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Hop in the DeLorean and head back to an age when ESPN spent time on hockey and Barry Melrose was more hockey analyst and less Don Cherry Lite. What you'll find is a short video of Steve Levy and Melrose talking the Stanley Cup Final from 1994 to 2013 put together by ESPN as we get ready for 2014. Good times!
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Everyone's favorite hockey analyst, Barry Melrose, is here to answer your questions. Feel free to ask him about his coaching days, what working at ESPN is like, the NHL lockout, mullets, or anything else that your heart desires. And be sure to check out Melrose's new book, Dropping the Gloves: Inside the Fiercely…
With the NHL in the middle of another lockout, ESPN analyst/hockey man/mullet person Barry Melrose has been occasionally chronicling his thoughts on Twitter the past several weeks. In that time, we've seen hockey's only voice on the Worldwide Leader slowly lose his hopes for an NHL season.
Here's Melrose on ESPN's First Take, explaining how he keeps away the crow's feet. Dana Jacobson later apologized, because god forbid someone say "chickenshit" on a show that's basically the television equivalent of smearing our faces in bird crap. [YouBeenBlinded.com]
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Here's something that's been stuck in my craw for a couple of weeks, because I can't quite figure it out. Barry Melrose coached in the NHL for exactly three seasons. In two of them, he missed the playoffs, which was almost impossible in the early '90s NHL. Then he spent 13 years riding an ESPN analyst desk, and…