NHL Scheduler on Something
Is there a new drug being passed around the NHL's head office? How can players be expected to play on consecutive nights when sudden death overtime is a very real possibility. Let say that after game 1 of Vancouver vs. Dallas they had to play any time the next day. The game went seven (7) periods. What kind of game would our coddled American fans see then. Come on guys this is not what the real fan wants to see. You are not going to see droves of new viewers tuning in whether it be Saturday afternoon, Sunday or a week from next July. Hockey fans don't want to see two dead tired teams put in an appearance, they want a skilled, gritty, hard fought game and there is no way that will happen with a back to back schedule.