December 18, 2007

Peter Puck is Back!

After a 28-year vacation, the immortal Peter Puck is returning to television as part of Maple Leaf broadcasts. Mr. Puck was first introduced during the 1970's on NBC to help American viewer's understand the game better. Later, he also could be found on CBC's coverage of Hockey Night in Canada.

The Leafs will show 11 original segments of Peter Puck beginning with this Thursday's game against Tampa Bay.

The full schedule, courtesy of the Toronto Maple Leafs
* Thursday, December 20 – Leafs at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m.
* Thursday, December 27 – Leafs at Philadelphia, 7 p.m.
* Thursday, January 3 – Leafs at Pittsburgh, 7:30 p.m.
* Wednesday, January 9 – Leafs at Anaheim, 10 p.m.
* Thursday, January 10 – Leafs at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m.
* Thursday, January 17 – Leafs at Boston, 7 p.m.
* Sunday, January 20 – Leafs at New Jersey, 5 p.m.
* Thursday, January 24 – Leafs at Washington, 7 p.m.
* Thursday, January 31 – Leafs at Carolina, 7 p.m.
* Thursday, February 14 – Leafs vs. New York Islanders, 7:30 p.m.
* Thursday, February 21 – Leafs vs. Buffalo, 7:30 p.m.

Ballhype: hype it up!


DC Sports Chick said...

I heart Peter Puck! Wish I could see the segments.

Jim said...

You can. A DVD with all of the Peter Puck segments is available at

I picked mine up at a Chapters in Ottawa for $12.99, same as the online price.

Anonymous said...

There is also a GREAT Peter Puck theme song out now too:

cobalts_finest said...

It's about time Peter Puck makes another debut. I prefer Peter Puck over "Grapes" anyday.