In the interest of clarity, here are a few key dates for Calgary Flames fans to bear in mind as we prepare to kick-off the 2012-13 hockey season.


-The pre-season begins September 24, pending the NHL and NHLPA agreeing on a new CBA.
- The regular season begins October 11 with the first of six contests with the Vancouver Canucks (they’ll also play the Flames on December 26, December 27, March 2, March 3 and April 6).
The Flames play the Edmonton Oilers six times in the regular season – three times early in the year (October 24, November 24 and December 23), and then three times in April (the 1st, 3rd and 13th).