Stanley Cup

hockey_night_in_canadalogoThe best of the best in the NHL will be honoured during this year’s Stanley Cup Finals on CBC’s Hockey Night in Canada.

Awards will be handed out to the league’s top players, coaches and execs during two TV specials that will air during coverage of the sport’s showpiece.

The night before game 2, the winners of the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy, Frank J. Selke Trophy, Jack Adams Award, King Clancy Memorial Trophy, Lady Byng Memorial Trophy, Mark Messier NHL Leadership Award, NHL Foundation Player award and NHL General Manager of the Year Award will be announced. Continue reading »

tsn-logoTSN has confirmed their second round coverage of the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs following the Toronto Maple Leafs’ heart-breaking OT loss to Boston.

The coverage is headlined by the Original Six clash between Boston and the New York Rangers, with the battle in the west comprising of the Los Angeles Kings and the San Jose Sharks.

TSN’s coverage of the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs continues tomorrow night (Tuesday, May 14) with Game 1: San Jose @ Los Angeles at 10 p.m. ET (see complete broadcast schedule below).

Action in the Boston-NY Rangers series kicks off on Thursday, May 16 with Game 1: NY Rangers @ Boston at 7:30 p.m. ET on TSN. Continue reading »

TSN is live on location at the Hockey Hall of Fame as the newest inductees are named in the 2012 Hockey Hall of Fame Inductee Announcement. Exclusive live coverage of the announcement is available on TSN2, TSN.ca and TSN Radio on Tuesday, June 26 at 3 p.m. ET.

The 2012 Hockey Hall of Fame Inductee Announcement will be made by Bill Hay, Hockey Hall of Fame CEO and Chairman of the Board, along with Co-Chairs of the Hockey Hall of Fame Selection Committee Jim Gregory and Pat Quinn.

Some of the first-year eligible players for the Hockey Hall of Fame include Joe Sakic, Brendan Shanahan, Mats Sundin, Jeremy Roenick, Curtis Joseph, Gary Roberts and Claude Lemieux. Continue reading »

Bell Media and Rogers Media have been told that they cannot team up to bid for the NHL broadcast rights when they come available in 2014.

The Board of Governors has denied the two media giants the chance to pinch the rights from CBC in one big, meaning they will have to compete against each other.

Both Bell and Rogers have stated their intentions to go after the rights, which CBC has vowed to defend. Continue reading »

TV ratings for this season’s Stanley Cup final between the Los Angeles Kings and the New Jersey Devils were well down on last year, on both sides of the border.

Of course, with no Canadian team in the series this year, Canada viewing numbers were never going to stand up to last year when the Vancouver Canucks went down to the Boston Bruins.

An average audience of 2.67m tuned in over the six games of the final here in Canada, compared to the 8.7m last year’s game seven drew. Continue reading »

While CBC won’t reveal their viewer numbers for the Stanley Cup finals until it’s all over, fans in the US haven’t really taken to the all-American clash this year.

Viewer numbers are down in the US for this year’s final through the first three games so far compared to last year’s battle between the Vancouver Canucks and the Boston Bruins.

The LA Kings/New Jersey Devils matchup has failed to pull big numbers of viewers on the NBC family of networks despite the added star power of LA’s inclusion. Continue reading »

CBC is feeling the heat after deciding to stream alternate commentary for the Stanley Cup final that will target women.

The broadcaster has partnered with Lena Sutherland and Jules Mancuso of WhileTheMenWatch.com which provides female-oriented commentary for hockey games.

However, the news has not gone down well with both male and female hockey fans who believe the move is a huge step back.

“Holy crap. Thanks for setting female sports fans back decades, CBC,” Andrew Bucholtz, who runs Yahoo! Canada’s CFL blog, wrote on Twitter (@AndrewBucholtz). Continue reading »