The month of December is where this team will decide how high in the standings it'll will be.
14 games= 10 home, 4 away
Aside from the one Pens game, that's 13 very winnable games.
I was looking where it evened out and December looks like it's a nice month. If I was a player I would take a 10 game road trip to start if I could be home with my family during the holidays. It also gives a great chance for this team to start to bond right away, I like it.