Showing posts with label The Sports Network. Show all posts
Showing posts with label The Sports Network. Show all posts

Saturday, August 16, 2014

TSN: NHL Loses Key Decision in TV Rights Lawsuit

I will be following this story closely, this sounds like a potential mess.
Rick Westhead, TSN.CA -- The lawsuit also attacks the NHL's tactic of charging customers $179.80 for its full-season offering of games available on cable and satellite providers. Again, both of those packages, known as NHL Center Ice, black out in-market games.

The NHL subsequently filed a motion to dismiss the case and a judge ruled this week against that motion. The ruling was unsealed on Friday.

Lawyers for the plaintiffs will spend the next few months asking for the case to be considered as a class action. It's unclear how many people might be involved in the case.

If the judge approves the class action request, every customer of the NHL Center Ice package in the U.S. would be included as a plaintiff. The case does not involve or affect broadcast rights within Canada.

"Disappointed, but still very preliminary," NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly told TSN on Friday afternoon. "We remain confident of ultimately prevailing on the merits."

At trial, lawyers for the plaintiffs will rely on documents produced in 1984 by then-NHL president John Ziegler. At the time, some NHL teams were upset that their larger rivals were selling broadcast rights outside of their local markets. Ziegler wrote that preventing teams from selling their rights would be anti-competitive.

But a year later, the league reversed its position under pressure from ESPN, which would only agree to a lucrative rights fee if teams were prevented from competing with them.

Saturday, February 02, 2013

P.K. Subban shows us how to dive and embellish

This week, diving and embellishing has been the hot topic. So, who better than the Canadians defenseman P.K. Subban, who is a very talented and up and coming young defenseman. That being said, Subban's on ice behavior is disgusting, and his antics  makes him look like a fraud.

I will call it like it is, Subban is a poor sport, no one wants to watch people flail around on the ice like they've been shot. If you're an up and coming player and you aspire to be a diver, P.K. Subban, Alex Burrows and Ryan Kessler are the players that you want to emulate.
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Thursday, September 27, 2012

Tweets of the day - CBA, Preseason killed

I think we're going to see a lot more NHL Players start heading overseas soon if we don't see some movement in the CBA Negotiations.

I have a bad feeling and this labor dispute could go on for a very long time. I like many NHL hockey fans are feeling more powerless by the day.

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Monday, June 18, 2012

Jordan Schmaltz ranked 38 by TSN

Incoming Fighting Sioux freshman defenseman Jordan Schmaltz is ranked 38 by Canadian Sport Channel TSN in their final Draft Rankings.  Schmaltz is one of the players that I can't wait to see play in a UND uniform. 

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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

NHL to re-look at their obstruction fouls in off-season

When I saw this tweet from TSN's Darren Dreger today, I thought it's a little late to the party but I welcome the discussion in the off-season.  This is a long time coming and some tweeks need to be made to the NHL game.

In my opinion there has been way too much obstruction, hooking, holding and stick fouls in this seasons Stanley Cup Playoffs and the officiating has degraded from last year to this season. The later in the game the more a players can get away with on the ice
Other items on the agenda:

Hooking, holding and interference: Instead of holding a research and development camp this year, the NHL will hold a meeting of GMs, coaches, players and referees in August in Toronto. It will focus on the standard of enforcement of hooking, holding and interference penalties.

Some GMs complained the standard slipped this season, but Campbell said they needed to discuss the matter in the off-season, when people could put aside their self-interest and speak in more detail. []
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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Is Krieder gone right after the Eagles are eliminated?

Wow, this isn't going to be a distraction in the Eagles dressing room. Well probably not, because Jerry York is a great college coach and I am sure he has seen this drill before.  

I would bet even money that Chris Krieder is most definitely is going to play in the NHL and be a decent player, but what the rush? Doe Krieder really need to sign on the dotted line the minute his team is eliminated from the NCAA tourney? --- On the NBC Sports Pre game show, Bob McKenzie of TSN talked about Chris Krieder and his current situation.

Kreider, who is playing this weekend in the NCAA tournament against Air Force, is expected to sign immediately with the Rangers if BC is to lose and be eliminated.
Kind of reminds me of the situation with Jason Zucker and the questions that Bruce Brothers of the Pioneer Press asked George Gwozdecky last week at the Final Five press conference on Thursday afternoon. 

Lastly, the Rangers better be prepared to wait because there is a good chance that his team is going to be in the Frozen Four in Tampa Bay, Florida on April 5th-7th, 2012.
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Friday, June 24, 2011

Winnipeg Expected to announce 'Jets' name before draft pick...

2011 NHL Entry DraftImage via WikipediaTSN.CA is reporting that the Winnipeg team will now be called the Jets. I believe that this is the right move, nice to see the Jets back in Winnipeg, Manitoba where they belong. Claude Noel has also been name head coach of the Winnipeg Jets, Noel was the head coach of the Manitoba Moose.
It looks like the Winnipeg Jets are cleared for landing.

The team, which is expected to officially announce their name before making the 7th overall pick in tonight's NHL Entry Draft, is reportedly going to go with the very popular Jets nickname.

You can watch the Draft live on TSN, and TSN Mobile TV tonight at 7pm et/4pm pt. Make sure to check out for a live hockey blog with TSN Analyst Craig Button, beginning at 6:30 pm et/3:30 pm pt.

After an explosive Thursday that watched big name players get moved, Friday could be just as volatile as the NHL Entry Draft goes tonight in Minnesota.
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Thursday, May 26, 2011

Negotiations inch forward on Thrashers deal

The latest news on the NHL's return to Winnipeg, Manitoba. TSN is also reporting that there will be no announcement on the sale and relocation of the Thrashers before next Tuesday at the earliest.
Winnipeg Free Press ---- A deal between True North Sports and Entertainment, the Atlanta Spirit Group and the NHL to move the Atlanta Thrashers to Winnipeg is inching forward but still requires some work.

Multiple sources involved in the negotiations said this morning there are a number of items remaining to be worked out before a deal can be closed and an official announcement made.

A source said the purchase price of $110 million for the Thrashers and a $60 million relocation fee going to the league are set.

Details described as "consent, owner approval, proof of financial information, etc." remain on the table.

"There are complex issues that take time to work through," said a source.

It's understood none of the issues are deal-breakers but until they are resolved the sale cannot be completed.
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