Per Puck Daddy:
Game 1: Friday, May 1, 2009 Anaheim at Detroit
Game 2: Sunday, May 3, 2009 Anaheim at Detroit
Game 3: Tuesday, May 5, 2009 Detroit at Anaheim
Game 4: Thursday, May 7, 2009 Detroit at Anaheim
Game 5: *Sunday, May 10, 2009 Anaheim at Detroit
Game 6: *Tuesday, May 12, 2009 Detroit at Anaheim
Game 7: *Thursday, May 14, 2009 Anaheim at Detroit
* = if necessary (and they will be necessary)
Fortunately, with the Wings having home ice in their series, and the Canucks having home ice in theirs, things should work out such that when the Nucks/Hawks series stops being on the West Coast, this series will move there, and vice versa. This should make it pretty easy for Versus to get most of each of those series on nationally. None of the @ Detroit games conflicts at all with the Pens/Caps series. However, all 4 @ Detroit dates do conflict with the Boston/Carolina series, so we'll probably get fucked out of a game or two there. Fuck you, Versus.
On a random note, last year, the NHL sent its golden boy into the finals against the Red Wings. The Wings promptly thumped Crosby right back out of the playoffs. Wouldn't it be interesting (and absolutely maddening to Bettman) if the Wings make it to the finals again, perhaps against the other most marketable star in the sport, and chuck the Capitals out? Consecutive years against the NHL's most marketable players, and both times the bad guys win? Once Washington made it through NYR last night, this occurred to me. I doubt they make it that far, but it would be an interesting storyline.