The Chicago Blackhawks have barely begun its rebuild and already the prognostications have begun: Seven Stanley Cups along with Kevin Korchinski and Connor Bedard looking like Matthew Modine and David Spade in middle age:
A laugh for your Wednesday from The Daily Faceoffs’ Instagram page.
— Brooke (@brooke_lofo) October 18, 2023
The Blackhawks beat the Pittsburgh Penguins opening night, and it was quite the news. The Detroit Red Wings hung up after jumping ahead by three goals, but they too made the Penguins look slow and old.
It’s crazy how things change so quickly. The Blackhawks and Penguins were once the young, up and coming team while the Red Wings were aging and slowing. The Hawks are are the beginning of their new life cycle while Detroit appears to be turning a corner. The Penguins? Well, they’re taking one final crack at keeping the window open but look a step slow.
So with that picture in mind above, don’t rush it. It’s wild how fast it goes.
Blackhawks In Case You Missed It
- Editor’s Choice looks at how the Blackhawks young core is coming together quickly
- Arvid Soderblom has been impressive–and it’s hardly a surprise to those who know him best
- The powerplay finally gets a goal–and the Blackhawks can only hope it continues
- Off the Record: Three teams that are likely to be active in the trade market (+)
Western Conference Wrap
Coloreado Hockey Now: The Blackhawks are on tap to play the Colorado Avalanche later tonight. Cale Makar sure looks like he could be an issue
San Jose Hockey Now: The San Jose Sharks defense is getting healthier
Vegas Hockey Now: The defending champion Vegas Golden Knights win again, and if they knock the Jets off tonight, head into the Hawks home opener undefeated
Hockey Now Network
Boston Hockey Now: Bench boss Jim Montgomery likes what he sees with a certain Boston Bruins line
Detroit Hockey Now: Are the Detroit Red Wings for real? Alex DeBrincat is, leading the league in points after the Wings’ victory over the Penguins
Pittsburgh Hockey Now: It looks like the Pittsburgh Penguins are relying far too much on their stars, and when they’re not shining, the rest of the team doesn’t show up