2012-2013 Canucks Opponents
The 2012 NHL offseason is underway. We just had the (yawn) NHL awards. Did you hear a Sedin finished 9th in the running for a trophy? Ya. me too!
Friday night the 2012 NHL draft gets underway, we’ll be your source for all Vancouver Canucks analysis on Friday night during the first round.
So check back often.
Onto present matters.
The 2012/13 National Hockey League schedule came out today. (The Canucks preseason schedule is also out.) So we now know (all lockout jokes aside) who the Canucks will face, and on what dates in the 2012/13 season.
Here is the official Canucks press release.
Some interesting factoids that stand out to me just looking at the schedule quickly.
The Canucks open their schedule (Possibly) against the Flames on the road Thursday October 11th. The Canucks home opener is SAT OCT 13, 2012 vs. the Edmonton Oilers a 7pm start at Rogers Arena.
The Canucks play 6 of their first 8 games and 14 of their first 23 games on the road.
Some interesting dates I’m sure your all wondering about. The Blackhawks come to town November 15th, and February 2nd, the Red Wings grace Vancouver October 30th, and March 16th.
The Montreal Canadiens swing in on November 3rd, and the Ottawa Senators fly in on December 8th. No home dates versus the Jets this year.
The Bruins come to town December 29th. The Lightning come to town October 28th, the Canucks get a shot at the Champs, the LA Kings on February 17th.
Could we see Roberto Luongo in his new Leafs jersey on December 15th? Possibly.
Canucks GM Mike Gillis has already gone on record and proclaimed that the “2012-13 NHL schedule is the best yet in his time as GM as far as Canucks travel concerns go.”
You have to like hearing that from him right Vancouver?
Hockey Night In Canada
How many times do we get to hear Don Cherry rant about the Canucks and Sweden in 2012/13? The answer is 15 times. Matchups on Saturday night include games against other Canadian teams, or big matchups like the Red Wings, the Bruins and the Blackhawks. (On dates we’ve listed above)
Per Canucks.com Press Release
The 2012.13 Canucks schedule features 11 back-to-back series including three home and road series. The longest home stand is five games from December 2nd – 8th; two five-game road trips mark the longest time Vancouver will be away from Rogers Arena with the first from October 18th – 25th and the second November 22nd – 29th.
Below is the complete 2012/13 Canucks Schedule. (Remember it could change)
2012-2013 REGULAR SEASON – Vancouver Canucks
|DATE||VISITING TEAM||HOME TEAM||TIME|
|Thu Oct 11, 2012||Vancouver||Calgary||9:00 PM ET|
|Sat Oct 13, 2012||Edmonton||Vancouver||10:00 PM ET|
|Mon Oct 15, 2012||Carolina||Vancouver||10:00 PM ET|
|Thu Oct 18, 2012||Vancouver||Nashville||8:00 PM ET|
|Fri Oct 19, 2012||Vancouver||Columbus||7:00 PM ET|
|Mon Oct 22, 2012||Vancouver||Detroit||6:00 PM ET|
|Tue Oct 23, 2012||Vancouver||Pittsburgh||7:00 PM ET|
|Thu Oct 25, 2012||Vancouver||Dallas||8:00 PM ET|
|Sun Oct 28, 2012||Tampa Bay||Vancouver||9:00 PM ET|
|Tue Oct 30, 2012||Detroit||Vancouver||10:00 PM ET|
|Thu Nov 1, 2012||Colorado||Vancouver||10:00 PM ET|
|Sat Nov 3, 2012||Montréal||Vancouver||10:00 PM ET|
|Wed Nov 7, 2012||Vancouver||Anaheim||10:00 PM ET|
|Thu Nov 8, 2012||Vancouver||Los Angeles||10:30 PM ET|
|Sat Nov 10, 2012||Vancouver||Colorado||10:00 PM ET|
|Tue Nov 13, 2012||Florida||Vancouver||10:00 PM ET|
