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Rangers announcer 'disgusted by' fellow ESPN analysts who say team 'doesn't count' among New York franchises

Mar 3, 2023

Despite paying a boatload of money to the NHL to broadcast the league on its networks, ESPN isn't exactly winning over hockey fans.

On ESPN's Thursday edition of "First Take," Stephen A. Smith, Michael Kay and Molly Qerim were discussing which New York professional sports team will win a championship next.

Kay, the lead play-by-play announcer for the Yankees, replied with the New York Rangers, citing their recent addition of Patrick Kane.

Smith and Qerim thought Kay's response was way out of left field.

"Oh lord. … The only thing I know about hockey is that the puck is black, and I love [NHL commissioner] Gary Bettman — that’s my buddy, who I always go to the hockey games with … football, basketball, baseball," Smith said.

Source: Fox News

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