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 »
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 »
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 »
Scott Mellanby has been hired by the Habs as director of player personnel, and as I have no idea if this will prove to be a good move or not, all I can say is this former player played 21 years in the NHL, with Philadelphia, Edmonton, Florida, Toronto, St. Louis, and Atlanta, and during […]
May 28, 2012 in Don Cherry, Edmonton Oilers, Florida Panthers, Hockey Night in Canada, Marc Bergevin, Montreal Canadiens, Philadelphia Flyers, St. Louis Blues, Toronto Maple Leafs
Tags: Atlanta Thrashers, Don Cherry, Hockey Night in Canada, Marc Bergevin, Ralph Mellanby, Scott Gomez, Scott Mellanby | 6 Comments »
This is a nice 1960 commercial featuring Doug Harvey and son Doug Jr. playing a new table hockey game put out by Imperial Oil celebrating Hockey Night in Canada’s 25th year. The game could be bought for a whopping five bucks. I spoke to Doug Jr. on the phone several years ago when he owned a restaurant […]
April 28, 2012 in Dickie Moore, Doug Harvey, Hockey Night in Canada, Jacques Plante, Jean Beliveau, Maurice Richard, Montreal Canadiens
Tags: Dickie Moore, Doug Harvey, Doug Harvey Jr., Hockey Night in Canada, Imperial Oil, Jacques Plante, Jean Beliveau, Maurice Richard | 8 Comments »
It could’ve been a beauty of a night. A glorious night to make life even more miserable for the Toronto Maple Laffs. The Canadiens could have added a serious blow to the Leafs hopes of playing in the post-season, with Toronto coming in with a 1-9-1 record, a record that got coach Ron Wilson fired, and everyone feeling quite lousy about […]
March 3, 2012 in Calgary Flames, Don Cherry, Edmonton Oilers, Max Pacioretty, Montreal Canadiens, Ottawa Senators, Toronto Maple Leafs, Vancouver Canucks
Tags: Brad Staubitz, Brian Burke, David Desharnais, Don Cherry, Erik Cole, Hockey Night in Canada, Max Pacioretty, Mike Brown, Mikhail Grabovski, Randy Carlyle | 15 Comments »
My buddy Mike Williamson sent me this link regarding Mike Milbury, who seems to be accused of bullying a 12 year old hockey player at his son’s game. Of course he could be completely innocent. But nonetheless, it’s interesting. CBC probably isn’t amused.
December 16, 2011 in Boston Bruins, Hockey Night in Canada
Tags: Hockey Night in Canada, Mike Milbury | 8 Comments »
It only took 82 games but now we know exactly who the Habs will meet in the opening round of the playoffs. The team we figured all along. Sort of. Bring on the Bruins, as the Canadiens finished off their regular season in fine fashion, taking out the Toronto Maple Leafs 4-1 at the ACC, and […]
April 9, 2011 in Boston Bruins, Brian Gionta, Carey Price, Chicago Blackhawks, Montreal Canadiens, Ottawa Senators, Toronto Maple Leafs
Tags: Brad Marchand, Brian Gionta, Carey Price, Hockey Night in Canada, Jacques Martin, Kelly Hrudey, Kirk Muller, Mike Milbury, Milan Lucic, Nathan Horton, Phil Kessel, Ryan White, Scott Gomez, Shawn Thornton, Tomas Plekanec | 15 Comments »