Which team will get the edge in the Phil Kessel/Tyler Seguin battle this season? (Icon SMI)

Phil Kessel, Toronto’s Resected Tumor

Steve Simmons’ recent red-faced column in the Toronto Sun lambasting Phil Kessel for, among other things, eating hot dogs, is a jarring piece of vitriol. By Simmons’ estimation, this man, this professional athlete, […]

by · July 4, 2015 · 0 comments · Hockey Media
The 2012 NHL Draft

Rough Draft: Changes in TV Coverage for the NHL’s Selection Shows

There will be some changes in how this year’s draft will be covered in North America with the shifting of the Canadian television rights from TSN to Rogers Sportsnet. What’s […]

by · June 26, 2015 · 0 comments · Hockey Media, NHL Entry Draft
Stars’ Fans Should Listen to Game 6

Stars’ Fans Should Listen to Game 6

On Friday, the Stars announced Dave Strader as the new voice of the Dallas Stars. However before he begins with the Stars, Strader has some work to finish. Strader will […]

by · June 15, 2015 · 0 comments · Dallas Stars, Hockey Media
Rogers Issues Insulting Response to HNIC Criticism

Rogers Issues Insulting Response to HNIC Criticism

The first year of Hockey Night in Canada after it was taken over by Rogers was nothing short of a disaster, and don’t let the spin from Rogers’ media boss Scott […]

Slow hockey nights, it seems like your TV is like this but hey, we have hope for you. (File Photo)

The 10 Greatest Hockey Commercials of All Time

Compared to the other Big 4 sports leagues (NFL, NBA, MLB), the NHL commercials are in a different universe. Quick, think to yourself: when’s the last time you saw a […]

Ad-Sense and Nonsense: The NHL’s Marketing Successes and Failures

Ad-Sense and Nonsense: The NHL’s Marketing Successes and Failures

The NHL is on the rise. After spending years as the redheaded stepchild of professional sports leagues, hockey is starting to make its way back to prime-time television again. NBC […]

by · June 1, 2015 · 0 comments · Hockey Media, News
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Pierre McGuire in Uncharted Territory for Game 7

As the Fratellis serenaded the United Center for the sixth and final time Wednesday night, the Chicago Blackhawks skated off the ice, satisfied with their 5-2 victory over the Anaheim Ducks. […]

At times, it was frustrating for Phil Kessel to play the lead role in the saga that was the Toronto Maple Leafs. (Marc DesRosiers-USA TODAY Sports)

Even With Babcock, Kessel Must Be Traded

It sure didn’t take long for the pundits to start questioning how much rebuilding the Leafs should do in the wake of their hiring of Mike Babcock. The Toronto Star’s […]

Voice of the Stars Moving on to Act 2

Voice of the Stars Moving on to Act 2

The 2015-16 season will be the first season in Dallas Stars history without Ralph Strangis’ familiar voice in the broadcast booth. Strangis’ departure was a surprise to most, but as […]

by · April 27, 2015 · 0 comments · Dallas Stars, Hockey Media
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Stop Villainizing the Media!

In today’s age of social media, sports coverage has transformed into a job where immediate access is not only expected, it’s demanded. Beat writers are constantly tweeting and posting about […]

by · April 22, 2015 · 0 comments · Hockey Media
Chuck Kaiton

Chuck Kaiton; Absolutely Hockey’s Best Radio Voice Pt 2

"He's a slippery little eel." Another beauty from the great Chuck Kaiton. — Jonathan Stout (@jastout89) March 29, 2015 I recently sat down with a hockey broadcasting legend. Chuck Kaiton […]

Chuck Kaiton

Chuck Kaiton; Absolutely Hockey’s Best Radio Voice Pt 1

I love listening to Chuck Kaiton, best voice in hockey! @NHLCanes @NHL — Spencer Stouthamer (@spenceeeeeeeeee) March 12, 2015 I recently sat down with a hockey broadcasting legend. Chuck Kaiton […]