September 5th, 2015 In Chicago Blackhawks, Commentary, Editor's Choice, Hockey Media 0 comments

I have tried my darndest to stay out of the whole Patrick Kane fray for a variety of reasons.  Most notably because I have virtually no direct knowledge of anything that has happened.  My sources have thus advised me to keep quiet (I have some very smart sources).  Unfortunately, as the investigation continues, it seems some writers will...

July 23rd, 2015 In Hockey Media, NHL Expansion, Vancouver Canucks 0 comments

Rivalries are the fuel of the National Hockey League and somehow, somewhere along the path of expansion, NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman felt a regional match up between Florida municipalities was more important than investing in a virtually untapped US-Pacific Northwest market. The 'Sunbelt' movement has continued to drag down the league's finances...

July 4th, 2015 In Hockey Media 0 comments

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, is the malignant causa sua behind an entire organization's atrocious second half of last season. Simmons gifts Kessel with...

June 26th, 2015 In Hockey Media, NHL Entry Draft 0 comments

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 New for the 2015 NHL Draft? TSN won’t have any live coverage of the draft on its five networks due to Sportsnet getting the exclusive broadcast rights. Don’t...

June 4th, 2015 In Editor's Choice, Hockey Media, Toronto Maple Leafs 0 comments

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 Moore fool you. In a recent article on the CBC, Moore defended his program, doubled-down on virtually all the problems and was, frankly, insulting in his portrayal of the people...

June 1st, 2015 In Hockey Media, News 0 comments

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 and their various sister channels (CNBC, USA Network, and NBCSN) have shown the entirety of the NHL playoffs, with most of the games appearing on networks accessible to...

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