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Video: Pat Foley Rips NHL for Blackhawks' Late Game Starts

With three of their games starting at 8:42 p.m., Chicago Blackhawks broadcaster Pat Foley had some choice words for the NHL's schedule-makers on Thursday night

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    On three different occasions during their series against the St. Louis Blues, Chicago Blackhawks fans have had to deal with 8:45 p.m. game times, and famed broadcaster Pat Foley has had enough.

    During the Blackhawks’ 4-3 victory over the Blues on Thursday night, Foley lit into the NHL for their scheduling practices, and he went so deep into his rant that he was actually cut off by the broadcasters for a commercial break.

    Here is the video:

    On Friday, NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman responded to the criticisms.

    “We are still earlier than what all the other sports do, with respects to Mr. Foley,” he said. “Mr. Foley didn’t have his facts straight. You’re trying to get a national audience involved.”

    Fortunately for Blackhawks fans, their next game won’t start too terribly late, as puck drop between the Hawks and Blues is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Saturday night for Game 6. 

    h/t to Yahoo's Greg Wyshynski for posting the video

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