We Have Some Pretty Large News Tomorrow Morning

Folks, we rarely actually recommend that you read this blog, but we have some fairly massive news that’s going to change the way you watch the Stanley Cup Finals at 9:00 AM tomorrow.

And that’s all we’ll say.

Any guesses?

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NBC Playoffs, Likely Stanley Cup Final Dates Revealed via NBA Schedule

Thanks to Sports Media Watch for releasing the NBA on ABC playoff schedule, which helped set up some dates we were waiting to confirm for NBC’s NHL playoff schedule.  Here it is, we’ll start to get some times in next week.  This is the NBC Playoff schedule only, not anything else.  * Denotes if necessary.

April 18
Conference Quarterfinals, Game 2*

April 19
Conference Quarterfinals, Game 3*

April 25
Conference Quarterfinals, Game 6*

April 26
Conference Quarterfinals, Game 6*

May 2
Conference Semi-Finals, Game 2

May 3
Conference Semi-Finals, Game 2

May 16
Conference Final, Game 1

May 17
Conference Final, Game 2

May 23
Conference Final, Game 5*

May 24
Conference Final, Game 5*

June 6
Stanley Cup Final, Game 3

June 8
Stanley Cup Final, Game 4

June 10
Stanley Cup Final, Game 5*

June 13
Stanley Cup Final, Game 6*

June 15
Stanley Cup Final, Game 7*  

Compare and Contrast: When NHL Text Messages Alerted Us of Trades vs. TSN

To start the day off, we’ll show you when TSN broke each trade, and when the NHL’s Mobile Alerts told us of the news.  Sound like fun?  Really, it does?  Okay…

9:56 AM – TSN Reports: CBJ Trades Pascal Leclaire and a 2nd Rd. Pick in 2009 NHL Draft to OTT for Antoine Vermette.

11:15 AM – NHL ALERT: CBJ Trades Pascal Leclaire and a 2nd Rd. Pick in 2009 NHL Draft to OTT for Antoine Vermette.

11:39 AM – TSN Reports: CGY Trades Lawrence Nycholat, Ryan Wilson and a 2nd Rd. Pick in 2009 NHL Draft to COL for Jordan Leopold.

11:49 AM – TSN Reports: PIT Trades Danny Richmond to STL for Andy Wozniewski.

12:04 PM – TSN Reports: BUF Trades 4th Rd. Pick in 2010 NHL Draft to PHX for Mikael Tellqvist.

12:30 PM – NHL ALERT: CGY Trades Lawrence Nycholat, Ryan Wilson and a 2nd Rd. Pick in 2009 NHL Draft to COL for Jordan Leopold.

12:37 PM – TSN Reports: BOS Trades Petteri Nokelainen to BOS for Steve Montador.

12:40 PM – TSN Reports: CGY Trades Matthew Lombardi, Brandon Prust and a 1st Rd. Pick to PHX for Olli Jokinen and a 3rd Rd. Pick

12:47 PM – NHL ALERT: BUF Trades 4th Rd. Pick in 2010 NHL Draft to PHX for Mikael Tellqvist.

1:19 PM – NHL ALERT: BOS Trades Petteri Nokelainen to BOS for Steve Montador.

1:24 PM – TSN Reports: BOS Trades Matt Lashoff and Martins Karsums to TB for Mark Recchi and a 2nd Rd. Pick in 2010 NHL Draft.

1:58 PM – TSN Reports: PIT Trades a conditional pick to NYI for Bill Guerin.

2:32 PM – NHL ALERT: CGY Trades Matthew Lombardi, Brandon Prust and a 1st Rd. Pick to PHX for Olli Jokinen and a 3rd Rd. Pick.

2:45 PM – TSN Reports: PHI Trades Scottie Upshall and a 2nd Rd. Pick to PHX for Daniel Carcillo.

2:47 PM – TSN Reports: NYR Trades 2nd Rd. Pick and Conditional Pick to TOR for Nik Antropov. 

2:59 PM – TSN Reports: NYR Trades Dmitri Kalinin, Nigel Dawes and Petr Prucha to PHX for Derek Morris.

3:07 PM – TSN Reports: BUF Trades 2nd Rd. Pick to TOR for Dominic Moore. 

3:08 PM – TSN Reports: ANA Trades Eric O’Dell to ATL for Erik Christensen.

3:29 PM – TSN Reports: FLA Trades Noah Welch and 3rd Rd. Pick to TB for Steve Eminger

3:30 PM – NHL Alert: BOS Trades Matt Lashoff and Martins Karsums to TB for Mark Recchi and a 2nd Rd. Pick in 2010 NHL Draft.

3:33 PM – TSN Reports: CLB Trades 4th Rd. Pick to CGY for Kevin Lalande.

3:36 PM – TSN Reports: PHI Trades 6th Rd. Pick to SJ for Kyle McLaren.

3:37 PM – TSN Reports: CHI Trades James Wisniewski and Undisclosed Pick to ANA for Samuel Pahlsson.

3:43 PM – TSN Reports: SJ Trades Nick Bonimo, Timo Pielmeier and a Conditional Pick to ANA for Travis Moen and Kent Huskins.

3:51 PM – TSN Reports: CAR Trades Justin Williams to LA for Patrick O’Sullivan and a 2nd Rd. Pick.

3:53 PM – TSN Reports: CAR Trades O’Sullivan and a 2nd Rd. Pick to EDM for Erik Cole.

4:17 PM – TSN Reports: EDM Trades 2nd Rd. Pick to BUF for Ales Kotalik.

4:18 PM – TSN Reports: TOR Trades Richard Petiot to TB for Olaf Kolzig, Jamie Heward, Andy Rogers and a 4th Rd. Pick.

4:47 PM – 6:33 PM: NHL ALERTS tells us about everything else.  Real helpful.