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The NHL local TV announcer rankings

Recently, we ran a series of articles asking hockey fans to grade their local announcers. You responded in a big way and the result is the extremely thorough, totally scientific rankings you’ll find below. The votes were tallied and weighed on a four-point scale: A = 4, B = 3, C = 2, D = […]

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Rate the local NHL announcers – Pacific Division

Finally, our quest to evaluate all of the broadcast booths in the NHL comes to the Pacific Division. This division is a fascinating mix of talent in Canada, California and Arizona. There’s quite a bit of disparity in the Pacific and that may ring true with the announcers as well. Last call! Sound off on the […]

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Rate the local NHL announcers – Central Division

The NHL’s Central Division is home to arguably the best collection of teams in the league. Three of the top-5 teams from the 2015-16 regular season reside in the Central (Blackhawks, Blues and Stars) and the other four squads aren’t exactly pushovers. Does the talent in the booth match that down on the ice in […]

NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 25:  J.T. Miller #10 of the New York Rangers celebrates his goal with teammates on the bench in the first period against the Buffalo Sabres at Madison Square Garden on January 25, 2016 in New York City.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Rate the local NHL announcers – Metropolitan Division

Today in our ranking of the local NHL announcers we shift our focus over to the Metropolitan Division. Home to the Penguins, Capitals, Rangers, Islanders, Flyers, Hurricanes, Devils and Blue Jackets, the Metro has some heated rivalries on the ice, but will that translate over in how fans vote for the local broadcasts? Will a Penguins […]

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Rate the local NHL announcers – Atlantic Division

It’s time for hockey fans to decide which local broadcast is the best in the NHL and we’re starting things off with the Atlantic Division. The Atlantic had some of the best stories of the season (the ageless Jaromir Jagr and the Florida Panthers) as well as some of the most disappointing stories (Montreal Canadiens) […]

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Video: Eddie Olczyk analyzes a kid eating an ice cream cone

Eddie Olczyk has plenty of experience doing color commentary for Chicago Blackhawks games alongside play-by-play announcer Pat Foley, but it turns out his skills might translate to other things besides hockey. Olczyk hilariously analyzed a young fan who was going to town on an ice cream cone as the Blackhawks hosted the Detroit Red Wings. Via Reddit […]

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Old bra-tossing hockey fan gives raunchy interview

Remember the old woman who tossed her bra on the ice after Brayden Schenn tallied a hat trick for the Philadelphia Flyers? If you thought she was wild based on that bra-tossing display, wait until you hear her raunchy interview which aired on Breakfast on Broad on CSN. Anne, the 80-year-old who went viral for tossing her […]

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Kid roasts Jeremy Roenick, tells him to hit the gym

During the NHL Stadium Series game between the Colorado Avalanche and the Detroit Red Wings at Coors Field, NBC analyst Jeremy Roenick was supposed to have a cute segment in which he and a young fan tested how hard they could shoot a puck. Roenick narrowly beat an Avs fan named Joey, but Joey ultimately claimed […]

OTTAWA, ON - OCTOBER 11:  Alexander Semin #13 of the Montreal Canadiens skates during the NHL game against the Ottawa Senators at Canadian Tire Centre on October 11, 2015 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.  The Montreal Canadiens defeated the Ottawa Senators 3-1.  (Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images)

Even former NHL players don’t like the NHL’s new website

The NHL’s new website is a disaster. Ever since it launched, the new website has been met with a ton of criticism which extends well beyond the expected critiques which come with a redesign. The new website is extremely difficult to navigate and even harder to find useful information and features fans have grown accustomed […]

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New York Rangers and NHLPA donate to support hockey writer Ira Podell

Ira Podell was a widely respected hockey writer when his life unexpectedly took a devastating turn. After suffering through a brain tumor and a stroke, Podell is currently battling for his life and his family is trying to return things (as much as possible) to normal. They recently created a fundraising page in an effort to allow […]

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“NFL on CBS” scores highest regular-season viewership in 29 years

The NFL on CBS is chalking up the 2015 NFL regular season as a huge success thanks to some monster ratings. The NFL on CBS averaged 19.1 million viewers during the recent NFL season, a mark which represents a 2% increase over last year’s average of 18.7 million. Historically, the average of 19.1 million is the […]

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2015 proves to be a record year for NBCSN

NBCSN was facing a daunting challenge heading into 2015 after setting network records for total day and primetime viewership in 2014 which were fueled by the Sochi Olympics. Without an event as large as the Olympics to drive ratings, it seemed rather unlikely that NBCN would be able to improve on their numbers. As the […]

HOMESTEAD, FL - NOVEMBER 22:  Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 M&M's Crispy Toyota, leads a pack of cars during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 22, 2015 in Homestead, Florida.  (Photo by Robert Laberge/Getty Images)

NBCSN enjoyed strong November thanks to Notre Dame, Sprint Cup

NBCSN recently enjoyed their best-ever November for total day viewership thanks to big ratings from their first-ever Notre Dame football game and some big numbers from Sprint Cup fans. The network averaged 146,000 day viewers (defined between 6am and 6pm) which represents a huge jump of 85% compared to November of 2014. The Notre Dame […]

MONTREAL, QC - DECEMBER 31:  Max Domi #16 of Team Canada scores an empty net goal to secure Team Canada's win over Team United States in a preliminary round game during the 2015 IIHF World Junior Hockey Championships at the Bell Centre on December 31, 2014 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.  (Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images)

Canadian hockey players encouraged to stay off social media during World Juniors

Canada is eager to have a strong showing at the World Junior Championship set to take place in Helsinki, Finland, between December 26th and January 5th. Heading into the tournament, the staff of Team Canada has encouraged their players to stay off of social media throughout the duration of the tournament in order to keep their focus […]

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Announcer goes crazy during ECHL brawl and goalie fight

Fighting has been on the decline in the NHL, but the gloves still go flying on a fairly regular basis in the mid-professional leagues such as the East Coast Hockey League (ECHL). Such was the case when the Colorado Eagles and the Florida Everblades got into a massive brawl in the final minute of a 5-1 result. The […]

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