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Consistency key to nice ice

Updated: May 25, 2004, 3:16 PM ET
By Jim Kelley | ESPN.com

You wouldn't think rain would be a factor at an indoor sporting event, but it is at the Stanley Cup finals.

Atmospheric moisture is the enemy of indoor ice, which is why Dan Craig, the NHL's facilities operations manager, keeps an eye on the Tampa Bay area forecast every waking hour.

However, the NHL's ice guru doesn't anticipate weather being a factor in ice conditions, even if it changes.

"People think it's hot here now because we're in Florida and we're heading toward June," ...

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