Terrible Schedule.

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  1. thewall

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    Wow i just realized the Devils and Oilers only played 1 game in Sweden. Before the 2 teams going overseas would play 2 games. This is a real joke to have 2 teams travel across the Atlantic for 1 meanful game. Im not a fsn of either teams but this is a real joke. This road trip puts them behind the eight ball right at the start of the season. This must be another brilliant idea by Mr. Bettman.

    I know my Habs had 5 days off after 2 games. Thats so stupid. Im sure other teams have had the same issue.
     
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    Let's send teams overseas to play in Sweden for whatever reason, meaning they only play once in 8 days.

    But to send our players to the Olympics over a 12-day stretch would be blasphemous.
     
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    Bruins and Flames had ruined pre seasons because of the China trip as well.
     
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    We have air travel to get across the Atlantic now. It's not such a big deal.
     
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    The game wants to be global. When air plane travel gets even more advanced and a trip from Boston to China takes 3 hours, you will be grateful that the game was marketed globally and the NHL had foresight to prepare for such an eventuality.

    Gary is a genius.
     
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    I think they each played a preseason game against a local team.....but yeah, agreed that having the teams over there for one measly game was a waste of time.
     
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    It's been a long wait for game days. A handful of teams played 2 games before the oilers season opener and now a handful of teams will have 5 games under their belt by the time we play our 2nd game. Finally we will have 2-3 games a week to look forward to. Not a big fan of it but I'm assuming most teams will end up having to do these trips in the future and it makes sense from a marketing standpoint.
     
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    The Caps also had 5 games off after game two, which was a back to back home and away.

    This is poor scheduling.
     
  9. Skinnyjimmy08

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    And why has tampa and panthers only played 1 game too? Stupid schedule.

    My fantasy team took a blow this past week seeing i have some of those guys that only played 1 game

    Annoying!!
     
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    Stars are currently on a long break. 1 game this week basically
     
  11. Cellee

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    Pretending these two things are remotely the same is bloody hilarious.
     
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    Isles schedule is weird to start the season. Huge layoffs in between the first 3 games and then 3 games in 4 days in Cali (which actually does make sense).

    vs. Sharks 10/8
    @ Preds 10/13
    @ Ducks 10/17
    @ Kings 10/18
    @ Sharks 10/20
     
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    Tell me more about this "air travel".
     
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    I want to complain about NHL too but can't think of anything just now.
     
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    Florida& Tampa have played 1 game as well, like why?

    Then Florida will travel to Finland at some point as well.
     
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    oilers schedule is insane. they don't play anyone in their division till middle of Nov. and they have some serious competition. poor guys could be out of the playoffs in a month
     
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    The season started last Thursday, the Panthers first game was Saturday, and our second game is tonight. They then play 7 games in the next 16 days, with two sets of back to backs, three sets of back to backs if you count the two against the Jets in Finland Nov 1-2. I cant understand who came up with this schedule.
     
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    Yep, It's day 9 of the regular season and Tampa and the Panthers finally get to play their 2nd game of the season tonight, while others are playing their 5th game. Makes zero sense.
     
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    The premise is pretty much the same, if you ask me.
     
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    The Penguins' schedule had a brutal start last season. I don't get it.
     
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    Not a huge deal but surprised the league didn't just do a home and home between the Devils and Oilers. They could've even done a Devils home game in Switzerland and an Oilers home game in Sweden
     
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    I assumed that was what was going to happen before seeing it was only one game
     
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    The NHL crammed in as many road back-to-back games as possible in the first six weeks of the season for the Penguins last year. It was beyond ridiculous, especially for a team coming off back-to-back championships and 2 short summers. I'm okay with a sparse October this year.
     
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