The last Friday of the 2013 NHL season is upon us. Proving that they are foxy to the end, we have featured so many Hawks and Bruins over the last few years that almost none are left! Off-season, bring us reinforcements.
Foxy Fridays have a way of coming true on the ice. More than once we’ve karmically hurt our own teams by nominating an opposing player. In the quest to use our powers for good over evil, and since Chuck is not here to defend herself, I will not feature a Blackhawks while the Stanley Cup final is 2-2.
Who else are we going to miss from now until hockey season returns?
Foxy Friday: Liam McHugh
Being a hockey broadcaster sounds like a lot more fun than most jobs. You’d probably apply. Do you think they put “work with with Milbury” in the job description? Is there hazard pay when it’s Milbury and Roenick?
Arguably the face of NBC Sports Network, Liam covers the NHL as well as the Tour de France and college football and basketball. He was born in ’77, is married and he’s even more from NY than I am – grew up on Long Island, went to University of Buffalo undergrad and Syracuse University grad school. Way to represent, Liam!
Liam never rolls his eyes at Milbury or JR on camera (we do enough of it at home to compensate), so we award him points for decorum and patience. He also has an excellent collection of ties.
High school superlative – Liam McHugh: Best Dressed
When Liam is not around, this happens:
To help get you through the impending off-season, Liam is on Twitter (@liam_mchugh). And no, I did not choose him just because today he made a Space Balls reference. I would have though, that’s and the tie collection are enough.
Also, the way to any girl hockey blogger’s heart is to be there for her when her team plays. Back in March 2012, when faced with a Penguins/NHL on NBC broadcast sans Liam, I expressed my concern over being left with unsupervised former player-personnel all night [blog post]. Liam was there for me.
We think hockey doesn’t get enough national attention. We’d like to see it get more and we’d very much like Liam there when it happens. So here’s to seeing Liam in October, getting a full season of ties and maybe even some fashionable parkas at all these outdoor games.Tags: liam mchugh