Dan Patrick Will Host Games 5-7 of the Stanley Cup Final on NBC
May 11, 2011 6 Comments
So it appears this will be an annual thing. Dan Patrick, NBC’s biggest name as far as hosts go, will return to the NHL to present Games 5-7 (if necessary) of the Stanley Cup Final, according to NBC’s press site. The dates will probably change since the current set up has a week-long break between any Game 7 of the Western Conference Final (May 28th) and Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final (June 4th) but the current dates of the games are set for June 12, June 15 and June 17.
Last year Patrick hosted Games 5 and 6 of the Final with a professional touch, despite not being maybe the most hardcore hockey qualified man to do it. He also dealt with that bizarre thing where Jeremy Roenick cried after the end of Game 6. Roenick will not be on NBC this time around, so that appears not to be a worry for Patrick. He’ll be joined by Mike Milbury and Keith Jones in the studio. Liam McHugh will host Games 1 & 2. Bill Patrick, one would expect, will host Games 3 & 4 for VERSUS.