Messier to Guest on NBC's NHL Studio Show this Sat at Rockefeller Plaza

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  1. Stevedude530

    Stevedude530 Registered User

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    Mark Messier Guest Analyst in ìNHL on NBCî Studio; Stanley Cup to Appear in NBC Store to Launch NHL on NBC

    WHAT: Rockefeller Plaza will turn into "Hockey Plaza" this Saturday launching NBC Sports' inaugural season as the broadcast home of NHL hockey.

    The Stanley Cup will be on display at the NBC Experience Store and the public is invited to have their picture taken with hockey's "holy grail" (fans should bring their own camera).

    Hockey fans also can watch and serve as the backdrop for the debut of the "NHL on NBC" studio show, which will originate from ice level at the Rink at 30 Rock. Hockey legend Mark Messier will serve as the show's guest analyst joining Bill Clement and Ray Ferraro both at the desk and on the ice for hockey demonstrations.

    The transformation of Rockefeller Plaza to "Hockey Plaza" will begin Friday night as the flags surrounding the plaza are replaced with NHL flags and the "NHL on NBC" logo is imbedded in the ice surface.

    WHEN: Saturday, January 14, Noon ñ 2 p.m., Stanley Cup on display at NBC Experience Store
    2 p.m., "NHL on NBC" Studio Show (prior to start of games and first intermission)

    WHERE: Noon: NBC Experience Store, 30 Rockefeller Plaza
    2 p.m.: Hockey Plaza, The Rink at 30 Rock

    INFO: The public is invited to bring their cameras and take photos with the Stanley Cup. A Hockey Hall of Fame historian and "Keeper of the Cup" will be on hand to field questions.

    The 113-year old Stanley Cup is the oldest trophy competed for by professional athletes. Dubbed "Hockey's Holy Grail" by some and "The People's Trophy" by others, it is the only sports trophy that has its own bodyguard and spends a day with all of the players who have won it.

    The NHL and NBC studio show will originate from "Hockey Plaza" for the first four weeks of NBC's NHL broadcast coverage.

    NBC Sports will present six weeks of NHL regular-season action: Jan. 14, Jan. 21, Jan. 28, Feb. 4, April 8 and April 15; and provide coverage of the Conference Quarterfinals on April 22, 23, 29 and 30; the Conference Semifinals, May 6, 7, 13 and 14; the Conference Finals on May 20; and Games 3-7 of the Stanley Cup Final in primetime. One game each week plus the Stanley Cup Final will be presented in high definition.

    Rockefeller Plaza is home to the Rink at 30 Rock and Top of the Rock, the newly-renovated observatory on the 70th Floor of 30 Rockefeller Plaza.
  2. VanIslander

    VanIslander Don't waste my time

    Sep 4, 2004
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    hockey front and centre in a major NY public outdoor venue... nice

    Messier's retirement followed by the rockefeller nhl decoration opening, then hockey on nbc and good playoff coverage

    this looks good for the nhl on the american national stage

    especially with the olympics coming to add exposure

    it could be a great year in terms of re-capturing the hockey spirit in america nationally (especially when the football season is over and baseball hasn't gotten going)
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