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Eddie Olczyk Ready To Entertain

from Barry Rozner of the Chicago Daily Herald,

It's only a matter of time before Eddie Olczyk finds his way to the Hall of Fame as a broadcaster.

But it's not just in that role that he understands the game's value. It's in his 35 years in the NHL that he has learned what the game means to those who need it.

And it's why he knows the return to action Aug. 1 is significant.

"It's an opportunity to entertain," Olczyk said. "We know what's happening in the real world. This is not the real world, but it's an opportunity for all of us in hockey to at least bring some enjoyment to people's lives, to turn on a TV or a radio, and watch or listen to your favorite team, to see the Blackhawks in the playoffs.

"We all know you can't get away from real life, but at least for a few hours it's good for the mind and soul to have something else.

"Players and coaches and organizations look at this chance here to bring some positive feelings and galvanize a community or a city by going out and entertaining.

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Eddie Olczyk Ready To Entertain

So he’s trying something new for his broadcasting career?

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 07/15/20 at 09:27 AM ET

TreKronor's avatar

I had hoped he’d start trying sometime soon.

Posted by TreKronor on 07/15/20 at 10:47 AM ET

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Considering we are going to get to hear him doing Penguins and Rangers games, expect more of the same. UGH!

This guy has no business in the broadcasters Hall of Fame.

Posted by evileye on 07/15/20 at 12:06 PM ET

Steeb's avatar

You realize what this means… With no fans in the arena, Olczyk, McGuirrre, and Emerick will feel the need to talk MORE.

Posted by Steeb on 07/15/20 at 12:08 PM ET

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With no fans in the arena, Olczyk, McGuirrre, and Emerick will feel the need to talk MORE.

Please, no. Turn up the fake crowd noise. Anything to drown them out.

Posted by hockeyfreak13 from Grand Rapids on 07/15/20 at 03:13 PM ET

MurrayChadwick's avatar

Make the world a better place, punch Eddie Olczyk in the face

Posted by MurrayChadwick from YzerGod's pixie dust fueled bandwagon on 07/15/20 at 03:48 PM ET

AzWingsFan's avatar

If they let him In any hall it should be called the Hockey Hall of Homer’s.

Posted by AzWingsFan on 07/15/20 at 05:41 PM ET

bigfrog's avatar

If they let him In any hall it should be called the Hockey Hall of Homer’s.

Yep. Chicago and Pittsburgh. His and Bettman’s two loves. angry

Posted by bigfrog on 07/15/20 at 11:11 PM ET

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