Vancouver Canucks: Breaking Down the Shortened Season

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Vancouver Canucks: Breaking Down the Shortened Season
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Rogers Arena will be back in the hockey business starting January 19.

The schedule has been released!

A week after fans first received news that the NHL and its players had finally reached a consensus on a new collective bargaining agreement, the legalities are now complete.

After a brief training camp, the Vancouver Canucks' first game will be on Saturday, January 19 at home against the Anaheim Ducks. They'll wrap up their schedule on April 27 in Edmonton, squeezing 48 games into 99 days.

That's one game every 2.06 days.

In contrast, the 2011-12 season started on October 6 and wrapped on April 7. That's 82 games in 184 days—one game every 2.24 days.

In the lockout-shortened season in 1995, the 48-game schedule extended five days longer, from January 20 to May 3.

Click here to see the complete 2012-13 schedule at canucks.com.

Training camp action gets under way on Sunday, January 13. The Canucks have announced that scrimmages will be open to the public. Check canucks.com or the Twitter feed @vancanucks for more details.

Here's a breakdown of the noteworthy details of the 2013 schedule.

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