Friday, May 23, 2008

It's media day

Taking a page from the Super Bowl, the NHL has scheduled Friday as a "media day" of sorts, with general player and coach availability at the Cobo Conference Center in Detroit.

(Even if the print contingent is a little sparse, with only eight American dailies outside of the two host cities staffing the entire finals.)

Here's today's lineup, with captains and goalies, GMs and coaches, slated for the formal sit downs:
Live at The Stanley Cup Final
Red Wings preseries availability
2:00 p.m. – Nicklas Lidstrom, Chris Osgood
2:15 p.m. – General player availability
3:00 p.m. – Ken Holland, Mike Babcock at podium

Penguins preseries availability
3:30 p.m. – Ray Shero, Michel Therrien at podium
3:45 p.m. – Sidney Crosby, Marc-Andre Fleury
4:00 p.m. – General player availability
I'm still in Toronto, at least until Game 4 next weekend, but there's going to be plenty of coverage coming out of today's meet and greet from those who are there.

Unfortunately, I don't think anyone's taken to televising the goings on.

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At 2:53 p.m., May 23, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

In the states the NHL Network is broadcasting Media Day live.

At 3:41 p.m., May 23, 2008, Anonymous Slater said...

"Representation by Canadian newspapers will be just as slim. Outside Toronto, the Vancouver Sun and Vancouver Province are the only major dailies sending reporters to the final, which will start tomorrow night."

Why would CanWestGlobal need to send reporters from more than one paper to cover this (or any) event?

At 3:44 p.m., May 23, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I already downloaded a transcript:

"We really respect _____________. We know they can play defence and they can kill you with the transition game.
"_____ ________ doesn't get a lot of respect but he's been terrific in these playoffs.
"The media didn't really give us our due early in the year, but we showed them how we can come together as a team.
"Coach told us that we might not get another chance at this thing so we want to win now.
"Our fans have been awesome. We want to bring the Cup back to _____."

At 3:45 p.m., May 23, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why would CanWestGlobal need to send reporters from more than one paper to cover this (or any) event?


Symptom of everything that's wrong about concentrated media ownership.

At 6:40 p.m., May 23, 2008, Anonymous BarkerPosey said...

I got a hankerin' the last two Anonymous comments were from the same guy. Also, with wit like that, I'd read your blog.


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