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Round 2 – Stanley Cup Playoff Travel

Here’s the schedule for round 2 of the Stanley Cup Playoff.  For those of you who are planning on traveling to any of these games, check out my arena pages for information on hotels, things to do, restaurants, bars, etc..   Who do you think/want to advance to the next round? 2011 EASTERN CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS SERIES I #1 vs. #5 Network Friday, April 29 at Washington, 7:00 p.m. VERSUS, TSN Sunday, May 1 at Washington, 7:00 p.m. VERSUS, CBC Tuesday, May 3 at Tampa Bay, TBD VERSUS, TSN Wednesday, May 4 at Tampa Bay, 7:00 p.m. TSN *Saturday, May 7 at Washington, 12:30 p.m. NBC, TSN *Monday, May 9 at Tampa Bay, TBD VERSUS, TSN *Wednesday, May 11 at Washington, TBD VERSUS, TSN SERIES J #2 vs. #3 Network Saturday, April 30 at Philadelphia, 3:00 p.m. NBC, CBC Monday, May 2 at Philadelphia, 7:30 p.m. VERSUS, TSN Wednesday, May 4 at Boston, 7:00 p.m. VERSUS, CBC Friday, May 6 at Boston, 8:00 p.m. VERSUS (JIP), CBC *Sunday, May 8 at Philadelphia, 3:00 p.m. NBC, CBC *Tuesday, May 10 at Boston, TBD VERSUS, CBC *Thursday, May 12 at Philadelphia, TBD VERSUS, CBC 2011 WESTERN CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS SERIES K #1 vs. #5 Network Thursday, April 28 at Vancouver, 9:00 p.m. CBC, VERSUS Saturday, April 30 at Vancouver, 9:00 p.m. CBC, VERSUS Tuesday, May 3 at Nashville, TBD CBC, VERSUS Thursday, May 5 at Nashville, TBD CBC, VERSUS *Saturday, May 7 at Vancouver, 8:00 p.m. CBC, VERSUS *Monday, May 9 at Nashville, TBD CBC, VERSUS *Wednesday, May 11 at Vancouver, TBD CBC, VERSUS SERIES L #2 vs. #3 Network Friday, April 29 at San Jose, 10:00 p.m. VERSUS, TSN Sunday, May 1 at San Jose, 3:00 p.m. NBC, TSN Wednesday, May 4 at Detroit, 8:00 p.m. VERSUS (JIP), TSN Friday, May 6 at Detroit, 7:00 p.m. VERSUS, TSN *Sunday, May 8 at San Jose, 8:00 p.m. VERSUS, TSN *Tuesday, May 10 at Detroit, TBD VERSUS, TSN *Thursday, May 12 at San Jose, TBD VERSUS, TSN –  * denotes if...

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Tuesday Stanley Cup Playoff Highlights

Chicago stays alive and win 7-2 to bring the series to 3-1 Vancouver on top.  San Jose comes back from being down by 4 to win 6-5 in OT. I look forward to your feedback after you watch the...

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Top 10 Prospects For 2011 NHL draft

Edmonton, Colorado, and Florida will be first in line to make their picks this summer for the next NHL star.  For more information on each player, visit The Hockey News website.  This years NHL draft will take place in Minneapolis, MN. 1. Adam Larsson, D – Skelleftea (Swe.) 2. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, C – Red Deer Rebels (WHL) 3. Gabriel Landeskog, LW – Kitchener Rangers (OHL) 4. Jonathan Huberdeau, C – Saint John Sea Dogs (QMJHL) 5. Sean Couturier, C – Drummondville Voltigeurs (QMJHL) 6. Ryan Strome, C – Niagara IceDogs (OHL) 7. Dougie Hamilton, D – Niagara IceDogs (OHL) 8. Joel Armia, RW – Assat Pori (Fin.) 9. Mika Zibanejad, C – Djurgarden (Swe.) 10. Duncan Siemens, D – Saskatoon Blades...

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NHL Travels Overseas 5th Time To Start 2011-12 Season

The NHL will be playing in 4 regular season games in three European capitals, Berlin, Stockholm, and Helsinki to begin the 2011-12 season.  The NHL games will feature the New York Rangers, Los Angels Kings, Anaheim Ducks, and Buffalo Sabres.  These games will take place October 7-8.  It will start with the Ducks taking on the Sabres Friday October 7 at the Harwall Arena in Helsinki, Finland and the Rangers and Kings at the Ericsson Globe Arena in Stockholm.  On Saturday, Octbober 8, the Sabres and Kings play at the O2 World Arena in Berlin, Germany and the Rangers vs. Ducks in Stockholm.  In addition to the NHL games, the Ducks will face off in a special exhibition game against the Jokerit hockey club of the SM-Liiga. If you’re thinking about going to any of these games, I recommend you look for tickets ahead of time.  I tried to see a Jokerit game back in 2004 and it was sold out.  Not one person was scalping tickets so we didn’t have any luck getting into that game. Tickets for the two games in Stockholm will be on sale starting Thursday, April 14. More information on tickets is available here: http://www.ticnet.se. Tickets for the game in Berlin will go on sale Friday, April 15. More information is available here: http://www.o2world.com/nhl. Ticket information for the game in Hamburg is available here: http://www.o2world-hamburg.de/kings. Tickets for the NHL regular-season and exhibition game in Finland will be on sale Wednesday, April 20, at 9:00 am local EEST (Eastern European Standard Time). More information on tickets is available here: http://www.lippu.fi. Meanwhile, each NHL team will be offering travel packages. More information will be published on the team Web sites as it becomes available.  If you’d rather not purchase a package through the team, you might be able to find cheaper deals traveling on your own. Leave your comments...

