The NHL really will have a season this time around. The League just released the schedule within the hour and I've had a look at it.
Good fortune smiles on me in my quest to check out San Jose Sharks games in the midwest, as the Sharks visit the midwest in October, and on weekend dates! They return to the region in March. This means the chances of freezing rain and huge snow drifts in the Interstate are slim at best. Road trip!
Now, if we could one day lure the NHL, or even top-flight minor league action here to Indianapolis once again, I'd be absolute ecstatic. The highest level of hockey in Indiana is third-tier UHL action in Fort Wayne.