NHL Announces 2013-2014 Regular Season Schedule

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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:

  • rustynail

    lovely friggin names

    • Burtonboy

      rustynail Very imaginative eh

      • mcloki

        Burtonboy rustynail Totally braindead by the NHL. But then again what’s new. Metropolitan. Are you kidding me Half the players in the NHL today can’t spell it.

        • Pent_House

          mcloki Burtonboy rustynail They could have spelled it in the past?

        • mcloki

          Pent_House mcloki Burtonboy rustynail They’re retired.  They ain’t spelling for nobody. But they were in the Adams or the Chuck Norris Division. Real hockey names.

        • wendelsway1

          mcloki Burtonboy rustynail lol….thank goodness the Leafs aren’t in the Metropolitan Div……wouldn’t want to give the Phaneuf haters any more ammunition……lol  :)

        • rustynail

          wendelsway1 mcloki Burtonboy rustynail it will become the Met so MSM can spell it :)

        • Dink

          wendelsway1 mcloki Burtonboy rustynail hahaha good one
          poor Brad Ricards and Sydney Crosby

        • mcloki

          rustynail wendelsway1 mcloki Burtonboy Great so now a division is named after an Opera Hall in New York.

        • Pent_House

          mcloki rustynail wendelsway1 Burtonboy You sure it’s not named after a bitch drink

        • Dink

          mcloki Pent_House Burtonboy rustynail yikes

        • wendelsway1

          Pent_House mcloki rustynail wendelsway1 Burtonboy LOL….you could be right….Cosmopolitans are so 1990’s….all about the Metropolitans now.  :)

  • Jmessih

    Would loved to have snuk in a few more games vs Florida

  • rustynail

    https://twitter.com/NYP_Brooksiehttps://twitter.com/NYP_Brooksie/status/358300571112980481
    All five Atlantic Division teams–NJD, NYI, NYR, Philly, Pitt–remain in same division but no longer play in Atlantic Division. https://twitter.com/search?q=%23NHL_Logic&src=hash

    • Pent_House

      rustynail They should have called us the north-east or some crap if they’re using these generic names.

      • mcloki

        Pent_House rustynail Eastern Seaboard?

  • ErikGruber

    When do arbitration hearings take place?

    • rustynail

      ErikGruber next week they start

      • ErikGruber

        rustynail ErikGruber Thanks

  • Burtonboy

    https://twitter.com/drosennhl
    Devils name Mike Foligno as an assistant coach.

    • mcloki

      Burtonboy That’s great. I always liked him. seemed like a great hockey guy.

  • Jmessih

    Could have at least used proper names, not this crap

    • Dink

      Jmessih   or body part names

  • BigM27

    There is no geographical term to describe the reality of our new division! Simple as that!

    • Pent_House

      BigM27 I would have liked North-Eastern or something like that, but Tampa and Florida kinda of screw that up.

    • Dink

      BigM27 I don’t mind the Atlantic, Pacific and Central  but even the NFL wouldn’t call a division Metropolitans

  • getstanley1

    Honestly, how many times can the NHL shoot itself in the foot and carry on…Metro division? Besides being a meaningless term in this context, there are 6 teams in this division that are closer to the Atlantic Ocean than every team in the so-called Atlantic division except Boston (?!?). Who thinks up this crap? I want his job, not because I’m looking for a job where incompetence is a skill requirement; I just hate to see someone doing a piss poor job of the simplest tasks.

    • maple1967leafs

      getstanley1  5 times if they are aiming for toes

  • UKno

    Anyone else find it stupid that under this alignment Phoenix (10th) would have made the playoffs last year?

    • Jmessih

      Anyone else find it stupid that Phoenix has a team?

      • getstanley1

        Jmessih Not really. 5th biggest market in the US. Lots of potential US TV rights money is the main motive. Has always been a decent minor league market. But I get what your saying…hockey in the desert? Especially with Canadian markets dying to have a team? Senseless, indeed!

    • wendelsway1

      UKno There is a whole lot of stupid when it comes to certain aspects of the NHL….scheduling, reffing….etc, etc…..People need to realize that you can’t fix stupid.  :)

      • playoff nut

        wendelsway1 UKno And there we have it ,the simple truth lol

  • ErikGruber

    West, Central, Northeast, Southeast. They should have just put NYR and NYI in the Atlantic Div. I guess they were worried about rivalries? Teams will make new rivalries. Big deal.
    But I can only get so upset over what the name of a division is. It’s doesn’t really matter.

    • Dink

      ErikGruber Should have just had 2 divisions  East and West but nooooooo thats too simple

      • Dink

        ErikGruber and the West can have Columbus back too

    • ErikGruber

      Would be nice if I could proofread my own comments too.