NHL Fans Rejoice…
Mashable reports that the NHL will be announcing a YouTube channel. The channel will provide videos and game highlights officially sponsored and approved by the NHL. Google Video already has a deal with the NHL and you can check out the NHL on Google Video page for the currently available videos. Refer to the post on Mashable for the details of both deals.
What this means for the average fan is that they will now have access to more NHL content. This is a good thing… Did you miss a game last week? Can’t remember that game back in 1995? No problem, just check out Google Video or YouTube for the game.
For the hard core fan that has the technical knowledge to customize their blogs or run their own sites, there is even better news. While the exact usage details still need to be seen, these videos (using the Google Search API) and the NHL Scoreboard widget (previous coverage) will give your blog/site more features and content for your readers.
In the sidebar are 2 examples of tools and widgets that can greatly enhance your hockey blog or site.
For additional coverage, check out Ars Technica.