The wife of Ed Olczyk has deleted her social media accounts after recent criticism of NBC play-by-play man Mike “Doc” Emrick created a bit of tension in the broadcast booth.
On a Facebook account linked to Diana Olczyk, this post was discovered during the second period of Saturday’s Philadelphia-Pittsburgh game: “One thing Eddie didn’t miss from the lockout was hearing that someone ‘shuffleboarded’ a puck out of the zone. Who does that anyway? And if I have to hear one more person ‘ladle the puck ahead,’ I may throw up. I’d like to ‘spirit’ him right out of the booth.”
Later, this was sent from the Twitter account for @enzoswife: “#doc? Doctor of what? #Doctordeath if I have to hear this all #season.”
The posts were quickly deleted with Olcszyk’s wife issuing the following apology:
“I’m deeply sorry for my recent posts on Facebook and Twitter,” Mrs. Olczyk said. “My actions were emotional and irrational and I sincerely apologize to Doc Emrick and anyone affected by my comments during last weekend’s game. It is such an accomplishment to have a career like Doc’s, and the momentary frustration I felt by the thought of having to listen to Doc for four months should not overshadow the accomplishments of both of these amazing broadcasters.”
Despite Diana Olczyk’s reaction, the damage appeared to have been done. On one particularly exciting flurry in front of the Pittsburgh net late in the game, Emrick was noticeably silent.
Meanwhile, Diana Olczyk has been nominated for “Humanitarian of the Year” by several fan groups for her critique of Emrick.