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On the NBC Sports-Yahoo! partnership…

Dec 11, 2012, 2:52 PM EDT

Some big news from this past weekend.

In case you missed it over the weekend, NBC Sports and Yahoo! have formed a partnership designed to take over the world ally two of the most trusted brands in sports.

You can check out the full press release here, which includes enjoyable buzzterms like “scalable advertising” and “multi-platform delivery.”

As for what the partnership means practically? Day-to-day, things will stay the same. ProHockeyTalk will continue to conduct lockout business as usual, bringing you enthralling CBA news and up-to-the-minute transactions from the Finnish third division.

The exciting part is that we’ll be partnering up with the Puck Daddy/Yahoo! NHL crew. That means collaborating with Greg Wyshynski, who we’ve worked with on a number of past occasions. Most recently, we all appeared on the same panel at Blogs With Balls 5.

Long term, we hope that working with Puck Daddy will mean unlimited access to its library of awful hockey jerseys and Gangam Style parody videos. Fingers crossed.

Anyway, that’s all for now. Remember to be nice if any of the Yahoo! commenters make their way over here. It wouldn’t kill you to comb your hair and put on a tie.

  1. kyzslew77 - Dec 11, 2012 at 2:59 PM

    It wouldn’t kill you to comb your hair and put on a tie.

    Yes it would.

    /scratches self
    /continues living in parents’ basement

    • barkar942 - Dec 12, 2012 at 5:06 PM

      Wait- are you that Soup Can kid with yet another name?

  2. hockeyflow33 - Dec 11, 2012 at 3:16 PM

    Ugh, that puck daddy site is terrible.

  3. lordfletcher - Dec 11, 2012 at 3:37 PM

    personally, I would never mention that I teamed up with Yahoo. Haven’t followed puck daddy’s work ever, just because they are affiliated. Yahoo has the worst and most biased reporters / journalists out there.

    I hope Greg Wyshynski is the exception :)

    • blitzrunner29 - Dec 11, 2012 at 3:54 PM

      Don’t get your hopes up. Wyshynski is a Devils fan who said last spring that the Devils had “already won ‘their’ Cup” by beating the Rangers in the Eastern Conference Finals.

      Yes, I am sure the Devils felt like they won the Cup while watching the Kings celebrate after Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Finals.

    • colby7 - Dec 11, 2012 at 4:18 PM

      If this is the only hockey blog you read.. Do yourself a favor and read Puck Daddy and Backhand Shelf as well. MvsW podcast is also basically the only semi daily hockey podcast running during the lockout.

      Puck Daddy might be affiliated with Yahoo but they have some good in depth pieces and some great contributors (Chesnikov on Euro players and “the player” an unnamed insider)

      I would have figured everyone here reads all three blogs..

      • andidee15 - Dec 11, 2012 at 11:05 PM

        I agree with colby7 here – all three are great blogs, but what makes them so great is that they specialize in different things. HockeyTalk is the best for straight-up news coverage. Backhand Shelf is awesome for hockey insight, opinions, and culture. Puck Daddy is hybrid of the two. There may be some very, very slight bias on occasion, but I’ve never found it to be overwhelming and overall, the site is surprisingly well put together and rather thorough.

        I guess it just depends on which kind of a blog you value, but I’d recommend reading all three if you have the time.

  4. ewoods6 - Dec 11, 2012 at 3:57 PM

    We’re Hockey fans.

    We grow beards and wear t-shirts with ties on the shirt.

  5. bcjim - Dec 11, 2012 at 9:13 PM

    Can someone please take down that corpse like image of #99 that has been adjacent to all stories for a week+?

  6. spicyjimbolaya - Dec 11, 2012 at 11:02 PM

    Congrats to both NBC and Yahoo, I am looking forward to the new partnership.

  7. Human Cannonball - Dec 12, 2012 at 12:16 AM

    I read both sites and look at it like this: PHT is news, and Puck Daddy is editorialization. They already compliment each other very well, so I’m interested to see what collaborative efforts can bring.

    • barkar942 - Dec 12, 2012 at 5:11 PM

      If they don’t end this stupid lockout soon, it will just be color commentary from lawyers.

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