2009 Stanley Cup Final Schedule Released

Posted by Neil in Uncategorized on May 27, 2009 — 5 Comments

Courtesy of NHL.com:

Saturday, May 30 at Detroit, 8:00 pm – NBC, CBC, RDS
Sunday, May 31 at Detroit, TBD-Night – NBC, CBC, RDS
Tuesday, June 2 at Pittsburgh, 8:00 pm – VERSUS, CBC, RDS
Thursday, June 4 at Pittsburgh, 8:00 pm – VERSUS, CBC, RDS
* Saturday, June 6 at Detroit, 8:00 pm – NBC, CBC, RDS
* Tuesday, June 9 at Pittsburgh, 8:00 pm – NBC, CBC, RDS
* Friday, June 12 at Detroit, 8:00 pm – NBC, CBC, RDS

Finally, a schedule is released that almost makes sense.  At least we won’t have to wait the 9 days before the Finals start as was rumoured before.  Note the large gap between Games 6 and 7 if necessary.  Damn NBC, it’s all your fault.

  • Osgood said something during the post game press conference along the lines of “I guess the schedule is being done for tv” as you could clearly see he wasn’t impressed with a back to back game 1 Saturday and game 2 Sunday.

  • Please, dear God, let NBC demand that the Sunday May 31st game be played in the afternoon. I want to see the NHL schedule an afternoon game the next day after a night game. You might get a 25000 word rant if that happens.

  • Our good friends at Puck The Media (puckthemedia.wordpress.com) say the May 31st game will be in primetime 7PM ET. I’ll believe it when I see it.

  • hbomb

    It was nice of the NHL to schedule the Finals around the Illegalcurve.com radio show (Wednesday nights from 7-9pm CST)

  • Also, apparently NBC refused to have a weekday game next week due to Conan’s debut hosting of the Tonight Show (deadspin.com).