The Stars have said over and over that they need to get off to a fast start next season after stumbling early last season.
So will the schedule help or hinder that process?
Sat. Oct. 3 Nashville 7:00 p.m. Tue. Oct. 6 @ Edmonton 8:30 p.m. Fri. Oct. 9 @ Calgary 8:00 p.m. Sun. Oct. 11 @ Vancouver 9:00 p.m. Wed. Oct. 14 Nashville 7:30 p.m. Fri. Oct. 16 Boston 7:30 p.m. Sat. Oct. 17 @ Chicago 7:30 p.m. Mon. Oct. 19 Los Angeles 7:30 p.m. Wed. Oct. 21 @ Anaheim 9:00 p.m. Thu. Oct. 22 @ Los Angeles 9:30 p.m. Sat. Oct. 24 @ St. Louis 7:00 p.m. Wed. Oct. 28 Toronto 7:00 p.m. Fri. Oct. 30 Florida 7:30 p.m. Sat. Oct. 31 @ Nashville 7:00 p.m
The Stars have a pretty good balance with 14 games in October. They have 16 in March, so that's their heaviest month.
The have seven of the first 11 on the road, which is bad, because it's tougher to win on the road.
They have 8 of their 14 October games against non-playoff teams, which is good, and play only two real powerhouses in Boston and Chicago.
They have two back-to-back situations, which should not stress their need for new backup goalie Alex Auld too much (unless Marty Turco gets in another slump).
So do you think the schedule will help the Stars get off to a fast start? _Mike Heika