Drumroll please... ah, forget it. The big schedule is here, folks, and here's a quick link to it. Just some quick highlights (may include highlights that I gave you yesterday, but a little repetition never hurt anyone:
**Washington is here on Saturday, Oct. 25, at 7 p.m.
**Pittsburgh comes to town on Sunday, March 1, at 2 p.m. Do I smell an NBC game?
**The N.Y. Rangers, Sean Avery's former team, is here on Friday, Feb. 6, at 7:30 p.m.
**The Stars will go to see Brad Richards' former teammates in Tampa Bay on Monday, Jan. 19.
**Florida, Carolina and Atlanta also come to the AAC. It's been, what, two years since they've traveled here? Which brings me to my little spiel for the day:
Let's get these teams back to playing home and homes with each other. Every year. No excuses. We all deserve to see the best of the best in every building. I'm glad the NHL made their little step forward -- and that's really all it is -- with seeing every team at least once a season. But let's get back to the pre-lockout days with the schedule.
We're already back to the pre-lockout days with the large salary cap and player contracts.