This used to be so much easier when the NHL announced the schedule in the middle of July.
But while free agency is sure to add a few "must watch" games to the list, there's still some tilts next season that we're already looking forward to.
The NHL released it's 2011-12 schedule on Thursday and now we can begin planning our hockey road trips for the next year ... and begin circling those dates on the calendar when we will have to apologize to our friends and family
NHL Premiere (October 7/8, 2011)
While it's odd to kick off the season overseas, the NHL Premiere games aren't going away and have become the official launch party of the hockey calendar. Helsinki, Stockholm and Berlin will host NHL games this coming season featuring the New York Rangers, Anaheim Ducks, Los Angeles Kings and Buffalo Sabres; and while games in Finland and Sweden have been done before, it's nice to see the League venturing into a different European hockey market in Germany.
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