The NHL trade deadline was Monday afternoon, and league insiders were very active as you’d expect over the previous 48 hours.
Insiders and reporters generally are on-call throughout that stretch of time as the deadline approaches, and NHL Network’s Kevin Weekes seemed to be breaking news of trades while out living his life.
In one video Weekes posted on Twitter, he was sitting in a barber’s chair getting a haircut.
Another trade Weekes announced was Claude Giroux heading from the Philadelphia Flyers to the Florida Panthers. This time, he had the New York City skyline as a backdrop.
The internet took notice of Weekes being on the move, and as we all know, the internet stays undefeated. And Weekes became the subject of many a meme, as referenced by For The Win.
Weekes got in on the joke later on Monday, breaking the news of a trade between the Arizona Coyotes and the Washington Capitals.
Glad to see Weekes having fun with this. Hockey Twitter can be a pretty hilarious place.
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NBA Draft To Get Simulcast From ESPN & ABC
“This follows the simulcast model ESPN and ABC have employed for several years with the NFL Draft.”
ESPN is set for the 2022 NBA Draft coming up on June 23 at 8 p.m. from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. The network announced Wednesday the crews that will handle coverage on both ESPN and ABC.
ABC will broadcast the first round in primetime. Kevin Negandhi will host and will be joined by Stephen A. Smith, Chiney Ogwumike and Jalen Rose. Monica McNutt will be reporting and interviewing draftees.
This follows the simulcast model ESPN and ABC have employed for several years with the NFL Draft.
Malika Andrews will host both rounds for ESPN. Jay Bilas, Kendrick Perkins and Adrian Wojnarowski will share the set. Analysts Bobby Marks and Mike Schmitz will contribute.
“We’re thrilled that Malika Andrews will host this year’s ESPN presentation as she brings her well-documented, widespread skillset to our main set,” said David Roberts, head of NBA and Studio Production for ESPN. “The event will showcase the scope and depth of our NBA and college basketball talent roster with accomplished journalists and high-profile personalities across ESPN, ABC and ESPN Radio.”
ESPN will air a pre-draft red carpet show hosted by Cassidy Hubbarth from 5-6 p.m. Perkins and Richard Jefferson will also make appearances.