"We still want to be able to have the same kind of chemistry that we did in person. We all truly like each other, even Steve and Irv, I would argue that they like each other. And it's hard to replicate, I think, what we have in general."
Quest for the Stanley Cup's first episode did a nice job of balancing on-ice play (and locker-room access), coverage of the bubble, and coverage of the NHL's decision not to play games last Thursday and Friday after player protests in other sports.
While the Pac-12's move to look at bringing in an external consultant feels logical and may fix some of the conference's issues, its biggest problem is its football struggles. And those can't be fixed by the central league office.
It will be interesting to see what this behind-the-scenes show gives us, but it's also notable that this comes at a time where many independent media have been heavily restricted in their access to NHL players and teams.