Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Schedule Is Out!!!!

Well, the regular season schedule is out, and I have just had a chance to review it a few minutes. However, based upon quick review, it is more favorable than last year in many respects. Here are some highlights:
  • Only 7 back to backs, as opposed to 20 last year (somewhat surprising, given that this is an Olympic year)
  • Worst road trips come early -- we play 7 out of 9 on the road from October 5 through October 25, including a 3 game west coast swing and 4 game western Canada tour. Longest single trip is 5 games, from November 19 through 26.
  • Best Home Stands: We have 6 straight in Nationwide from February 4 through March 2, leading into and emerging from the Olympic break. We play 7 out of 10 at home from March 11 through 30 -- nice to have in the stretch run.
  • Interesting Visitors: Pittsburgh October 30, Carolina November 7, Toronto December 3 and Washington April 3

Generally good news, I think. More to come, but first gander is positive.

Go Jackets!!


BZArcher said...

Mostly agreed - the only thing that bugs me is the stacking of Detroit in the last weeks of the season. Ah, well.

JAL said...

Yeah, not ideal, but hopefully we will have a playoff slot sewn up by then! ;-)