The schedule consists of eight games in ten days against only four teams. Here's how it reads according to Hurricanes' official website:
|WEDNESDAY||SEPT. 26||COLUMBUS||7 P.M.||NATIONWIDE ARENA|
|THURSDAY||SEPT. 27||TAMPA BAY||7 P.M.||AMWAY CENTER (ORLANDO)|
|FRIDAY||SEPT. 28||NASHVILLE||7 P.M.||PNC ARENA|
|SATURDAY||SEPT. 29||NASHVILLE||8 P.M.||BRIDGESTONE ARENA|
|SUNDAY||SEPT. 30||TAMPA BAY||2 P.M.||PNC ARENA|
|TUESDAY||OCT. 2||MONTREAL||7:30 P.M.||PEPSI COLISEE (QUEBEC CITY)|
|WEDNESDAY||OCT. 3||MONTREAL||7:30 P.M.||BELL CENTRE|
|FRIDAY||OCT. 5||COLUMBUS||7 P.M.||PNC ARENA|
In case you were wondering, the RBC Center has been renamed PNC Arena.
Could we see Ryan Suter, Zach Parise, and/or Jordan Staal skating around in a Hurricanes jersey in one of these games? Time will tell.
Also, I find it interesting that the Hurricanes play a game against the Montreal Canadiens in Quebec City. Could it foreshadow a return of the NHL to Quebec in the years to come?
The full preseason schedule of all teams should be released within the week, and the full NHL regular season schedule will be released some time next week.