Henrik Lundqvist and Paul Bissonnette serenade former co-analyst Rick Tocchet
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Henrik Lundqvist and Paul Bissonnette showed off some musical talent on tonight’s NHL on TNT broadcast.
The two former players, one of which was just a bit more successful than the other, bid farewell to their former co-analyst-turned-Vancouver Canucks head coach, Rick Tocchet, through a beautiful rendition of Green Day’s Good Riddance.
“This one goes out to my steam room buddy Rick Tocchet. I’m gonna miss that sweaty, disgusting body, my friend,” says Bissonnette before singing while Lundqvist strums on a guitar beside him while a video montage of Tocchet’s time at TNT plays in the background.
Tocchet notably liked to pull out his whiteboard on the broadcast and break down plays for the viewers, and had quite the on-screen relationship with Bissonnette (and all of his co-hosts, really).
Tocchet watched the performance live from Seattle over video chat as his Canucks team got set to face the Seattle Kraken on Wednesday night.
“Oh my god, oh my god, that was unbelievable!” Tocchet said after the near one minute performance, which ended with Bissonnette weeping into the microphone and saying “I’m going to miss you man.”
Tocchet took over for the much-maligned Bruce Boudreau as head coach of the Canucks on Sunday, although he’d been connected to the Canucks for over a month, and was all but confirmed as Boudreau’s replacement for over a week.
The Canucks picked up a victory over the lowly Chicago Blackhawks on Tuesday night, to give Tocchet a record of 1-0 as Canucks head coach. We’ll see how that holds up after tonight’s matchup against a strong Kraken team.
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