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The Daily: Ex-Red Wings D Stecher Blasts ESPN; Golden Knights Stanley Cup Favorites

Stecher puts ESPN on blast



Troy Stecher, Detroit Red Wings
By staying with a blowout MLB game instead of switching to the Stanley Cup playoffs, Troy Stecher thinks ESPN dropped the ball.

Troty Stecher was a fan favorite during his tenure with the Detroit Red Wings. After Sunday night, his popularity among NHL fans around the league is probably growing.

Stecher slammed ESPN on social media when the NHL broadcaster stayed with a 9-1 MLB game instead of switching over to Game 6 of the second-round Stanley Cup series between the Vegas Golden Knights and Edmonton Oilers. By the time ESPN was joining the game in progress, three goals had already been scored.

Calgary Flames defenseman Stecher began his tweet by mocking ESPN with the applause emoji. Then he hit the network with both barrels.

“ESPN. Missed three goals in the opening three minutes of an elimination NHL playoff game because we had to finish out a 9-1 MLB blowout. #GrowTheGame”

Stecher’s response to ESPN drew 11.1 thousand likes and 1,285 retweets.

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