HNIC Open Thread

Toronto vs. Montreal, 7PM, CBC/NHL Net
Play by Play:
Jim Hughson
Color: Craig Simpson and Guy Carbonneau
Reporter: Elliot Friedman

Detroit vs. Vancouver, 10PM, CBC
Play by Play:
Mark Lee
Color: Kevin Weekes
Reporter: Scott Oake

Scottie Upshall to Work Coyotes-Hawks Game on Radio

From NHL.com:

Upshall will serve as the radio color analyst alongside play-by-play announcer Bob Heethuis during the broadcast of the Coyotes-Chicago Blackhawks game on Saturday. The game will be broadcast on KFYI-AM radio.

“We are very excited to hear Scottie offer his insights and opinions during Saturday’s radio broadcast,” President and Chief Operating Officer Douglas Moss said in a statement on Friday. “Scottie has an energetic and outgoing personality to go along with his tremendous knowledge of the game that is sure to come through on the broadcast.”

Give him a listen, and report back in the comments.  Game’s at 9.  Should be fun.

Blues Barely Topping NBC Games in St. Louis

Thanks to reader Chris Biscan for the pointer.  From Dan Caeasar of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch:

EVENT SPORT OUTLET RATING
Blues-Colorado NHL FSM 2.4

Blues-Columbus NHL FSM 2.3

Blues-Minnesota NHL FSM 2.2

Washington-Chicago NHL KSDK (5) 2.0

We’re Live This Morning, Sort of (Morning Music Thing)

I’m in New York at my internship, but there will be a couple of posts today, including some Blues TV ratings and a current NHL player joining the booth, and it’ll end in an HNIC Open Thread.  Enjoy a rare PTM Saturday: