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2021 NHL/Miscellaneous News Thread

andyt

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Another assistant coach is out after declining a Covid vaccine. The Jackets fired Sylvain Lefebvre, who had been hired to new coach Brad Larsen’s staff in June. He’ll be replaced by Cleveland Monsters Associate Coach Steve McCarthy.
 

andyt

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Turner has completed their NHL broadcast and studio teams. Kenny Albert and Brendan Burke will have play by play duties. Eddie Olczyk and Darren Pang will be analysts and Keith Jones will be at ice level. Jennifer Botterill, Tarik El-Bashir and a Jackie Redmond will also contribute.

Liam McHugh moves over from NBC to pick up the studio hosting gig. He’ll be joined by a rotating cast of Wayne Gretzky, Anson Carter, Rick Tocchet and Paul Bissonnette.

 

cmaleski2

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Lots of familiar faces and lots of new 'old' faces. Paul Bissonnette eh.? We need a lot of him and Charles Barkley in studio at the same time please.
 

andyt

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Lots of familiar faces and lots of new 'old' faces. Paul Bissonnette eh.? We need a lot of him and Charles Barkley in studio at the same time please.
We know what Anson Carter brings and if we get anything useful from Gretzky, I’ll be shocked. But Tocchet as a recent retiree (unless he wants to coach again and won’t rock the boat) and Bissonnette give me hope that it won’t be a pablum-filled studio show. I always liked Panger on game broadcasts but haven’t seen enough of Keith Jones outside the studio to judge.
 

jeffbear

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Liam McHugh moves over from NBC to pick up the studio hosting gig. He’ll be joined by a rotating cast of Wayne Gretzky, Anson Carter, Rick Tocchet and Paul Bissonnette.

Liam ... yes. But that other cast of mooks will keep me from paying any attention to the studio stuff. Which is basically no change from previous
 

CanadaCanes

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Lots of familiar faces and lots of new 'old' faces. Paul Bissonnette eh.? We need a lot of him and Charles Barkley in studio at the same time please.
Paul "Missed the Net"s finest work might be plugging the Pink Whitney vodka for New Amsterdam with his buddy Ryan Whitney, I have enjoyed a few bottles of that spirit around the pool this summer and it goes down pretty easy! 🍷
 

Pucking Lamplighter

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Liam ... yes. But that other cast of mooks will keep me from paying any attention to the studio stuff. Which is basically no change from previous
I'm thrilled that nobody offered Mike Milbury a job. Is there a more tiresome studio analyst in NHL broadcast history? That guy is tapered at both ends, because he's a giant turd.

Jim
 

cmaleski2

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TNT might not like us, but different story for Disney.

The Mouse and his affiliates also announced their NHL schedule:


Note that the Canes have several 'exclusive games' on ESPN, ABC and ESPN+/Hulu

Dec. 148 p.m.ESPN+/HuluCarolina vs. Minnesota
Jan. 137 p.m.ESPN+/HuluColumbus vs. Carolina
March 297 p.m.ESPN+/HuluCarolina vs. Tampa Bay
April 57 p.m.ESPN+/HuluCarolina vs. Buffalo
April 77 p.m.ESPN+/HuluPittsburgh vs. NY Rangers
7:30 p.m.ESPN+/HuluBuffalo vs. Carolina
April 147 p.m.ESPN+/HuluDetroit vs. Carolina

March 247 p.m.ESPNDallas Stars vs. Carolina Hurricanes

March 123 p.m.ABC/ESPN+Philadelphia Flyers vs. Carolina Hurricanes

I guess that means ALL of those games are not going to be on Bally's? It also means that unless you have access to ESPN+ or Hulu, there are 7 Canes games you won't be able to watch.
 
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andyt

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TNT might not like us, but different story for Disney.

The Mouse and his affiliates also announced their NHL schedule:


Note that the Canes have several 'exclusive games' on ESPN, ABC and ESPN+/Hulu

Dec. 148 p.m.ESPN+/HuluCarolina vs. Minnesota
Jan. 137 p.m.ESPN+/HuluColumbus vs. Carolina
March 297 p.m.ESPN+/HuluCarolina vs. Tampa Bay
April 57 p.m.ESPN+/HuluCarolina vs. Buffalo
April 77 p.m.ESPN+/HuluPittsburgh vs. NY Rangers
7:30 p.m.ESPN+/HuluBuffalo vs. Carolina
April 147 p.m.ESPN+/HuluDetroit vs. Carolina

March 247 p.m.ESPNDallas Stars vs. Carolina Hurricanes

March 123 p.m.ABC/ESPN+Philadelphia Flyers vs. Carolina Hurricanes

I guess that means ALL of those games are not going to be on Bally's? It also means that unless you have access to ESPN+ or Hulu, there are 7 Canes games you won't be able to watch.
Only the last 2 games are on linear TV, everything else is streaming. And isn’t Hulu+ required for live sports?
 
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