The National Hockey League released a teaser of the complete schedule that will be distributed this week and the Sharks have some interesting dates on the calendar.
The 2008-09 regular season campaign begins with Pacific Division rival Anaheim returning to HP Pavilion on Thursday, October 9. That is the opening day for the entire League.
The NHL returns to inter-conference games this season, where every franchise will play every other franchise at least once. In addition, teams will have home-and-home affairs with three clubs from the opposite conference.
For Team Teal, these three Eastern Conference opponents include Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins, the Eastern Conference Finalist Philadelphia Flyers and Vincent Lecavalier’s Tampa Bay Lightning.
The complete schedule will be released on Thursday and information on individual ticket sales and the television and radio schedules will be announced at a later time.