With the other NHL thread at 168 pages and almost 1700 posts, I figured doing one per year might be a little easier on us die-hard fans. We just got the season schedule for the 08-09 season, and I must say that I like what the CBJ was dished. There are a couple tough road trips, but nothing like last year. The X-mas holiday week looks REALLY nice with a bunch of games at home right before and right after the break. I REALLY like that we're going to see more of the East this year....and that inter-conference games took the brunt of that (one less game against Detroit is a GOOD thing. LOL). Our season tickets are paid for and we should be getting our "package" in the middle of September sometime. The Avs have loaded up as well: Liles and Foote are signed, as is Svatos for another 2 years. Theodore is on a bus out of town, which is probably the best off-season news I've heard in a decade. The press release announcing that Scott "The Sheriff" Parker is returning made me feel all warm and fuzzy inside. 6'5", 240#....yeah...he's a puck handling machine. If the puck is near the opponents face. I haven't heard anything about Super Joe re-signing. I hope he's got one more awesome season for us. I'm ready. Are you?