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2015 Stanley Cup Finals conflict forces Garth Brooks to cancel Tampa shows

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No go for Garth at the Amalie.
No go for Garth at the Amalie.
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Legends are created sometimes in the Stanley Cup Finals. Sometimes legends return to the Stanley Cup Finals for another shot at glory. Some legends in the NHL never experience the glory of winning a Stanley Cup.

Sometimes, just sometimes, legends cannot be experience by way of the Stanley Cup. For country music fans, that sometime is now as legend Garth Brooks (who is in the middle of a world tour) has canceled his scheduled dates at Amalie Arena with thanks to conflict with the Stanley Cup Finals.

From an official join statement by way of Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood (another legend who is part of the tour):

"First of all, we would all like to congratulate the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Chicago Blackhawks for reaching the Stanley Cup Final. As we now know, Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final is being played on Saturday, June 6th. All parties looked into moving Saturday's two Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood shows to Sunday. The issue of getting the network crews and their gear out of the building and getting our crews and gear into the building late Saturday/early Sunday for two shows on Sunday raises serious safety concerns. It is because of those safety concerns that the choice is being made to refund all shows and reschedule depending on finding a date that works for both the arena and the tour.

Read more of the official statement.

We're not in love with NBC or NBC Sports for their coverage. That coverage and their broadcasting equipment is what's helped to kill these World Tour performances.