One thing that immediately sticks out in the schedule is the bizarre March schedule.
The Isles will play 16 games in March (matching the franchise mark for any month), including 4 sets of back-to-backs. Eleven of those games will be on the road -- the first month in franchise history that they have ever played 11 road games.
They'll get that back a bit in April, playing 5 home games -- tying most in history except for 1995 (lockout season).
Of course Messers Bettman and Fehr could make all of this irrelevant.
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