Although the first round of the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs ended almost two weeks ago, playoff hockey continues to give gifts to the fans. During the first round, the league had some of the players sew microphones into their jerseys to record some of the conversations that took place during each series. Most of the recordings will never see the light of day due to the fowl language between players but the NHL Network did put a relatively clean montage together for the fans. A few of the participants that can be heard in the audio entertainment are the Flyers’ Scott Hartnell, Coyotes’ Keith Yandle, and the Senators’ Jason Spezza (among the many others).
Putting microphones to record on ice chatter isn’t anything new. You’d probably be able to find sound bites from a few decades ago. However, the quality of those sounds has been on the rise in the past few years. And thanks to the HBO hockey series 24/7, the demand for behind the scenes (or in this case – in the moment scenes) content is at an all time high. The recording technology has thoroughly been integrated with the league today.
After the jump, watch the video to listen in on some of the conversations that took place during the first round of the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs:
There is only one question to ask…
“Are you not entertained?”