Despite the fact that the Hurricanes, yet again, are not in the postseason, that doesn't mean there isn't some excellent viewing to be had as the playoffs get underway tomorrow night. And with that comes a longtime tradition of mine, which I moved over to Canes Country last year after years of posting it elsewhere, the annual Playoffs Super Google Calendar Schedule.
Think of this as Canes Country's shot at relationship advice. The thinking is that if you warn your significant other of the times which you will be parked on the couch watching hockey, there will be less angst than if you disappeared for two weeks to parts unknown. (That's my story, and I'm sticking to it.)
First, I would be remiss to not point out that Steve Lepore has put a text calendar together with some commentary on the TV schedule at the main SBN NHL hub, so go check that out (especially the commentary, which he's much better at than I am).
Now then, here is the annual Canes Country Playoff Super Schedule, with dates, times and TV networks for you to plan your viewing:
And since this is a Google calendar, you can add it to your own calendar so that you can conveniently tell your significant other when you will be unavailable. From the main Google Calendar page, under "Other Calendars" click the down arrow to the right and select "Add By URL", then paste in this URL:
Click "Add Calendar," and voila - the calendar magically appears in your Google Calendar display.
Note that later in the first round, there are plenty of TBD game times, and there are very few U.S. networks listed. As series come to an end, the NHL will assign networks to these games and I will update the calendar when I find out which network will televise a given game.
And, in the immortal words of a certain former Hartford Whalers coach turned national between-the-benches broadcaster: have fun out there.