One of the perks for the tri-state area teams of the NHL Network airing out of Secaucus, New Jersey is about to be on display this coming Monday at noon.
NewJerseyDevils.com will be airing a special Draft preview show from the NHL Network studios. The show will air at 12 noon EST on YouTube, Facebook Premiere, IGTV and Twitter (“via the club’s official social media accounts” as per the article put out by the Devils). The press release also said that the show will be available on the Devils’ official website at noon as well.
The four-part show will be hosted by NewJerseyDevils.com’s Chris Wescott and Amanda Stein and will also feature former Devils goalie and current NHL Network analyst Kevin Weekes. The three will talk about the Draft as it specifically relates to the Devils, as this is a Devils-exclusive show.
According to the press release the team put out, the hosts will discuss Kaapo Kakko, Jack Hughes and the Devils’ nine other selections in the 2019 Draft. There will be interviews with “draft analysts, as well as Devils Executive Vice President, General Manager/Alternate Governor Ray Shero.”
The press release also promises “behind-the-scenes content from the Draft Lottery, Scouting Meetings, and the Combine” during the breaks.
One interesting note is that the press release mentions “a special announcement teasing an exciting piece of coverage coming soon” at the end of the show.
This last part intrigues me. As much as I love the special Devils-specific Draft coverage that we are getting, you can only rehash what has been said so many times. What could the new content be? Could it possibly be something on the Devils’ site similar to what MSG does for the Rangers, a weekly coach’s show like the former AV Squad? Could it be something giving us more access to the players and management? Or could it be something altogether different? The Devils have been great at creating content for the fans where traditional media has failed us. We will definitely find out what this is on Monday when the special airs.
That part aside, I am certainly looking forward to this. Getting more and more insight into just who the Devils may pick and how it will benefit the team overall is always great. This special should not disappoint.