From the Avs' press release:
The Avalanche will play a total of eight exhibition games. The preseason slate begins with a "split-squad" against the Anaheim Ducks on Monday, Sept. 22. The Avalanche will then play a pair of road games against the Canadiens in Montreal and Quebec City (Sept. 25-26) before facing Calgary in a home-and-home series from Sept. 28-30.
The Avs will wrap up the preseason schedule with a pair of neutral site games versus the Los Angeles Kings. The Avs and Kings will face off at the Broadmoor World Arena in Colorado Springs, Colo., on Oct. 2 before concluding the exhibition slate with the annual Frozen Fury matchup on Saturday, Oct. 4 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
The Avalanche’s regular-season schedule is expected to be released this Sunday (June 22).
AVALANCHE PRESEASON SCHEDULE
|Mon||Sept. 22||Anaheim||7:00 p.m.||Denver (Pepsi Center)|
|at Anaheim||8:00 p.m.||Anaheim, Calif. (Honda Center)|
|Thu||Sept. 25||at Montreal||5:30 p.m.||Montreal (Bell Centre)|
|Fri||Sept. 26||Montreal||5:00 p.m.||Quebec City, Quebec (Le Colisee)|
|Sun||Sept. 28||Calgary||6:00 p.m.||Denver (Pepsi Center)|
|Tue||Sept. 30||at Calgary||7:00 p.m.||Calgary (Scotiabank Saddledome)|
|Thu||Oct. 2||Los Angeles||7:00 p.m.||Colorado Springs, Colo. (Broadmoor World Arena)|
|Sat||Oct. 4||Los Angeles||8:00 p.m.||Las Vegas (MGM Grand Garden Arena)|
A couple of things to note:
- This sets training camp the week of the 15th
- Burgundy/White game will most likely be on the 20th or 21st UNLESS...
- The split squad game on the 22nd is replacing the annual intra-squad game.
- An eastern team in preseason? Nicely done, NHL.
- Friday, Oct 3 is going to be a long day. The springs the night before, flight to Vegas in the morning, embracing Vegas appropriately as soon as we land...CAN. NOT. WAIT.