We had so much fun doing our Countdown to Faceoff series last season that we decided to do it again. In case you’re new to the series, we’ll do a roster preview as we count down the days until the Chicago Blackhawks October 9th season opener against the Dallas Stars.
We are traveling closer and closer to the Chicago Blackhawks season opener and today we run into the phenom that all Blackhawks fans are excited to see in Chicago, but it appears that Stan Bowman wants to protect him before giving him the keys to the 2nd line center in Chicago.
Teuvo stat line with Chicago in 3 games was full of a lot of goose eggs and in 5 games with the Rockford Ice Hogs he scored twice, but if you ask anyone who the most impressive player not in the current core the first name mentioned will be Teuvo. Teuvo was running on fumes when he arrived in Chicago after a full season overseas which included a Gold Medal at the World Juniors.
It looked like it was Going to be Teuvo Time in Chicago until the Hawks found a bargain with Brad Richards signing for 1 year at the 2 million dollar price tag which means that Teuvo could be starting out this season in Rockford, but most fans will be rooting for Teuvo to be so impressive at Development Camp and Training Camp and preseason that Teuvo will make the team in Chicago.
Teuvo is the 2nd wave of what should be the Blackhawks core behind the Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane, Duncan Keith core the only question is not if but when Teuvo time takes over the United Center. Hopefully sooner than later!
Be on the lookout for our Countdown to Faceoff series as we continue to work our way to the season opener on October 9th. We’re 86 days from the season opener. Is it October yet???
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