We’ve hit the week where cuts are happening and preseason games means make of break for those fighting for a roster spot. The Chicago Blackhawks preseason schedule kicks off this week and there’s plenty of names vying for a spot on that final roster. Thursday begins that process.
Some teams have already gotten closer to their decision making. In Detroit, top prospect Simon Edvinsson is first to point to himself for not making it last year. Will it change this year?
As we draw closer to the season, there will be predictions, analysis on the past and how it correlates to this season, and with the rebuild. I’ll be there Thursday for the game against the Blues and the other home games as well. But each game will come with in-depth coverage on a number of different angles. We can all watch the recaps–but let’s see what else was there that might have been missed.
Blackhawks In Case You Missed It
- Blackhawks by the Numbers looks at the goal differential since the playoff team in 2020. It won’t be surprising, but some of the analysis put into context certainly is interesting
- The Blackhawks wrap wishes a preseason’s greeting to everyone–as real hockey is finally around the corner
- Taylor Hall’s words show that general manager Kyle Davidson’s vision of leadership is right on target
Hockey Now Network
Boston Hockey Now: Prospect Brandon Bussi isn’t going to break camp with the Boston Bruins. But he’s enjoying the moment as he’s up there now.
Detroit Hockey Now: Simon Edvinsson is one of the Detroit Red Wings best prospects. He also points to himself as the reason he’s not playing full time in the Motor City yet. On his attitude and how he plans to crack the lineup this season.
Florida Hockey Now: Gracyn Sawchuk is making his preseason debut for the Florida Panthers. The 2023 second-round pick is looking to make some noise and showing that the “small guy” isn’t afraid of anyone.
Montreal Hockey Now: Many Montreal Canadiens fans howled when the Habs took David Reinbacher in the 2023 NHL Draft. He’ll be a top pairing defenseman in today’s preseason tilt–maybe they’ll be howling for different reasons if he turns out to be the real deal down the road?
San Jose Hockey Now: Henry Thrun nets two in the San Jose Sharks victory over the Vegas Golden Knights