Friday, July 19, 2013

Wild 2013-14 Regular Season Schedule Released

Since the NHL and Olympics finally came to an agreement this morning, the release of the NHL schedule was not far behind.

The Wild will open their regular season on October 3rd at home against the Los Angeles Kings, then remain at home for three more games against Anaheim, Winnipeg, and Dallas before hitting the road. Every team in the NHL will visit Xcel Energy Center this winter, so there will be no shortage of must see games.

Not forgetting the Wild are now in the new realigned Central Division and will get six games each with division opponents Chicago, Colorado, Dallas, Nashville, St. Louis, and Winnipeg.

Here is the schedule in picture form courtesy of KFAN:

The least favorable part of the Wild's schedule comes in April, when they play at Chicago, Pittsburgh, at Winnipeg, Boston, St. Louis, and Nashville to close the season. It should be cause for concern given the way the Wild backed into the postseason this past year. But lets hope that is not the case.Oh and not forgetting that nearly three week Olympic Break in February too, should be concerning given the fact the Wild could potentially have eight players participating.

There are several great opportunities for road trips on this schedule. I know I will try and take advantage some of them (i.e. Tampa/Florida in October, Pittsburgh/NY Rangers/Philadelphia in December), and you should too if you love getting around to other arenas in the NHL.

Thoughts on the new schedule Wild Fans?

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