We Have An Interesting Weekend of Transcribing Folks

Here’s the deal.  Monday, 10AM.  You, me, and the voice you hear in that video above.

The Puck the Media Interview: Jack Edwards is coming.

Your welcome for me writing Puck the Media.  This is the one time I will ever take any credit.

See you Monday.  Oh, and Wrap Saturday.

Here is every interview we’ve done in the past.  Read them and imagine them paling in comparison to this:

PTM Interview: Joe Beninati

PTM Interview: John Buccigross

PTM Interview: Gord Miller

PTM Interview: Pierre McGuire

PTM Interview: Bob McKenzie


Wild-Wings Press Release

NEW YORK – April 2, 2009 – The Minnesota Wild, chasing a playoff berth in the jam-packed Western Conference, travel to “Hockeytown” to face the Detroit Red Wings in the NHL “Game of the Week,” Sunday, 12:30 p.m. ET on NBC, presented in high definition. Hockey Hall of Famer Mike “Doc” Emrick (play-by-play), Eddie Olczyk (analyst) and Pierre McGuire (inside-the-glass reporter) call the action. McGuire will pull double duty, hosting NBC’s studio show alongside analyst Mike Milbury on site at the Joe Louis Arena. Emrick today received a Sports Emmy nomination for Outstanding Sports Personality – Play-by-Play. 

Minnesota stands in 10th place in the Western Conference but just three points out of the seventh position. The Red Wings are second in the conference, trailing San Jose by four points. 
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Dear Canada…

Hi, how are you?  I am fine.  I am writing because I have noticed that some of you are annoyed that NBC has asked the NHL to switch up Stanley Cup Final dates to fit into their important Summer schedule.  This includes Games 1 & 2 airing on back-to-back nights, Game 6 airing in a late afternoon (5PM ET) timeslot, and Game 7 airing vs. Game 6 of the NBA Finals.  Now, all of this is subject to change if series end early and whatnot, but still, this clearly has your maple leaves in a bunch.  Here’s a sample of some of your countrymen’s sentiments in the HFBoards thread that posted my story:

That’s ****ing stupid. I Hope the ratings are way down.

It would be like moving the Super Bowl to Saturday night at 7pm. Not sure many Americans would approve.

Why does CBC not a have a bigger say on when they can schedule the Finals? They pay alot of money to the NHL for the right, alot more than NBC has. Why do they have to say what goes when it’s NBC that has teh final say?

What will happen if the worst case scenario happens for NBC, If the Flames/Canucks meet the Habs in the Finals? Do we get hockey on Sat or Sunday since noone in the states will want to watch that Final, but would Canada want to watch a game on Sunday afternoon or it’s reguar HNIC timeslot?

Well, we see that you have complaints.  Frankly, I don’t care.  The NHL has to try something new to get itself into some homes in the states that ignore the league.  The Game 6 will potentially air after a PGA event that Tiger Woods is playing in.  This will expose people to some of the best hockey they can ever see.

Saturday nights may be your party, but we have other things to do.  We Americans go to the movies, we party and we spend time with friends.  Why don’t you all try the same for yourselves for one Saturday in freaking June, ya’ little babies.

By the way, thanks a ton for Nickelback.  Just for that, there should never be another Finals game on Saturday until Chad Kroeger’s breathed his last atrocious breath.

Have a good Stanley Cup Playoffs.


Puck the Media

Your Mid-Day YouTube Compulsory: Anyone Else Noticed the Organ Playing the NBC Theme at the End of This?

Official Potential Stanley Cup Finals Schedules (That’s Right, It’s a Plural!)

Courtesy CBC Sports

If the Conference Finals ends on or before May 26th:

Game 1: May 29th, 8PM ET (NBC/CBC)
Game 2: May 30th, 8PM ET (NBC/CBC)
Game 3: June 2nd, 8PM ET (VERSUS/CBC)
Game 4: June 4th, 8PM ET (VERSUS/CBC)
Game 5: June 6th, 8PM ET (NBC/CBC)*
Game 6: June 9th, 8PM ET (NBC/CBC)*
Game 7: June 12th, 8PM ET (NBC/CBC)* 

If the Conference Finals end May 27th or later:

Game 1: June 5th, 8PM ET (NBC/CBC)
Game 2: June 6th, 8PM ET (NBC/CBC)
Game 3: June 8th, 8PM ET (VERSUS/CBC) 
Game 4: June 10th, 8PM ET (VERSUS/CBC)
Game 5: June 12th, 8PM ET (NBC/CBC)*
Game 6: June 14th, 5PM ET (NBC/CBC)* 
Game 7: June 16th, 8PM ET (NBC/CBC)*