Blackhawks: Top 3 reasons to now get excited for 2021

Jonathan Toews #19, Chicago Blackhawks (Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports)
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Jonathan Toews, Chicago Blackhawks
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Reason Two: It is another season of hockey

Let’s be honest; it is going to be a tough season for the Blackhawks. Of course, I will be rooting for them every step of the way and trying to be optimistic, but we all know this could be a long 56 games.

I want to have hockey on TV again. I liked watching the playoffs back in August and October, but nothing beats the thrill of a new season. Watching division leaders form and seeing how a playoff picture ends up shaking up will be exciting, even if Chicago is not in the mix.

Watching individual players play their best hockey, and seeing the roster develop over the course of the season will be great. Sure I would love to see Chicago go undefeated throughout the first 20 or so games as they did in 2013, but that is unlikely.

Plus, thanks to these new divisions, there will be a lot of intense hockey every night, thanks to how often these new rivals will be forced to play each other. The matchups we will get to watch will be exciting, and I think possibilities are endless with the Stanley Cup Final matchups we could get this season.