a lot of e-mail interviews during the course of my three seasons at Kukla’s Korner.

Today, I bring to you an e-mail interview with Shawn McKenzie, the son of the hockey insider Bob McKenzie and the brother of AHLer Mike McKenzie. It is a terrific honor to have now interviewed three of the four members of the great McKenzie hockey family.

Shawn was kind enough to take time out of his busy schedule to tell us about how he got into hockey, his involvement with The Fourth Period lifestyle hockey magazine and web site as well as his part in his father’s book.

PH: How did you get into hockey?
SM: If I didn’t like hockey I probably would have been traded for future considerations. Being born into my family it was less of a choice and more a way of life. When I was born, my Dad was Editor In Chief of The Hockey News and my older brother Mike was already playing. When the rest of your family is so passionate about something you want to be just like them. But let’s be honest hockey isn’t a hard thing to love. It’s such an amazing sport that I quickly became passionate too.

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Dennis Bernstein’s Hockey Thoughts

Dennis Bernstein of the terrific The Fourth Period Hockey Lifetsyle Magazine and web site was kind enough to stop by and give us some of his hockey thoughts for the week.

PH: How do you think the NHL will handle the concussion issue now that some rules have been put in place? Do you think they’ll work?
DB: Not sure they will work and NHL needs to have more solutions. They have to explore things like putting some level of legal obstruction back in as to slow the game down a bit. The NHL also needs to look at the equipment, players today look like they wear amour. Look at an old picture of Gretzky without his sweater on, minimal padding.

PH: Do you think there is a place in the NHL for Matt Cooke of the Pittsburgh Penguins? Do you think he will finally learn his lesson or will it fall upon deaf ears?
DB: If Cooke was put on waivers today, 15 teams would pick him up. With that said, I wouldn’t want him on my team. It’s interesting to see that this suspension was the first time that other players commented that the felt it was the correct punishment, you’ve never seen that before. As for changing his ways, it brings to mind Bryan Marchment, another player that never altered his style of dirty play.

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An E-mail Interview with Dennis Bernstein of The Fourth Period

Dennis Bernstein, an extremely important part of The Fourth Period web site and hockey lifestyle magazine, was kind enough to take time out of his extremely busy schedule to tell us about how he got into hockey, how he got into covering hockey, his role at The Fourth Period, and the future of the web site and the lifestyle magazine.

PH: How did you get into hockey?
DB: My first recollection of hockey was listening to New York Rangers radio broadcasts a child; sitting on my parent’s bedroom floor and imagining I was a goalie making saves with a ruler and a small toy puck.

PH: Growing up, who was your favorite team/player? Why?
DB: Originally a Rangers fan, when I was 13 I moved from the Bronx to Central New Jersey where we picked up broadcasts of Flyers game on UHF (what’s that??). These were the Broad Street Bullies pre-Stanley Cup; they were young, exciting and, controversial, so it wasn’t hard to shift my rooting preferences. My favorites were the usual suspects, Clarke, MacLeish, Parent and Schultz.

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An E-Mail Interview with David Pagnotta of The Fourth Period

Earlier this afternoon, I was lucky enough to receive answers to an e-mail interview I did with David Pagnotta of The Fourth Period. If you don’t know this already, The Fourth Period is a terrific hockey web site/magazine that is worth checking out on a daily basis.

David was kind enough to take time out of his busy schedule and tell us about how he got into the game, how he started The Fourth Period and his current thoughts on surprising teams/players this year.

PH: How did you get into hockey?
DP: I was never a great player. I knew there wasn’t any hope in hell that I was good enough to take my game to the next level. That sucked, but I wanted to get into the game somehow. I figured, if I could do it on the ice, I might as well give it a shot off it. I got involved in hockey about 10 years ago when I started TFP. I really got it going for fun; I was still in school and I really could care less about most of my classes. I still did the work, but hockey was a priority. I was also an off-ice official in the OHL, and being that close to the game got my juices flowing even more. After noticing that more and more people kept visiting, I expanded it. I started interviewing scouts, GMs and players and they actually called me back. In fact, Scott Howson was the first to call back when he was working with the Edmonton Oilers. One thing led to another and it took off.

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