On Monday, longtime NBC sportscaster Doc Emrick announced his retirement after being the national broadcaster for nine of his 47-year broadcasting career. His last call was the Tampa Bay Lightning’s championship night, which was unforgettable to say the least. Let’s relive that memory as a thank you for an amazing career.
And specifically the goals. Here is Brayden Point’s Stanley Cup winning goal from the first period of the game. I only just noticed how much Andrej Sekera bit on Ondrej Palat going into the corner that he left the whole middle of the ice open. It was a great bit of tactics to spread out the play. Really well done.
And the dagger from Blake Coleman. Emrick’s call on this one-timer — which will be the last of his career — was really great.
The Lightning posted some nice congratulations from the team, including fellow retiree Rick Peckham.
A little #ThankYouDoc thread of congratulations texts from some of the voices of your #Bolts ⬇️— Tampa Bay Lightning (@TBLightning) October 19, 2020
Coleman also gave a big thank you for that call.
After watching endless playoff games growing up, It was always a dream of mine to hear Doc call a goal of mine in the Stanley Cup playoffs. It turns out my game 6 SCF goal be the last goal he ever called, thank you for the special memory Doc and enjoy your retirement! https://t.co/9xCKSLNCXF— Blake Coleman (@BColes25) October 19, 2020
Someone made a tattoo of Alex Killorn and Steven Stamkos on a jet ski at the Stanley Cup celebration. Yup.
Someone got a tattoo of @Akillorn19 and @RealStamkos91 on the jet ski at the @TBLightning #StanleyCup boat parade— Sportsnet (@Sportsnet) October 19, 2020
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Should the Lightning panic this offseason or no? The Hockey News goes around the league and explains why some teams should panic, why other teams are panicking, and why a few probably shouldn’t. Personally, I’m panicking a little bit. I don’t like cap crunches. I prefer Syracuse Crunches.
Icelethics has broken some news that the NHL is looking to create some “Reverse Retro” jerseys for next season. The Pittsburgh Penguins and Philadelphia Flyers are the current examples, but I have to think the rest of the league is going to get involved in this. Obviously revenue is massively down and one of the ways to bring it back is merch sales. So! Who’s interested?
BREAKING: The @Penguins and @NHLFlyers upcoming Reverse Retro jerseys have been leaked by an eBay seller. Lots of photos and details on the blog right now! #Pens #Flyers— icethetics (@icethetics) October 19, 2020