NBC’s Round Two Schedule Features Three Series

According to this schedule from TSN.

Saturday, April 30, 3:00 p.m. ET – Boston vs. Philadelphia, Game 1
Sunday, May 1, 3:00 p.m. ET – Detroit vs. San Jose, Game 2
Saturday, May 7, 12:30 p.m. ET – Tampa Bay vs. Washington, Game 5
Sunday, May 8, 3:00 p.m. ET – Boston vs. Philadelphia, Game 5

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10 Responses to NBC’s Round Two Schedule Features Three Series

  1. Caps Nut says:

    I can’t imagine why Caps-Ning wouldn’t. Remember Steve, NBC owns the D.C. affiliate so the production costs of broadcasting a game in D.C. have to be lower than in many other cities. When NBC broadcasts the game from D.C. they send their NBC News Satellite Trucks to uplink.

    • Kevin says:

      It is because there is only one of the “NBC 7” in the series. NBC Sports executives are idiots when it comes to programming hockey, because all they see is the “NBC 7.” They don’t think that any of the other 19 US teams are worthy of being on NBC.

  2. The President’s Trophy winner had 1 appearance on Versus the whole year. And unless the Vancouver Canucks make it to the conference finals, NBC won’t touch them either.

    NBC forced the Canadiens last year to have a quick turnaround after a rough series. And NBC is doing this again to the Canucks in the second round.

    NBC knew how to get to Vancouver for the Olympics, but must have lost the directions.

    • nosferatu says:

      I would be careful to blame NBC in this case. I’m pretty sure it’s the CBC that’s dictating this one, because hell if they’re not going to have the one Canadian team left on HNIC on Saturday.

      • Caps Nut says:

        Exactly. It is CBC dictating the second round schedule for the Canadian teams. NBC doesn’t care because a Canadian team will generate minimal ratings for them.

    • Kevin says:

      I am with the other two replies on this one. This isn’t a NHL trying to screw Vancouver, it is all about TV. Every Vancouver/Nashville game is on Versus. NBC isn’t going to touch it because Vancouver isn’t a American market. Just remember the “NBC 7” always get first airings. That is why Boston/Philadelphia is on twice and Detroit and Washington are on once.

    • The reason why NSH-VAN began on Thursday was because CBC wanted games 1 and 2 to go Thursday/Saturday, then a 2-day break (Canadian election is on Monday) before game 3 on Tuesday.

  3. Kevin says:

    I knew this would happen. I was so hoping for a Habs win last night to see what NBC was going to do with no series have two “NBC 7” teams in it. At last I will have to wait for next year. I am only wondering now why they are even having a game the day of the Derby. I would believe that Mr. McHewe would probably say if the game goes into OT that it will be moved to Versus, but if it is a sweep I’d put my money on NBC not even having a game because the only other series is Vancouver/Nashville and that game would be in Vancouver, so we know that won’t happen.

  4. kevin says:

    First of all the CBC wants Vancouver for Sat nite games. That is a CANADIAN tradition. They do not want afternoon games like NBC broadcasts. It has nothing to do with NBC…and secondly there are like ZERO Vancouver fans in the USA…why would NBC broadcast a team nobody cares about…you people that complain that you don’t see teams like Edmonton/Anaheim on national TV enuf are pathetic

  5. Arthur says:

    Caps Nut,
    You , like almost every other fan, have no idea how a sporting event gets produced on tv. Affiliate owned station, satellite trucks…that is pretty funny.

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