Here’s a few regional television notes. I had tweeted some of these earlier but they deserve their own post:
- MSG announced its new host of New York Islanders telecasts a few days ago. Peter Ruttgaizer is getting the job as Deb Placey’s successor. Ruttgaizer had been with Altitude as an Avalanche studio host and reporter the last three seasons.
- While Rob Carlin would’ve made an obvious choice to replace Placey as he had already done some work during Isles telecasts, he’s off to Washington to replace Russ Thaler as host of the Capitals telecasts on CSN Mid-Atantic.
- I had already mentioned that Dale Arnold has returned to NESN as Bruins host but NESN announced their complete 2011-12 Bruins coverage plans this morning. One of my favorite regional shows, The Instigators will return on October 27. I’m curious to see if Mike Milbury makes any cameos on the program as he was its star while he was with NESN. The network is also bringing back its weekly Bruins show Big Bad Bruins and it will air episodes of NHL Network’s Lord Stanley’s Summer throughout October.