The CBC's Hotstove Tonight crew dropped a gaggle of coaching scoops on Saturday evening, with Glenn Healy, Elliotte Friedman, P.J. Stock and Kevin Weekes stating that:
The Edmonton Oilers will probably hire Dallas Eakins as their coach in no small part, according to Healy, that the Canucks' cap situation and on-the-move farm team affiliations scared Eakins off, and Patrick...
The folks from Hockey Night in Canada pick the winners of the NHL Awards...
P.K. Subban (8)
Craig Simpson, Rob Pizzo, Inderpreet Cumo, Andi Petrillo, Cassie Campbell-Pascall, Kevin Weekes, Tim Wharnsby, Mark Lee
Ryan Suter (2)
Scott Oake, Rick Ball
Kris Letang (2)
Garry Galley, Harnarayan Singh
Francois Beauchemin (2)
P.J. Stock, Jim Hughson
On Saturday's edition of The Hotstove Tonight, the CBC's Elliotte Friedman, Glenn Healy, Kevin Weekes, P.J. Stock and Ron MacLean discussed the incredibly high likelihood of the NHL participating in the 2014 Olympics in Sochi, Russia--though details of the NHL-IIHF-IOC partnership are still being worked out...
And the gents also discussed some of the both recently signed...
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Sean Burke, Corey Hirsch, Garth Snow, Corey Schwab, Kevin Weekes, Felix Potvin, Dan Cloutier, Alex Auld, Johan Hedberg, Mika Noronenâ¦
All guys that were hyped the hell out of by Canucks management from '98-'06, and all guys that pretty much weren't the answer in net.
from Bruce Dowbiggin at the Globe and Mail,
You have to admire Elliotte Friedman of Hockey Night In Canada. The man tries. Like Galileo attempting to get the Catholic Church onside, Friedman is singlehandedly trying to drag HNIC’s high priests into a hockey renaissance.
During one of Saturday’s segments, Friedman bravely resurrected the Corsi Number, a metric that measures...
from Elliotte Friedman of CBC,
Let's do this interview-style:
Q: Is he available?
A: Depends on who you are. Right now, he will only consider an elite group of teams with high Stanley Cup aspirations. The Flames would like him to expand that list because it increases their chances of a better return. Would St. Louis, for example, want in on this possibility? But...
On Saturday's Hockey Night in Canada broadcast, the Satellite Hotsto...I mean "Hotstove Tonight" crew pondered the Ryan O'Reilly offer sheet in light of its, "How do you interpret the new CBA? It's kind of difficult given that it hasn't been completed yet!" nature (the NHL and NHLPA are operating under a "Memorandum of Understanding"...
MUST READ: Viewers guide to @scotiahockey Hockey Day in Canada (Canada & U.S.) bit.ly/14IwZu9 #HockeyDay— NHL (@NHL) February 9, 2013
“@kdraper33: Just want to wish all the hockey dads and moms a happy "Hockey Day in Canada". We thank you for your commitment.”True Drapes!— Kevin Weekes (@KevinWeekes) February 9, 2013
Congrats to Martin Brodeur for playing...
from Allan Muir of Sports Illustrated,
A couple months from now, we all may be applauding Hockey Night In Canada’s producers for the patience they showed while allowing the new five-man panel to work through some early growing pains. But hey, we might be raving about Lance Armstrong’s appointment as the head of WADA too, right?
If the group–host Ron MacLean, and...
Well that was underwhelming.
After all the hype and build up, the Canucks first game of the year was absolutely the worst case scenario.
It gets better (I hope).
Here we go with the love ‘em & hate ‘em!
1. Rick Ball
No Mark Lee. No Kevin Weekes.
Even if Kelly Hrudey wasn’t the best in the booth, Rick Ball was more than adequate.
Won’t miss those two...
Kevin Weekes of NHL.com says the Chicago Blackhawks will win the Central Division.
Sweet Glorious Hockey
It hasn’t fully sunken in yet that Canucks hockey is coming back, and is soon to consume this country in what promises to be a very entertaining 48 game dash to the playoffs.
It’s going to be a silly season. After going so long without the game, it’s returning at double time with a very short training camp and no exhibition games.
We’ve seen the playoff...
