Troy Murray on broadcasting games while not in the stadium: It had a Winter Classic feel to it

Bob Sirott

EDMONTON, ALBERTA – JULY 29: A general view before an exhibition game between the St. Louis Blues and the Chicago Blackhawks prior to the 2020 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Rogers Place on July 29, 2020 in Edmonton, Alberta. (Photo by Jeff Vinnick/Getty Images)

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As the NHL does its best to stop the spread of COVID-19 while they return to play, announcers are broadcasting games remotely, rather than inside the arenas where games are being played. Troy Murray has been the color analyst for Blackhawks games on the radio for the last 20 years, and has been at each of the outdoor games the team has competed in over the last decade. When Bob Sirott and Dave Eanet asked him about what it was like calling a game while watching it on TV, he compared to being at an outdoor game. Troy also shared his thoughts on how the Blackhawks played in their exhibition against the Blues, and whether they’ll be ready for when the puck drops for real Saturday afternoon in Edmonton against the Oilers.

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