The new schedule is out and you can view it on the sharks website. But I thought it might be nice to point out a few select dates and why they might be of interest to Sharks fans.
On October 17th, Eastern Conference powerhouse Philly visits. Sid the Kid (sorry, Captain Kid) and the mighty Pens visit the tank on Tuesday, October 28th in a Halloween preview. After all, how scary would it be to have the team that took it to the cup run visit us? Shortly after that on the 30th of October will come the reining Stanley Cup Champs, the Detroit Redwings. This team is tough and with minor changes to the team will take another run at the cup, I am sure.
In November 22nd we will get a quite a show when Ovechkin at the Caps will visit us. And, on the 26th, comes "love him or hate him" Brian Campbell and Captain Toews as the tough looking new Hawks come to town.
December 2nd marks the return of Ron Wilson with the revived Toronto Maple Leafs. Can Wilson drive this underachieving team to greatness? What will Sharks fans do with his return? Boo him? Cheer him?
January 13th marks the first visit by the fresh look Tampa Bay Lightning and the return of Carle and possibly Wishart. Can Major Mullet (Melrose) coach this stacked team into the playoffs this year. Most of the major players have been locked and loaded for years to come. How will Vinnie respond to his major new contract. Looks to be an exciting game.
Other exciting games to come this season as it looks to be a more balanced schedule of teams this year. The excitement is building and anticipation is killing me. Bring it on. Go Sharks!