Broadcast News: Just When Will Conference Finals Start?
May 12, 2010 26 Comments
This is likely the last “Broadcast News” of the year. Remember, all of this is speculation, don’t take any of this is Gospel. We’ll likely all know everything tomorrow.
This was being discussed on XM Home Ice yesterday, but it’s the only way I can see NBC not picking up two games from a potential Pittsburgh Conference Final. In fact, even if it does go seven, I wouldn’t be shocked if NBC lobbied for Penguins/Bruins or Penguins/Flyers. Of course, if Montreal comes up with a win tonight, don’t be surprised if Sharks/Blackhawks gets the NBC treatment regardless.
That said, exciting stuff. If it were to happen, it’d be the first NBC hockey telecast from the state of California since the 2007 Stanley Cup Final, and the first NBC telecast in San Jose since a Kings-Sharks game in April of 2007. Also the first Sharks telecast on the network since the 2nd round of the ’07 playoffs when they visited the Red Wings twice on the network. The following are just guesses… but they’re pretty good guesses.
If Pittsburgh and Boston win tonight:
Bruins/Pens Game 1
Blackhawks/Sharks, Game 1
Bruins/Pens, Game 2 (NBC)
If Pittsburgh/Montreal win and Philadelphia win, forcing a Game 7 Friday:
Blackhawks/Sharks, Game 1 (NBC)