No, not that one.
Can the Isles make a jump in the standings this month after a rough first month? After reading about the difficulties faced by teams more than three points out of the standings at the end of October, I'd like to see a big November to get us solidly back in the mix.
Here's how the schedule looks for the month. October records follow opponents.
11/3 WPG 4-6-2
11/5 WAS* 7-2-0
11/7 @BOS 3-7-0
11/10 @COL 7-4-0
11/13 @VAN 5-5-1
11/15 NYR 4-3-3
11/17 MON* 4-5-2
11/21 @PIT 8-3-2
11/23 PHI 6-4-1
11/25 NJ 4-4-1
11/29 @BUF 6-4-0
* Indicates opponent playing second of back-to-back games.
Collective October record of opponents: 58-47-12
WPG comes in on the first of four game road trip.
VAN is back home against us after five road games in eleven days with two back-to-backs.
Three opponents will be playing the second night of a back to back, although obviously one (the Devils) is nullified as we are as well. That home and home series are our only games on consecutive days for the month.
Eight of the thirteen games are against teams I consider in our tier or below.
Six are against teams we are very likely to compete against for the bottom playoff spots.
Will Boston still be struggling? We get them in the first of a five game home stand for them, and back at NVMC in their first game away from home.
Does the first West Coast trip help the chemistry some think might be lacking so far?
Same drill as last time: Vote for what you'd like to see from the Isles this month, leave what you think will really happen in the comments if you'd like.
I think 9-4 might be what we need to get back in the hunt. I also think it's doable, so it's both what would make me happy and what I think they actually go for the month.