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Is this the Florida Panthers’ 2013-14 schedule (with a 19-day Olympic break)?

Jul 17, 2013, 4:45 PM EDT

Via George Richards of the Miami Herald:

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The Panthers are telling Richards that nothing is final; however, let’s say this is the real deal — you’ll note the rather lengthy Olympic break between Feb. 7 and Feb. 27.

The Sochi Games are scheduled for Feb. 7-23, with the gold-medal game to be played on the final day.

As Sportsnet’s Chris Johnston points out, the 2010 Olympic break was just 13 days. But then, according to PHT’s atlas, Vancouver is a fair bit closer for NHLers than Sochi.

Related: Daly expects NHL schedule, Olympics announcement this week

  1. jimw81 - Jul 17, 2013 at 4:52 PM

    looks like flyers will be ending their season on the road in the south

  2. quizguy66 - Jul 17, 2013 at 4:56 PM

    Pretty fun to think that an Islander fan with like 300 twitter followers has the scoop on the schedule for the Florida Panthers :)

    -QG

  3. r4n6er - Jul 17, 2013 at 5:05 PM

    I wish the lockout happened during the olympic year…

    • rsmaggiemae - Jul 18, 2013 at 2:03 AM

      At least Bjustad will come back home for a game, will love to see him play

  4. nascar2012 - Jul 17, 2013 at 5:26 PM

    How did they find this out?!

  5. tmlhockeyfan - Jul 17, 2013 at 5:38 PM

    Beside the fact that the best athletes should be at the Olympics and NHLers are the best hockey players for a lot of countries… The way the NHL was able to play around with the schedule during the lockout proved how flexible and extremely easy it is to free up two and a half weeks for the Olympics.

    They were able to keep an 82 game season schedule over two MONTHS into the lockout. Two weeks for the Olympics is nothing. They could have 4 Olympics and still have room for an 82 game season.

    • 28giroux28 - Jul 17, 2013 at 5:58 PM

      Are you referring to the 48 game season that was played?

    • sunderlanding - Jul 17, 2013 at 6:43 PM

      Who cares about the Olympics. I wish the NHL would tell them to piss off. You already get to watch the best hockey players in the NHL.

  6. 28giroux28 - Jul 17, 2013 at 5:52 PM

    The Olympic start the 7th and they have a game on the 7th??? That can’t be right…

  7. jc1024buf - Jul 17, 2013 at 7:33 PM

    West Coast games starting at 7pm, so 4 pm PST during the week…

    • greatmiamisportsmind - Jul 18, 2013 at 9:33 PM

      I’m guessing the start time listed is for the local teams start time.

      Looks like most Florida home games start at 7:00 eastern start
      I’m guessing the season opener at Dallas is a 8:30 eastern start
      The Colorado 7:00 start would be 9:00 eastern
      The Vancouver 7:00 start would be 10:00 eastern

  8. kcprof926 - Jul 17, 2013 at 9:18 PM

    Looking at that schedule I count five Panther wins next year.

    • ravenscaps48 - Jul 18, 2013 at 12:02 AM

      Hahahaha

    • barkar942 - Jul 18, 2013 at 12:29 AM

      Oh come on. I only saw three.

  9. tdrusher225 - Jul 18, 2013 at 12:55 AM

    Jesus, the season is too long

  10. 2qswing - Jul 18, 2013 at 11:59 AM

    RELEASE THE FRIGGN SCHEDULE ALREADY. THE ENTIRE HOCKEY WORLD IS WAITING

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