NHL Announces 2013-2014 Regular Season Schedule

NHL Announces 2013-2014 Regular Season Schedule

The NHL, a day late and a dollar short as always, released the schedule for the 2013-14 NHL regular season this afternoon.  In an unsurprising move, the Toronto Maple Leafs will open their season on the road on October 1st against the Montreal Canadiens.

Full schedule:

Quick notes:

–          The Leafs have joined the Atlantic division, with other notable seaports Ottawa, Detroit and Montreal.  I still would have preferred going with famous players/patrons names for the divisions.

–          The Leafs will be fortunate that of their Atlantic division rivals, they play the Canadiens and Buffalo Sabres 5 times each.  They’ll square off against the Bruins, Senators, Red Wings, Lightning and Panthers only 4 times

–          Also new to the schedule, the Leafs will play every team at least twice this season.  They’ll play *sigh* the Metropolitan Division teams 3 times each, while playing 2 games against each Western Conference squad.  Actually a prudent move from the league…

–          The Leafs have 16 back-to-back games throughout the season

 

Lovely infographic:

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1496 comments
whalz
whalz

so how much salary do we have left to sign franson, kadri, fraser?

CallumConnorKnight
CallumConnorKnight

Franson should get 3.75AAV.. leaves the rest hopefully for Kadri and Fraser.

RielledUp
RielledUp

Pretty much exactly what I thought Gunnarsson would get. I guess this means around 4 mill for Franson.

DWCMLHS
DWCMLHS

About what I expected for Gunnarsson. He's worth more than that, though. We're lucky he was an RFA still.

Cameron19
Cameron19

Nope, 5 years at 4.7 million.

.JVR.
.JVR.

@rustynail 

Well, that suspension of Braun sure hurts my work keeper league :(

Dan39
Dan39

Went to a couple games over Christmas break - they play where the Orlando Magic do. It was a reasonably full house, I'm guessing 10k fans or so - pretty impressive for the ECHL, and they put on a pretty good show, winning the game and 4 or 5 fights, including an absolute mugging by Ryan Reaves I think it was.

Definitely reccomend going if you're in that area.

Jantz
Jantz

Only if his deal will be longer.I don't think he gets 12m/3 years.

Jantz
Jantz

Nice to have him locked up for 3 years at a reasonable ticket.

Cameron19
Cameron19

@Burtonboy I said 3.25 and I was hoping for 3.00. Can't complain about 3.15 I guess. 

Jantz
Jantz

He's got his work cut out trying to solve that. Even during the play-offs it still happens. Makes me sick.

Uncle Otis
Uncle Otis

@Bobsyouruncle 

Just read that...

"Nazi's"...

"Simmons"

"Mcloki's"

Too close to call :)

(RIP Farina..loved that guy)

whalz
whalz

essshh,,,cant see NONIS getting them signed for that, something has to give

Faalcon
Faalcon

@Komas Taberle @Burtonboy  Carl has the game, is still young and the price is right. 

The good thing about NONO is that he is unlikely to dish out Komisaresque deals. Thank God there is no more that bullshit that a certain player is  this or that GM's Type of  player.  Hopefully, the media can no more hype the crape out of some players and throw them at us.

Cameron19
Cameron19

@Burtonboy @Cameron19 Somewhat, but Little does put up better numbers with Ladd and Wheeler, who aren't as good as JVR/Lupul and Kessel. 

mcloki
mcloki

@Cameron19 @Bobsyouruncle Meh. I sense weakness, Now the idiot MSM will be all over him. Now he'll just shut up and we'll have no news but the bullshit the sportswriters dredge from their latest bowel movement.

Xxxxxnew
Xxxxxnew

DamoSpin: I'm thinking King of LA Sports will find working in a town where his thoughts on hockey aren't ignored is going to be an adjustment.

Komas Taberle
Komas Taberle

@Burtonboy @Komas Taberle Take Smiths $550k and add it to 6.5M that gives us 7M.

