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Cam Neely and Larry Murphy sharing a float.
Larry Murphy and Bob Errey have been providing their analysis of the Stanley Cup Finals for the NHL Network and I am noticing a bit of team pride coming through.
Murphy provides analysis for the Red Wings TV broadcast network during the regular season and first two rounds of the playoffs and Errey does the same for the Penguins. Both men did play for the other team too durng their NHL career but as this series goes deeper and deeper, their ‘homer’ hats are being worn.
I am enjoying the banter between the two, with Murphy having the last word after the Wings victory in game 5. What is next is a question yet to be answered, but I am sure the intensity between the two will pick up even more.
A preview of this week’s Hodge Stove League featuring Larry Murphy, airing Tuesday at 7:30 ET on the NHL Network.
From Eric McErlain at The Sporting News,
When the Detroit Red Wings and the Pittsburgh Penguins open up the Stanley Cup Finals tonight in Detroit, you couldn’t be blamed for forgetting which team has home-ice advantage. It’s hard not to find similarities between Detroit and Pittsburgh—two tough, blue-collar cities that love their NHL hockey—just ask Larry Murphy.
The Hall of fame defenseman has a skate in both camps this week. When I talked to him a couple of hours before the opening faceoff of Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals, he had to stifle a chuckle when he told me it was “scary” how many parallels there were between his experiences in the two cities.
Now working as a broadcaster for Fox Sports Net Detroit, HD Net and the NHL Network, Murphy was an integral part of four Stanley Cup winning teams: Two in Pittsburgh in 1991 and 1992 and another two in Detroit in 1997 and 1998.