NHL On the Fly Gets Rebranded

From Rich Chere of the Newark Star-Ledger, who was at today’s commercial shoot for the show:

The NHL Network is re-branding its “On the Fly” show, using more than a dozen of the league’s stars to illustrate the ability to watch via television, smart phone, laptop, PC, iPad and many other ways.

Devils left winger Zach Parise is among the players who filmed promotional spots for NHL Network, which hopes to unveil its new show Oct. 6 with the catch phrase “Where hockey gets hockey.”

The goal is to show how the NHL Network is part of the players’ daily routine, whether they are traveling or in a locker room before or after a game. The theme is they don’t get enough hockey, whether they are watching on TV, a tablet or a smart phone in their free moments.

Steve Cangialosi Gets the Gig in Jersey

According to Tom Gulitti:

Cat is sort of out of the bag already, but Steve Cangialosi will soon be named Devils’ new television play-by-play announcer. Look for Deb Placey to take Cangialosi’s place as the host on Devils’ telecasts on MSG Network/MSG Plus.

As a Devils fan, my brief take: Cangialosi is not on Mike Emrick’s level yet in terms of play-by-play, and I think he would probably admit that. Very few are. But I’ll tell you, I’ve met him a couple of times at games, and met him at the charity event for Jake Wisniewski on Wednesday, and he is most certainly on Doc’s level when it comes to being courteous to the fans, and that will help him win over a lot of people. Good luck to him.