After receiving nothing less than a smorgasbord of World Championship coverage from the NBC Sports Network on Thursday, whoeverâ€™s in charge of scheduling events decided that one cannot piggyback TSNâ€™s coverage when there are perfectly good reruns of fishing shows which must take precedence over hockey, so hockey die-hards like myself have set their alarms and are preparing to access semi-legal, grainy online streams to watch the last two days of the Worlds, starting with todayâ€™s Semifinals:
â€¢ 7:30 AM EDT: Slovakia (Tomas Tatar) vs. Czech Republic (Petr Mrazek, not playing for the Czechs);
â€¢ 11:30 AM EDT: Russia (Pavel Datsyuk) vs. Finland (Valtteri Filppula)
NBC Sports will televise one of the above-mentioned games at, according to their schedule, 9 PM EDT.
And tomorrowâ€™s Medal round shakes down as follows:
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