UNIONDALE, N.Y. -- In his day job, Wild President and General Manager Doug Risebrough wears many hats as it is. On Wednesday when Minnesota faces the Islanders in New York, he'll moonlight in a new, and what he likely hopes for a number of reasons is a short-lived role. Risebrough will be sitting shotgun alongside Wild Radio play-by-play man extraordinaire Bob Kurtz, and he will, in the absence of Tom Reid, who is recovering from knee surgery, serve as Wild Radio analyst throughout the game.
"I think it's a unique opportunity for me," Risebrough said Wednesday afternoon, only about a minute after Kurtz had let him know what time and where they would meet up before the game. "It might be a different perspective than what a normal hockey guy might produce. I see the rhythms of franchises. I see the successes that some teams have had, what works and what doesn't work. And there will be times during the game where I can talk about that."
Throughout Reid's recovery, Kurtz has been joined in the booth by Kevin Falness and Mike Greenlay, and has even worked solo, but Risebrough offered his services for the game against the Islanders.
And while Risebrough may wind up lacking some polish, he is almost sure to cover it with candor.
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