I’ve already circled March 10th on the calendar. Because March 10th is when the Canadiens pay a visit to Vancouver, which means we’ll be there watching the boys tune up for a magical playoff run which will begin soon after, and they start the tuneup by kicking the bejeesus out of the Vancouver Canucks.
It also means an empty wallet and a hangover, but it’s the price one pays for the chance to see the Habs and have an excellent roadtrip and drink beer with about three hundred other Habs fans at the Shark Club across the street from Rogers Arena.
Yes indeed, the 2011-12 schedule is released and it’s always an exciting time because we get to see the dates when the boys take on those nasty Bruins and Leafs, and the Philadelphia Flyers, who just announced they’ve sent Mike Richards to LA and Jeff Carter to Columbus. (Details here – Big Honkin Trades).
It’s more than slightly unusual to see a team rid itself of two of its best players like this, but maybe the Flyers simply got sick of Richards moaning and groaning about how PK Subban isn’t nice to him. As for Carter, who knows? Maybe his heart was set on playing for the storied Columbus Blue Jackets like most other players.
The brand new 2011-12 NHL schedule is right here – new schedule. Hurry up, March 10th.