Good morning Chicago Blackhawks fans! The Chicago Blackhawks preseason viewing schedule was released yesterday and so now all i can think of #IsItSeptmenberYet
As someone that grew up in the 1980’s with only road games on television if you had Sportsvision, the fact that every preseason game is televised is something you couldn’t have told me was possible way back when.
It’s still amazing to me that Rocky is Bill Wirtz’s son to be honest. The Hawks have gone from the worst franchise in all of sports to the best in the NHL. They are first class in every shape, way, and form.
This includes every preseason game getting televised. Here is the tweet from Tracey Myers about this year’s preseason slate of games.
So, it’s home and home games this year against as always the Detroit Red Wings and included in this is the Columbus Blue Jackets and Boston Bruins.
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Of course none of these games matter, but with the amount of prospects that need to see playing time, this year will be way more exciting than the past couple of preseasons.
The one surprise from last year was Alexandre Fortin who will not be 100% by the time prospect camp rolls around next week after offseason injury, but he showed the franchise so much during prospect camp and the rookie tourney that it earned him a contract with the team.
I think that is what everyone is hoping to see this year that some prospect has made a huge leap in his game, that he will force the Chicago Blackhawks to make a choice.
September is right around the corner…. right?
Here are some morning links to start your Friday!
If you missed it, here is the full schedule and roster for Monday’s Prospect camp (Blackhawks)
Here is an entire article about the preseason broadcast schedule (Sun-Times)
Breaking down Prospect Group B at Chicago Blackhawks Prospect camp (Committed Indians)
Looking at next years salary cap hits on the Chicago Blackhawks roster (Puckin Hostile)
Here is a road map for a Chicago Blackhawks rebound next year (Daily Herald)
How the Hawks can effectively use Marian Hossa’s LTIR space (Puck Prose)
The Carolina Hurricanes could be sold very soon (Bleacher Report)
The new fad topic, Which legend would you bring back in their prime (Blackout Dallas)
As this CBA comes to a close, signing bonuses keep getting bigger (TSN)
Are The Pittsburgh Penguins really going to trade Phil Kessel (Puck Daddy)