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Chicago Blackhawks: Bring On The Month Of October

By Jimmy Lynch
Brandon Hagel #38, Chicago Blackhawks (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
Brandon Hagel #38, Chicago Blackhawks (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images) /
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The Chicago Blackhawks are now entering the only month that matters – the month of October is finally here.

The last time the Chicago Blackhawks played a regular-season NHL game was back on May 10th, 2021 when the team lost to the Dallas Stars 5-4 in overtime. Now the Hawks are entering a new season with new opportunity.

October is usually the favorite month of hockey fans. It is the month that begins the NHL season, except for last season when it began in January due to the shortened season. It is a fresh start with new players in new places, especially this season with the Seattle Kraken joining the league.

So how are things looking for the Blackhawks in October?

The Blackhawks play the Avalanche, Devils, Penguins, Islanders, Canucks, Red Wings, Maple Leafs, Hurricanes, and Blues this month during the regular season. Those nine regular-season games is 18 points on the board for a team looking to make a push for the playoffs let’s hope the team can get 10 to 20 of those points!

The first game of the regular season for the Hawks comes on October 13th against the Colorado Avalanche. I cannot wait till that first game, but it is not like there is nothing else to look forward to.

There is still a lot of hockey to talk about, Chicago still has four more preseason matchups, including one tonight against the St. Louis Blues, and they still have to get this roster down to just the players we are going to see when the season begins.

There are a lot of fun battles to watch play out, including a lot of young rookies that had great performances in the first preseason matchup against Detroit. Get excited Blackhawks fans, because the season is almost here. There will be NHL games this month, and in the next 30 days we will have a better understanding of where this team is at and which players are the real deal for this franchise.

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