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Old 05-15-2009, 04:43 PM   #29
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Default Re: Pens / Canes

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Originally Posted by X-Terminator View Post
Don't know why that is, unless there's some kind of scheduling conflict with Mellon Arena this week. Otherwise it makes no sense at all. That means that the Hawks and Wings will start Sunday afternoon, which doesn't surprise me - it's a ratings win for the networks and the league. Carolina in the ECF is a ratings fail, unfortunately. Nobody outside of the Carolinas gives a shit about the Canes, so the ratings won't be nearly as good as the Hawks and Wings.

EDIT: You are correct - the Pens do start Monday and Thursday, and the obvious reason is because NBC wants the Hawks/Wings as their Sunday afternoon games:

http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=422796

Monday, May 18 at Pittsburgh, 7:30 p.m. VERSUS, TSN, RDS
Thursday, May 21 at Pittsburgh, 7:30 p.m. VERSUS, TSN, RDS
Saturday, May 23 at Carolina, 7:30 p.m. VERSUS, CBC, RDS
Tuesday, May 26 at Carolina, 7:30 p.m. VERSUS, CBC, RDS
* Friday, May 29 at Pittsburgh, 7:30 p.m. VERSUS, CBC, RDS
* Sunday, May 31 at Carolina, 7:30 p.m. VERSUS, CBC, RDS
* Tuesday, June 2 at Pittsburgh, 7:30 p.m. VERSUS, CBC, RDS

Hmm that schedule is really out of whack. Play Monday then off 2 days before game 2? Its gonna be a great series.
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