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07:18 AM ET 05.14 | Thanks to the playoff schedule-makers, the Blackhawks and Wings pick up an extra day of rest between their first two games. It might be too much of a good thing for both, depending on your perspective. Dispatching a first-round foe in five games theoretically provided the Hawks an advantage over a team wearied by a seven-game slog and a potential game two days later. But a Wednesday start means the Red Wings get an extra day to recover while the Hawks will go five days between games. ... Does the Wednesday-Saturday setup for Games 1 and 2 negate the supposed advantage for making quick work of a first-round opponent? "It's the way it is," Hawks coach Joel Quenneville said.

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May 14, 2013  08:25 AM ET

I can name 22 teams that wish they had this "problem"

May 14, 2013  08:29 AM ET

Extra day of rest???.... the headline made you think they would have to play a day-night double header

May 14, 2013  09:13 AM ET

".... the Blackhawks and Wings pick up an extra day of rest between their first two games. It might be too much of a good thing for both...."

Chicago Tribune does it again! One of the dumbest things I've heard. Grandpas "Zed" and "Dats" definitely DO NOT approve this message!

May 14, 2013  09:21 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

I can name 22 teams that wish they had this "problem"

Really. Where is the Whambulance?

May 14, 2013  09:54 AM ET

Does the Chicago Trib even HAVE a sports coverage dept?

May 14, 2013  09:54 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Does the Chicago Trib even HAVE a sports coverage dept?

I meant one that actually functioned

May 14, 2013  10:25 AM ET

As long as NBC isn't one day promising the games will be at 6 and then the next day scheduling them at 9 I'm fine with the schedule. Sucks though that the Wings will be guaranteed to play someone on the west coast in the next round. ;-)

May 14, 2013  10:30 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Does the Chicago Trib even HAVE a sports coverage dept?

If they had a sports dept. maybe they'd know that the Bulls play in the United Center on Friday. Blame the Bulls for winning a game.

May 14, 2013  10:53 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Sucks though that the Wings will be guaranteed to play someone on the west coast in the next round. ;-)

As long as they are guaranteed to play in the next round I'm OK with it....

May 14, 2013  11:09 AM ET

Two original six matchups in the 2nd round. Nice. And, come to think of it, all original six teams made the playoffs this year. That doesn't happen too often, if ever. So, down go the Habs and the Leafs. If you want to see them still playing, dig out your old table top hockey from the attic.

May 14, 2013  11:15 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Two original six matchups in the 2nd round. Nice. And, come to think of it, all original six teams made the playoffs this year. That doesn't happen too often, if ever. So, down go the Habs and the Leafs. If you want to see them still playing, dig out your old table top hockey from the attic.

mine was habs and hawks

May 14, 2013  11:24 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

As long as they are guaranteed to play in the next round I'm OK with it....

No worries Hank, they got it.

May 14, 2013  12:05 PM ET
QUOTE(#12):

No worries Hank, they got it.

I think so too.

May 14, 2013  12:08 PM ET
QUOTE(#12):

No worries Hank, they got it.

I think so too.

May 14, 2013  12:19 PM ET
QUOTE(#14):

I think so too.

I also am doubly confident.

May 14, 2013  01:43 PM ET
QUOTE(#15):

I also am doubly confident.

Tribune already making excuses. And the Wings are due a win.

May 14, 2013  01:45 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

I can name 22 teams that wish they had this "problem"

Well said.

May 14, 2013  03:31 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

I can name 22 teams that wish they had this "problem"

For sure........this is definitely a good thing.

 
May 14, 2013  03:52 PM ET

Chicago will be over rested and Wings steal Game 1.....

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