The count down is officially on. Today the NHL has released their 2013-20014 regular season schedule.
Not only will next year have realignment; there will be six out-door games, and an Olympic break. Regardless of how you feel about your teams chances next year one thing is for sure; HOCKEY will be back sooner than we know it! Can you hear the puck hit the end boards, can you hear your home team fans cheering and booing, can you see your team holding up the Stanley Cup?
The Chicago Blackhawks will raise their second Stanley Cup® championship banner in four years and the NHL will feature a new conference and division alignment when the 2013-14 NHL regular season opens on Tuesday, Oct., 1. The 1,230-game regular season, 82 games per team, concludes on Sunday, April 13, with the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs beginning Wednesday, April 16. (nhl.com)
Here is the link for EVERY teams schedule, along with the new divisions for next year. Check out he new names, and new rivalries that will be born. Also there will be a new play-off format. http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=678238&navid=DL|NHL|home
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Schedule Notes via NHL.com
Training Camp Opens — Wednesday, Sept. 11
Exhibition Games Begin — Friday, Sept. 13
Regular Season Opens — Tuesday, Oct. 1
Hall of Fame Game — Friday, Nov. 8
Christmas Break — Tuesday, Dec. 24 – Thursday, Dec. 26
Hockey Day In Canada — Saturday, Jan. 18
Olympic Break — Sunday, Feb. 9 – Tuesday, Feb. 25
Last Day of Regular Season — Sunday, Apr. 13
Stanley Cup Playoffs Begin — Wednesday, Apr. 16