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Three weeks to go

Posted By Carp On September 19, 2010 @ 1:30 am In Uncategorized | 116 Comments

Twenty-one days until Opening Night.

21: Sergei Zubov.

21: Roger Clemens (the filthy cheat).

21: Paul O’Neill. Cleon Jones.
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While we’re counting down, here’s a list of critical dates f0r 2010-11, from the NHL:

September
17        Opening Day of NHL Training Camps
21        Pre-season schedule begins
28        Kraft Hockeyville—Buffalo Sabres vs. Ottawa Senators (Dundas, ON)

October
1        Hockey Fights Cancer Awareness Month
6        Opening Day Playing Rosters set (3:00 p.m. ET)
7        Opening Night—93rd NHL Regular Season begins
7        NHL Face-Off (Toronto)
7        2010 Compuware NHL Premiere—Carolina Hurricanes at Minnesota Wild (Helsinki, FIN)
7        Official Opening of CONSOL Energy Center – Philadelphia at Pittsburgh
8        2010 Compuware NHL Premiere—Minnesota at Carolina (Helsinki, FIN)
8        2010 Compuware NHL Premiere—Columbus at San Jose (Stockholm, SWE)
9        2010 Compuware NHL Premiere—San Jose at Columbus (Stockholm, SWE)
9        2010 Compuware NHL Premiere—Phoenix at Boston (Prague, CZE)
9        Stanley Cup Banner Raised—Detroit at Chicago
10        2010 Compuware NHL Premiere—Boston at Phoenix (Prague, CZE)
21        U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony (Buffalo, NY)
Inductees: Art Berglund, Derian Hatcher, Kevin Hatcher, Dr. George V. Nagobads, Jeremy Roenick
27        A Celebration of Lester Patrick (Boston, MA)
Recipients: Cam Neely, David Andrews, Jerry York, Jack Parker
30        Busiest day in NHL season—28 teams play

November
6        Hockey Hall of Fame Game (Buffalo at Toronto)
7        Hockey Hall of Fame Legends Classic
8        Hockey Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony (Toronto, ON)
Inductees: Dino Ciccarelli, Cammi Granato, Angela James (Player category); Jim Devellano,
The late Daryl “Doc” Seaman (Builder category)
8-18        2010 Subway Super Series (CHL)
9        NHL General Managers Meeting (Toronto)
11-13        U20 4 Nations Cup
26        NHL Founder’s Day (1917)—13 games on schedule

December
1        Signing deadline for Group 2 free agents
6-7        NHL Board of Governors Meeting (Palm Beach, FL)
19-27        Holiday Roster Freeze in effect.  For all players on an NHL active roster, injured reserve, or players with non-roster and injured non-roster status as of midnight, local time, December 19, a roster freeze shall apply through midnight local time December 27, with respect to waivers, trades and loans, subject to the exceptions provided for in CBA Article 16.10.
24-25        No scheduled practices – dressing rooms closed
26—Jan.5          IIHF World U20 Championship (Buffalo, NY)

January
1        2011 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic—Washington at Pittsburgh (Heinz Field, Pittsburgh)
17-19        Home Hardware CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game (Toronto, ON)
27-31        NHL All-Star Break (no games played)
28        NHL Board of Governors Meeting (Raleigh, NC)
29        Honda SuperSkills, 7 p.m. ET, Raleigh, NC (RBC Center)
30        58th NHL All-Star Game, 4 p.m. ET, Raleigh, NC (RBC Center)

February
1        Hockey is for Everyone Month Celebration
1        NHL Regular Season Schedule Resumes
12        CBC’s Hockey Day in Canada (Host: Whitehorse, YT)
Ottawa at Edmonton; Toronto at Montreal; Calgary at Vancouver
18-20        Hockey Weekend Across America (USA Hockey)
20        Hockey Day in America
20        2011 NHL Heritage Classic—Montreal at Calgary (McMahon Stadium, Calgary)
28        Trade deadline (3:00 p.m. ET)

March
14-16        NHL General Managers Meeting (Boca Raton, FL)

April
7-9        NCAA Frozen Four (Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul, MN)
10        Last day of 2010-11 regular season
13        Stanley Cup Playoffs begin
14-24        IIHF U18 World Championship (Germany)
29-May 15         IIHF World Championship (Ondrej Nepela Arena in Bratislava, Slovakia & Ladislav Trojak
Arena in Kosice, Slovakia)
30        2011 RBC Royal Bank Cup (Edgeworth Centre, Camrose, AB)

May
20-29        2011 MasterCard Memorial Cup (Hershey Centre, Mississauga, ON)
29-June 4         NHL Combine (Location: TBA)

June
17/18        Last possible day for 2011 Stanley Cup Final
TBA        Deadline for first club-elected salary arbitration (later of June 15 or 48 hours after the
conclusion of the Stanley Cup Final, 5:00 p.m. ET)
22        2011 NHL Awards (Las Vegas, Nevada)
24-25        NHL Entry Draft (St. Paul, MN)

July
1        Free Agency period begins
5        Deadline for player-elected salary arbitration notification (5:00 p.m. ET)
6        Deadline for club-elected salary arbitration notification (5:00 p.m. ET)
20—Aug.4        Salary arbitration hearings held

August
6        Deadline for salary arbitration decisions to be rendered


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