No, seriously, Whoopi Goldberg, who in the press release is described as a "long-time NHL fan" (really?) is going to be a guest on the first episode of the second season.
“I am looking forward to another season of talking to our fans and our guests on The NHL Hour," Commissioner Bettman said. "Last year was a lot of fun. There was a lot of terrific conversation, and Whoopi Goldberg's appearance Thursday will add an interesting dimension to our first show of 2008-09."
I listened to every episode from last year and I have to admit, I did enjoy the show. It wasn't an hour of completely puffing up the NHL like I originally had perceived the show as going to be. There were some interesting interviews, like the one with International Ice Hockey Federation president Rene Fasel.
As far as Goldberg, outside of her narrating the 2003 New Jersey Devils Stanley Cup video, I don't recall seeing her in pictures at any NHL games.
That could also be because I may have skipped over her for shots of Lauren Conrad, Elisha Cuthbert, or any other female much more attractive than Ms. Goldberg.