My olde freind Mr. Mo;
I understand your disappointment that there will be no game on NBC this afternoon (Saturday). The anticipated game 5 of the Capitals/Lightning series would of been great. As you know I don't follow hockey much, but my advisors assure me that a sweep was unlikely and that there would be no need to schedule a back-up game.
To answer your question as to why we had 3 games on Wednesday, one on Thursday, and then two on Friday - yes this worked against us today. The fact is I am a big fan of Wednesday night television - "Modern Family" is hilarious and that Courtney Cox on "Cougar Town" has held up well, she is single now, think I should put the olde Bettman moves on her and maybe take her to a basketball game. Sorry I wondered for a moment - but since I am watching TV anyways if anything comes up I get a call from Toronto to switch channels and see what I missed - damn press conferences.
So again I am sorry and hope you enjoy those paid info-mercials on NBC this afternoon. Do you think the Bulls can win it all, it would be a great story.
Your friend the Commish, Gary Bettman