Blueland Blog, the official blog of the Atlanta Thrashers, published a list of home openers for each team today. The full schedule comes out tomorrow, but we learn quite a bit from this list.
The Flyers will open their home schedule and raise the Eastern Conference Champions banner on Monday, October 11 when they host the Colorado Avalanche. It couldn't have been the Penguins or Rangers or Devils or Caps, could it? Thanks, guys.
Chicago, of course, gets to hoist their banners against archrival Detroit.
We do, however, get the chance to spoil Pittsburgh's opening night party at their new building, the Consol Energy Center. We found this out last month, but now we have a date: on Thursday, October 7, the Flyers will visit the Penguins to open their new building.
The orange and black are also involved in the St. Louis Blues' home opener on Saturday, October 9.
So, as it stands, it looks like a two game road trip to kick off the season in Pittsburgh and St. Louis, followed by the home opener in game number three against Colorado.