Before the Stanley Cup Final this year, seven of the NHL's playoff series went seven games. But then the Kings dispatched the Rangers in five games, which meant less time for ace announcer Mike "Doc" Emrick, who also missed Final opener after a death in his family.
This may have had Emrick wishing for more action and his fans wanting more doses of Doc before the summer. Well, it's not the Stanley Cup, but Emrick had another crack at calling some NHL action Tuesday night in Las Vegas.
On the red carpet of the NHL Awards in Las Vegas, the NHL handed Emrick a microphone and let him call a series of bubble hockey games. No, it is not the same, but some is better than nothing. Emrick got into the call and used some of his favorite words such as "cage."
Emrick called games between Ben Bishop and Tuukka Rask, Dominic Moore and Zdeno Chara and Ryan Getzlaf and Brad Stuart. Being the classy guy Emrick is, he asked all three sets of opponents to shake hands at the end of the game.
Until the fall, bye, Doc.