NHL Live, at 5 p.m. ET on NHL Network, has the reaction to Tuesday's announcement of the 25-man roster for Canada heading to the 2014 Sochi Olympics, as well as the rosters for Russia, Sweden and Finland.
In addition, Dallas Stars defenseman Brendan Dillon will be on set.
E.J. Hradek Game Picks Monday January 6th:
E.J.'s Season Record: 190-107-41
NHL Live with Bill Pidto and E.J. Hradek, at 5 p.m. ET on NHL Network, will welcome in Anaheim Ducks goaltender Jonas Hiller, who was just named to the Swiss team for the 2014 Sochi Olympics and will discuss the stellar first half enjoyed by his team.
We'll go Behind the Bench with analyst and former coach Barry Melrose, who will address the best and worst coaching moves of the week.
We're one day from Hockey Canada announcing its roster for the 2014 Sochi Olympics and E.J. looks at some inside projections as to who will make the team.
NHL Live with E.J. Hradek and Butch Goring, at 5 p.m. ET on NHL Network, get hockey fans set for a four-game night with the help of Chicago Blackhawks and NBC analyst Eddie Olczyk, who will preview the Blackhawks' game against the New Jersey Devils while also recapping the 2014 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic and the thrilling 3-2 shootout win by the Toronto Maple Leafs against the Detroit Red Wings before over 100,000 fans at Michigan Stadium.
Barry Melrose will be on hand to give out his Mullet of the Week, and E.J. and Butch will present their weekly power rankings.
E.J. Hradek Game Picks Thursday January 2nd:
E.J.'s Season Record: 179-104-40
The United States team for the 2014 Sochi Olympics has been announced, and U.S. general manager David Polie will call into NHL Live (5 p.m. ET, NHL Network) to discuss the selections and the difficult process of picking the perfect team.
We've reached the halfway point of the regular season. E.J. Hradek and Ken Daneyko will look back at the best moments of the first half and give out their first-half awards. In addition, former Los Angeles Kings forward and current analyst Jim Fox joins the show from Scotttrade Center before the Kings' game against the St. Louis Blues to talk about the imminent return of goalie Jonathan Quick and the performance of rookie Martin Jones in his absence.
"I remember the first night coming down here when the lights were all on," McCarty said, "and you're standing in the middle of Detroit in Comerica Park and you're looking out … just to see the atmosphere and imagine what it's like when it's filled for one of those World Series baseball games, it's going to be amazing just to see the people and the energy in there. They've done a great job with this."
Red Berenson, the legendary coach of the Michigan men's hockey team, sat down with Billy Jaffe on NHL Live. Berenson coached the Wolverines team that played Michigan State at "The Big Chill at the Big House" in 2010 and recalled the thrill of coming out to Michigan Stadium to play a hockey game.
"It was amazing," Berenson said. "We practiced here all week, so we knew what it was like, but when we came out and we saw every seat filled, and you just heard the murmur in the crowd, it was amazing. Never in my wildest dreams did I ever think they would have a hockey game here at the Big House."
Berenson expressed similar sentiments about the 2014 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic on New Year's Day that will be played at "The Big House."
"I feel like kind of a hockey host," Berenson said. "It's our facility, we take a lot of pride in it. I'm as excited as if I were coaching in it or playing in it."