Yesterday, a possible 2013 Rangers schedule was making its way around Twitter. I had my doubts as the schedule stated 2012 in the body of it instead of 2013. But as the reader who sent it to me, John B., said "It took NHL til Jan. to agree to a deal that was basically in place in Oct. There are bigger typos that would surprise me less." Great point, so I decided to post it below...
...oof, got to say that is one compact schedule. They're basically playing four games a week all season. As a fan you've got to love the amount of hockey we're going to be seeing in such a short period of time. No five day breaks. Not so sure some players will agree with that excitement. Especially after yet another three games in four nights stretch.
...also based on this, the Rangers would play the Penguins and Flyers five times and the Devils and Islanders just four.
I hope it's real. First time in years there's a game on my birthday (Jan 29) and its a Tuesday, my day off. And they play at home. Against Philly. I have to go.
just spoke with MSG. The Official schedule will be out tomorrow and they are starting in Boston from what I was told
Well we should see. Not going to dispute it but not happy MSG hasn't given us subscribers any communication when it comes to our tickets or what games. I cannot see this schedule being released before they contact the season subscribers just saying. Maybe I am wrong
How did you get this schedule? The season subscribers didn't even get contacted yet nor is there a schedule placed on the official NYR website.
1. Why didn't the NHL switch Winnipeg and Columbus? That travel is going to be a killer on the players.
One instance is that on Feb. 26 the Rangers are up in Winnipeg. And then two nights later they're all the way down in Tampa. I bet the players will love the change in weather but the jet lag is going to take a toll on the body.
2. With only 48 games on the schedule you wonder how many games Biron is going to see this season.
Wow! 4 games in the first 6 nights! Boston, Pittsburgh, Boston again and Philly.This season is gonna be a war of attrition!
I wish the division played everyone the same amount of games. It comes across as a bit unfair. That being said, the next few months will make up for the borefest that had been the last few months.
This cannot be official because there are direct conflicts with the Knicks games scheduled at home on Thursday, March 7th and Friday, April 5th. They could play a day game on Saturday, Feb 2nd and the Knicks could play that night. But they wouldn’t have that luxury on a Thursday or Friday night. So this definitely isn't official.
Hasn't it been pretty much announced the Rangers open in Boston Sat. and then host the Penguins Sunday? This schedule has the rangers home against the Bruins before going to Pitt. I'm not sure I trust it...
@DanW 1st time in a while they're playing on my birthday too! And coincidentally it's against the Flyers too (April 16). but it's in philly so who knows, maybe I can make the drive to philly for the game, at my own peril
Also turning 22. Couldn't afford a game last year. First. Beer in the new Garden. Should be awesome. (and yes I know, like $10)
@Beckfan5 I think you'll see Biron play same percentage as last year. Unfortunately for him thats only about 10 games at most.
@Beckfan5 Next season they reallign. Not sure why they couldn't just do that switch though.. it's absurd how little NHL Brass gets done
@Beckfan5 On point #2, my bet would be that Biron gets at least 8 games (1 for each of the 3 in 4 nights) and then maybe another 1 or 2. Pro-rated, that's in line with the 21 he had last season as well.
@Scott_from_Jersey I think it's another typo. Should be reversed.
@RyanMC I can't imagine Tortorella sitting Lundqvist for 10 games in a 48 game season.
@KevinDeLury Yeah when I clicked the link and saw the breakdown on the sides I realized the columns were inverted on the master (or maybe not depending on how its being read) but correct on the home-specific and road-specific.
Just weird that if it was a "Rangers" schedule it wouldn't mean home and away from a Rangers pov. Whatever, release the friggin schedule and drop the puck.