Oct 1, 2011, 9:00 PM EST
The Jets really don’t have much of a reason to complain, even if their schedule is predictably imbalanced. They’ll need to survive two lengthy sets of away games and take advantage of two similarly fortuitous homestands to make the playoffs in their first year in Winnipeg.
Oct 1, 2011, 5:30 PM EST
The Capitals should keep an even keel during a strangely cyclical 2011-12 season.
Oct 1, 2011, 2:30 PM EST
All things considered, Tampa Bay’s 2011-12 schedule is very reasonable.
Oct 1, 2011, 1:45 PM EST
The Panthers’ large cast of new characters will have plenty of time to bond during plane and road trips – they’ll rack up the second most miles of any team in the NHL.
Oct 1, 2011, 11:00 AM EST
Unlike last season, Carolina’s schedule is pretty reasonable – except in almost the entire month of March. If they can weather that storm, the Hurricanes might be back in the playoffs again.
Sep 30, 2011, 6:00 PM EST
November and December should be kind to the Sharks this season. They better be, because February is going to be tough.
Sep 30, 2011, 3:00 PM EST
By kicking off the season in Europe and playing the vast majority of games in February and March on the road, it’s no surprise that the Kings will travel more miles than any other team in the NHL this season.
Sep 30, 2011, 2:00 PM EST
The Ducks will have to survive a 7-game road trip early in the season and an 8-game trip in February if they want to have a shot at the playoffs.
Sep 30, 2011, 10:00 AM EST
Long stretches away from Arizona combined with long stretches on home ice could equal one of the streakiest teams in the league this season.
Sep 30, 2011, 8:00 AM EST
Three separate stretches next season could prove to hurt the Dallas Stars’ playoff chances next season.
Sep 30, 2011, 1:30 AM EST
NHL teams better get to the Canucks quick, because once the calendar turns to March, they should be streaking towards the playoffs.
Sep 30, 2011, 1:02 AM EST
The Edmonton Oilers are faced with a schedule that will see them travel over 5,000 miles this season. We’ll go out on a limb and assume this probably isn’t how a young team wants to learn how to win.
Sep 29, 2011, 11:20 PM EST
The young Avalanche will need to survive a tough, Eastern Conference road trip to start the season. If not, the season could be over before it begins.
Sep 29, 2011, 9:41 PM EST
The Flames will travel a ton of miles this season–so they better take advantage of a long homestand at the beginning of the season. Otherwise, it could be an uphill hill battle for the rest of the year.
Sep 29, 2011, 8:05 PM EST
If the Minnesota Wild and successful navigate their way through November and December, they could ride a strong finish to a playoff berth.
Sep 29, 2011, 4:00 PM EST
It could be a rough start for the Blues and it could be a rough finish for the Blues. It’s the work they can do mid-season that will determine their playoff fate.
Sep 29, 2011, 2:00 PM EST
As far as Western Conference teams go, the Nashville Predators have one of the most manageable schedules around. Now they’ll have to prove that they can take care of business.
Sep 29, 2011, 12:00 PM EST
Look for the Detroit Red Wings to get off to a quick start over the course of the first two months of the season. They better, because there are a few tough stretches later in the season that could cause stress in the Motor City.
Sep 29, 2011, 10:00 AM EST
The Jackets have a few tough stretches in the middle of the season, but if they can keep their head above water, their schedule will give them an opportunity to finish strong.
Sep 29, 2011, 8:00 AM EST
Two long stretches away from home and a new year filled with games at the United Center could have the Blackhawks looking like a schizophrenic team for the first half of the season…
Sep 28, 2011, 10:00 PM EST
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Sep 28, 2011, 8:00 PM EST
For the Maple Leafs to break their playoff curse, the team will have to take advantage of long homestands and survive some substantial road swings.
Sep 28, 2011, 5:00 PM EST
The deck already seemed stacked against the Senators from a talent perspective, but the schedule makers didn’t do them any favors with two brutal stretches early next season.
Sep 28, 2011, 3:30 PM EST
The Canadiens could be a dark horse candidate to win the Northeast Division because of their reasonable schedule – even if they’ll travel more than their rivals.
Sep 28, 2011, 11:00 AM EST
The Sabres’ 2011-12 schedule almost seems manic depressive in its highs and lows. Surviving a brutal beginning to 2012 could be the key for Pegulamania to run wild.
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- Flames fire GM Jay Feaster 35
- Video: Projected rise in salary cap could have some players ‘licking their lips’ 15
- Discuss: Blackhawks score big on Rivalry Night on NBCSN 36
- Crosby: If I had to guess Thornton’s suspension, I’d say 10 games 77
- Cowen gets two-game suspension for hit on Girgensons 12
- Rangers must consider Callahan’s injury history in contract talks 13
- The Chip ‘n’ Chase: Outrage over hockey violence, Gary Bettman is a happy man, Darryl Sutter is awesome, and more! 33
- Report: Isles coach Capuano not seen as problem 11
- Rivalry Night on NBCSN: Flyers challenge top-ranked Blackhawks 18
- Video: Penguins’ Orpik stretchered off ice; Bruins’ Thornton given match penalty (182)
- Neal suspended five games for kneeing Marchand in the head (156)
- Bruins coach admits Thornton crossed the line, slams Pens for not being ‘truthful’ (138)
- Pens put Orpik on IR (132)
- Orpik suffers from concussion, including memory loss (118)