The schedule was released a few hours ago. It's reprinted HERE! RIGHT NOW!
1 BOSTON BRUINS vs. CAROLINA HURRICANES 6 Game 1 @BOS Fri. 7:30PM (joined in progress after ANA/DET Game 1 ends) Game 2 @BOS Sun. 7:30PM Game 3 @CAR 5/6 7:30PM (joined in progress after WAS/PIT Game 3 ends) Game 4 @CAR 5/8 7:30PM (joined in progress after WAS/PIT Game 4 ends) Game 5 @BOS 5/10 7:30PM * Game 6 @CAR 5/12 7PM * Game 7 @BOS 5/14 TBD *
2 WASHINGTON CAPITALS vs. PITTSBURGH PENGUINS 4 Game 1 @WAS Sat. 1PM Game 2 @WAS Mon. 7PM Game 3 @PIT 5/6 7PM Game 4 @PIT 5/8 7PM Game 5 @WAS 5/9 7PM * Game 6 @PIT 5/11 TBD * Game 7 @WAS 5/13 7PM *
2 DETROIT RED WINGS vs. ANAHEIM DUCKS 8 Game 1 @DET Fri. 7PM Game 2 @DET Sun. 2PM Game 3 @ANA Tue. 10:30PM Game 4 @ANA 5/7 10:30PM Game 5 @DET 5/10 5PM * Game 6 @ANA 5/12 TBD * Game 7 @DET 5/14 TBD *
3 VANCOUVER CANUCKS vs. CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS 4 Game 1 @VAN Thu. 9PM Game 2 @VAN Sat. 9PM Game 3 @CHI Tue. 8PM Game 4 @CHI 5/7 8PM Game 5 @VAN 5/9 10:30PM * Game 6 @CHI 5/11 9PM (maybe joined in progess after WAS/PIT Game 6 ends) * Game 7 @VAN 5/14 TBD *
* if necessary!
I got no horses in this fight anymore (must shave soon), so I'll jump on the Penguins bandwagon and...I would really rather see the Ducks lose than the Red Wings, I guess. (I can root against the Red Wings later. ;-) )
By the time LOST gets done with running another re-cap at 8 p.m., you should be able to tell if the game is going to good or not then decide. As a Pens' fan, I expect the Caps to blow them out, because the Pens can never close out these series at home.
Originally posted by The GoonLooks like we've got another two Game 7s tomorrow night!
Just PVR Lost and watch the hockey.
OK, I've got to vent:
Looking at the NHL's own schedule page, there is NO national, USA broadcast for Canes-Bruins tomorrow night. If that's true (as of now, that game is only listed for RIS, TSN, Fox Sports Carolina, and NESN- not even a JIP on Versus after Ducks-Wings), then the NHL has a major problem. Maybe I've missed the announcement, but when you have a network all to yourself, and you're running a profile on Patrick Elias, and Doc Emerick, as my TV Guide says that they will be tomorrow night, while a game 7 gets NO coverage, that's unforgivable. I've noticed this a lot this playoffs, and it's not a good sign.
NHL has to do a better job with the schedule, but part of that comes down to what is going on in the arenas during those times as well. The media coverage hasn't been bad, but according to ESPN coughCowheardcough its a dying sport that is why they didn't want it on their network. Yeah, it has nothing to do with Verses outbidding them by a few million dollars. Also, don't pay attention to the ratings of the outside New Years day hockey games that crushed the college football bowl games or the fact that most NHL teams have sell outs almost every night during the regular season. I guess that 1.7 NBA is justification to forget that we have 3 game 7s in 3 days and talk about Clemens and Tyson for the billionth time this week. Man, if the world ever need a good alternative to his sporting news now is the time.
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I heard a few months back that Bobby Hull wanted to restart the WHA of the 70s and 80s. He wanted to try and provide viable competition for the NHL, by avoiding the mistakes the NHL have been making (financial trouble, rule changes).