He went off on a tangent about Ukrainian baseball during the slugs game.
I was watching the game at a bar, so all I got was the closed caption as far as commentary went. I thought for sure something was lost in translation from what he was actually saying when that came up, but I guess I should have known better.
You may want to consider replacing "had dinner with" with "shared a dinner with". I distinctly remember Tripp explaining how he shared a dinner with Staal one time a season or two ago and how that sounded strangely personal for a TV broadcast (not that that has EVER stopped Tripp).
Is the Canes broadcast usually this "Canes-oriented"? Jack Edwards is the biggest homer you can find but NESN usually features a lot of info on the other teams when they play them. It seemed like everything said was just about the Hurricanes, even to the point when they featured something about the Bruins it was in relation to the Hurricanes (Kelly's quote about Staal). Is it always like this?