|Thu Nov 15, 2012||Chicago||Vancouver||10:00 PM ET|
|Mon Nov 19, 2012||Minnesota||Vancouver||10:00 PM ET|
|Thu Nov 22, 2012||Vancouver||Ottawa||7:30 PM ET|
|Sat Nov 24, 2012||Vancouver||Montréal||7:00 PM ET|
|Mon Nov 26, 2012||Vancouver||NY Rangers||7:00 PM ET|
|Tue Nov 27, 2012||Vancouver||NY Islanders||7:00 PM ET|
|Thu Nov 29, 2012||Vancouver||Buffalo||7:00 PM ET|
|Sun Dec 2, 2012||Anaheim||Vancouver||9:00 PM ET|
|Tue Dec 4, 2012||Dallas||Vancouver||10:00 PM ET|
|Thu Dec 6, 2012||Nashville||Vancouver||10:00 PM ET|
|Sat Dec 8, 2012||Ottawa||Vancouver||10:00 PM ET|
|Mon Dec 10, 2012||Edmonton||Vancouver||10:00 PM ET|
|Thu Dec 13, 2012||Vancouver||San Jose||10:30 PM ET|
|Sat Dec 15, 2012||Toronto||Vancouver||7:00 PM ET|
|Tue Dec 18, 2012||San Jose||Vancouver||10:00 PM ET|
|Thu Dec 20, 2012||Vancouver||Minnesota||8:00 PM ET|
|Fri Dec 21, 2012||Vancouver||Columbus||7:00 PM ET|
|Sun Dec 23, 2012||Vancouver||St Louis||7:00 PM ET|
|Wed Dec 26, 2012||Calgary||Vancouver||10:00 PM ET|
|Thu Dec 27, 2012||Vancouver||Calgary||9:00 PM ET|
|Sat Dec 29, 2012||Boston||Vancouver||10:00 PM ET|
|Mon Dec 31, 2012||St Louis||Vancouver||10:00 PM ET|
|Wed Jan 2, 2013||Columbus||Vancouver||10:00 PM ET|
|Fri Jan 4, 2013||Vancouver||Edmonton||9:30 PM ET|
|Sun Jan 6, 2013||Philadelphia||Vancouver||9:00 PM ET|
|Tue Jan 8, 2013||Colorado||Vancouver||10:00 PM ET|
|Sat Jan 12, 2013||Vancouver||Toronto||7:00 PM ET|
|Tue Jan 15, 2013||Vancouver||Washington||7:00 PM ET|
|Thu Jan 17, 2013||Vancouver||Detroit||7:30 PM ET|
|Fri Jan 18, 2013||Vancouver||St Louis||8:00 PM ET|
|Mon Jan 21, 2013||Anaheim||Vancouver||10:00 PM ET|
|Tue Jan 22, 2013||Vancouver||Edmonton||9:30 PM ET|
|Tue Jan 29, 2013||San Jose||Vancouver||10:00 PM ET|
|Thu Jan 31, 2013||Colorado||Vancouver||10:00 PM ET|
|Sat Feb 2, 2013||Chicago||Vancouver||10:00 PM ET|
|Wed Feb 6, 2013||Vancouver||Colorado||9:30 PM ET|
|Thu Feb 7, 2013||Vancouver||Minnesota||8:00 PM ET|
|Sat Feb 9, 2013||Vancouver||Winnipeg||10:00 PM ET|
|Mon Feb 11, 2013||Minnesota||Vancouver||10:00 PM ET|
|Wed Feb 13, 2013||St Louis||Vancouver||10:00 PM ET|
|Fri Feb 15, 2013||Dallas||Vancouver||10:00 PM ET|
|Sun Feb 17, 2013||Los Angeles||Vancouver||9:00 PM ET|
|Tue Feb 19, 2013||Vancouver||Dallas||8:00 PM ET|
|Fri Feb 22, 2013||Vancouver||Nashville||8:00 PM ET|
|Sun Feb 24, 2013||Vancouver||Chicago||7:00 PM ET|
|Tue Feb 26, 2013||Phoenix||Vancouver||10:00 PM ET|
|Thu Feb 28, 2013||Los Angeles||Vancouver||10:00 PM ET|
|Sat Mar 2, 2013||Calgary||Vancouver||10:00 PM ET|
|Sun Mar 3, 2013||Vancouver||Calgary||7:00 PM ET|
|Fri Mar 8, 2013||Vancouver||Colorado||9:00 PM ET|
|Sun Mar 10, 2013||Vancouver||Minnesota||6:00 PM ET|
|Tue Mar 12, 2013||Vancouver||Chicago||8:30 PM ET|
|Thu Mar 14, 2013||Nashville||Vancouver||10:00 PM ET|
|Sat Mar 16, 2013||Detroit||Vancouver||10:00 PM ET|
|Mon Mar 18, 2013||Minnesota||Vancouver||10:00 PM ET|
|Thu Mar 21, 2013||Vancouver||Phoenix||10:00 PM ET|
|Sat Mar 23, 2013||Vancouver||Los Angeles||4:00 PM ET|
|Sun Mar 24, 2013||Vancouver||Anaheim||8:00 PM ET|
|Tue Mar 26, 2013||New Jersey||Vancouver||10:00 PM ET|
|Thu Mar 28, 2013||Columbus||Vancouver||10:00 PM ET|
|Sat Mar 30, 2013||Vancouver||Edmonton||10:00 PM ET|
|Mon Apr 1, 2013||Vancouver||San Jose||10:30 PM ET|
|Thu Apr 4, 2013||Vancouver||Phoenix||10:00 PM ET|
|Sat Apr 6, 2013||Calgary||Vancouver||10:00 PM ET|
|Mon Apr 8, 2013||Phoenix||Vancouver||10:00 PM ET|
|Thu Apr 11, 2013||Edmonton||Vancouver||10:00 PM ET|