Crombeen Analyzes for NHL Network
Blues forward will provide playoff analysis during NHL On The Fly
Blues forward B.J. Crombeen will be providing analysis of the Stanley Cup Playoffs on NHL Network this week.
Fans can see Crombeen during NHL On the Fly on Wednesday, May 11 and Thursday, May 12.
NHL On The Fly begins at 5 p.m. CT on NHL Network.
Hockey analyst Darren Pang arrived at the St. Pete Times Forum earlier this week and was handed a cue card from television producer Jon Norton. With Pang working his 10th NHL playoff game in 13 days, the crew wanted to make sure he had his bearings.
The card read: “Today is Monday, April 25, 2011, and this is Tampa.”
Pang laughed and then taped it between the benches of the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Pittsburgh Penguins, where his prime-time seat has been while covering the postseason for Versus and NBC.
“It’s been exciting, but it’s been a whirlwind,” said Pang, 47, who recently finished his second season analyzing Blues’ games for Fox Sports Midwest.
Read more here. Although I’d just like to point out one part of the article:
The Blues may not be far off.
“(Head coach) Davis Payne called me the other day and said, ‘How close are we?’” Pang said. “I said, ‘Real close.’ The fact is you have to get to the playoffs to see how close you are. But of all the teams that aren’t in the playoffs, I think the Blues are the closest team. In fact, I would put them up against any team based on what we saw at different points of the season.”
Having the Blues in the playoffs would certainly make Pang’s travel schedule easier, as he would stick to his FSM duties.
“That’s our family,” Pang said. “No. 1, I want to thank them because they’re allowing me to get out and do this. And No. 2, I can’t wait for the day that we’re all doing a seven-game playoff series together locally for St. Louis Blues fans.”