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.
Sep 28, 2011, 9:00 AM EST
The Bruins need to take advantage of a very favorable first half schedule because the last three months of 2011-12 could be awfully challenging.
Sep 27, 2011, 9:00 PM EST
The Penguins’ schedule is pretty balanced and manageable, but they could go on a late season tear, especially in their final 11 games.
Sep 27, 2011, 6:00 PM EST
The Flyers could do some serious damage in the beginning and end of the 2011-12 season, but things could get a little shaky during tough stretches in November and December.
Sep 27, 2011, 3:00 PM EST
The Rangers begin the season in Sweden. Perhaps that only seems fitting, because they’ll be away from home for large periods of time during a very uneven schedule of home and road contests.
- Penguins’ Neal has phone hearing for knee on Bruins’ Marchand 30
- Shawn Thornton confirms hearing with NHL Department of Player Safety (Updayed) 52
- Video: Penguins’ Neal knees Bruins’ Marchand 61
- Penguins announce Brooks Orpik ‘alert and conscious’ (Updated) 33
- Shawn Thornton: ‘People could probably criticize that I’m a little too honorable’ 62
- Video: Penguins’ Orpik stretchered off ice; Bruins’ Thornton given match penalty 165
- Report: Salary cap ‘may be around’ $70 million next season 17
- TGIF: Five NHL games to watch this weekend 5
- Report: Laviolette a candidate to replace Capuano 25
- Sharks say Fleury was ‘shaky’ and ‘fighting it’ in 44-save victory 53
- Video: Penguins’ Orpik stretchered off ice; Bruins’ Thornton given match penalty (165)
- Bylsma: Sharks are NHL’s best, ‘with all due respect to Chicago’ (89)
- Shawn Thornton: ‘People could probably criticize that I’m a little too honorable’ (62)
- Video: Penguins’ Neal knees Bruins’ Marchand (61)
- Flyers’ Couturier: ‘We’re starting to believe in ourselves’ (60)