Video- Coach’s Corner Tonight

One of the topics Ron MacLean and Don Cherry discussed were the  goal nets. Don Cherry said the net has become too top-heavy because they took 12 inches off of the back and that someone is going to get hurt the same way Mark Howe got impaled by the goalpost back in the day.  A few other topics including a look at Tyler Toffoli of the LA Kings.  
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Ron MacLean Is The Perfect Host For Hometown Hockey

from Ron MacLean of Hometown Hockey, Here’s tonight’s word play from London. As promised each week, I’ll incorporate lines from Canadian literature or a song into our broadcast, and then reveal them at show’s end. I’m not a literary critic or expert, but like you—which I may presume if you’ve come this far—I read a fair bit. It’s to inform my viewpoint...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Video- Coach’s Corner Tonight

Don Cherry and Ron MacLean in a five minute segment mostly discussed the Leafs and the lack of Canadians on their roster.  
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Ron MacLean And Hometown Hockey

from Eric Francis of the Calgary Sun, It’s as delightful a slice of Canadiana as an afternoon on an outdoor pond with pals. At the head of a lengthy line growing on the concourse at Sylvan Lake Multi-Plex stands Ron MacLean, signing autographs and doing what he does best — talking hockey. On this day, he’s creating memories for kids and hockey fans in this Alberta...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Sportsnet’s new era of hockey receives mixed reviews

TORONTO, On. – The puck dropped to open the 2014/15 NHL season on Wednesday night, and Rogers Sportsnet’s $5.2 billion, 12-year broadcast deal was on full display for the first time. Sportsnet’s new era of hockey had a familiar feel with some noticeable changes. A new $4.5-million, 11,000-square foot studio was the most evident change as Sportsnet’s hockey analysts – combined...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

NHL Network to Launch Simulcast of Rogers Sportsnet Programming

If you’re an NHL fan, you may already have noticed that NHL Network has picked up Sportsnet’s Hockey Central’s radio simulcast at noon ET. This will be the first of several programs that NHLN will simulcast from the league’s new Canadian TV partner. Weeknights, NHL Network will air the Hockey Central nightly recap show. On Saturdays at 6 p.m. ET, NHL will simulcast one hour...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Your 2014-15 NHL TV Guide

Welcome hockey fans in Canada and across the United States, the beautiful ice game has returned. There’s an interesting thing for those who work in our corners of the sports world: the state of hockey on television is currently more immediately recognizable and static in America than it is for our friends up north. This is, of course, due to a massive, sprawling new television...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

A Reduced Role For Ron MacLean

from David Shoalts of the Globe and Mail, Ron MacLean has been frozen out of the new version of Hockey Night In Canada. Literally. While George Stroumboulopoulos will sit in the studio chair and take the starring role that once was his – ringmaster of the most popular show on Canadian television – MacLean will be looking in from the outside on Sunday nights. And even...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Video- Hometown Hockey On Sportsnet

Ron MacLean on the Sunday night hockey schedule for Sportsnet,  
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September 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Curtains Close on “Hockey Night in Canada”

The #nhl‘ s season came to a close on June 13th as the Los Angeles Kings defeated the New York Rangers in Game 5 to capture LA’s 2nd Stanley Cup. As the curtain closed on the hockey season, another closed on a huge chapter in the history of Canadian television. “Hockey Night in Canada”, the Saturday night special on the #cbc will be forever changed beginning next fall, as...
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June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Cuba Gooding Jr. stole the show at the NHL Awards, and not in a good way

The NHL's Awards Show has always been a fine mix of awkward, cheesy, forced and occasionally funny, especially under Ron MacLean's tenure. This year's show, which was tape-delayed in most of Canada (rather ironic given that it's probably the last hockey-related program the CBC will produce on its own), had its moments (PK Subban was as comfortable behind a microphone...
Via Kukla's Korner
June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: CBC cuts out, switches to NBC during Stanley Cup celebration

Canada’s national broadcaster had a bizarre technical glitch that very nearly came at the worst possible time. CBC’s feed dropped and suddenly switched to a split-screened version of the NBC broadcast in the immediate aftermath of the Los Angeles Kings’ Stanley Cup victory over the New York Rangers in double overtime early on Saturday morning. They showed the game-winning goal...
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June 14, 2014  |  Discuss

