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Please Explain

from William Houston of the Globe and Mail,

On Sunday, during NBC’s telecast of the Boston Bruins-Detroit Red Wings game, colour commentator Ed Olczyk brought up the subject of Edmonton’s “one-two-two,” and also its “one-four.”
The guess here is that about one half of 1 per cent of sports viewers in the United States would know that Olczyk was talking about defensive strategies and not dance steps.
Olczyk discussed the “D,” about penetrating the D and cutting off the D, but he can’t assume every viewer knows that D stands for defence.
And when he said the Bruins were “playing up high,” we’re not sure what he meant.

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Catch “NHL On The Fly”

NEW YORK (March 12, 2007) – NHL Interactive Cyber Enterprises (ICE), the digital arm of the National Hockey League (NHL), today announced NHL Network’s signature show NHL On The Fly: Final—now airing in Canada—will be made available for the first time in the United States online at NHL.com. The hockey highlight show will be offered for free through the Stanley Cup Final.

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Center Ice Online Goes Live

NEW YORK (March 12, 2007)—The National Hockey League (NHL) today announced that NHL Center Ice, the League’s out-of-market subscription package, will now be available to fans in the U.S. and Canada on NHL.com. NHL Center Ice Online provides fans the opportunity to watch up to 40 games per week through a broadband connection on their personal computer or laptop.

NHL Center Ice Online features comprehensive game coverage through the regular-season finale on April 8, plus select games from the Stanley Cup Quarterfinal and Semifinal Rounds (all games subject to local blackout). Current NHL Center Ice television subscribers can purchase NHL Center Ice Online for half price with proof of television package purchase.

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NBC- Will They Ever Get It Right

Bruins-Wngs game on the local Detroit, NBC affiliate HD channel was not on.  We were receiving the Rangers-Hurricanes game in HD, then switched to the Wings game about five minutes into the game.  But the game is not in HD.
NBC has yet to have a perfect weekend with any of the NHL telecasts, numerous blips each week.
Someone needs to take charge.
Ah, as I am typing this, the game goes HD.

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NHL On NBC, Sunday, March 11th

Thanks to KK member SteveNJ...

12:00pm EST PM
NBCSports.com
The NHL On NBC Countdown to Faceoff
Host: Bill Clement
Analysts: Ray Ferraro and Brett Hull

12:30pm EST
The NHL On NBC Game of the Week
Boston Bruins vs. Detroit Red Wings
Available in HD
Play By Play: Mike Emrick
Color: Eddie Olczyk
Inside the Glass: Pierre McGuire
Will air in the following U.S. NHL markets, and in a total of 87.6% of the United States: Boston, Detroit, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Washington, Atlanta, Florida, Tampa Bay, Chicago, Nashville, Columbus, St. Louis, Dallas, Los Angeles, San Jose, Anaheim, Phoenix, Colorado, Minnesota

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Talking Broadband

from Multichannel News,

The NHL also hasn’t announced a launch date for its broadband service, but the league said it would open the broadband feed to anyone for a fee — most likely mirroring the $129 cost of the NHL Center Ice linear service. Customers who already subscribe to Center Ice via satellite or digital cable would receive a rebate.
While Ritter said the league hopes to generate incremental revenue from the broadband service, it’s more a complementary service to coverage from its national TV rights holders Versus and NBC, as well as the various regional sports networks.
“I think we live in a world where people want to access content however they want to access it,” said Ritter, adding that close to 80% of traffic on NHL.com is accessed via broadband connection.

read on... many sports covered in this article, with other NHL talk sprinkled in…

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Producing A Better Game

from Brad Holland at NHL.com,

Recently, the NHL put together an “all-star” team of television experts comprised of John Shannon, the NHL’s vice president of broadcasting, Jim Wilkes, an ex-Molstar TV executive and Al Mountford, famous in the broadcasting industry for his hockey camerawork and the man who shot the 1980 Lake Placid “Miracle On Ice.” The three men have compiled a DVD and have met with every team in the league in an effort to help the regional broadcasters produce a better televised hockey game.
“Every team has a copy of the DVD and we (finished reviewing it) with all 30 teams,” Shannon said. “And right now we’re in the process of writing a case-book to help the broadcasters.”

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300 & The NHL

from Comics2Film,

The Spartan swords of Warner’s “300” are mixing it up with the slashing sticks of the National Hockey League.
Marking the first time the NHL has promoted a Hollywood pic, the league has cut a 30-second TV spot mixing game play footage with scenes from Warner Bros.’ violent ancient battle actioner “300.”
Spot, produced by NHL Prods., will air during NHL games on NBC, Versus, TSN and local affiliates. It also will play on the league’s Web site and in-arena games in select markets.

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NHL On NBC- 33 Years Ago

Let’s go way back…

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Center Ice Online

A KK reader emailed me this morning, stated he registered for NHL Center Ice Online last night and watched games online.
He also mentioned it worked great. 
I am trying to get more information on this.

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