The best teenage hockey player in the U.S. is the son of a Brooklyn Nets assistant coach. He skates for the Portland Winterhawks at the Rose Garden, better known as the home of the Trail Blazers, against whom his father played 18 times during an 11-year NBA career.
He is a triumph for his country's national program and the embattled NHL itself. He learned the game in Denver...
Listen in as Ron MacLean, Elliotte Friedman, Glenn Healy, P.J. Stock and Kevin Weekes discuss the following:
- Players and social media
- What happens with Roberto Luongo
- The Winter Classic Cancellation
- When the NHL returns
A good way to kill just over 6 minutes of time tonight.
The audio is auto-play so you can listen to it below... Continue reading "Hotstove...
GOING THE DISTANCE
In the Vancouver Canucks vs. Columbus Blue Jackets game tonight we saw what might be one of the NHL goals of the year by the Canucks defenseman Alex Edler.
Coast to Coast!
If you listen carefully you can hear former goaltender Kevin Weekes on the CBC Hockey night in Canada broadcast team say “Coast to Coast and Butter on the TOAST!”
The goal put the Canucks up...
I’m A Burrliever
Tuesday night against Nashville was the 500th game of Alex Burrows‘ career, all in a Vancouver Canucks uniform.
It’s quite the achievement for the undrafted ball-hockey player who has blown every expectation pinned to him out of the water. When he played his first game for the franchise, no one could have guessed he would one day be a 30 goal scorer and the...
from Kevin Weekes of CBC, Here is a list of NHL teams with solid enough goaltending that I pretty much expect them to stand pat in net at the trade deadline.
1. NEW YORK RANGERS
Henrik Lundqvist: Has been lights out. Two technical adjustments have taken his game to the next level. Have of you detected what they are? I believe Lundqvist is in the race with Evgeni Malkin for the...
from Melissa Hoppert of Slap Shoat at the NY Times, Since joining NHL Network in July after five years at NESN, Kathryn Tappen has become one of the league’s most recognizable faces. Tappen, 30, hosts the nightly highlight show “NHL Tonight” and is a co-host for special events, holding her own among former coaches and players like Barry Melrose and Kevin Weekes.
Q. Who will...
Plenty of games across NBC, NBCSN, and NHL Net for your enjoyment this week...
Tuesday February 7
Los Angeles Kings @ Tampa Bay Lightning (NBCSN 7:30PM) Mike Emrick, Brian Engblom
Wednesday February 8
Boston Bruins @ Buffalo Sabres (NBCSN 7:30PM) Mike Emrick, Eddie Olczyk, Pierre McGuire
Calgary Flames @ San Jose Sharks (NBCSN 10PM) TBD
Thursday February 9
The first day of Henrik Lundqvist’s NHL career was Oct. 5, 2005, when the as yet uncrowned goaltender acted as backup to Kevin Weekes for the Rangers’ opener in Philadelphia, which signified the return of the NHL following the 2004-05 canceled season.
“It was surreal to be part of...
Video: Jeremy Roenick and Kevin Weekes agree in the 3-game suspensions handed down to Alex Ovechkin and Andrew Ference. (NBC Sports)
January 24, 2012
Kevin Weekes, an analyst for CBC Sports and NHL Network, backed up Martin Brodeur with the New Jersey Devils from 2007-09. He also played 11 years in the NHL, so he knows a thing or two about a thing or two when it comes to the changing times of goalies in the League — both in equipment and rules.
Weekes appeared on Marek Vs. Wyshynski Radio on Tuesday, and offered a blunt assessment...
It's a Tuesday edition of Marek vs. Wyshynski beginning at 2 p.m. ET/11 a.m. PT, and we're talking about the following and more:
Special Guest Stars: Kevin Weekes of CBC Hockey Night In Canada, NHL Network,Versus Overtime and MSG Hockey Night Live talks Marty Brodeur and race in hockey.
• In which Marek and Wysh discuss what makes an MVP an MVP.
• The final word on the...
Kevin Weekes picks his top five candidates at the half way point of the NHL season.
Yesterday, I posted a number of pics of TheNYRBlog readers enjoying the Winter Classic, well here's a few more:First, Dennis C. sends me a pic of him and former Flyers enforcer Dave Shultz at McFadden's Bar in Citizens Bank Park...Adam M. e-mails me a pic of him celebrating the Rangers victory in CBP...Readers Brent and Steve tweet me a pic of them and their boys enjoying...