Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Legends Stepping Aside: Dan Russell, Peter Maher & Darlene Hass!

Three game sevens to end the month? WOW and thank you NHL!
Hope the W's go to the Philadelphia Flyers, Colorado Avalanche and San Jose Sharks tonight!

Former Kelowna Rockets' defensemen in the lineup cause those picks for me:
  • Luke Schenn - Philadelphia
  • Tyson Barrie - Colorado. Injured by a cheap shot in game 4 of the series. What a future! 38 points as a 22-year-old this season. 
  • Scott Hannan - San Jose. 35-years-old and steady as he goes on the blue line.
All good things come to an end. We'll see if that holds true for the New York Rangers, Minnesota Wild and the Los Angeles Kings tonight.

Last night we got to celebrate my wife's 10-year run as an amazing support care worker with her company, clients and parents! Today is Darlene's final day there and we are looking forward to amazing NEW opportunities in the future!

On the broadcast front, Dan Russell is ending his nightly Sportstalk radio show tomorrow night after nearly 30 years from Vancouver. I was a regular listener for most of those years. One more "pleasant good evening" tomorrow. And Dan will be handling play-by-play of the Western Hockey League final starting Saturday night from Portland on Shaw-TV as the Winterhawks and Edmonton Oil Kings meet for a third straight year.

Calgary Flames play-by-play man Peter Maher announced his retirement from broadcasting yesterday following a career spanning five decades. His trademark call? Enjoy!