The Sully's Crew is excited to be teaming up again with our friends at NESN for the new season of New England’s premiere weekly ice hockey debate program, The Instigators!
The format of the program has been tweaked slightly this season.
-Coach Milbury is out as host because his obligations for TSN / NBC / Versus are too time consuming. The genuinely likable and frequent Friday Night Hockey East play-by-play man Tom Caron is the new moderator. We know Tom will do a great job; he was a wealth of hockey knowledge in that brain and the balls to keep Edwards in line.
-The Hockey Fight of the Week segment is gone, but Sully’s is new the sponsor of the “Get Instigated” segment where the Instigators answer a question from the audience. You can submit your questions on NESN.com.
- The show used to tape on Thursday afternoon, but this season all episodes will air LIVE so anything can happen! We know there will be a few YouTube worthy moments.
We usually take one issue from the week’s program as discuss it further on the Sully’s Blog. This week the issue of whether or not all players should be required to wear visors was asked during the Sully’s “Get Instigated” segment. Hate to say it but we agree with Jack: NO WAY! It is a matter of personal preference, and these are grown men playing professionally, it is a matter of personal preference. If everyone had visors on, the sticks would be up even higher. If they made everyone take the visors off, there might be less high sticking. We are sure someday the league will come down with a visor mandate, but one can only hope current players are grandfathered so the change will occur very slowly. Great job by Billy Jaffe as guest instigator.
A fresh episode of The Instigators LIVE will air after the Bruins / Senators game on Tuesday night. Check it out!