"Need to learn from the NFL" - NHL fans react as league releases 2024 Stanley Cup Finals schedule

2024 Stanley Cup Finals schedule announced
2024 Stanley Cup Finals schedule announced

The NHL recently unveiled the schedule for the highly anticipated 2024 Stanley Cup Final, sparking a mixed reaction from fans. The series will feature the winners of the Eastern and Western Conference Finals, with Game 1 set to take place on Saturday, June 8.

All games will start at 8 p.m. ET and will be broadcast on ABC, ESPN+, Sportsnet, CBC and TVA Sports.

The schedule has sparked a wave of reactions on social media, with fans expressing their frustration over the extended breaks between certain games.

A significant point of contention is the two-day gap between Games 3, 5, 6, and 7. Critics argue that these prolonged breaks could unnecessarily extend the season and disrupt the momentum of the series.

One fan compared the NHL's scheduling to the NFL's, stating:

"The NHL and NBA are so backwards when it comes to things. They both need to learn from the NFL."

Another fan voiced their displeasure by saying:

"Why are we doing two full days between games 3, 5, 6 & 7? The season goes way too late and now you're throwing multiple elongated breaks between games? If it goes 7, the winning mgmt team won't be able to attend the parade due to draft. Ridiculous schedule."
"They are prepped for the realistic possibility the two teams playing will be taking 6 hour flights. This isnt hard to conclude." one fan said.

More fan reactions to 2024 Stanley Cup Finals schedule:

"Travel and if they put all of those dates with one day in between, every single one would coincide with an NBA finals date," another fan said.
"Also, even with the geographic issues noted, these dudes have been beating the piss out of each other for basically 2 months now every other day. An extra recovery day isn't going to hurt anything," one fan said.
"Players normally don’t go to the draft like what. And yea let’s not give players the rest of travelling across North America." another fan said.

As the excitement builds for the Stanley Cup Final, fans are eager to see a thrilling conclusion to the 2024 season.

Here is the schedule for the 2024 Stanley Cup Finals:

Game 1: Saturday, June 8

Game 2: Monday, June 10

Game 3: Thursday, June 13

Game 4: Saturday, June 15

Game 5 (if necessary): Tuesday, June 18

Game 6 (if necessary): Friday, June 21

Game 7 (if necessary): Monday, June 24

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