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Chicago Blackhawks: 10 Can’t-Miss Games Next Season

By Mario Tirabassi
Mar 29, 2016; Saint Paul, MN, USA; Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane (88) looks on during a game between the Minnesota Wild and Chicago Blackhawks at Xcel Energy Center. The Wild defeated the Blackhawks 4-1. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 29, 2016; Saint Paul, MN, USA; Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane (88) looks on during a game between the Minnesota Wild and Chicago Blackhawks at Xcel Energy Center. The Wild defeated the Blackhawks 4-1. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports /
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Mar 29, 2016; Saint Paul, MN, USA; Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane (88) looks on during a game between the Minnesota Wild and Chicago Blackhawks at Xcel Energy Center. The Wild defeated the Blackhawks 4-1. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports /

Chicago Blackhawks Have A Jam-Packed 2016-17 Regular Season

On Tuesday afternoon, the NHL released the full 2016-17 schedules for all 30 teams, and the Chicago Blackhawks, along with the entire league, are in for quite a fast-paced season. With the World Cup of Hockey starting in September, the start to the season (usually the first week of October) is being pushed back to Oct. 12.

While the season is starting late, it will be slated to end on schedule and have the Stanley Cup Playoffs begin as normal, in the second week of April. With the addition of a ‘bye week’ for each team, the season will have the condensed feel of a lockout-shortened season, but in the full 82-game slate.

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Blackhawks beat writers put their two cents into the schedule discussion upon its release.

Tracy Myers of Comcast Chicago noticed Chicago’s usual circus trip:


While Chicago Sun-Times writer Mark Lazerus pointed out the lock-out shortened season feel:


Also, Mark Potash of the Sun-Times gave the 82-game schedule a full win/loss treatment:

Not a bad outlook from Potash, but considering that the Nashville Predators were a in a wild-card spot last year with 96 points, Blackhawks fans would be more comfortable with more than a 97-point season in Chicago’s quest to regain the Stanley Cup. On that quest, here a 10 matchups that are can’t-miss games.

Next: Games To See No. 10-6

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