It's the Stanley Cup Finals, and they still can't put all seven games on NBC?
I haven't been watching hockey this year, so I won't make a prediction, but I'll add a little historical perspective.
This is the first time the San Jose Sharks have made it to the Stanley Cup Finals; their debut season was in 1991-92. Prior to this year, they made it to the conference finals three times-- in '04, '10, and '11.
This is the Pittsburgh Penguins' fifth trip to the Stanley Cup Finals. They debuted in 1967-68. They're three-time former champions, winning the Cup in '91, '92, and '09, while losing in the Finals in '08.
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Originally posted by jerichofan717Yeah, I can see Game 2 being on NBCSN (since network is likely airing America's Got Talent or something)
But, what in the hell could NBC be airing on a Saturday night that would push a Stanley Cup Finals game to cable? The Belmont Stakes isn't even until the 11th.
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Some sites still said "TBD" - I think the deal is NBCSN MUST air two games, but they wouldn't want them to have Game 4 if it was a potential final game, maybe? If that was the case, we could speculate that if it's 1-1, Game 3 would be on NBC and Game 4 on NBCSN, but if it's 2-0, they might air Game 3 on NBCSN just in case and air an encore of "The Voice" on NBC....which would probably get more viewers maybe?
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Originally posted by CRZSome sites still said "TBD" - I think the deal is NBCSN MUST air two games, but they wouldn't want them to have Game 4 if it was a potential final game, maybe? If that was the case, we could speculate that if it's 1-1, Game 3 would be on NBC and Game 4 on NBCSN, but if it's 2-0, they might air Game 3 on NBCSN just in case and air an encore of "The Voice" on NBC....which would probably get more viewers maybe?
Well, don't know if my reasoning was correct or not, but the fact remains that as soon as we found out it was a 2-0 series, Game 3 was announced for NBCSN.
San Jose better catch fire at home or I WILL be shaving before my birthday...but not with my team holding the Cup.
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