CBC Adds Flames-Blue Jackets to the Hockey Night Lineup Saturday. Your Welcome

Boy, it sure is odd how Bob Cole’s totally turned into the new Pat Summerall in his career after being dropped as the top voice at Hockey Night in Canada.  Just as Summerall found himself calling games far too unglamorous for his dulcet tones, Cole has a Calgary-Columbus game – with Greg Millen, sadly – from Nationwide in Central Ohio on his plate for this weekend.  The game will only air in Flames territory.  The game was only recently announced as an HNIC add-on game.

The big games will have Jim Hughson/Craig Simpson (Habs/Leafs) and Mark Lee/Marc Crawford (Wild/Canucks).  Poor Bob.


Hey, Watch This! BC-Notre Dame is Movin’ on Up in the ESPN Pantheon

Hey, Watch This! is an occasional Puck the Media segment in which we highlight some non-NHL game hockey programming you might wanna check out on the tube.  No, we don’t expect to use this feature too much either.

A little late to the game here, but if your just checking in here at the blog, tune into ESPN Classic at 7PM.  You’ll find something astonishing: College Hockey!  Right before tomorrow’s “Holy War” game on the gridiron, the Irish and the Eagles will get it on in Chestnut Hill in a re-match of last year’s NCAA Frozen Four Championship Game.  Justin Kutcher and Damian DiGiulian have the call.  We hope ESPN Classic takes on more of a live event presence soon, and this is definitely a start.