10 Best Hockey-Related Television Episodes of All Time

September 22nd, 2012 by Al Daniel Leave a reply »
With the Emmy Awards set for Sunday evening, there is no time like the present to reflect on hockey’s most memorable depictions on the small screen.

For diehard American puckheads, the search for a hockey-themed television episode, especially when compared to a similar search for the other major sports, can be akin to waiting for a goal in the so-called “dead puck era”. But when fictitious dramas, variety shows and/or sitcoms do slip on skates, the preceding wait is usually worth every second.

From fictionalized renderings of NHL teams to timely guest spots by noteworthy players, to appropriate satirical digs on certain aspects of the game, the top 10 puck-centric episodes are ranked as follows.

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