The release of the National Hockey League's regular season schedule is one of my favorite days of the year. 1,200 new matchups are released out into the wild for us to obsess over and make predictions, and have it all be for naught when a No. 6 and a No. 8 seed make it to the Stanley Cup Finals.
Schedule release is tomorrow. I'm hearing Stars open with home and home _ at PHX, vs. PHX. Nashville on NYE. Two vs. NYR, WSH, TBL.— Mike Heika (@MikeHeika) June 18, 2012
That keeps in line with the NHL's recent strategy of releasing the schedule earlier. June 23 was the release date last year, after many years of traditionally having done so the day after the MLB All-Star Game.
However, I reached out to a couple of public relations reps for the NHL, and was told that "There hasn't been an official date to release next year's schedule yet."
So, it could potentially be any day, including Tuesday. I was told previously to expect an announcement by the end of June, much like last year. At least we know a bunch of Stars opponents for next year! Stay tuned.