NBC annouces first weekend of playoff schedule

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  1. LadyStanley

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    I assume this will be similar to last year, with games most weekends that don't interfere with prior commitments like the Preakness.
     
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    They should start doing a double header.
     
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    Playoff hockey should not be at 1 in the afternoon on a Saturday. Unless they were scheduling for a triple header anyway.
     
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    Preakness, Derby coverage starts ~5pm ET.

    What they'll probably do is do the full 3 hours or so on NBC and then go over to Versus (at the 4th intermission) if there's a second period of overtime.
     
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    NBC shouldnt have a say
    they should be told
     
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    As if CBC and TSN don't dictate when games are played.
     
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    They do, but they actually... you know... pay the NHL real money.
     
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    haha I like that. and I agree.

    But they're trying to grow the game and doing whatever they can to make that happen....and if that makes it like they're treating other fans as 2nd class citizens...oh well.

    Just be thankful that NBC doesn't like showing Canadian teams and if I was CBC/TSN/RDS/CTV/Sportsnet or any of the large Canadian media I would tell Bettman that under no circumstances are any Canadian teams home games to be played in the afternoon.

    What's good for NBC should be good for others as well.
     
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    They're the ones who are in agreements to bend over for NBC.


    And hockey should be played when people want to watch it. Who cares if it's in the afternoon? It doesn't not make it hockey. Just like it doesn't not make it hockey because the calendar says June.
     
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    Never heard that any Canadian media agree to be "bent over" for NBC

    You're right. Hockey should be played when people want to watch it.

    So if some want to watch it in the afternoon, let their teams play in the afternoon.

    If some prefer at night, then allow those teams to play at night.

    Doesn't Gary say we're here for the fans....I guess just certain fans are important for Gary.
     
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    I'd rather watch in the evening. Funny how Bettman thinks he'll get a big U S tv deal. When the network doesn't believe playoff games are primetime worthy.
     
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    Yeah, Hockey Night in Canada just doesn't seem right at 1pm.:laugh:

    here's hoping all afternoon games go to 3 or 4 OT periods just to screw up NBC
     
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    Considering the NFL changes start times to fit the Networks, the NHL is hardly in any place to tell them when the games will be shown.
     
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    You all are acting like there won't be 7pm and 10pm games that night.

    And don't worry, I'm sure the Leaf playoff gam ... :laugh:, sorry, I couldn't finish that sentence with a straight face.
     
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    Thankfully, NBC doesn't show Canadian teams.
     
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    A few years ago their was maybe the odd afternoon playoff game and now every weekend there is one. My question is what is with the NBC and the NHL obsession with playing afternoon games?
     
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    They presumably will this year unless Vancouver chokes before the Conference Finals.
     
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    Allows kids to see the whole game.

    It's sort of funny, because baseball fans ***** about the playoffs the exact OPPOSITE way ... that TV doesn't put the weekend WS games in the afternoon.
     
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    Well, baseball is a traditional daytime sport, hockey fans have grown up with Hockey Night In Canada and 90% of games in general being 7 pm starts. People generally prefer to stick with what they are used to.

    And let's be honest, there is something special and unique to sitting there at 1 am watching 3rd overtime.
     
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    No doubt. I'm always kind of sad for OT games that end in the first 30 minutes or so (if it's not a Philly goal.)
     
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    On weekends in Boston after January 1st, hockey is traditionally an afternoon sport as the majority (all last season) of Bruins home games are at 1pm.
     
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    The NBA has game 7's on during the day for them to be on ABC. It isn't something unique to hockey.

    The NBC timeslots are set months in advance. CBC and TSN aren't timeslot based, they are series based. Thus NBC ends up getting priority.
     
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    If one honestly believes Gary is in it for the fans, my next question would be about whether or not they still leave cookies out for Santa Claus.
     
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    Can someone please fix the typo in the title? It's driving me mad.
     

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