The NHL Network is adding a new original show to its US schedule. Titled simply, NHL Plays of the Week, it will debut October 15 at 6 PM EST with new episodes every Saturday. Curiously, the show is not currently on the Canadian NHL Network schedule but perhaps it will also find its way there.
This is a welcome addition to the schedule since the NHL hasn’t had a weekly highlights show since NHL Cool Shots went off the air in 2004. The NHLPA stopped producing its long running Be A Player program shortly afterwards.
Before those two shows, there was Hockey Week which aired from the late 80’s until 1996. HW was syndicated and aired on several regional sports networks. It featured Mike Emrick narrating weekly highlights was had various presenting sponsors including Power Stick and Brut.