1M on a 1 way for Fraser

and 3M each for Kadri and Franson and we run with 22 players until such time as we can swing a deal for Liles, probabaly trade deadline.

Burtonboy
Burtonboy

@Komas Taberle @Burtonboy If we can sign Kadri and Franson for something close to what Gunnar got or just a lttle more it should leave us with around 2 mil if we remove those 3 players . Gonna be tight 

Cameron19
Cameron19

@Jantz The PA can't really do anything though.  Calgary and NJ have both run a 17 man roster before.  An injury would likely allow us to ice a full roster anyways.

Jantz
Jantz

Doubt that the PA will accept that.

Komas Taberle
Komas Taberle

@Burtonboy I tried to work it out earlier BB, your solution, as mine did, will leave us with 20 signed with Fraser, Kadri and Franson on the team, we need to add 3 more players, 2 at the very least, so it looks like Liles will be traded or bought out.I am hoping it will be the former.

Jantz
Jantz

You're right. 1 m for Fraser leaves 5.5 for Kadri and Franson and that will take a miracle to come in that price. Hallelujah.hallelujah......... Might as well start praying now.

Cameron19
Cameron19

@Burtonboy Yea, but if you remove them and add Kadri, Franson and Fraser, you only have a 20 man roster.  So even if they go, someone else will be taking those spots.  If anything we might have less than 6.5. 

Burtonboy
Burtonboy

@whalz Plus another 1.887 for Holzer ,Smith and Brennan who IMO won't be on the Leafs roster 

mcloki
mcloki

@Burtonboy @Cameron19 Good multitask for Frieds. He's doing MacCowans show and still tweets out stuff. Maybe he has a guy.

Mattmark
Mattmark

Extra!  Extra!  Cameron nixes trade of spare parts for Crosby!

Cameron19
Cameron19

@Mattmark @Cameron19 @Bobsyouruncle Ha, is that kind of like when people get mad at me and call me an idiot because I make trade proposals, and therefore I must believe we can get Crosby for "spare parts"? lol. 

Mattmark
Mattmark

@Cameron19@Bobsyouruncle"Even added that he was not prepared for the media of Toronto running with the story in the way they did..."

They live to deliberately misunderstand you and put the worst possible construction on your words, motives and meaning.  It's what they do!

Mind you, I've seen the same philosophy at work here... ;-)


Cameron19
Cameron19

@rustynail @Cameron19 @Bobsyouruncle

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Found it:

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Leiweke admitted it was a change coming from a one-newspaper town in Los Angeles to Toronto, which has four dailies. But he had no complaints about recent headlines.

Xxxxxnew
Xxxxxnew

Or have more informed opinions than the ones he blurts out.

Xxxxxnew
Xxxxxnew

Thing is, guys like Kessel and Lupul and JVR don't give a crap about what was on the walls in the first place and it wasn't having an impact in their play any more than taking them down will.

Dangle_My_Berries
Dangle_My_Berries

@Cameron19 @Bobsyouruncle Leiwiki has learned a valuable lesson today....you can say that shit in LA and it go relatively unnoticed, but here in Toronto, we're experts are beating a dead horse and making mountains out of molehills 

Cameron19
Cameron19

@rustynail @Cameron19 @Bobsyouruncle He said he will no longer share his dreams with the press and will try to keep his thoughts quiet, as he was more accustom to only a single media outlet in LA.  

Cameron19
Cameron19

@Bobsyouruncle @Cameron19 Yes. Someone posted it earlier.  I don''t have a link, but he basically said he apologizes to any fans he offended, and he was pretty emphatic that he did not mean to tarnish the history of the team in any way - only that he intends to pressure the current players to create their own legacy.  Said he only wants the type of players who want to have their picture on the walls some day.  Even added that he was not prepared for the media of Toronto running with the story in the way they did, and in the future, will keep his thoughts to himself, lol.  Fast learner.