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NHL Franchise Notes: Sabres Achieve Goal Of Fewer Back-To-Back Games Next Season
Published June 22, 2012
WORKING FOR THE WEEKEND: In Denver, Adrian Dater notes if the Avalanche play a full 82-game season in '12-13, nearly "half of its home games will fall on weekend days." That could "boost attendance for a team that finished 23rd in the NHL last season and 24th during" the '10-11 season (DENVER POST, 6/22).
FLYING HOME: In Philadelphia, Frank Seravalli notes for the Flyers, the "first 33 games of the schedule set up quite nicely, with 18 home games and not a single road game out of the Eastern time zone." An OnTheForecheck.com report indicated that the Flyers will travel the "fewest air miles (27,541) of any team in the NHL this season -- a whopping 2,500 miles fewer than the next closest team, the Islanders." Dallas, at 49,851, will "spend the most time in the air" (PHILADELPHIA DAILY NEWS, 6/22).