Wednesday, July 11, 2007

The 2007-08 NHL schedule

The Globe and Mail's Tim Wharnsby had a good early look at a few of the details of the upcoming NHL schedule in today's paper.

The full schedule is to be released sometime this afternoon.

UPDATE And here it is. I'll have more details later, but do note Wharnby's bit regarding an outdoor game between the Penguins and Sabres in Buffalo on New Year's Day.


At 3:30 p.m., July 11, 2007, Blogger Doogie said...

I can't speak for the rest of the NHL, but I see the Oilers have no three-game series and only three home-and-homes (with a few more semi-home-and-homes, with a game in between) all year. Think they were actually listening for once, or is this just a coincidence?

At 3:58 p.m., July 11, 2007, Blogger saskhab said...

I think the Habs have had a 3 game road trip to start the season for the past 8 years.

Only a couple home and homes, no 3 game sets, though I don't think they had any last year either.

The usual late December & mid-January season killing road trips. I guess maybe they can avoid the flu bug this year as a result.

At 5:47 p.m., July 11, 2007, Blogger McLea said...

New Year's Day is a great day to showcase an outdoor game for the American viewing public.

Oh wait, won't there be 50 bowl games on that day?


At 6:06 p.m., July 11, 2007, Anonymous snafu said...

Seriously though....what's so thrilling about the Pens vs the Sabres? Don't they play each other quite often? Secondly, leaving out the 3/4s of the US (the market at which this is directed, I presume) also gains the NHL what exactly?

Now having Detroit visit Toronto for HDIC is a great idea!

At 6:46 p.m., July 11, 2007, Anonymous Kate said...

The Pens are exciting because of Sidney Crosby, and the Sabres are exciting because Buffalo can easily sell out a 75,000 seat outdoor arena in tundra-like conditions. It will look great on television.

At 12:01 a.m., July 12, 2007, Blogger Paul said...

Buffalo also had the league's best-selling jersey last year. They also have one of the league's most recognizable American stars in Chris Dru.... wait, what?

At 8:43 a.m., July 12, 2007, Anonymous mc keeper said...

Hey, great of the league to include Detroit's first trip to Toronto since December of 2003 as part of the "Hockey Day In Canada" festivities. Hope they also do that in 2013 when the Wings return again.

At 8:55 a.m., July 12, 2007, Blogger jorach said...

I'll probably schlep it out to Buffalo to see the outdoor game.

They have awesome chicken wings, I don't know if you guys had heard.


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