"It's nice when teams copy other teams when I benefit with chicken parm. Broadcasting makes you hungry, let me tell you."
The remixed versions will roll out over the postseason, and you can listen to the first one below.
ESPN and Turner will have lots of live playoff sports over the next few weeks, between the NHL and NBA.
The NHL's new TV deals seem to be working well so far, with audience growth compared to its previous years on NBC and NBCSN.
Both of ESPN's first-night matchups performed well.
After seventeen years away, the NHL made a welcome return to ESPN on Tuesday.
ESPN has hired Tortorella, tied for 12th in all-time NHL regular-season wins (and tied for the lead amongst American coaches), but also famed for a lot of run-ins with the media over the years.
ESPN has landed a lot of hockey talent, including from TSN, Sportsnet, and NHL Network.
After the 2020-21 season didn't feature outdoor games due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the NHL is bringing two of those games back for 2021-22.
A lot of ESPN talent will be featured on these feeds, which will be seen on ESPN2 in the U.S. and on Sportsnet in Canada.
Mark Messier is taking his talents to the NHL on ESPN studio.
We now have the next wave of names we'll see on national NHL broadcasts this fall.