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#1 YzerFan19

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Posted May 27, 2009 - 10:17 PM

The National Hockey League has released the schedule for the 2009 Stanley Cup Finals, featuring the Detroit Red Wings and the Pittsburgh Penguins.

The series will open in Detroit with games on back-to-back nights, Saturday and Sunday of this week before shifting to Pittsburgh. It is the first time since 1955 that the Finals will see games on consecutive days.

The full schedule is as follows:

Game 1 - May 30 - @ Detroit - 8:00 PM
Game 2 - May 31 - @ Detroit - 8:00 PM
Game 3 - June 2 - @ Pittsburgh - 8:00 PM
Game 4 - June 4 - @ Pittsburgh - 8:00 PM
Game 5 - June 6 - @ Detroit - 8:00 PM
Game 6 - June 9 - @ Pittsburgh - 8:00 PM
Game 7 - June 12 - @ Detroit - 8:00 PM

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Posted May 27, 2009 - 10:22 PM

The National Hockey League has released the schedule for the 2009 Stanley Cup Finals, featuring the Detroit Red Wings and the Pittsburgh Penguins.

The series will open in Detroit with games on back-to-back nights, Saturday and Sunday of this week before shifting to Pittsburgh. It is the first time since 1955 that the Finals will see games on consecutive days.

The full schedule is as follows:

Game 1 - May 30 - @ Detroit - 8:00 PM
Game 2 - May 31 - @ Detroit - 8:00 PM
Game 3 - June 2 - @ Pittsburgh - 8:00 PM
Game 4 - June 4 - @ Pittsburgh - 8:00 PM
Game 5 - June 6 - @ Detroit - 8:00 PM
Game 6 - June 9 - @ Pittsburgh - 8:00 PM
Game 7 - June 12 - @ Detroit - 8:00 PM

does NBC get all 7 games or will Vs get 1 and 2??
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#3 YzerFan19

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Posted May 27, 2009 - 10:24 PM

Versus gets Game Three and Game Four, the rest are on NBC.

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Posted May 27, 2009 - 10:35 PM

I'm not sure, but isn't this the first time, in a long time teams have played on back to back nights, in a while?(in the finals)

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Posted May 27, 2009 - 10:39 PM

And why the heck does Vs. get this deal? Would'nt everyone be happier with their normal callers, i.e. Micky, Ken, and Murph. Does Pitts get there regular game callers on the non-NBC games? Just wondering? Or is it the same for them, anyone know for sure?

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Posted May 27, 2009 - 10:49 PM

All of the games at this point in the playoffs are exclusive to the league's broadcasting partners. That means NBC and Versus in the US. So none of the local broadcasters are covering games, other than on the radio.

The only way to hear your home announcer is if your home announcer happens to also work for the national outlets. So New Jersey gets their home guy on a lot of national games because Mike Emerick is the Devils' play-by-play guy. Chicago fans just got a taste of that as Ed Olczyk is the Blackhawks' color commentator.

Former Detroit play-by-play guy Dave Strader does some national work in addition to covering the Phoenix Coyotes. In the early days of the NHL on Fox Mickey Redmond did some national work. But for now Ken and Mickey are relegated to pre- and post-game on the local news.

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Posted May 27, 2009 - 11:04 PM

NHL, give us our game callers in Detroit. Mickey, Ken, and Murph, have been with us the entire season. Now you give us no choice, either VS. or CBC. I understand the weekend NBC games, but why not have a choice of the people you have spent a whole season with the best game caller, and the best color comintataor in the entire leage. What is wrong with you, you could sell this to 3 stations and make more money, instead of just two. You think a fanbase like the Wings, is just hooked on the Wings, no we like our commentators. On top of that their fair, and call it like they see it. If you really want to keep the Detroit market, and those who support good hockey, you need to take a look around. Or you will continue to lose your fanbase.

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Posted May 27, 2009 - 11:13 PM

Shame on you, NHL head office. Give the real Fans what they want..... (it's like pulling Madden, and Sumerall in the NFL, to put in some hacks you never really heard of in the SuperBowl.) Fire your marketing dept. or we may be done as a sport, we will be replaced by Soccer and LaCross.

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Posted May 27, 2009 - 11:47 PM

One more side note and I'm done, Mickey, Ken, and Murph, if your reading this, you are indeed the best in the game. So many years of experiace, so entertaining, and so fair. Your represent the game of Hockey so well, you deserve not only the gratitude from Detroit fans(and our fans elsewhere). But you also deserve recognition as some of the greatest sports commentators of all times, for any sport, may you find peace in the knowledge that you have taken many a generation to there dreams.(even if were just Fans)
Thank you all!




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