The Detroit Red Wings 2011-12 schedule is on the books.
The NHL released full schedules for all 30 teams in the League ahead of the usual July release date. While I think they may actually be trying to kill hockey writers by overloading them with information—first the awards show, then the schedules and then the draft, followed closely by free agency—it does give us fans something to look forward to for next season.
Looking at the list of games for the 2011-12 version of the Detroit Red Wings, there are several games that strike me as interesting matchups for our boys in Red and White for various reasons.
While there is the usual stock of games against Central division opponents several dates stick out, and are interesting games for one reason or another.
The NHL regular season extends across seven months, so here are seven Red Wings games that you can't afford to miss—one for each month.
(The full schedule can be found here, along with details about particular promotions and whatnot.)