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Fox Sports 1 is building a rather impressive collection of analysts for hockey fans. With the acquisition of Jay Onrait and Dan O'Toole from TSN, the network made it clear that hockey was in their long-term plans. Now Fox Sports 1 has hired Chris Chelios as their new hockey analyst, as reported by Steve Lepore.
Nice hire, Fox Sports 1. Chelios will now counter NBC's Jeremy Roenick, Mike Milbury and Pierre McGuire and ESPN's ... we can't even finish that sentence. ESPN employs Barry Melrose, but let's not pretend the network covers hockey.
According to SI.com, Chelios will cover the 2014 Olympics and will work through the end of the Stanley Cup playoffs for FS1. He'll have a camera inside his house to discuss breaking news as it happens.
As a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame, Chelios is certainly qualified to discuss the sport. Though he's been serving as the Adviser to Hockey Operations in Detroit, Chelios should still have plenty of ti...
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First and foremost, please take note: Chris Chelios's status as a "Fox Sports One" hockey analyst does NOT mark the end of his tenure with the Red Wings. Chelios still wants to work with the team and help mold the team's younger players while working with (and possibly eventualy...
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from Richard Deitsch of Sports Illustrated,
It's tough for a non-rights holder to get any kind of viewer traction (outside of an online audience) for Olympic coverage, but Fox Sports 1 is staffing up for Sochi. The network has hired Michelle Kwan and Chris Chelios to serve as Olympic analysts, joining a roster that includes previous additions, Picabo Street and Andy Finch...
Longtime NHL player Chris Chelios will reportedly serve as an NHL analyst for Fox Sports 1. In other news, former figure skater Michelle Kwan is also joining FS1, and Erin Andrews will add full-time “NFL [...]
Fox Sports 1 continues to add to their ranks ahead of the network's August 17th launch. In addition to big name hires like Andy Roddick and Brian Urlacher, FS1 has now added a Hockey Hall of Famer as their main NHL analyst.
In his Monday Media Column, SI's Richard Detisch reports the former Blackhawks and Red Wings defenseman will join the new cable sports network...