Blackhawks Gear Up for a New Season

By Todd McClamroch in News on Sep 19, 2007 8:20PM

2007_09_19_blackhawks.jpgIt's still sunny and warm outside, so it's hard to believe the NHL has taken the ice again in preparation for a new season. Last year, Chicagoist made our yearly mistake of getting excited about the offseason moves and preseason successes of the Blackhawks, only to be let down once again.

So this year we have vowed not to analyze the preseason too carefully and instead to wait to see how the Blackhawks look when it really counts, on October 4 when they travel to Minnesota to take on the Wild in their 2007-2008 season opener. The Blackhawks will be sporting their new and improved RBK Edge uniform for this season (sans flip flops shown to the right).

For those interested in following preseason games, the Blackhawks started off with a 4-3 win on the road against the Columbus Blue Jackets. The Hawks will be keeping busy with four home games in just five nights at the United Center, starting tonight with a rematch against Columbus at 7:30. The entire preseason and regular season schedules can be found on the Blackhawks website.

Photo from the Chicago Blackhawks Website.