What made it into this week’s version of the column posted online:
The job description for Brian Engblom includes having to approach Kings coach Darryl Sutter on the bench during a live playoff game, ask him a pertinent question, and hope to get a coherent answer.
So far, so OK.
Engbloom, the former Kings’ defenseman who’s “Inside the Glass” for the NBCSN coverage of the Kings-Blackhawks series, returns to Staples Center for Friday’s Game 6 as the intensity rises.
We’ve got notes on the Dodgers’ coverage by FS1 and ESPN2 this weekend, more on Chris Roberts’ retirement decision from calling UCLA games and how CBS SportsNet has bought in again on pro beach volleyball this summer, starting with Sunday’s event in Florida.
What else could have been included:
== The timing of Kevin Fagan’s latest tribute to Vin Scully in his Drabble comic strip came on Memorial Day — the first of Scully’s two-day absence due to a chest cold. Which made listening to Scully return Wednesday all that much better. The GoComics.com website allows you to purchase a copy of this strip as well as the one Fagan did on Scully during the 2013 National League playoffs last October (see the story we did on it then).
== A Lakers Spanish-language broadcaster has filed suit against the team and Time Warner Cable, in part because they won’t allow him to interview Kobe Bryant. Get in line.