Kevin Weekes Wins Trade Deadline MVP
Trades came at a fast and furious pace Monday before the NHL trade deadline, but one man especially stood out as the most valuable player of the day.
NHL Network’s Kevin Weekes has recently gotten into the habit of delivering breaking news and trade from different places that are outside of your traditional newsroom or studio. Whether it’s her hair salon, the spa, outside a grassy knoll, in her car, taking a walk, or anywhere else you can think of, Weekes has the inside scoop for you.
Weekes had fun, and even though he was back at the NHL Network studio on Monday, he broke Johan Larsson’s trade with a trash can over his head and picked up the Nick Leddy trade of what appears to be a construction site, perhaps an apt metaphor for the red wings‘ rebuild.
As social media tends to do, Weekes became an instant meme. Fans and reporters had suggestions.
We’re absolutely here for Weekes reporting from the moon — better him than Elon Musk. He’s doing a good job here on Earth anyway.
The trade deadline can often be a serious day with Hockey Men™ pontificating in low, somber tones about rentals, or value return extraction, or what a particular trade means for the long-term future. of an organization.
It’s also supposed to be a bit clunky too. Weekes seems to have understood this delicate balance better than anyone and that’s why he’s the runaway MVP of this year’s deadline.
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