Craig Button of TSN & NHL Network: When an ex-GM Becomes a Commentator on Other GMs’ Drafts, Trades and Free Agent Signings; Chris on Zdeno Chara’s Return




Craig Button is passionate about the game. In a revealing discussion, the former Calgary Flames GM and Stanley Cup-winner with Dallas takes us inside team preparation for the NHL trade deadline and the scouting process. Among other topics, Button shares his views on what makes Lou Lamoriello successful, and why strong ownership is crucial for success in the NHL. On the broadcasting side, Button explains his approach to dishing out and receiving criticism and acknowledges that sometimes the fiery debates in the studio continue after the show is over. By request, the episode concludes with our reaction to Zdeno Chara’s return to the Islanders and Chris sharing some stories from the future Hall of Famer’s first stint with the team. Host: Chris BottaExecutive Producer: Dani Rylan KearneyProducer: Pat Boyle Series Presented by: InStat HockeyEpisode Sponsored by: DraftKings