Jon Taffer on how to ‘Bar Rescue’ the NHL

  • Greg WyshynskiESPN

Here’s something beautiful about Jon Taffer being a hockey fan. It’s probably the notion that the creator of “Bar Rescue,” now seen on the Paramount Network, is somewhere in the stands during a penalty kill bellowing “shut it down now!” like he would at a pub serving contaminated meat behind an insect-infested drink well.

He was a season-ticket holder for the Chicago Blackhawks back in the Chris Chelios days. “I’ve been through what the Stanley Cup playoffs can be. Once you’re in, you’re never not in again,” Taffer told me last week.

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