Where's Don LaGreca on NHL Live!?

I’m curious as to what has happened with Don LaGreca, the foundation of the NHL Network’s NHL Live! show which is also broadcast on XM/Sirius Radio. Is he on vacation? I am hoping he is. No one on the show has said anything, that I have heard.

I know that when the season started there was mention about LaGreca doing radio commentary for the New York Rangers. So, when he first was absent from the show (about 1.5 weeks ago), I thought it was due to that fact since the Rangers were in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

However, the Rangers were kicked out of the Playoffs last night by the Washington Capitols. And, LaGreca was not on NHL Live! today.

Rob Simpson has been filling in for LaGreca for the time being. Nothing against Simpson, but I prefer good old LaGreca. Plus, LaGreca has a good radio voice. An excellent radio voice, actually.

The NHL Live! show is not the same without Don LaGreca. That’s what I said when EJ Hradek first started being absent from the show. I miss the banter of E.J. Hradek and Don Lagreca on NHL Live!

3 thoughts on “Where's Don LaGreca on NHL Live!?”

  1. Ray Pencosky

    I also miss hearing Mr. LaGreca. I found out today(5.7.09) Don has been let go from his duties at NHL Live due to conflicts with his other talk show that now starts at 2:00 pm. Becuse of this change at NHL Live, I no longer will watch their daily show until Don and E.J. are brought back! E-mail NHL Live to let them know how you feel about their decision to replace Mr. LaGreca!

  2. He’s got another job. A full time job. And it starts at 2. It isn’t like he can work 1 hour 40 minutes and take off like he did a few times.

    I’d have to say I don’t really like Simpson. But I’ve enjoyed Deb Placey and think she and EJ have good chemistry. They both obviously love the game.

  3. HE ALLWAYS STRUCK AS UNINFORMED BLOWHARD ,, I FOUND HIM CONDESENDING AND LIMITED HOCKEY KNOWLEDGE ,NEVER LACED EM UP EITHER ,TALKED TUFF A COUPLE OF TIMES ,WOULDNT MIND RUNNING INTO HIM AND DISCUSIING WITH HIM EITHER ,,GOOD RIDENCE . ANOTHER BETTMEN PUPPET

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