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Missin Curfew discusses if NHL can replicate Manningcast-style broadcasts

Shane O’Brien and Scottie Upshall are joined by ESPN’s Steve Levy to talk the NFL, NHL broadcasts, Barry Melrose and the San Jose Sharks.

Mikhail Sergachev #98 of the Tampa Bay Lightning against Sidney Crosby #87 of the Pittsburgh Penguins during the third period at Amalie Arena on November 30, 2023 in Tampa, Florida. Photo by Mike Carlson/NHLI via Getty Images

The Missin Curfew crew welcomes Steve Levy to the latest episode of the podcast. They catch up on the NFL season and focus on the broadcast quality. Shane O’Brien and Scottie Upshall wonder if the NHL could ever pull off an alternate broadcast equal to the NFL’s ManningCast.

They wrap this segment up with the similarities and differences between calling an NFL and NHL game. O’Brien and Upshall detail why they believe that Barry Melrose belongs in the Hall of Fame.

The top teams in the NHL have been really good, and the bottom teams have been really bad. Are the playoffs already forming as we head into December? The Vegas Golden Knights, Vancouver Canucks, Colorado Avalanche, New York Rangers, Florida Panthers and Boston Bruins all have at least 30 points. The San Jose Sharks are in the bottom of the barrel with a 5-16-2 record and 12 points. O’Brien and Upshall talk about just how bad the Sharks have been playing.

Despite how good Connor Bedard has been in his rookie season, Missin Curfew thinks that another name needs to be considered for the Calder Trophy. The duo discusses why Adam Fantilli should be your frontrunner for the league’s best rookie over Bedard.

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Watch Missin Curfew every Wednesday and Friday from 4-5 p.m. ET on the Roku Channel, Xumo Play, Samsung TV Plus and The show will also be available via audio on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts as well as YouTube for video. Follow the show on X at @missincurfew as well as Shane at @ShaneOBrien55 and Scottie at @ScottieUpshall.

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