A great story from the Stanley Cup Final involves how hockey fan and basketball legend/TV analyst Charles Barkley was not even known by Vegas Golden Knights star Jack Eichel. Buffalo Hockey Now’s Mike Augello writes that Barkley recounted the story that he introduced himself and noted he was a big fan.
Eichel, in Barkley’s words, looked at him like “who the hell are you?”
Jack Eichel had no idea who Charles Barkley was. 😳
— theScore (@theScore) June 11, 2023
Barkley is a big hockey fan and any crossover opportunity for him to be on the TNT panel is always must watch TV.
Blackhawks In Case You Missed It
- The kudos gushing toward Connor Bedard should only excite Chicago fans more than they already are
- Blasphemous to some Blackhawks fans comparing Ilya Safonov to Detroit Red Wings great Pavel Datsyuk. But there are some comparisons there–and Chicago fans should be excited.
- The 2019 Draft saw Kirby Dach taken instead of defense. It was another miss that would be rectified by a trade in the latest Rebuild Report
Hockey Now Network
Calgary: Noah Hanifin is drawing trade interest around the league. Would the Calgary Flames bite?
Colorado: Eric Johnson is not considering retirement from the Colorado Avalanche
Detroit: Henrik Zetterberg still cannot believe that the Detroit Red Wings drafted him
Los Angeles: Here are some of the Los Angeles Kings‘ options in fixing the goalie problem
Montreal: The Montreal Canadiens short list for who they’ll take at fifth overall
New Jersey: Three unrestricted free agent stop gaps that the New Jersey Devils could target
Pittsburgh: What are the odds on Kyle Dubas’ first move that affects the Pittsburgh Penguins?
Philadelphia: Another day, another group of Philadelphia Flyers generating trade interest
San Jose: Carter Hart does not make sense for the San Jose Sharks
Vegas: Alex Pietrangelo dodges a suspension for Game 5 and will suit up for the Vegas Golden Knights
Washington: It was the Washington Capitals who gave Bruce Cassidy his first coaching gig