Skip to comments.NHL CONFERENCE FINALS - LIVE THREAD
Posted on 05/13/2012 5:59:35 AM PDT by airborne
NHL announces dates, starts times, national TV coverage for Conference Finals
The National Hockey League announced today the dates, start times and broadcast information for the 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs Conference
Finals, which begin Sunday, May 13, when the Phoenix Coyotes host the Los Angeles Kings at 8 p.m. ET.
The Eastern Conference Final will match the New York Rangers against the New Jersey Devils.
Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Final will be Monday, May 14, at 8 p.m. ET.
National rightsholders NBC and NBC Sports Network in the United States and CBC, TSN and RDS in Canada will provide exclusive national coverage throughout the Conference Finals.
(Excerpt) Read more at nhl.com ...
Something to think about with regard to Brodeur is that in addition to this great run to the Finals that would serve as a great “curtain call” for his NHL career, the NHL may also be facing a work stoppage next year after the collective bargaining agreement expires. He’s already given pretty strong indications that he didn’t think he’s capable of coming back in top form (physically or mentally) after an extended layoff.
That’s exactly what happened to the Rangers. I think they would have beaten the Devils in 5-6 games if they had played in the first round. They didn’t lose the series against the Devils in Game 6 ... they lost it over the course of several weeks by playing seven games in each of the first two rounds before they even faced the Devils.
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