Dan Patrick to Host NBC Stanley Cup Final Coverage
May 10, 2010 9 Comments
Make any jokes you might want to about “oh, he must’ve drawn short straws in a pool with Bob Costas, Al Michaels, Keith Olberman and Bob Neumeier”, but Dan Patrick will be the studio host when NBC airs games 1, 2 and potentially 5-7 of the 2010 Stanley Cup Final, NBC Sports confirmed to Puck the Media over the weekend, though apparently it isn’t news, as Patrick’s been mentioning it on his syndicated daily radio show according to Ken Fang.
It’ll be Patrick’s first time hosting a Stanley Cup Final, and the fourth different studio host NBC has used in four years for the championship series (2007: Bill Clement, 2008: Bob Neumeier, 2009: Darren Pang). One presumes he’ll have Milbury and any of Pierre McGuire, Darren Pang or Jeremy Roenick beside him when he works the series.
Patrick joined NBC Sports in 2008 as a co-host of the network’s NFL studio show, Football Night in America. He’s also done some Olympic reporting for NBC during the Vancouver Olympics. Prior to that, he had been with ESPN as an NBA Host and, more famously, as host of the famed “Big Show” edition of SportsCenter with Keith Olbermann.