The Chicago Blackhawks 2021-22 season will be here before you know it, but first is the preseason.
The preseason is a time to make those final decisions teams need for their roster. After missing out on a preseason last season due to the pandemic, this will be a great opportunity for young players on the roster to show what they can do with the Chicago Blackhawks.
The preseason gives different players a chance to prove they deserve a spot on the roster. Training camp is a good warm-up, but the preseason can be the final test to decide who gets a roster spot. Guys like Nicolas Beaudin, Lukas Reichel, and Henrik Borgstrom have a lot to prove this season during the preseason.
The Preseason Schedule:
Wed Sept. 29 – Detroit Red Wings
Fri Oct. 1 – St Louis Blues
Sat Oct. 2 – @ St Louis Blues
Mon Oct. 4 – @ Detroit Red Wings
Thurs Oct. 7 – @ Minnesota Wild
Sat Oct. 9 – Minnesota Wild
Chicago will play the Detroit Red Wings to kick things off during the preseason, but it is the next game on the schedule that I would want to be at. The Hawks and Blues have not played each other since the 2019-20 season, so even though their first matchup comes during the preseason, it is a game I want to see.
I also would keep an eye on the last two games of the preseason against Minnesota. While the preseason means very little and often is filled with players that are not on the active roster until the end, the Hawks will play the Wild in their final two games.
Well, the Hawks’ first matchup of the regular season against the Colorado Avalanche is on the 13th, and the Avalanche will have played the Wild a few games before during the preseason on September 30th and October 4th. How the Hawks matchup against the Wild could be a good show of how they matchup against the Avalanche in comparison due to the Wild and Avs meeting a few games before.
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I cannot wait to have hockey back on my screen again. There are so many different players that have a lot to prove and there are a lot of different question marks about the roster. So we will have to wait and see how things play out.