For some people, the schedule release is just another day. The season will start in October and end in April, and everyone will play 82 games. But for the die-hard Colorado Avalanche fans who plan out their fall and winter around the schedule, this is a big day.
October 11. That’s when the Avalanche will officially start their quest for another Stanley Cup title.
Unlike the past few seasons, they will start on the road, as they’ll take on the Los Angeles Kings. Those Kings look like they’re gearing up to make some big moves, so it could be a very different squad than what we saw this past season.
Only 2 of Colorado’s first 8 games will take place at home, as Ball Arena is pretty booked up in October.
The home schedule starts with the Chicago Blackhawks…again. That’s right, for the third straight season the Avalanche will take on Chicago for their home-opener. This time, it will take place on October 19.
One interesting tidbit of the schedule is that the Avalanche will get plenty of chances early to take down the Seattle Kraken, who knocked them out of the playoffs. Three of their first 14 games are against the Kraken.
The bye week/All-Star break will take place from Jan. 27 to Feb. 4.
Beyond that, it’s your standard schedule. You can take a look at the entire schedule below, and start planning your winters.