Guests: Kenny Albert & Tampa Bay defenseman Jan Rutta; Stanley Cup Final

Jun 29, 2021, 07:11 PM

Dan and Shawn are joined by Kenny Albert to talk about calling the Stanley Cup Final on NBC, the storylines surrounding the series, the goaltending matchup, having the fans back in buildings, the difference between calling NHL games on TV & radio, working with Eddie Olczyk and the impact that NBC has had on the presentation of hockey during their years as a NHL TV rightsholder. They are also joined by Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Jan Rutta (38:00). Rutta talks about playing with Victor Hedman, matching up with Montreal and the impact that fans have had on the play on the ice. He also provides some insight into what it's like playing with an all-world goalie like Andrei Vasilevskiy and awesome offensive players like Brayden Point and Nikita Kucherov. The guys also talk about Buffalo hiring Don Granato, the goalie situation in Las Vegas and ESPN announcing their stable of TV talent for their NHL coverage starting next season.