Brian Leetch to join NHL Dep't of Player of Safety, Post has learned..Leetch replacing Rob Blake, who left NHL for LA front office job.— Larry Brooks (@NYP_Brooksie) August 22, 2013
...going to really miss his analysis on MSG Network. Always loved when he was in studio. Was hoping he was going to have a larger role going forward. Oh well.
...with Keenan in the KHL and now this, while I love the guy, we're going to be stuck with Duguay's absolutely elementary insight on the game. At least his outfits will continue to entertain us.
...while it's a completely different role, now that Leetch works for the NHL's dreaded Department of Safety, I hope he doesn't become hated the way Shanahan has.
listen i love Leethy to death but his insight really wasnt anything great! sometimes you had to check his pulse
Now that Messier and Leetch are gone, we're going to have to bring in Gomez and Drury for some insightful play by play.
Like I said, I love the player but he's not made for TV. It was sometimes painful to watch hoping he wouldn't freeze.
Kevin, I agree with you that the content of his analysis was often valuable. He could (sometimes painfully) easily pick out the problems and breakdowns on special teams via video tape - but, I do agree w/John that he was too stiff on camera. Not everyone is meant to be an on-air personality, even if they have a lot to contribute.
Sorry to disagree but, as much as I loved him as a player, he was awful as an on-air analyst. He never seemed comfortable and was stilted in his mannerisms and speech. As a coach for the PP he might have been awesome but now we won't know.
@TheNYRBlog he’s horrible on camera
Truthfully, it is our loss b/c I still believe that Leetch could have made a significant difference to the NYR as a special teams coach for the PP. But I guess we will see what the new staff brings to the table.
Any one have a site to go to to c the Ryan Mcdounagh stick handling btwn 3 guys an scoring top shelf ?
@BrendyJohnson In fairness, I would love to see Drury give his insight on the game or even be a part of the NYR front office. He may have struggled in NY and was overpaid, but that guy is all class and a very insightful/smart hockey player.
@AnnoyingJoe You had to go there didn't you. lol
@mistacabbage Really? I love his analysis. I always feel he's right on and offers great insight.
@giovani1stnhloverallpick Going to post on the blog tomorrow. Got to spread the news out during August. lol
it's less impressive than I had hoped. it's half speed with no defense.
@TonyLynchSaid Really? I love his analysis. I always feel he's right on and offers great insight.
@TheNYRBlog not what he says. How he says it and his delivery.
Kev I will send u a video of my son we all have dreams about our children and most of them r pipes but the things a five year old can do w a puck is insane LOL Sidney Crosby like ...............
@TheNYRBlog In my opinion he seems uncomfortable and usually tries to just stick to safe, simple analysis. Rarely goes into specifics.