Having the ice uncovered overnight after WWE the night before would make for a better surface than if it was covered for both WWE and a basketball game.
And like others have said - national TV coverage of the banner raising would make for a nice start for the season for the League and NBC, especially if they can manage a decent match up.
Muse is playing?!?!? KICKASS?!?!?!
I hope its the 16th. I have a full day on the 19th and wont beable to go if its then. Besides a day game for the banner raising would be lame.