Former New Jersey Devil player and broadcaster Peter McNab about his playing career, his time with the Devils, and some of what he is doing today as a broadcaster for the Colorado Avalanche. Peter’s infamous night in Madison Square Garden as a part of the Boston Bruins was discussed, as well as his comparison of current Avalance forward Steve Duschene and the Islanders John Tavaras.
What an opportunity to get a chance to speak with one of the all-time great hockey broadcasters, Mike ‘Doc’ Emrick. A real student of the game, you can feel his excitement when he gets behind the mic. While he no longer calls the action for New Jersey Devils fans, my chance to speak with him came right after he left the Devils to broadcast games nationally for NBC. Honestly, I think he was expecting just a few questions on the Devils and some recent NHL action- but I spent a solid 30 minutes talking with him about his entire broadcasting career, going back to his early days in Philadelphia and the progression of his career right through to today. Especially thankful and appreciative to Mike for the opportunity to speak with him at such length given his workload at the time.
Not only one of the all-time great hockey announcers, but just an incredibly nice man. Synonymous with the Islanders Stanley Cup winning teams of the 1980s, Jiggs McDonald has been announcing NHL games for 40 years. We talked about his broadcasting career in the early days, and his time as broadcaster for the Islanders.
Probably one of my favorite announcers of all-time. Hard to beat listening the excitement in Rick Jeanneret when he broadcasts a game for his Buffalo Sabres. Jeanneret has announced every season of the Sabres’ history except their inaugural season. Some great stories from the famed broadcaster in Buffalo.