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Preview: Game #40 Leafs @ Rangers – Glen Sather and Quick Fixes

Found this image over at Michael Langlois’ Vintage Leafs Memories Since the last time the Toronto Maple Leafs played a hockey game against the New York Rangers (pictured above), the Rangers have not altered their roster one bit. Since Glen Sather took over, I think that is a notable rarity. Sather with the Rangers has…

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Making Highlights Happen

    Last night I wrote about some of the things we do at the NHL Network, and everyone seemed to enjoy it. Glad to see! As promised, I’m going to write about how we make highlight packs for hockey games. We’re going to look at two games from Monday night, specifically the Rangers-Leafs game,…

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Why doesn’t Phil Kessel ever go to the net?

Here’s a thing I keep hearing from Leafs fans:  “Phil Kessel needs to go to the net.”  “Phil Kessel will have more success if he goes to the net.”  “Goals are scored from the front of the net, Phil Kessel can’t keep relying on his shot.” This is a theme that’s constantly plugged by guys…

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Hockey TV & the Footage Fairy

Howdy hockey people. A while back, I wrote about how I make hockey highlight packs for Hockey Night in Canada, specifically for the web (cbcsports.ca). The feedback was largely positive, so I want to write about it again. On top on CBC, I’ve also recently taken a freelance position at the NHL Network. While there…