The start of the Chicago Blackhawks season has always been something I have gotten excited about year in and year out. The idea of a fresh start with some new and returning faces is exciting, and watching the first few games of the year is always exciting.
Not only is the ice fresh each night but so are the players and so are the fans in the stands watching them. Blackhawks hockey the past few years has not been that fun to watch. The team has struggled and it has been frustrating watching them throughout an entire season, pretty similar to most teams in Chicago right now.
This season already feels different.
The Blackhawks have expectations with the different additions they made this offseason. The last time the team played guys like Jonathan Toews, Marc-Andre Fleury, Tyler Johnson, Seth Jones, and Jake McCabe were not on the roster. Now the team is filled with some pretty big names, and honestly, everyone should be getting excited.
The Blackhawks’ first game of the season is on October 13th in Colorado. Colorado is not going to be an easy opponent, they are predicted to be one of the best teams in the Central Division, and in the entire league at that.
With this first game of the season against one of the best opponents around Chicago will have an opportunity to prove people wrong, and that is honestly what it is all about. Why play the games if everything is predetermined? The season needs to be played and who knows maybe Chicago can have a fun year.
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The season is so close and I am excited. Watching hockey is definitely something I have missed, especially with football and baseball being on right now. Let us know in the comments how you plan to watch the first game of the season and what you are most looking forward to this season!