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by Paul on 04/25/11 at 05:35 PM ET
from Phil Mushnick of the NY Post,
Had to enjoy that Wonder-bread sandwich NBC served Saturday. The Rangers-Capitals telecast came in the middle of two slices of preposterous.
The game began 20 minutes after NBC advertised it would, an old, dishonest trick that NBC Sports has reprised.
So after 20 minutes of commercials, come-ons and pregame analysis, the game began. Fifty-five seconds later, the first whistle stopped play. So NBC—less than a minute into the game—sent it to mid-ice, where Pierre McGuire provided some more analysis!
What more was there for us to consider after 55 seconds? McGuire, on camera, reported the self-evident: The Rangers had begun with a decent, hustling scoring chance (but so did the Capitals!) and the Rangers would have to produce more such chances to win this game.
No kidding? Thanks.
When the game and series ended, McGuire sat with 21-year-old Capitals defenseman John Carlson. McGuire’s first question was, “When did you guys start to feel you had a chance to win this series?”
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