How the NHL Draft Would Get ESPN-ified
June 30, 2009 4 Comments
Look, there is so much value in the NHL Draft coverage TSN gives us. Sure, Pierre McGuire yells at us in a way that says: “I AM YELLING BECAUSE WHAT I SAY IS IMPORTANT! BUT I CAN’T STOP YELLING CAUSE THAT’LL MEAN THAT I LOST THE BATTLE!”. But Gord, Pierre, Bob and Darren know what’s up. Dreger broke the only trades of the night before Commissioner Bettman announced them. It’s kind of a tension killer, but it’s no different from what Ric Bucher does on the NBA Draft on ESPN.
Which brings us to an interesting thought: Obviously, ESPN – were they to get back in the hockey game – would go full tilt on the NHL if they got back in. I mean, c’mon, these guys televise the WNBA and MLS Drafts. We’re pretty sure we saw the MLL Draft there once. Do you folks even know what the MLL is? Anyway, here’s what ESPN’s NHL Draft coverage would look like.
On-Site Host: John Buccigross
Analysts: Darren Pang, Barry Melrose and Jeremy Roenick
Studio Host: Steve Levy
Studio Analyst: Matthew Barnaby
Reporter: Erin Andrews
Look, no one at ESPN is looking to out-scoop TSN. But I feel this combination of people would at least make for an interesting draft show. What do you all think?