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The 2014-15 NHL on NBC Schedule

Just released today, the NHL on NBC has a 103-game schedule on both NBC and NBCSN. Here are some highlights of the schedule: The successful “Wednesday Night Rivalry” will feature 24 games. For the first time, 10 of those weeks will become doubleheaders to showcase teams out West. This is a very good thing. NBCSN […]

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NBCSN to Air NHL Awards and NHL Draft This Week

Taking a break from the World Cup coverage to give you a tidbit on what’s happening this week in the National Hockey League. On Tuesday, NBCSN will air live coverage of the annual NHL Awards from Las Vegas. The show will hand out the major individual awards including the Hart Trophy for Most Valuable Player, […]

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Overnights for Game 1 of NHL Stanley Cup Finals Down From 2013

Last night’s overtime Game 1 between the New York Rangers and Los Angeles Kings in the NHL Stanley Cup Finals resulted in a 3.8 overnight rating for NBC Sports. Compared to last year, it’s down 21% from last year’s Game 1 between the Boston Bruins and Chicago Blackhawks which went three overtimes and garnered a […]

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Guest Column: Which sports are best on cable?

While I’m in California attending a wedding, Fang’s Bites will present various guest columns from contributors all over the country. We begin with Nathan Brice of Birmingham, AL who presents the question, which sports work best being televised on cable and which work best on broadcast TV? It’s an interesting question and one Nathan tries […]

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2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs Conference Finals Schedule

The Conference Final round for the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs begin right away as Game 1 of the ECF begins on Saturday afternoon as the New York Rangers take on the Montreal Canadiens at the Bell Centre. And Game 1 of the Western Conference Final faces off on Sunday afternoon. In the United States, NBC […]

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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 05/06/2014

Tonight is the end of a 20 games in 20 days/nights streak for Pierre McGuire. He’s not working a game tonight for NBC Sports Group. He’s attending the Sports Emmy Awards in New York so in his place at Game 3 of the Boston-Montreal series will be Eddie Olczyk. Kenny Albert will be on the […]

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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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24: Live Another Day on Fox Sports

When 24 was airing regularly on Fox, Fox Sports would be a big supporter of the show with promos during the World Series, countdown clocks during “The O.T.” before season premieres and plenty of in-game mentions during the NFL and NASCAR. As 24: Live Another Day is about to premiere on Monday, Fox Sports is […]

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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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CBC to Air The NHL Stanley Cup Eastern Conference Semifinals

As Canada’s public broadcaster ends its final season as the main rightsholder for the NHL in the Great White North, CBC will focus on the Eastern Conference in the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs Conference Semifinal round. Naturally, CBC will ride Montreal for as long as possible. With the Canadiens being the only Canadian team in […]

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2014 NHL Stanley Cup Conference Semifinal Schedule

After an amazing three Games 7 in the first round on Wednesday night, we jump right into the NHL Stanley Cup 2nd Round with the Boston Bruins-Montreal Canadiens series. With CBC a lame duck with the NHL, it won’t get B’s-Montreal in its traditional Hockey Night in Canada time slot this Saturday and NBC gets […]

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NHL on NBC Sports Group Has Game 7 Tripleheader Tonight

In a rare case of harmonic convergence, the NHL has three series-ending Games 7 tonight. The NBC Sports Group will air all of the games, two on NBCSN and one on CNBC. NBCSN has the natural East-West doubleheader with Game 7 of the Philadelphia-New York Rangers series at 7 p.m. ET then the deciding game […]

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NHL on NBC Announcing Assignment for 04/29/2014

With one game tonight and a New York team involved, it means that the NHL on NBC “A” team will be on Game 6 of the Rangers at Philadelphia tonight. Doc Emrick, Eddie Olczyk and Pierre “Tootsie” McGuire are on the call. And if there’s a Game 7 in this series, the same three will […]

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