Get Ready: Hockey Season Is Almost Here!

Stephanie LewarkCorrespondent IJuly 15, 2009

MONTREAL, QC - JUNE 26: Gary Bettman of the NHL photographed during the first round of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft at the Bell Centre on June 26, 2009 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

You can tell you're a hockey fan if you begin feeling miserable the day after the last game of the Stanley Cup Final (unless you're a fan for the Championship team and luckily this year, I am).  But even so, I miss hockey; I miss watching it, I miss talking about it and I miss reading about it. 

Luckily, having a blog keeps me pretty busy with the little off-season stuff that may normally go unnoticed to the average fan or else I would go completely crazy.

Simply, I love hockey.

But I'm in luck today as I accidentally stumbled across news that the NHL plans to release the 2009-2010 schedule later this afternoon and I am just thrilled beyond words.

According to, the 2009-2010 schedules will be released at 3 pm E.T. today coinciding with a major event planned for 2 pm E.T. at Boston's Fenway Park (the announcement of the Winter Classic).

You are able to watch the event on the NHL Network or

I'm so ready!