When Kevin Weekes returns to his native Barbados to visit family or heads home to his parents place, the atmosphere just turns into "Grand Central Station."According to the former 14-year NHLnetminder, the constant buzz of conversation and story-telling is a product of Weekes parents and Thon Maker Jersey their outgoing personalities, a character trait that has since been pa sed down to the NHL veteran.When Sherali Najak Senior Producer of CBCs Hockey Night In Canada approached Weekes with the opportunity to do color commentary for HNIC in 2009, the decision was relatively easy. Weekes had played hockey at some level for almost 30 years and what better way to continue living the "Canadian Dream" than to cover the game he loved.Yet, viewing a game from the top of an NHL venue was a unique experience for Weekesand something that took a little getting used to at first.Youre used to seeing the game from ice level, either as a player or your backing up or even as a fan. Who the heck watches a game from the rafters? Weekes said. Youre not accustomed to watching the game from the rafters. You go from being boots on the ground. And now, all of a sudden, youre flying in aAC130,20,000 feet above sea level and looking down at the battlefield. Its a very different perspective.In his early broadcasting days with HNIC, which is the equivalent of Monday Night Football in the United States,Weekes would fly back to the studio following a weekend covering West Coast games. On those subsequent Mondays and Tuesdays, Najak often helped analyze Weekes tape to better educate and coach the younger broadcaster. The time spent with the Khris Middleton Jersey veteran sports media executive allowed Weekes to see the finer details in being an on-air personality.Along with Najak, Weekes credited a number of individuals for supporting his transition from player to being the first African-American NHL analyst, including league Commi sioner Gary Bettman, COO John Collins, TSN analyst Gary Green, NHL Network Supervising Producer Mark Jacobson and President of Rogers Sportsnet, Scott Moore.Now, a majority of Weekes time is split doing studio work atHNIC and the NHL Network, with him working for the NHL Network exclusively for the 2013-14 Stanley Greg Monroe Jersey Cup Playoffs.Its an honor and a privilege to be inside millions of peoples homes all over the world, Weekes said.That honor of being one of the NHL Networks faces this postseason does not come without a caveat, though.Weekes mornings and early afternoons are spent combing through and touching base with his expansive rolodex of NHL contacts, executives, agents, coaches and league personnel. During the quiet periods, those calls extend to major junior and Division I coaches as well. Manning the phones and obtaining information, tidbits and stories is all part of the job description, Weekesexplained.We have a lot of great fans all around the world, Weekes added. I really look at it as part of my profe sional responsibility to try to be as prepared and as profe sional as po sible in order to tell the leagues stories in an accurate and objective way. Its a job that I dont take for granted; its something my parents remind me of all the time.For the Cup Playoffs, remaining at the NHL Network studios into the wee hours of the morning is nothing out of the ordinary. A West Coast game that playsan overtime or two could spell a 3 am ET departure. The next morning's early wakeup call to join a few radio segments only adds to the daily grind.Weekes' balances his second career in the studio with his lifestyle apparel hockey company, , which he founded in Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Jersey 2012.Weekes said the company is a clear representation of his personality. Thought-provoking, motivational and humorous me sages all combine to form the brand DNA. While 100 percent of the company's products are designed andmanufactured in Canada, the IHaveNo5Hole brand is donned by people in every walk of life: Olympians, MLB players, youth athletes and even individuals outside of sports.In sports and in life, everyone has a five hole,Weekessaid.Everyone is vulnerable to something, whether its fear of flying, fear of heights. Whether youre a John Henson Jersey quarterback and you dont like someone attacking you from your blind side. Whether youre a hitter and its tough for you to hit a breaking ball or a curve ball. We all have that common denominator, that one thing that makes us vulnerable. That is really what No 5 Hole represents. That is what our name was predicated upon.Mark Burns is a contributor on sports busine s for Sporting News. He is currently a third year law student at Belmont University. Follow Mark on Twitter .