Sunday, October 21, 2007

What? A week off?

This bizarre schedule to start the season continues with the Isles now having an entire week off before hosting Carolina on Saturday night. It's not the longest in-season break the Isles have ever had, but it is one of the longest, particularly after you discount All-Star breaks, Olympics, Challenge Cups, and the 1992 mini-strike.

In 1999, the Isles opened the season in Tampa on October 2 and then didn't play again until hosting Colorado on October 10.

The longest break was over Christmas 1975, when the Isles went 9 days between games.

The Hurricanes btw will play three other games in the interim (Mon-Vancouver, Wed- Buffalo, Fri - Montreal, all at home) before journeying to Long Island.
*************Thanks to Forever 1940.

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