The Blackhawks opened up the season with four games against Eastern Conference competition, all in six days, playing the first two at home. The first eight games the Blackhawks played were against teams who had made the playoffs the season before, including the defending champions and the defending runner-ups. Their season-opener was to be against the two-time defending champion Pittsburgh Penguins. Then, the ‘Hawks would see a familiar face in Artemi Panarin when they faced the Blue Jackets. They would face the Maple Leafs and the Canadiens up in Canada. They would then go on to finally play against Western Conference teams, playing against the Wild, the Predators, the Blues, and the Oilers. Today, however, we will just be looking at the first game, when the Blackhawks hosted Pittsburgh on October 5.
In a previous blog, I stated how when you Google Andrew Campbell, a character from “Pretty Little Liars” appears before the professional hockey player.
There’s a reason why. A few of them, actually.
On June 5th, 2018, Garth Snow was fired as the New York Islander’s GM.
The Dallas Stars signed veteran defenseman Roman Polak to a one year deal worth $1.3 million. Continue reading
Toronto Maple Leafs forward James Van Riemsdyk is going to sign with Flyers, the team who drafted him at second overall behind Patrick Kane in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft. Continue reading
John Tavares will sign with the Maple Leafs.
The Leafs now have two #1 overall draft pick centers from the last ten years who are in their prime or have not reached their prime yet.
On July 1st, current New York Islanders center John Tavares will officially become a free agent. Continue reading