When Turner Sports activities introduced in Wayne Gretzky to be part of their NHL broadcast crew, all of us loved speculating on how he is likely to be utilized as a expertise and the way the “Nice One” would translate to the Turner content material. With the addition of Bleacher Report’s “Open Ice” platform, Turner is trying to up its recreation alongside ESPN as the 2 networks mix to be the printed properties of the NHL for the subsequent seven years, no less than.
Tonight is the primary evening for Turner/TNT to broadcast the NHL with a double-header that includes the Rangers taking over the Capitals and the Blackhawks taking over the Avalanche. One of many first iterations of the “new look” that Turner is deliver to the NHL sees Wayne Gretzky and Adam Lefkoe with Alex DeBrincat of their new “Underrated” sequence, which options distinguished NHL gamers placing their real-life expertise on show in opposition to what their expertise say about them in EA Sports activities’ NHL22.
You’ll be able to see DeBrincat on the Fifth Third Financial institution Enviornment ice with challenges from Gretzky and Bleacher Report’s Andrew “Nasher” Telfer right here:
The Nice One places The Cat to the take a look at 👀@Brinksy97 is out to show to @WayneGretzky he’s obtained the X-factor on this episode of “Underrated” with @AdamLefkoe https://t.co/quxLtY8lF8 pic.twitter.com/xYgkpKUR8i
— B/R Open Ice (@BR_OpenIce) October 13, 2021
Fairly cool to see a rising star within the NHL like DeBrincat beginning to get the popularity league-wide after his first few seasons in Chicago. Positive, possibly the talents “competitors” wasn’t one thing that was going to make him break a sweat right here, however the publicity of recent audiences to the celebs of the sport is the main target from Bleacher Report’s “Open Ice” and for Turner as a complete.
Right here’s to seeing extra artistic content material like this from Turner and from ESPN because the seasons will get underway. And right here’s to extra of this from DeBrincat this season.
— Blackhawks Discuss (@NBCSBlackhawks) March 29, 2021
Blackhawks and Avalanche drop the puck on the 2021-22 season tonight at 9:00 p.m. CT on TNT!
https://www.bleachernation.com/blackhawks/2021/10/13/wayne-gretzky-puts-alex-debrincat-to-the-test-in-latest-underrated-series/ | Wayne Gretzky Places Alex DeBrincat to the Check in Newest “Underrated” Sequence