4 games (dec 6-dec 13) (canucks, ducks, redwings, avs)
4 games (jan 31-feb 7)
4 games (mar 18-mar 25)
5 games (oct 30- nov 7) (flames, canucks, oilers, hawks, wings)
6 games (feb 27-mar 9) (sabres,stars, oilers, canucks, flames, wings)
12 back-to-back game pairs (versus 17 last year)
14 saturday and 15 total weekend homegames... quite a bit fewer than last year (when we had 18 saturday games and one more sunday game in an effort to help our attendance, i guess they just said screw em this year)
Well I'm gonna go out on a limb (a very short limb) and say that whoever wins the season series between the Blues and the Preds this year will win second place in the division. I can't say I'm wishing you guys a lot of luck (I do hope you win every game against Detroit), but good luck just the same.
I do wish there was still a divisional playoff. It would make these three home & home series' we have a lot more important and it would really build the rivalry even more.
Oh yeah, thanks for keeping our playoff spot warm.