Milbury out, Babcock in at NBC

Take this for what you will, from NBC Sports:


NBC Sports’ Commentary Team Features Over 20 Game and Studio Commentators

Kenny Albert, Brendan Burke and John Forslund Headline Play-By-Play Commentators

Liam McHugh, Kathryn Tappen, Anson Carter, Keith Jones and Patrick Sharp Anchor Studio Coverage

Stanley Cup Champion Head Coach Mike Babcock and 13-Year NHL Veterans Ryan Callahan and Dominic Moore to Contribute to Studio Coverage

2020-21 Season Preview Conference Call Today at 1 p.m. ET

STAMFORD, Conn. – Jan. 11, 2021 – NBC Sports has announced its team of more than 20 game and studio commentators for its coverage of the 2020-21 NHL regular season, which begins Wednesday on NBCSN with a tripleheader headlined by the defending Stanley Cup Champion Tampa Bay Lightning against the Chicago Blackhawks. As a result of approximately 100 regular-season games in four months combined with COVID protocols, NBC Sports will use a deep roster of game and studio commentators in a variety of different combinations, with some occasionally calling games from remote locations.


NBC Sports will utilize nearly 15 play-by-play commentators and analysts throughout the 2020-21 season. Kenny AlbertBrendan Burke and John Forslund will headline the group of play-by-play commentators. Eddie OlczykBrian BoucherPierre McGuire and AJ Mleczko will lead NBC Sports’ game analyst team, all appearing on the season’s opening night Wednesday Night Hockey tripleheader. U.S. Olympic gold medalist Kendall Coyne Schofield, who has appeared numerous times on NBC Sports’ NHL coverage, will take on a recurring role as a game analyst this season.

In addition, many analysts, such as Olczyk, Anson Carter and Keith Jones, will contribute to both game and studio coverage during the year. In some instances, game commentary will originate from remote locations, including NBC Sports’ International Broadcast Center in Stamford, Conn.

NEW: Mike Milbury won’t be back as an NHL analyst for NBC Sports, @FOS has learned.

Statement from NBC Sports:

“We are grateful to Mike for all of his contributions to our coverage for 14 years, but he will not be returning to our NHL announce team. We wish him well.”— A.J. Perez (@byajperez) January 11, 2021

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2 thoughts on “Milbury out, Babcock in at NBC”

  1. Milbury gone…..and you thought there was no good news to be had lately. Now if we could get rid of McGuire and his telling us what peewee team a 7th defenseman played for that would be icing on the cake.

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