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Blackhawks Notebook: Bedard Training with Stars; Big 10 Schedule Released



Connor Bedard may not be an NHL star quite yet, but Blackhawks’ first overall pick is training with a whole bunch of them. In a video posted by Biosteel and retweeted (or re-posted) on social media, the two Connors (McDavid and Bedard) are beside one another working out at the Biosteel NHL Camp.

With one of many stars at the camp, Bedard continues to do the little things as the season approaches. The Biosteel camp is described as “our marquee event of the year that brings together 30 of the best and brightest NHL players for some intense pre-season training and (friendly) competition, all under one roof.”

Signing his entry-level deal put him in the NHL category and provides the opportunity to train with some of the best in the league already.

Not a bad way to go into the preseason.

Big 10 Blackhawks To Face Off Against Each Other in November, March

The chance to see the Big 10 Blackhawks duel one another will present itself in a pair of games in November and March. The first tilt will be Friday November 10th and Saturday November 11th in Ann Arbor and then not again until March 1st and 2nd in Minneapolis.

Both are considered not only conference powerhouses, but also national ones. Both made appearances in the Frozen Four and both fell to eventual champion Qunnipiac. Michigan was downed in the semi-finals and Minnesota lost an overtime thriller in the title game.

Now they both look to head back without their respective top players in Logan Cooley and Adam Fantilli.

The fun part, however, will be following both teams as the likes of Frank Nazar, Oliver Moore, and Sam Rinzel as they go on a Big 10 collision course. Back at development camp, Nazar couldn’t help but send a few Wolverine-Golden Gopher related barbs at Moore.

“[I was] throwing a few chirps his way,” Nazar said.  “Letting him know I’m coming back next season and we’ll be coming for them.”

Moore confirmed.

“He’s been in my ear; I’ve been in his ear. We’ve both just talked about how much we’re looking forward to that, playing Michigan-Minnesota, being in both buildings and just battling against each other,” Moore said.  “We’ve had a chance to do that a little bit two years ago at NTDP in practice. He’s a competitive guy and so am I so it’ll be fun.”

Fun is an understatement for Blackhawks fans watching what they hope is the future core of their team.