Those Southern U.S. teams are not moving that quickly

From George Richards of the Miami Herald: Mark Moore writes at the Hockey News online site that “relocating teams from Nashville, Phoenix, Atlanta and South Florida to Winnipeg, Quebec City, Halifax and Southern Ontario would give Canada 10 teams, or one-third, just as it had in the Original Six era.” No one can dispute the […]

Posted by Richard Pollock in Atlanta Thrashers,Florida Panthers,Nashville Predators,Phoenix Coyotes,Television & Radio on September 4, 2008

Panthers cut down on television coverage

From George Richards of the Miami Herald: If you want to watch most of the Panthers games on TV this season, that is. FSN and Sun announced today they will only broadcast 65 of the team’s 82 games this season – down from 70 last season. If you shell out the bucks for the Center […]

Posted by Richard Pollock in Florida Panthers,Television & Radio on August 28, 2008

Dum duh DUM duh DUM

Alternatively titled: Illegal Curve’s First Look at the HNIC Theme Song Contest Earlier this summer, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (‘CBC’) announced that they would not be renewing their rights to theme song for the network’s Hockey Night in Canada (‘HNIC’) broadcasts. The announcement sent shockwaves throughout the hockey world, and was even the subject of […]

Posted by curve in Columns,Features,Television & Radio on August 19, 2008

Tortorella heading to TSN?

From Damian Cristodero of the St. Petersburg Times: Andrea Goldstein, spokesperson for Canadian sports giant TSN, (think ESPN north of the border) said the network has “no announcement at this time,” but hiring Tortorella is “on our radar.” Read the entire entry from Lightning Strikes here. Tortorella would be a perfect fit for TSN.  He […]

Posted by Richard Pollock in Tampa Bay Lightning,Television & Radio on August 18, 2008

Which national hockey broadcast do you prefer?

With today’s release of the NHL television schedule, I figured today was a good day to ask your opinion on which national broadcast you prefer most. I have to admit, my personal favorite is still Hockey Night in Canada.  That is not say I don’t enjoy watching TSN.  In fact, TSN has improved over the […]

Posted by Richard Pollock in Television & Radio on August 14, 2008

NHL television schedule released

From Dan Rosen of This will be the fourth-straight season the NHL and VERSUS will partner to broadcast games in the United States. Crosby will make eight appearances on the network while Alexander Ovechkin, the Washington Capitals superstar and reigning Hart Trophy winner, will make seven. VERSUS and CBC will both broadcast the season-opener for […]

Posted by Richard Pollock in General NHL,Television & Radio on August 14, 2008

Don Cherry Makes the Big Time

Have you ever thought to yourself, “Man, I need a Don Cherry doll?”. Well, its your lucky day my friend. Don Cherry versus G.I. Joe? Looks like McFarlane Toys will feature its second version of Don Cherry in there 19th series of their successful NHL action figure line. But before I go any further I […]

Posted by Kyle Kosior in Television & Radio on August 11, 2008