NHL Schedule = Epic Fail

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Thought one day off from NHL hockey was bad? Guess what? We're now in for a potential TEN DAY break between the conference finals and the beginning of the Stanley Cup finals. And when the finals DO arrive, we could be in for two sets of back-to-back games.

Let's see what's wrong with this picture....
  1. One set of back-to-back games in the playoffs is bad enough, I think. TWO sets of back-to-back games in the Stanley Cup Final, to me, is just stupid and unfair to the players.
  2. Even I can completely forget about hockey in the space of ten days. And if a die-hard fan can forget about hockey in 10 tens, then what to do you think will happen to all those casual fans who just show up for the playoffs? If for nothing else, that's bad for business. And this playoff schedule was made with the idea of it being good for business.
  3. The sad thing is the schedule is messed because the NHL is catering to the wants/needs of NBC. Seriously. NBC? We're about to witness the worst scheduling of the Stanley Cup finals ever because of a network that barely covers hockey to begin with?
Let's hope the Whalercanes and Peachhawks can make it a long series to save us from this horrendous scheduling attempt.

Oh and.... If I ever take over the NHL, remind me to ditch NBC right after I fire Colin Campbell.


The Puck Stops Here said...

haha, please fire colin campbell. i just blogged about him and his stupid decision making.

10 days = way too much time.
as much as i would love hockey to keep me occupied til next season..10 days screws with the players and could effect the outcomes of the series.

Number31 said...

If I ran the NHL someone would be hoisting the Cup already. Season schedule = TOO LONG

Eternal Pessimist said...

Hailey - I feel bad for the players. They're the ones who have to suffer more throughout this really stupid schedule.

Number31 - I agree! But if someone hadn't made this a 30 team league them maybe we could have a shorter season.....

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