Originally drafted by the New Jersey Devils 2nd overall in the 1987 NHL Entry Draft, Brendan retired in 2009 after playing the last three seasons of his career with the New York Rangers. When I had a chance to speak to Shanahan, he had just begun working for the NHL as Vice President of Hockey and Business Development. Shanahan talks with me about his hockey career, his very brief film career and some of what he would like to do in the future.
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.