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.