NHL Live's 2011-12 season starts Monday at a new time and from a new set.
The show will air Monday through Friday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. ET from a new, state-of-the-art set in the NHL Store Powered by Reebok in New York. E.J. Hradek will continue as a daily fixture on the show alongside hosts Deb Placey and Bill Pidto. The show will also be streamed live each day on NHL.com.
The first few weeks of the season will include coverage and analysis of each of the NHL's 30 teams. Guests joining the show during the first few days will include GMs George McPhee of Washington, David Poile of Nashville, Doug Wilson of San Jose and Kevin Cheveldayoff of the Winnipeg Jets, as well as hockey analyst Bob McKenzie and Hall of Famer Pat LaFontaine.
Here's what fans can look forward to this season:
* NHL Live brings hockey fans the latest news, notes, and buzz from around the League and keeps fans in-the-know by sharing the most up-to-date headlines from hockey insiders stationed all over the world. Every episode is complemented with special guests, including players in the news and future Hall of Famers who react to the headlines and give fans an in-depth look at what happens on and off the ice.
* General Managers and coaches also call into the show on a regular basis to weigh in on the state of their teams and outline their plans for the season.
* NHL Live gives fans unprecedented interaction and encourages viewers to call, email and tweet the questions they want answers to. During every show, the audience learns more about the intricacies of the game through daily analysis and breakdowns of the best matchups. NHL Live also boasts robust onsite coverage from the League's most important events, bringing viewers the most complete experience possible.
* Unique coverage of the headlines, as well as interactive and all-access content. All of this is presented in a fun, light-hearted atmosphere live from the NHL Powered by Store, next door to NHL headquarters in the heart of New York City.