Kathryn Tappen

Kathryn Tappen Joins NBC Sports

In a very good move, NBC has hired NHL Network host Kathyrn Tappen to become a host/reporter. Tappen got national notice during the 2014 Sochi Olympics when she hosted from the hockey venue for NBC. She’s had quite the meteoric rise since beginning way back when in Providence, RI for WJAR-TV when she was the […]

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NHL on NBC Announcing Assignments for 05/12 & 05/13/2014

Here are the announcing assignments for the NHL on NBC for tonight and tomorrow. Three out of the four games scheduled are elimination games as Boston can win its series against Montreal at the Bell Centre tonight. Then in Pittsburgh tomorrow, it’s Game 7 of the Rangers-Penguins series and finally in the nightcap on Tuesday, […]

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NHL on NBC Announcing Assignments for 05/09 — 05/11/2014

Ok, let’s provide the NHL on NBC announcing assignments for the weekend. Doc Emrick and Pierre McGuire will call tonight’s Game 5 of the New York Rangers-Pittsburgh Penguins series. If Pittsburgh wins tonight, then it would make Game 5 of the Minnesota-Chicago as the only game on Sunday. With NBC airing the Players Championship both […]

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NHL on NBC Announcing Assignments for 05/05/2014 and Beyond

Ok, the NHL on NBC announcing assignments are out for today and through Thursday this week. Kenny Albert and Pierre McGuire will be working the Boston-Montreal series. Mike Emrick, Ed Olczyk and McGuire will call the New York Rangers-Pittsburgh series. Dave Strader and Brian Engblom are on Chicago-Minnesota while John Forslund and Brian Hayward are […]

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NHL on NBC Announcing Assignments for 05/03 & 05/04/2014

Thanks to the NBC Sports public relations people, we have the weekend announcing assignments for the four games that will be shown on NBC and NBCSN. Today, NBC airs Game 2 of Montreal at Boston at 12:30 p.m. It will lead into NBC’s Kentucky Derby coverage and if the game goes into overtime, the game […]

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NHL on NBC Announcing Assignments for 04/26 & 04/27/2014

Let’s list the NHL on NBC announcements for the weekend. NBC airs the potential series clinching Game 5 between Detroit and Boston today. And it will have a doubleheader tomorrow. Here’s what NBC is saying about its assignments this weekend. NHL on NBC ANNOUNCING ASSIGNMENTS FOR SATURDAY, APRIL 26 & SUNDAY, APRIL 27 (All times […]

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NHL on NBC Announcing Assignments for 04/21/2014

MONDAY, APRIL 21 (All times ET) Time Coverage Network Commentators 6:30 p.m. NHL Live NBCSN Kathryn Tappen, Mike Milbury, Keith Jones 7 p.m. Game 3 – (1) Pittsburgh at (4) Columbus NBCSN Kenny Albert, Pierre McGuire 7 p.m. Game 3 – (1) Colorado at (4) Minnesota NHL Network (TSN Simulcast) Gord Miller, Ray Ferraro, Farhan […]

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NBC Sports Group Will Be All Over 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs

For the third straight year, every NHL Stanley Cup postseason game will be aired nationally across the platforms of the NBC Sports Group. Utilizing NBC, NBCSN, CNBC and NHL Network as well as streaming on the NBC Sports Live Extra app, fans will be able to watch every single playoff game from the first round […]

NBC’s Announcers and Hosts for the 2014 Sochi Olympics

We don’t have a press release yet, but based on the information from NBC Sports’ public relations website, we’re able to cull the announcers for each sport for the 2014 Winter Olympics which will be held in Sochi, a warm weather city in Russia that averages 50 degrees in February. I’ll list the on-air commentators […]

Bringing Out Some Saturday Links

Been battling the stomach flu over the last 24 hours which is why you haven’t seen new posts since the Weekend Viewing Picks. My apologies for that. Still feeling a bit blue over the flu and running to the bathroom every 15 minutes, but I’m getting better now. Been a tough winter for me getting […]

NHL Network Unveils New Logo, New Show, New Ad Campaign

Just received this from NHL Network and it’s an announcement about the unveiling of a new logo which is pretty sharp, a new nightly 10 p.m. ET show hosted by former NESN Bruins studio host Kathryn Tappen, and a new ad campaign which gives viewers a sense that the NHL Network is no longer stuck […]

Some Quick Monday Links

Don’t know how work turned out to be so busy, but it’s cutting into blogging which I hope hasn’t discouraged you from visiting. The weekend also turned out to be unnecessarily busy as well. Anyway, this won’t be a whole set of linkage. I’ll do what I can. Sports Business Daily looks at the 8.6 […]

The 3rd Annual Fang’s Bites NHL TV Awards

Ok, time for this year’s NHL TV Awards. There’s a lot to get to. Starting this year, I will add Jack Edwards moments in this year’s Awards because there’s only one Jack Edwards and to be honest, he’s added a lot to the blogosphere this year. Let’s get going on these. Not enough time to […]

Doing Some Friday Megalinkage

Now that I’ve learned that I don’t have to travel in between two offices today, I’ll do some megalinks for you. You can check out the Weekend Sports and Primetime Viewing Picks here. Now to your links. National Michael Hiestand of USA Today talks with TNT’s Steve Kerr on the similarities he sees between the […]