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How the Winter Classic Did in Each NHL Market

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Which NHL markets tuned into the Winter Classic? Not a lot of surprises here, except for how Phoenix compared to some of the non-traditional markets. Maybe there's hope for the Yotes yet. Numbers courtesy of our pals at Puck The Media.

Glendale proposal: pay Hulsizer $197M to run $170M team

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"Either Matthew Hulsizer is the greatest negotiator on the face of the earth or Glendale officials are extremely desperate to keep the Phoenix Coyotes (NHL) at Jobing.com Arena, as the latest lease proposal pays Hulsizer $197 million over the next five years after he buys the Coyotes for $170 million."

Pat Burns memorial ereader auction

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Kobo books is auctioning off an ereader in memory of Pat Burn. All proceeds go to Prostate Cancer Canada. The ereader comes preloaded with the following books: The Day I (Almost) Killed Two Gretzkys?: And Other Off-The-Wall Stories About Sports...And Life By James Duthie Hockey Dad: True Confessions Of A (Crazy) Hockey Parent By Bob McKenzie The Making Of Slap Shot: Behind The Scenes Of The Greatest Hockey Movie Ever Made By Jonathon Jackson The Ovechkin Project: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Hockey’s Most Dangerous Player By Damien Cox and Gare Joyce If you're looking for a Kindle alternative, need some winter reading, and want to support a great cause, check out the auction. The Kobo ereader is autographed by all the authors.

SB Nation is an immense network across all sports, and we're all one big virtual blogging family....

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SB Nation is an immense network across all sports, and we're all one big virtual blogging family. Because of that, I wanted to link over to Jeremy Mauss of Mountain West Connection (Mountain West college sports). He is fundraising to get a service dog for his three-year-old son who has Autism, Periventricular Leukomalacia and mild Cerebral Palsy. If you're interested in learning more or would like to donate, please visit the link below.

Mountain West Connection

"Is there a sucker-punch contest at the All-Star Game?" -Drew Remenda on the San Jose Sharks...

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"Is there a sucker-punch contest at the All-Star Game?" -Drew Remenda on the San Jose Sharks broadcast joking about why you should pick Sean Avery on your All-Star team. Randy Hahn replied that such a contest might make the game more interesting and they should call Brenden Shanahan.

"It sells fans short if you make a deal just to avoid a work stoppage." Gary Bettman at the Ivy...

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"It sells fans short if you make a deal just to avoid a work stoppage." Gary Bettman at the Ivy Sports Symposium talking lockouts -- not the NHL lockout, but his advice to David Stern regarding an NBA one. The Avslova Factor put together a detailed recap of Bettman and Bill Daly covering everything from lockouts to Olympics, very good stuff.

The Avslova Factor

Apologies for the lack of Gameday yesterday and just putting a quick note that there won't be one...

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Apologies for the lack of Gameday yesterday and just putting a quick note that there won't be one today either. Some family stuff has come up, so hockey's gotta be put on the backburner for a day or two. Hope things get back into the regular rhythm tomorrow, and thanks for your patience.

NHL fans will want to check the PlayStation Store right now. Sony and the NHL have just announced...

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NHL fans will want to check the PlayStation Store right now. Sony and the NHL have just announced an exclusive partnership that enables PS3 owners to watch live hockey games through the NHL GameCenter Live app on the PlayStation Network. The app, which will exist under the Video section of the XMB, will be available for $10 or for free to PlayStation Plus members. The interface of the app should be familiar to anyone that's tried MLB.tv, released earlier this year on PS3. With the app installed, PS3 owners will be able to access features like post-game highlights, team schedules, standings, player stats and profiles, and the full NHL scoreboard. Fans that subscribe to the GameCenter Live service ($169 annually) will get additional features, most notably the ability to stream live out-of-market games and "select" playoff broadcasts. In addition to the live streams, subscribers will get access to full-length and condensed replays of games 48 hours after they air (no blackouts). Included with membership is access to the NHL Vault, which gives you instant access to full replays of classic NHL games, going as far back as the 1960s. NHL's Senior Director of Digital Business Development Alexandre G. Simon told us that the decision to partner with Sony exclusively was an easy one, after a successful experience selling content on the PlayStation Network's video service. According to Simon, the GameCenter app is a huge opportunity for the league to expand its reach to gamers who may be familiar with the NHL games, but haven't had the ability to regularly follow live games. With no ISP restrictions, and with "about half" of fans following out-of-market teams, the GameCenter app might just lure in some new followers -- especially for those who don't subscribe or have access to the Versus cable channel, where the NHL currently resides. -From Joystiq today. PS3 and hockey, two of my favorite things brought together!

Joystiq

Just a quick note that there won't be a Gameday post today, as non-hockey writing demands have gone...

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Just a quick note that there won't be a Gameday post today, as non-hockey writing demands have gone berserk -- damn you, lack of independent wealth! Pick your own Gameday soundtrack song and turn on NHL Network for good times!

Hey guys. Due to a new job, there will be no Rink Side Radio this week. The show will probably also...

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Hey guys. Due to a new job, there will be no Rink Side Radio this week. The show will probably also be going through some changes in the near future. But for this week, no show. Thanks guys.

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