Neil Best leaves no stone unturned in the world of sports media.
Sam Flood, NBC Sports’ executive producer and a former hockey captain at Williams College, often has spoken of the benefits of “hatred’’ to televised hockey.
Monday he was at it again, saying of the 2014 NHL postseason matchups: “We think it’s going to add a whole new degree of hatred on ice . . . When there’s this kind of familiarity there is more energy.’’
Flood in part credited the...Read more »
Tickets to the Flyers-Rangers series are averaging higher asking prices than those of any other first-round NHL playoff matchup, according to the secondary market site aggregator TiqIQ.com.
As of Monday, the average for the series was $292.24 – boosted by a whopping $429.50 for games at the Garden. Game 1 Thursday was averaging $337.66, with a low of $161.
The least expensive average...Read more »
Sunday's Rangers-Devils game at Yankee Stadium was a big hit for NBC.
The game averaged 2.1 million viewers nationally and 1.3 percent of homes, both regular-season bests for NBC - not including Winter Classics.
In the New York area, 5.1 percent of homes watched, on average, the best ever in this market for an NBC regular-season game.
Buffalo was next at 4.5 percent, followed by...Read more »
MSG will mark Friday's 54th anniversary of the debut of the goaltender mask in the NHL - and the mask-friendly Halloween holiday - with a daylong celebration Thursday, culminating after the Sabres-Rangers game with a showing of the 2009 NHL Network documentary "50 Years Behind the Mask."
The celebration starts at noon with programming about past and present goalies, interspersed...Read more »