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Stanley Cup Playoffs Start Wednesday

This is by far my favorite time of year ….Stanley Cup Playoffs.  After yesterdays wrap up of the regular season, the quaterfinals schedule is set.  The action will begin on Wednesday.  Sweet!  See the schedule below.  Leave your comments below that. 2011 EASTERN CONFERENCE QUARTERFINALS SERIES A #1 vs. #8 Network Wednesday, April 13 at Washington, 7:30 p.m. TSN, VERSUS (JIP) Friday, April 15 at Washington, 7:30 p.m. TSN, VERSUS Sunday, April 17 at New York, 3:00 p.m. NBC (HD), TSN Wednesday, April 20 at New York, 7:00 p.m. TSN, VERSUS *Saturday, April 23 at Washington, 3:00 p.m. TSN, NBC (HD) *Monday, April 25 at New York, TBD TSN *Wednesday, April 27 at Washington, TBD TSN SERIES B #2 vs. #7 Network Thursday, April 14 at Philadelphia, 7:30 p.m. TSN, VERSUS-JIP Saturday, April 16 at Philadelphia, 5:00 p.m. TSN Monday, April 18 at Buffalo, 7:00 p.m. TSN, VERSUS Wednesday, April 20 at Buffalo, 7:30 p.m. TSN, VERSUS *Friday, April 22 at Philadelphia, 7:30 p.m. TSN, VERSUS (JIP) *Sunday, April 24 at Buffalo, 3:00 p.m. NBC (HD), TSN *Tuesday, April 26 at Philadelphia, TBD TSN SERIES C #3 vs. #6 Network Thursday, April 14 at Boston, 7:00 p.m. CBC (HD), RDS, VERSUS Saturday, April 16 at Boston, 7:00 p.m. CBC (HD), RDS, VERSUS Monday, April 18 at Montreal, 7:30 p.m. CBC (HD), RDS Thursday, April 21 at Montreal, 7:00 p.m. CBC (HD), RDS, VERSUS *Saturday, April 23 at Boston, 7:00 p.m. CBC (HD), RDS, VERSUS *Tuesday, April 26 at Montreal, TBD CBC (HD), RDS *Wednesday, April 27 at Boston, TBD CBC (HD), RDS SERIES D #4 vs. #5 Network Wednesday, April 13 at Pittsburgh, 7:00 p.m. CBC (HD) Friday, April 15 at Pittsburgh, 7:00 p.m. CBC (HD) Monday, April 18 at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m. CBC (HD), VERSUS (JIP) Wednesday, April 20 at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m. CBC (HD) *Saturday, April 23 at Pittsburgh, TBD CBC (HD), VERSUS (JIP) *Monday, April 25 at Tampa Bay, TBD CBC (HD) *Wednesday, April 27 at Pittsburgh, TBD CBC (HD) 2011 WESTERN CONFERENCE QUARTERFINALS SERIES E #1 vs. #8 Network Wednesday, April 13 at Vancouver, 10:00 p.m. CBC (HD), VERSUS Friday, April 15 at Vancouver, 10:00 p.m. CBC (HD), VERSUS Sunday, April 17 at...

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Sunday NHL Plays Of The Day

Yesterday was the final day of the regular season.  It came down to the wire in the Western Conference for the 8th playoff spot.  Chicago could have clinched the final playoff spot, but lost to the Red Wings in regulation.  This left Dallas with an opportunity to move on if they won in regulation or OT.  They looked pretty good until the 3rd when they allowed Minnesota to get the go ahead goal and win the game allowing Chicago to clinch the final playoff berth for the west. Take a look at the video and leave any comments...

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Adam Foote Plays His Last NHL Game

Today Avalanche Defenceman Adam Foote skated in his final NHL game.  17 of the years with the Nordiques/Avalanche and 2 with Columbus.  He was selected 22nd in the 1989 draft by the Quebec Nordiques.  He is retiring with 259 points, 2 Stanley Cups,  and 170 playoff games.  He will be missed.  Leave your comments...

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Stanley Cup Playoff Tickets Onsale Now

Detroit RedWings Onsale Now http://ow.ly/4wuOS Pittsburgh Penguins Onsale Now http://ow.ly/4wvjo Montreal Canadiens Onsale Sat 4/9 @ 2pm EST http://ow.ly/4wvfV Tampa Bay Lightning Onsale Now http://ow.ly/4wvts Boston Bruins Onsale Now http://ow.ly/4wvvm Vancouver Canucks Onsale Now http://ow.ly/4wvEN San Jose Sharks Onsale Now http://ow.ly/4wvHM LA Kings Onsale Now http://ow.ly/4wvKA Leave your comments...

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