Doc diagnoses the NHL after the lockout.
Hockey is back! Alex and I were joined by the voice of the NHL on NBC, and WFUV Member Mike Emrick just a few hours before he called the Penguins and Flyers in Philadelphia to talk about the shortened season.
The former voice of the Devils for MSG was busy during his off season, calling a game with his ECHL broadcasting idol in Fort Wayne and some collegiate hockey. Doc tells us why a hot start could catapault teams into the playoffs, and who he thinks is bound for a Hart Trophy campaign. He wouldn't give his prediction on who would be hoisting Lord Stanley's Cup in June (as hard as I tried), but he did tell us who he thinks will come to the forefront in the Eastern and Western Conferences. He added some local flavor, telling us how Bryce Salvador's selection as captain would affect the Devils; how Rick Nash will upgrade the Rangers offense; and where the Islanders can expect to finish this season.
Listen to our entire interview with Mike Emrick using the plug in below.