CBC promises more Bob Cole (baby)

Hockey Night in Canada issued good news about a broadcasting legend before tonight's Kings-Hawks game, as the National Post's Sean Fitz-Gerald notes: One of the most famous, polarizing and experienced voices in Canadian sports will return for at least one more hockey season, with Ron MacLean announcing play-by-play veteran Bob Cole will be back behind the microphone...
Via Kukla's Korner
June 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Video- Coach’s Corner Last Night

Don Cherry and Ron MacLean discussed numerous topics including the smaller players in the NHL. from the Toronto Star, On Coach’s Corner on Sunday night, Cherry showed clips of Gallagher and Chicago’s Patrick Kane (5-foot-9) scrambling in tight quarters before burying the puck in the net. “I’m going to tell you why there won’t be guys like that in the National...
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May 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Video- John Davidson Talks His Blue Jackets With Ron MacLean

via CBC, Ron MacLean chats with President of hockey operations of the Columbus Blue Jackets and a former NHL goaltender John Davidson discussing the talent of this years' squad and reflect on his personal playoff memories.  
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April 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Ron MacLean Apologizes For HNIC Comments

((HT: CBC News))First... tell the HQ what you think about this segment...Well, if one of the best in the business offended you, Ron MacLean has apologized... Coming from a referee like MacLean, the remarks were surprising.And FOSG Elliotte Friedman was on set with him- and disagreed...The reaction among French-speaking and separatist Canadians was somewhat expected: An example from...
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April 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Ron MacLean Of Hockey Night In Canada Offers An Apology For His ‘French-Canadian’ Referee Comment

from CBC, CBC hockey commentator Ron MacLean apologizes for his comment about French-Canadian referees during Tuesday night’s Stanley Cup playoff game between the Montreal Canadiens and Tampa Bay Lightning. MacLean suggested during the second intermission that a French-Canadian referee should not be working the game. The context for his comment was a controversial call...
Via Kukla's Korner
April 23, 2014  |  Discuss


     It was almost uncomfortable watching Ron MacLean try to justify his comments last night during game three between LA and SJ.  He was addressing the comments the made about the officials the NHL chose for the Montreal game earlier.  After the "blown call" made by Charron in game three (disallowed goal), MacLean said that the NHL should not have chosen a francophone...
April 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Video- Coach’s Corner Tonight

Don Cherry and Ron MacLean discussed the first period of the Tampa/Montreal game and a few other topics including Cherry's view of the Matt Cooke hit last night.  
Via Kukla's Korner
April 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Video- Coach’s Corner Tonight

Ron MacLean and Don Cherry discussed two main topics- Situations in both Vancouver and Toronto.  
Via Kukla's Korner
April 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Video- The Passion Of The Leafs’ Fans

After the Toronto Maple Leafs lost to the Winnipeg Jets last night, Don Cherry and Ron MacLean talked Toronto and their fans and little on the Canadiens too.  
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April 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Birthday wishes to ‘the Legendary Kukla’s Korner’ from Hockey Night in Canada

The chairman of the board here at Kukla's Korner received a birthday shout-out from Hockey Night in Canada's Ron MacLean: "The Legendary Kukla's Korner" is more than anything the product of the Legendary Paul Kukla, the Nicklas Lidstrom of blogging, and I've been told that he may have actually enjoyed his birthday.
Via Kukla's Korner
April 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Video- Coach’s Corner Tonight

Tonight Don Cherry and Ron MacLean talked Phaneuf, Subban, Backes, Hitchcock, some baseball and more.  
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April 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Video- Ron MacLean And Don Cherry On A Few Hockey Topics

After the Montreal/Toronto game last night, Ron MacLean and Don Cherry had some extended time to talk.  Some of the topics were the Leafs, Dave Keon and the the broken skate blade issue.
Via Kukla's Korner
March 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Video- Coach’s Corner Tonight

Don Cherry and Ron MacLean opened Coach's Corner with a little talk about the first period of Habs/Leafs. Next up was the Carlyle/Reimer talk then the hit on Paul Ranger. Cherry then pointed out the play Kyle Quincey made against the Penguins on Thursday and said the play will get the Wings in the playoffs. Some OHL talk was next then Cherry called out the "guy"...
Via Kukla's Korner
March 22, 2014  |  Discuss
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