I am twice "blessed" because I love hockey AND figure skating so for me, this is a match made in heaven for a fan of those two winter sports.
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CBC youtube channel now has all the performances from week 1 and week 2
PJ's new blog
Interview with Mike and Marcy
Last edited by Alvyne; 10-07-2013 at 11:57 PM.
As long as Kurt marks everybody on the same scale it doesn't matter what he gives everybody. I'm glad he shaved, but Jamie gave at least three couples in a row 5.8.
but they were a "different kind of" 5.8 (or so she said lol)
The charity angle with this show is one of the smartest decisions they made. The clincher to get the hockey players to go along with it. Very very smart.
Well appartently the videos on CBC youtube channel I posted are geoblocked, but someone else posted the entire first show on youtube:
Part 1 (Intro): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NTjb49eRnbE
Part 2 (Sinead and Grant): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4EQb1c2sneQ
Part 3 (Marie-France and Mathieu): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nopvG1d6w8c
Part 4 (Marcy and Mike): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nFUXpf_oVdE
Part 5 (Amanda and Scott): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xh6-CmIgt_U
Part 6 (Oksana and Vladimir): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eIgFuTGGfNQ
Part 7 (Violetta and Jason): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IA3bOYdTjFc
Part 8 (Jessica and Brian): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1bZ6dMjzQjc
Part 9 (Shae Lynn and Anson): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q_3HWUEthBM
Part 10 (Recap): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nca-QrREUMM
Catch Kurt on the George Stromboulopoulos show on CBC this evening (Oct. 8) talking about BOTB - here's a "teaser": http://www.cbc.ca/strombo/videos/ful...winners-losers
Can't skate but love to watch
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Did anyone else get a Don Cherry vibe from Jamie's suit from Episode 2? :-)
Tickets for Episode 4 go on sale tomorrow, can't wait to get mine!
I'm assuming the people wondering how they get the hockey players to make such a huge commitment of time (and potential embarassment) might not realize that the participants are paid HUGE money..it's a closely guarded secret how much. That's why the show is so expensive. There's a large base salary and then every week that a couple makes it through, they get more money. All the hockey players give the line about not wanting to do it until they realize it's for charity, that sounds very magnanimous but you are talking about guys making a massive 4 months commitment of training and then the show which lasts until November. And I'm not talking about somebody being paid 40 or 50 thousand dollars to join the show...we're talking waaay more money than that. The final 2 couples probably make $100,000 each at the least. I'm betting more. I think the figure skaters might be paid on a different scale from the hockey players, who have lots more to lose (dignity etc !!) but the hockey players definitely get a pile of money, cause without them, there's no show.
ildah - Do you have a confirmed source for this rather negative post? Are you trying to "rain on the parade"?
Can't skate but love to watch
NHL salary history since 1989
including contract info and total accumulated.
Contract = Players' Strike: 48 out of 84 games played. Most players only received +/- 58% of the amount listed.
1997-98 $350,000 $(25,000) -7%
1998-99 $650,000 $300,000 86%
1999-00 $850,000 $200,000 31%
2000-01 $1,700,000 $850,000 100%
2001-02 $1,900,000 $200,000 12%
2002-03 $2,400,000 $500,000 26%
2003-04 $2,800,000 $400,000 17%
2004-05 Lockout Complete season lockout: Some players joined various teams in North America and Europe and were paid to do so but none got an NHL salary.
2005-06 $1,000,000 $(1,800,000) -64%
2006-07 $2,500,000 $1,500,000 150%
Total NHL fortune accumulated from 1989 to 2012
one other just for an exclamation point Vlad's salary since 1989
Sorry but the whole they are paid a lot isn't really a fair statement