Arena Availability For Potential First Round Hosts
April 10, 2011 1 Comment
Since it was noted that playoff scheduling is about arena availability and TV requests, here’s some of the nights NHL arenas will be unavailable from April 13-27.
NOTE: For teams that will be starting on the road, I used events that were happening from April 17th on, as that’s the earliest playoff series would be holding Game 3’s. Also, for those teams, it will be unlikely they host a game on April 26th or 27th (when a Game 7 would take place) but it’s there anyway.
* – indicates the team plays in the same arena as an NBA team that will make their post-season.
Anaheim (Honda Center) – April 23rd (Lil Wayne)
Boston (TD Garden)* – April 13th (Celtics game), April 15th (Bob Seger)
Buffalo (HSBC Arena) – April 23rd (Lacrosse)
Chicago (United Center)* – Nothing
Dallas (American Airlines Center)* – April 27th (Charlie Sheen)
Detroit (Joe Louis Arena) – Nothing
Los Angeles (Staples Center)* – April 21st (Lil Wayne)
Montreal (Bell Centre) – April 20th (Rush), April 25th (Lady Gaga)
Nashville (Bridgestone Arena) – April 19th (Lady Gaga), April 21st (Bob Seger)
NY Rangers (Madison Square Garden)* – Nothing
Philadelphia (Wells Fargo Center)* – April 13th (76ers game), April 15th (Arena Football)
Phoenix (Jobing.com Arena) – Nothing
Pittsburgh (Consol Energy Center) – April 16th (Arena Football – though it can be moved if needed), April 22nd (Jeff Foxworthy, Bill Engvall and Larry the Cable Guy)
San Jose (HP Pavilion at San Jose) – April 15th (Joel Osteen), April 23rd (Arena Football)
Tampa Bay (St. Petersburg Times Forum) – April 17th (Iron Maiden), April 22nd (Charlie Sheen)
Vancouver (Rogers Arena) – April 22 (Rod Stewart), April 27 (Lil Wayne)
Washington (Verizon Center) – Nothing