When last year's schedule came out, I was extremely disappointed. It was the first year since 2008 that Detroit and Pittsburgh didn't play twice (in the regular season), and absolutely zero of the Eastern Conference Original Six teams at home. Just Chicago three times, like always.
This morning, I saw that the schedule was posted and hoped that at least two of the aforementioned teams would be playing in Detroit, and was ecstatic to find out that the schedule turned out to be exactly how I wanted it matchup-wise, plus a little bit more.
Let's take a look at why fans will be so happy with this year's calendar.