Update @ 5:45p.m. EST: We recorded the first “NHL Hour” XM radio show with Gary Bettman and Bill Clement today. You can listen to it here (MP3 file, 58.5 MB). Not too many surprises for us… they kept it “clean” and even put on guests who admired Gary Bettman and were very courteous to him. The one thing that was super frustrating was the number of advertisements (played over and over) during the show… and there was more chatter by Bill Clement, Gary Bettman and Marty Turco (who was a guest), than fan questions answered. We hope next week’s show will be more representative of the fans’ true feelings about what Bettman has done to the NHL, and hopefully will have more content/substance, rather than advertisements and Bettman worshipers.
Update @ 12:20p.m. EST: We have gotten word from the NHL that there will be a streaming link for the show prominently posted on the home page of NHL.com sometime this afternoon. You should send your questions & comments to NHLHOUR@NHL.com and/or dial 1-877-645-6696.
Gary Bettman will debut the new “NHL Hour” show on XM channel 204 today at 4p.m. EST with co-host Bill Clement. If you do not subscribe to XM radio, you should be able to listen to the show through NHL.com. We haven’t found the exact link to listen to the show, but there is a “Listen!” link in the bottom right corner of their site under “NHL Radio”. We have emailed the NHL asking for more specific information, but have not heard back from them yet. The “NHL Hour” will continue as a weekly show every Thursday from 4-5p.m. EST.
The only email address that we have come up with to send questions to the show is email@example.com. So get your tough questions ready and let the little commish know what fans really think about the job he has done!
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