Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Where Are The NHL Playoffs?

The Buffalo Sabres are locked in an epic playoff battle with the New York Rangers. The Rangers roared back after a thrilling double-overtime win to even the series at 2-2.

At least that's what I've read online. I guess I should be able to find clips of the game with a little googling, but why haven't the playoffs been televised? (At least, anywhere besides some channel in the cable high-number ghetto that isn't included in basic cable?)

I'd really like to be watching the grizzled vets Brendan Shanahan and Jaromir Jagr, together for the first time on a playoff team after a combined 322 playoff games, facing the young, hard-skating, high-scoring Sabres, led by Daniel Briere and Thomas Vanek.

Go Sluggalos!

I hope the Stanley Cup will be on TV, at least.


DavidW said...

Such a crock! My cable provider doesn't offer Versus and I'm one pissed off hockey fan. Getting a little taste on Saturday afternoons is just not enough. I'm dying here!

Eric said...

I feel your pain, even though my comment is way late. I pray that the NHL will weather this situation and get a better TV contract ASAP. In the meantime, I will remain glued to Versus, FoxSportsNet, XM Home Ice, and, very rarely, NBC.

On another point: what do I have to do to get you to realize that your beloved Sluggalos are garbage? Granted, you mention Briere and Vanek, but I am more impressed by Afinogenov and Drury. Still, nothing makes up for the fact that Lindy Ruff is a whiny little bitch. I mentioned this to you a year ago: was I talking to myself? I used to like the Sabres also. Now, look at what they are: "President's Trophy", and they can't win the conference. Their problem is called Ruff. It is certainly not the players.