Former Chicago Blackhawks Winger Patrick Sharp Continues To Shine
By Jimmy Lynch
We have been watching the Stanley Cup Playoffs for a month now, and while it might not have ended well for the Chicago Blackhawks, one former Blackhawk is doing well.
It was in the spring of 2018 that Patrick Sharp debuted as an analyst on NBC during the Stanley Cup playoffs. Whether it was providing great commentary about a series or in-depth insights about a player Patrick Sharp was there to help the fans.
Patrick Sharp has done it all during his career. Drafted by the Philadelphia Flyers, Sharp has been traded, won Stanley Cups, been to all-star games, won a gold medal in the Olympics, and served as an assistant captain. Sharp knows what it is like to be a hockey player in today’s NHL, and he is excellent at communicating his thoughts to the viewers at home.
Not all players are going to be on TV after their careers. Some go on to serve in different roles around the game, while others go on to start a new chapter in their lives outside of sports. Sharp has found his second career behind the desk in the NBC studio.
Blackhawks fans are always going to remember the tremendous impact Patrick Sharp had on the locker room, but now we are going to continue to see him during all of the playoffs games. I know that this is not new news; Patrick Sharp has been doing this for a while now, but he continues to shine in this role, and I believe we should send him a little praise.
Sharp is not alone when it comes to former Blackhawks being apart of the NHL. Former Blackhawk Eddie Olczyk has served as a color analyst for a long time now. He has become a staple of the NHL broadcast team that includes Doc Emrick and Pierre McGuire. Olczyk works hard, and he knows the game very well. His hard work and dedication to this game might be leading to even more significant opportunities, possibly as GM of the Florida Panthers.
Patrick Sharp is going places in the NHL. It is only a matter of time before he is going to be taking on a more prominent role when it comes to NBC’s broadcasting team or, who knows, maybe even a front office job some years down the line.