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from Tim Campbell of NHL.com,

How is this working out, that you're calling games in the arena but you're not inside the NHL bubble?

"I felt like I didn't need to be in the bubble and when it became obvious that the NHL would allow us to work without being in the bubble, I still knew that I could have Zoom contact and we could ask questions and get answers when we needed them so I just felt like I was better to be outside of the bubble because there are so many hours. Even though you're doing a game every day and we were for a long time and sometimes two a day, the day stretches out and is so long that I felt it would be important to be able to go out for a walk, to be able to go for a run and get some exercise, to be in the fresh air more and to have some freedom. You give up a little of the personal contact you might have with the players or coaches in the bubble but you don't end up having that much anyway. There are five categories of security with No. 1 being in the bubble and we are No. 5, so have no contact with the other four, but we get our temperature checked and a questionnaire every day, go into the rink with a mask on, sit down at our work place, do the game and get out."

What's the challenge to call games with no fans, no fan noise?

more answers and questions...

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Jim Hughson Honored To Be The Recipient Of The Foster Hewitt Memorial Award

from Mike Zeisberger of NHL.com,

Jim Hughson crouched in front of Foster Hewitt's plaque at the Hockey Hall of Fame earlier this month and asked a question many of his peers have pondered for decades.

How did Hewitt, the man who pioneered hockey play-by-play, come up with the famous phrase, 'He shoots, he scores?' It's a phrase Hughson, the lead announcer on 'Hockey Night in Canada' uses to this day.

Hewitt became a groundbreaker in hockey broadcasting when he called his first game on the radio in 1923. He would become the voice of the sport for the next half century, primarily on Toronto Maple Leafs games.

"I always wish I'd been at that rink with him the day that he did that first broadcast," Hughson said of Hewitt, who died in 1985. "Because I wonder if he was thinking beforehand: 'What am I going to say when the puck goes into the net?'

"How did he come up with that? Did he talk to his family and say, 'Should it be, He shoots, he scores? Or should it be, A shot and a goal?'

"I would have loved to have that conversation with him."

Hughson will never have that opportunity, yet he still pays homage to the broadcasting great every Saturday night during the NHL season by using those same four words.

It's yet another reason why Hughson is so deeply honored to be the recipient of the 2019 Foster Hewitt Memorial Award, presented by the Hockey Hall of Fame to members of the radio and television industry who make outstanding contributions to their profession and the game of hockey during their broadcasting career.


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2019 Hockey Hall of Fame NHL Media Award Recipients Announced

TORONTO (May 28, 2019) -  Mark Spector, President of the Professional Hockey Writers’ Association, and Chuck Kaiton, President of the NHL Broadcasters’ Association, announced today that Frank Brown will receive the Elmer Ferguson Memorial Award for excellence in hockey journalism, and Jim Hughson will receive the Foster Hewitt Memorial Award for outstanding contributions as a hockey broadcaster. 

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Video- Stats, Stats And More Stats

via CBC,

Goals, assists and shots on goal are the old standbys, but a new wave of statistics is catching on, giving hockey fans and analysts a deeper look at the game.

Corsi and Fenwick are two of the advanced stats that go beyond the traditional numbers, using data on shots attempted to gauge which teams are truly outplaying their opponents, and which are getting by on good fortune.

Not everyone is buying in, though, as Hockey Night in Canada play-by-play man Jim Hughson says in his latest video blog.

watch below...

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Video- Players Come Out Fighting

HNIC play-by-play man Jim Hughson has noticed more fighting this season.  How about you?


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The Voice Of The Canucks?

from Bruce Dowbiggin of the Globe and Mail,

“Take that, Ben Eager,” CBC play-by-play announcer Jim Hughson exclaimed as the San Jose forward’s penalties sabotaged the Sharks in Game 2 of the NHL Western Conference final against Vancouver.

Hughson was assuming the voice of Canucks retribution on the feisty Eager, a nice stylistic flourish. But it’s led some outside Vancouver’s orbit to question whether Hughson has been a little too in-sync with the feelings of the Canucks and their fans.

After all, goes the thinking, if Bob Cole and Don Cherry can be pilloried outside Toronto for a perceived bias toward the Maple Leafs (Cherry boasts of his blue-and-white fandom), should the same standard not be applied to the No. 1 play-by-play voice of Hockey Night in Canada?


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A Look At Jim Hughson

from Gordon McIntyre of the Vancouver Province,

If you’d never heard Hughson call Olympics hockey or any of his work on CBC, TSN, Sportsnet, ABC, ESPN, EA Sports NHL—if you just looked at all the stops he’s made along the way (including voice of the Leafs), you’d think, “This guy can’t hold a job.”

“You name the Canadian network and I’ve had paycheques from them,” Hughson, fresh off covering some White Rock trails on a morning run, said with a laugh when the question is put to him.

With a six-year contract from CBC in his pocket to be Ma Corp’s top hockey broadcaster, replacing

75-year-old Bob Cole, who’s being eased out, Hughson is looked upon by most as the best broadcaster in Canada. (Although Chris Cuthbert is no slouch, Hughson out-Geminis him 5-2.)

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Decision Time For Jim Hughson

frm William Houston of the Globe and Mail,

Both the CBC and Rogers Sportsnet are bidding for the services of Hughson, the play-by-play veteran who will be a free agent in the summer.

Hughson, based in Vancouver, has for several years been employed by both the CBC’s Hockey Night in Canada and Sportsnet, but that will change in his next deal.

“I’ve pretty much determined it will be Sportsnet or Hockey Night in Canada,” Hughson said this week. “But I can honestly tell you I don’t know which way it’s going.”

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