Home Sports Redskin The rise of Kevin Bieksa, the breakout media star of the 2020... SportsRedskin The rise of Kevin Bieksa, the breakout media star of the 2020 NHL playoffs September 16, 2020 2 Facebook Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp On the ice, the breakout star of the 2020 NHL playoffs could be Miro Heiskanen or Shea Theodore or Brayden Point. A case could be made for any or all of them. But off the ice, there’s been little debate over who has stolen the show. It’s been Kevin Bieksa, the former Ducks and Canucks defenseman, who has made a splash as a between-periods analyst on the “Hockey Night in Canada” intermission panel. Bieksa is a rarity – an athlete that’s made a smooth, seamless transition to television. Bieksa’s ability to break down a complex play goes far deeper than many of his contemporaries and peers and his delivery includes a winning mixture of charm and wit. In fact, because he’s been such an overnight sensation, he’s drawn favorable comparisons to another former athlete who took broadcasting by storm – former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo, who quickly became his network’s No. 1 NFL color… READ NEWS SOURCE RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Nick Saban returns, and Alabama responds with routine dominance against Georgia With Hendon Hooker back starting, Virginia Tech showed it has an offense to fear Rosenthal: Walker Buehler again comes up aces with Dodgers facing elimination Stetson Bennett and Georgia’s defense get a reality check in loss to Alabama Celtic’s derby defeat had been coming. It was sadly predictable Schultz: Braves suddenly on the brink after failing in key offensive moments Dwayne Haskins traveled with Washington for Sunday’s game at Giants Washington facing more mistreatment allegations from former cheerleaders Grizzly Bear: Matt Grzelcyk’s four-year deal shows his importance to Bruins Patriots prepare to play Sunday even as more players hit COVID-19 reserve list Clemson’s Trevor Lawrence finds another level: ‘There’s not too many like him’ Washington ‘unlikely’ to allow fans at FedEx Field despite Maryland Governor’s order LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your comment! Please enter your name here You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.