ESPN LOOKING TO EXPAND NHL COVERAGE?

In Canada, there is obviously no shortage of top notch hockey coverage.

With the likes of Rogers Sportsnet, TSN, CBC, NHL Network, etc., one really can't go wrong if they follow hockey north of the border. 

Down here in the States, however, is a different story. The NHL is not covered much by the major outlets and often takes a backseat to the NFL, MLB, and NBA.

It appears that ESPN is stepping up to the plate by garnering one of the finest people when it comes to covering our favorite sport. Beginning on Monday, Greg Wyshnski, formerly the Puck Daddy at Yahoo! Sports, will be joining ESPN to be a "leading voice for NHL content".

While folks like Emily KaplanChris Peters, and Josh Cooper do outstanding work covering the game for the Worldwide Leader, Wyshysnki will add a whole other element when it comes to covering the NHL. According to the company's press release, he'll be found on all of ESPN's platforms (television, digital, etc.) and another positive thing is that he will bring a ton of hockey readers and fans with him to his new outlet.

Greg has always had a loyal following. While many people out there are not big fans of the way ESPN covers the NHL, there is good reason to believe that their outlook might change by bringing on Wyshynski.

Previously, Patrick has covered the NHL for Sportsnet.caKukla’s Korner, Spector’s Hockey, About.com, NHL Network Radio blog, TheHockeyNews.com, The Fourth Period, Stan Fischler’s “The Fischler Report”, as well as a slew of others.

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