The N-H-L revealed its 2012-2013 schedule on Thursday. However, the start of the campaign is contingent on a new Collective Bargaining Agreement being negotiated, as the current deal between the owners and the Players Association will expire in September.
A labor dispute resulted in the cancellation of the 2004-05 season. If the upcoming season can begin without any delays, the Red Wings would open their home and regular season October 12th against Nashville.
One of the highlights of the Detroit schedule is the January First Winter Classic with the Red Wings facing off against the Toronto Maple Leafs at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor.