Boston Hockey Now and National Hockey Now are thrilled to announce that longtime NHL TV analyst, radio host, and renowned author Rob Simpson will be covering the Stanley Cup Qualifying and Round Robin rounds in the NHL Hub City of Toronto. Simpson is one of the most respected veteran multimedia reporters in the NHL media and brings 19 years of experience to our ever-growing regional and league-wide coverage of the NHL.
National Hockey Now already has Dan Kingerski of Pittsburgh Hockey Now in Toronto and between him and Simpson, not just PHN and BHN will be represented but also our new Eastern Conference sites, Florida Hockey Now and New York Islanders Hockey Now. Adrian Dater of Colorado Hockey Now is in Edmonton to cover the Colorado Avalanche and the Western Conference.
In a recent episode of The Bruins Craic with BHN Editor In Chief and lead Bruins Reporter Jimmy Murphy and co-host Kevin Flanagan, Simpson expressed his excitement to be back at the rink covering hockey and also to be back on the Bruins beat with Murphy.
“I’m pumped! I’m over the pessimism thing when it comes to the set up because I think they’ve done a hell of a job,” Simpson said of the set up in Toronto. “Let’s just pray that it stays this way and nobody wonders off and does something stupid and gets themselves and their teammates infected.
But I will be there for the start of the qualifying round tomorrow and once we get things started, we will be rocking and rolling on Boston Hockey Now!”
Simpson co-hosted “Stellick and Simmer” in the morning with Gord Stellick on Sirius-XM NHL Network radio for four full hockey seasons beginning in September 2015. Simpson previously hosted “NHL Live” and the “Cisco All-Access Pregame Show” on the same network, a simulcast program produced at the NHL headquarters in New York, that also aired on NHL Network television. He previously worked as the rinkside reporter for Boston Bruins games on NESN for three seasons beginning in 2005, followed by the Madison Square Garden Network as a host, web columnist, and live rink reporter in 2010. He created and hosted the program “Maple Leaf America” on Leafs TV in Toronto for four seasons beginning in 2001.
Simpson has authored three books about the National Hockey League. “Between The Lines – Not So Tall Tales From Ray ‘Scampy’ Scapinello’s Four Decades in the NHL” in 2006, “Black and Gold: Four Decades of the Boston Bruins in Photographs” in 2008 and 2010, and “The Winged Wheel: A Half-Century of The Detroit Red Wings in Photographs” in 2012. All were published by John Wiley and Sons. His fourth book, “No Heavy Lifting – Globetrotting Adventures of a Sports Media Guy“, was published by ECW Press in 2018.
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