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Calgary Flames 2009-2010 Schedule Release

Flames open up the season at home to the Vancouver Canucks on October 1st and we see only see Canadian teams for the first week of play (Oct 3 @ Edmonton, Oct 6 vs. Montreal, Oct 8 @ Edmonton) so it won't take long till we see Mr. Cammalleri in town. The longest home stand runs from October 16th to Halloween night those games are against (Vancouver, Columbus, Edmonton, Colorado and Detroit) There is an interrupted home stand which is actually the longest which is 7 games but the one that is in between is in Edmonton on December 28th and that is after the Flames longest road trip of 8 games which is also interrupted for one home game in between that being (Nov 25 vs. Phoenix).

On that road trip the Flames play all western opponents that opens in LA and ends in LA (Nov 21 Los Angeles, Nov 23 Anaheim, Nov 27th Detroit, Nov 28th Columbus, Nov 30th Nashville, Dec 3 Phoenix, Dec 5 San Jose, Dec 7 Los Angeles.

Possible HNIC matchups include (Thu Oct 1 vs. Vancouver, Oct 3 @ Edmonton, Oct 24 vs. Edmonton, Oct 31 vs. Detroit, Nov 7 vs. NY Rangers, Nov 14th @ Toronto, Nov 28th @ Columbus, Dec 5 @ San Jose, Dec 19th vs. Nashville, Jan 2nd vs. Toronto, Jan 9th @ Vancouver, Jan 30th vs. Edmonton, Feb 6th @ Tampa Bay, Feb 13th vs. Anaheim, Apr 10th @ Vancouver) January 30th is Hockey Day in Canada

Down the stretch from March 17th to the end of the year the Flames only play 5 divisional games (Mar 17th @ Colorado, Mar 21st @ Minnesota, Apr 2nd @ Colorado, Apr 8th vs. Minnesota, Apr 10th @ Vancouver. We only see Edmonton once in 2010 that being January 30th.

Interesting Dates (Jan 13th are first look at the defending Stanley Cup Champion Pittsburgh Penguins, Feb 5th Jay-Bo returns home as the Flames visit the Panthers, Feb 6th Flames first look at the big swedish rookie Victor Hedman, Feb 13th vs. Anaheim last game before the Olympic break, Mar 3rd first game back after the Olympics vs. Minnesota, Mar 5th New Jersey comes to the Dome for there first look at old coach Brent Sutter, Mar 25th Flames visit Long Island and take there first glimpse of John Tavares, Mar 28th & Apr 4th Washington and Chicago could be Calgary's first NBC regular season apperence big deal right!, Apr 12th season ends)

 

 

Overall the schedule plays much more into Calgary's hands this year we got very lucky with the road trips this season a lot better then are friends on the coast who play a record 14 game road trip just before the olympic break and shortly after the break.

Full Schedule here: http://www.nhl.com/ice/schedulebyseason.htm?team=cgy

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