Fire The Cannon | Columbus Blue Jackets Blog
Don't Miss

Schedule Is Out!!!!

Well, the regular season schedule is out, and I have just had a chance to review it a few minutes. However, based upon quick review, it is more favorable than last year in many respects. Here are some highlights:

  • Only 7 back to backs, as opposed to 20 last year (somewhat surprising, given that this is an Olympic year)
  • Worst road trips come early — we play 7 out of 9 on the road from October 5 through October 25, including a 3 game west coast swing and 4 game western Canada tour. Longest single trip is 5 games, from November 19 through 26.
  • Best Home Stands: We have 6 straight in Nationwide from February 4 through March 2, leading into and emerging from the Olympic break. We play 7 out of 10 at home from March 11 through 30 — nice to have in the stretch run.
  • Interesting Visitors: Pittsburgh October 30, Carolina November 7, Toronto December 3 and Washington April 3

Generally good news, I think. More to come, but first gander is positive.

Go Jackets!!

2 Comments

  1. BZArcher

    July 15, 2009 at 11:39 pm

    Mostly agreed – the only thing that bugs me is the stacking of Detroit in the last weeks of the season. Ah, well.

  2. JAL

    July 15, 2009 at 11:46 pm

    Yeah, not ideal, but hopefully we will have a playoff slot sewn up by then! ;-)

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>