It’s time for some payback! The Chicago Blackhawks hope to star the new NHL season with some revenge, as they take on the team that eliminated them from the playoffs, the St. Louis Blues. This is going to be good so be sure you see every single second!
It may be a brand new season but the Chicago Blackhawks will still be focusing on the 2015-16 playoffs and how the St. Louis Blues knocked them out in the first round. It’s a whole new Blackhawks team that will host the Blues at the United Center in beautiful Chicago, Illinois. Will the results be different or will St. Louis come out on top – again? The puck drops around 8:00 PM ET so be ready to see this epic showdown.
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After Chicago traded away Andrew Shaw, 25, and Teuvo Teravainen, 22, they freed up some room (and some spending money) to pick up some rookies, per SB Nation. If fans add up all the NHL games that Tyler Motte, 21, Ryan Hartman, 22, Nick Schmaltz, 20, and Vinnie Hinostroza, 22, have played, they’d come up with 15 total. Wow. These young guns will look for their Sweet Sixteen when they take on the Blues. There will be plenty of veterans to help out, as defensemen Brian Campbell, 37, will be joined by Michal Kempny, 26, and Gustav Forsling, 20.
After coming close to the Stanley Cup finals (as they lost the Western Conference to the San Jose Sharks) the Blues are ready to battle their way back to the top of the NHL. But these aren’t the same ol’ Blues. David Backes, 32, joined the Boston Bruins and Troy Brouwer, 31, jumped ship for the Calgary Flames, leaving Alex Pietrangelo, 26, as the new team captain, per ESPN. With the addition of David Perron and Carter Hutton, the team has the tools to possibly be a contender if they sort out all these news pieces.
While Chicago may be motived by revenge, the Blues might be pushed to win this game for longtime coach Ken Hitchcock, 64. The 2016-17 season is his last season for the Blues, with Mike Yeo, 43, taking over the role in 2017-18. The Stanley Cup would make for one heck of a retirement gift – just saying.
Who do you think will win this game, HollywoodLifers? Are you backing the Blackhawks as they chase the Cup? Or do you think St. Louis will be giving Chicago a bad case of the blues?