Good morning Chicago Blackhawks fans! The day we have been counting down all summer has finally arrived! It’s Banner Raising Night at the United Center, and the last time we watched the Blackhawks play a meaningful game at the United Center they were doing this…
The banner raising tonight will put the 2015 Stanley Cup finally to rest after plenty of Stanley Cup celebrations all over the US, Canada, and Europe. I believe the Stanley Cup this summer visited 12 countries, and after tonight’s celebration it will be heading back to the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto as another season kicks off.
The Chicago Blackhawks as is the norm after every Stanley Cup won in this salary cap era has had a pretty significant roster turnover with this being one of the biggest when they traded away one of their core players in Patrick Sharp. Sharp will become the first opposing player to ever play against the Blackhawks that has won three Stanley Cups with the Blackhawks when Dallas and the Blackhawks hook up down the road.
The first month of the season is a heavy dose of Eastern Conference teams though so it’s Gameday, and here are some gameday links to kick off the 2015-2016 season!
The 2015 Stanley Cup defense starts against a team many thought the Hawks were going to face in the Stanley Cup Final in the New York Rangers (Blackhawks)
A look around the Central Division and who will stand in the Chicago Blackhawks way this season (The Committed Indian)
A look around the NCAA Hockey and where the Chicago Blackhawks prospects will be playing this season (Committed Indians)
The New Faces on the Blackhawks just need to follow the lead of the locked in core (CSN)
New look Chicago Blackhawks are aiming for an historic title this upcoming season (Yahoo)
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After a horrible preseason record, Stars fans shouldn’t look into that record very much (Blackout Dallas)
Why the window is closing on tonight’s opponent the New York Rangers and their Stanley Cup hopes (Pro Hockey Talk)
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