June 22, 2012; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Teuvo Teravainen is presented with a jersey after being selected as the number eighteen overall draft pick to the Chicago Blackhawks in the 2012 NHL Draft at CONSOL Energy Center. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

No Joy In Muddville, Teuvo Will Watch From The Pressbox Tonight!

All the signs were present that Teuvo Teravainen wouldn’t be making his NHL premiere tonight.  The Hawks didn’t practice at all yesterday and there wasn’t a Morning Skate today. The Teuvo Watch was still in full force today with most Blackhawks fans wanting to see the team’s top prospect take the ice tonight when the Chicago Blackhawks take on the Nashville Predators at the United Center, but no matter how much excitement there was we were all waiting for the announcement from the Blackhawks.

The news just came down that Teuvo won’t be in the lineup tonight so Teuvo Watch will turn into a full dose of  Teuvo Tuesday. You would think with it being a weekend and limited press coverage they might sneak Teuvo out there tonight, but if Quenneville is true to his word Teuvo will be in the lineup on Tuesday night when the Hawks host the Dallas Stars.

The coverage is going to feel almost suffocating on Tuesday now that Teuvo will be in the pressbox watching the Hawks for the second straight contest.  I’m sure all of us have some sort of unrealistic expectations but all are excited at the possibility of the #2 Center of the future on the ice at the United Center on a nightly basis now.

Joel Quenneville said it would either be Sunday or Tuesday so let’s get a Win tonight and get ready for Teuvo Time Tuesday to get totally rev’d up!!

How disappointed are you that Teuvo isn’t playing tonight? I know I am but now it’s only 2 days until Teuvo Eve!

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