Hey, Guess What? ESPN isn’t crazy About EJ Hradek Being on NHL Live!


EJ Hradek

EJ Hradek

A lot of you have been wondering over the past couple of months as to why EJ Hradek has been missing from NHL Live! on Sirius/XM.  Well, Ken Schott of the Schenectady Gazette has the answer for you, via his excellent blog, Parting Schotts:

E.J. Hradek is back on “NHL Live,” if only on a temporary basis.

Hradek, who was co-host of the two-hour talkshow that is on NHL Network and Sirius/XM Satellite Radio with Don La Greca, hasn’t been on the show for a couple of months. At the top of the show, Hradek explained that his full-time employer, ESPN, has problems with him being on the show. Hradek is a senior writer for ESPN The Magazine and a contributor to ESPNEWS.

Hradek said a compromise was reached where he can be a “guest” on “NHL Live.” He is hoping to work out a deal with ESPN where he can be on “NHL Live” more.

There you go.  We think this is kinda ridiculous.  Hosting NHL Live! never affected Hradek’s writing, as he still was one of the most prolific contributers to ESPN.com, at least until Pierre LeBrun got there.  We hope they find a way for him to be on the show more, because he and LaGreca have sort of a “Mike and the Mad Dog” vibe going on, without the know it all-i-ness.

2 Responses to Hey, Guess What? ESPN isn’t crazy About EJ Hradek Being on NHL Live!

  1. Tim says:

    Typical ESPN BS. And some hockey fans (and apparently the rest of the world) wonder why some other hockey fans were so happy to see the NHL and ESPN part ways.

    Good to see one of my hometown papers getting play on the national scene. Thanks for giving Ken props, Steve.

  2. Wayne says:

    Funny, The Worldwide Leader never used Hradek on any of their TV or radio programming; why are they bitching now?

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