Inquiring minds want to know: How often will loquacious Marty Biron work with fellow analyst Rob Ray and play-by-play men Rick Jeanneret and Dan Dunleavy during games in the 2017-18 National Hockey League season now that he has joined the Buffalo Sabres broadcast team? And what is Dunleavy's status?
Mark Preisler, the executive vice president of media and content for Pegula Sports and Entertainment (PSE) said Biron and Ray may do about five of the 82 regular season games together as analysts inside the benches. But Ray will be alone for the bulk of games alongside Jeanneret or Dunleavy.
Biron primarily is taking Brad May's place as pregame, intermission and post-game analyst alongside Brian Duff. May's contract expired and wasn't renewed. May was the weakest member of the broadcast team, with the impressive Duff often saving him when he lost his train of thought.
Jeanneret is once again expected to work about half the games. Dunleavy will work the other half of the games.
Dunleavy, who is the final year of his five-year contract, received a vote of confidence from Preisler.
"I don't see Dan going anywhere other than here," said Preisler.