The big news of course is Rogers (Sportsnet) buying the TV rights for hockey games across Canada for the next twelve years, including four years and beyond of Hockey Night in Canada. For 5.2 billion dollars. CBC will still do the games, but Rogers collects money other ways. Whether or not Don Cherry and Ron […]
November 26, 2013 in Don Cherry, Hockey Night in Canada, Montreal Canadiens
Tags: Don Cherry Ron Maclean, Glenn Healy, Hazel Mae, HNIC, Hockey Night in Canada, PJ Stock, RDS, Rogers Sportsnet, TVA | 14 Comments »
You may think that my Scientific Habs Tracking System (SHTS), which I do every year using high-tech yellow highlighter and ultra modern computer page link, is something new. Heck, I used to do it often, long before computers were invented, using the very fine method of red star for a Habs win, blue for a […]
November 3, 2013 in Boston Bruins, Chicago Blackhawks, Detroit Red Wings, Hockey Night in Canada, Montreal Canadiens, New York Rangers, Toronto Maple Leafs
Tags: CBC, ESSO hockey schedule, Habs, HNIC, Hockey Night in Canada, Leafs | 5 Comments »
Imagine how proud Roy Spencer must have been. The thoughts that must have swirled through his head. The phone call had finally come, and when he would see the game, there would be no words to describe it, no greater feeling. Roy’s boy was about to play, on national television, for the fabled Toronto Maple […]
October 15, 2013 in Buffalo Sabres, Chicago Blackhawks, Hockey Night in Canada, New York Islanders, Pittsburgh Penguins, Toronto Maple Leafs, Vancouver Canucks
Tags: Brian Spencer, HNIC, Roy Spencer | 2 Comments »
My friend Robert Lefevbre sent me these pictures today of John Lennon and Yoko Ono in Montreal in 1969 for their seven-day Bed-In for peace. I’d never seen these before. I love them. Bernie Geoffrion wore number five from 1951 to ’64, and in 1968 Gilles Tremblay donned the sweater for two years, retiring just […]
June 26, 2013 in Bernard Geoffrion, Boston Bruins, Hockey Night in Canada, Montreal Canadiens
Tags: Bed-In, Bernard Geoffrion, Gilles Tremblay, John Ferguson ., John Lennon, Ted Green, Yoko Ono | 2 Comments »
I saw this on Coach’s Corner one night and loved it, so when my buddy Ron Clarke sent it today, I was happy to see it again and have it permanently here. This is way better than seeing Don kiss Nazem Kadri.
May 16, 2013 in Don Cherry, Hockey Night in Canada, Toronto Maple Leafs
Tags: Coach's Corner, Don Cherry, Hockey Night in Canada, Nazem Kadri | 3 Comments »
Robin Herman was the first female reporter to be allowed in a men’s locker room by a coach, back in the 1970s. That coach was Don Cherry. Here’s a brand new letter from Robin, addressed to Don – Don Cherry, you were my hero Thanks to Danno for this.
April 30, 2013 in Boston Bruins, Don Cherry, Hockey Night in Canada
Tags: Don Cherry, Hockey Night in Canada, Robin Herman | 3 Comments »
On Coach’s Corner last night, Don Cherry went on about how women shouldn’t be allowed in men’s dressing rooms and the same goes for men in ladies’ rooms. It was quite a lively Coach’s Corner to say the least. And although many will say Don is wrong on this, I’ll bet there are plenty who […]
April 28, 2013 in Don Cherry, Hockey Night in Canada
Tags: Coach's Corner, HNIC, Ron MacLean | 9 Comments »
Frank Selke Jr. was a person of my youth, a man I would see in team photos and as a Hockey Night in Canada host. A man who was a part of my whole mystical childhood love affair with hockey and the Montreal Canadiens. Mr. Selke passed away today at age 83.
March 18, 2013 in Frank Selke, Hockey Night in Canada, Montreal Canadiens
Tags: Frank Selke Jr | 3 Comments »
As Canadian a moment as you’ll find. Habs and Leafs, on a snowy Saturday evening in February, on Hockey Night in Canada. Go Habs!!
February 8, 2013 in Hockey Night in Canada, Montreal Canadiens, Toronto Maple Leafs
Tags: Dave Bidini, Gordon Lightfoot, HNIC, Hockey Night in Canada | 13 Comments »
Whenever the Canadiens lose, like they have in their last two outings against Boston and Buffalo, I have to change my television viewing habits. I refuse to watch hockey highlights after the game, and the following day. Especially when the gang gets scored on with two seconds left. Seeing some sportscaster talk about a Habs […]
February 8, 2013 in Boston Bruins, Buffalo Sabres, Hockey Night in Canada, Montreal Canadiens, Toronto Maple Leafs
Tags: Bob McCown, Charlie Conacher, HNIC, Orillia, Phil Kessel, Prime time Sports | 8 Comments »