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NBC's Lead Stanley Cup Broadcast Team Draws Praise For Ability To Be Critical

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 04 / 24 / 17

The first round of the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs wrapped up last night, and no announcing crew has "settled into their roles more comfortably than NBC's lead hockey team" of Mike Emrick, Ed Olczyk and Pierre McGuire, according to Tom Jones of the TAMPA BAY TIMES. With that comfort comes "even more co...

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03/19/98
MEDIA NOTES

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03/18/98
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03/18/98
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