No sports network is perfect. Not even close. CBC has always been a bit of a mixed bag. The Hot Stove is always better than the NBCSN intermission segments for example and while Don Cherry is a relic, Elliotte Friedman is one of the most measured and thoughtful commentators in the sport. Continue reading
We haven’t blogged much about concussions here yet. It’s not because we don’t care. In fact, it’s the exact opposite. We care about so deeply about this issue we haven’t wanted to write about it if we couldn’t do it justice. Part of the reason we are so invested in concussion prevention, diagnosis and treatment is because we (unfortunately) have a better understanding of what it’s like dealing with chronic, invisible disabilities than the average person. One of our writers for example, is dealing with post-concussion syndrome from a concussion sustained months ago.
I’ve never had a concussion, but do suffer from a debilitating chronic illness that has some similar symptoms, Fibromyalgia. Continue reading
Some NHL fans could care less about the IIHF Men’s World Championships. I get that. The tournament falls right in the middle of the NHL playoffs and the games are airing at times when most people in North America are either asleep or at work. Some of us though really do want to watch and we do so for different reasons. To accommodate viewers all over the world and to increase exposure, the IIHF is broadcasting games directly on YouTube and in Canada TSN is broadcasting some games on TV and streaming other games online.
The excellent site Awful Announcing just posted an analysis of an interview with ESPN’s Senior VP Vince Doria about NHL coverage on ESPN, or more specifically, the lack of coverage. Doria’s claim that, “where [hockey] really doesn’t transfer much to is a national discussion, which is something that typifies what we do” drew the ire of a number of hockey fans on twitter today. Continue reading
The tweet above was my first reaction to the news that Alexander Radulov and Andrei Kostitsyn were suspended for game 3 for a “team rule violation” that was reportedly closing down a bar in Scottsdale, AZ at 4 am. I was mad on behalf of those players and I was mad on my own behalf since I had written a post on the xenophobia informing the critiques of Radulov’s performance in a game where he was, apparently, hungover and tired. Continue reading