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Hockey Announcer Doc Emrick Talks Difficulties Of Shortened NHL Season

PITTSBURGH - JUNE 03: In honor of his induction in the Hockey Hall of Fame, broadcaster Mike 'Doc' Emrick is greeted by the Pirate Parrot prior to the game between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Houston Astros on June 3, 2008 at the PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

PITTSBURGH – JUNE 03: In honor of his induction in the Hockey Hall of Fame, broadcaster Mike ‘Doc’ Emrick is greeted by the Pirate Parrot prior to the game between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Houston Astros on June 3, 2008 at the PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

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PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — NBC Lead Announcer Doc Emrick joined Starkey and Miller on Sports Radio 93-7 The FAN to help preview the upcoming hockey season.

We opened things up discussing the Penguins second line, and who exactly is going to play alongside Evgeni Malkin and James Neal.

Emrick said it’s always important to get some consistency on your top lines, and with the shortened season, the fewer chances you take in a shortened season, the better off you’ll be.

We also got Doc’s opinion on the backup goalie situation here in Pittsburgh with the team bringing in Tomas Vokoun to push Marc-Andre Fleury.  Doc believes the backup goalie situation will be more important than ever, because in a condensed season, you’ll need a strong backup to rest your starter.

We wrapped things up with Doc asking him about one of his favorite teams in all of sports, the Pittsburgh Pirates.

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