The full schedule is set to be released around 2PM today. We already know the LA-Anaheim series in London is set to be the start of the season, but here's what's been leaked so far to the globe and mail.
After the opening weekend in London, England on Sept. 29-30 with two contests between the Los Angeles Kings and the Stanley Cup-champion Anaheim Ducks, the next slate of games won't be until Oct. 3, when the Toronto Maple Leafs and Ottawa Senators renew their rivalry at the Air Canada Centre.
The home openers for the other Canadian teams include: Toronto at Ottawa, Oct. 4; Philadelphia Flyers at Calgary, Oct. 4; San Jose Sharks at Edmonton, Oct. 4; and the Carolina Hurricanes visit the Bell Centre in Montreal on Oct. 13 in a rematch of the Hurricanes-Canadiens in Raleigh, N.C. season opener on Oct. 3.
I just resigned from my job, effective Sept 30 and I won't be able to start a new one until Nov 1, due to work permit complications. I'm likely going to be looking to catch a few games somewhere in Oct...
The past two seasons, the Hurricanes have lost 5-4 on Oct. 20, which happens to be my birthday. In 05-06, Toronto beat us 5-4 in OT, and the Sabres beat us 5-4 in regulation in 06-07 (even though we scored that beautiful goal while killing off a 3-on-5)