NHL Stanley Cup Finals 2010 Schedule: Does It Even Matter Against Chicago?

May 24th, 2010 by Benjie Klein Leave a reply »
With the Stanley Cup Finals almost rounded into shape, the schedule will soon be released. While no official word has been given on any set dates or times, the latest that the Eastern Conference Finals can go would be a game 7 on May 28.  This would require Montreal 's third straight series comeback. The Habs came back down 3-1 against the Caps, and 3-2 against the Penguins. 

Last season the NHL rushed the start of the finals after the Red Wings and Penguins swept their opponents. This led to a controversial decision of holding back to back finals games to start the series. This year, the NHL may opt to take a little more time, though it may not matter.

If the series ends tonight, various ticket brokerage sites list game 1 as occurring on May 31st. While this is not set in stone, the holiday weekend may be the best time to start the series. Currently, NBC has an SNL 2000s flashback episode re-run slated for Monday May 31st in the 8 p.m time slot. This would be an easily replaceable program.

From there Game 2 would occur on Wednesday June 2nd, which is already listed on cable as an 8 p.m Stanley Cup Finals game on Versus. After ...

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