The NHL released its 2009-2010 schedule this past week. The Wings will open the season in Stockholm, Sweden against the St. Louis Blues on Friday, October 2 for back-to-back games. The first game at the JLA will be Thursday, October 8 against the Chicago Blackhawks. The NHL season will officially start on Thursday, October 1 with four games.
The Wing's schedule is fairly basic and doesn’t have any excitement like the previous January 1 outdoor game at Wrigley Field in Chicago. One interesting change is that the Wings will play the Washington Capitals both at the JLA and at the Verizon Center in Washington, DC. This is unusual as they usually just play each once, either in DC or at the JLA. The Hat Trick is hoping he can gain employment by the Tuesday, January 19, 2010 game so he can see it in person!
Hard to believe we are talking about the 09-10 season already…didn’t Game Seven of the Stanley Cup Finals just finish?