NHL Schedule 2013: Latest Chatter on Opening Day Matchups

January 11th, 2013 by Tim Daniels Leave a reply »
Hockey fans endured an extended lockout for the second time in less than a decade, and now they are dealing with a schedule lockout. The NHL still hasn't released the shortened-season slate, as it awaits CBA ratification by the players.

Aaron Ward of TSN reports teams received their respective schedules on Friday, which will give them one day to rectify any potential issues before the expected release on Saturday. Players are expected to finish voting early Saturday morning.

NHL teams have received their final 2013 Schedule earlier this morning. #TSN

— Aaron Ward (@aaronward_nhl) January 11, 2013 That said, some games that fans can expect to see on opening day, which is targeted for Jan. 19, have begun to leak out through the media. Let's take a look at some of the most intriguing matchups.


Detroit Red Wings vs. St. Louis Blues (via Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

The Central Division rivals will kick things off with their usual clash of styles. The offensively gifted Red Wings, led by Pavel Datsyuk and Henrik Zetterberg, will attempt to find holes in Jaroslav Halak and ...

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