TSN TV Schedule TSN2 TV Schedule
Blogs

McKenzie: NHL's Olympic future will garner most attention

Bob McKenzie
8/23/2010 10:04:31 PM
Decrease Text SizeIncrease Text Size
Text Size

When I look at the agenda that's been set out over the next three days at the World Hockey Summit, I think the one that's going to attract the most attention from the fan base, the media and the people who are actively involved in the sport will be the future of NHL players at the Olympics.

There will be discussion on how Vancouver went for all parties, as well as whether or not the League should send players to the 2014 games in Sochi Russia. I think right now that the League's position is that they don't plan on going, but I think that's a negotiable position when the next collective bargaining agreement is worked on. 

The World Cup of Hockey – formally the Canada Cup – has a tangible benefit to both the NHL and NHL Players Association as they get a large chunk of the proceeds from that event, while the Olympic benefits are less tangible and more altruistic. It should be a great debate.

 

Player Safety

On Tuesday morning, I'll be moderating a player safety and skill development panel, which is a topic that is near and dear to my heart. I think that while we talk a great deal about what happens at the NHL and IIHF levels, we don't spend enough time on the lower levels – or the broad base of the pyramid as it were.

We need to get as many kids as possible playing hockey, and once you get them playing, keep them playing, making sure that they are safe and not jeopardizing their health.
There are a lot of issues on that front that will addressed, like when body contact should be introduced into the game, and if the game, which has sped up in the last five years, has gotten too quick or is it leading to more injuries? 

We'll also address how we're teaching the kids, and if they're learning the best ways to boost the skills that they'll need to advance to the elite levels of hockey.

Bob McKenzie

Podcasts

TSN 1050: TSN Drive with Dave Naylor: Hour Two- April 17

Dave Naylor and Jeff O'Neill are joined by TSN Hockey Insider Bob McKenzie, TSN Blue Jays Analyst Dirk Hayhurst and Nets Broadcaster Ian Eagle.

TSN 1050: TSN Drive with Dave Naylor: Bob McKenzie- April 17

TSN Hockey Insider Bob McKenzie joined the program to talk about the start of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

TSN 1050: TSN Drive with Dave Naylor: Hour Two- April 10

Dave Naylor and Dave Feschuk are joined by Bob McKenzie, Jason Strudwick and Don Meehan to talk about the struggles of the Canadian NHL teams.


More Podcasts

Follow Us!

There's a new Twitter feed that will make you a real TSN.ca insider! Follow twitter.com/TSN_Sports_Buzz to get updates on the latest blogs, best videos and more!


More about TSN on Twitter...

Vote IN the TSN KLONDIKE NHL POY SHOWDOWN!


Game 1: Red Wings at Bruins (TSN)

Friday at 7:30pm et/4:30pm pt

Game 2: Stars at Ducks (TSN)

Friday at 10pm et/7pm pt


NHL on TSN Broadcast Schedule


Western Conference

(1) COL 1, (WC) MIN 0 (1) ANA 1, (WC) DAL 0
(2) STL 1, (3) CHI 0 (2) SJ 1, (3) LA


Eastern Conference

(1) BOS v (WC) DET (1) PIT 1, (WC) CLB 0
(2) TAM 0, (3) MON 1 (2) NYR 1, (3) PHI 0


Playoff Schedule/Game-By-Game Breakdown

NHL on TSN Playoff Fantasy Tracker


Canadian Corey Conners, a senior at Kent State, came as close as you can get at the U.S. Amateur Championship and nearly qualified for the Masters. More...

© 2014
All rights reserved.
Bell Media Television