2021 is a very trying year for Chicago Blackhawks. However, they have been a much better team since firing Jeremy Colliton and hiring Derek King as the new head coach. They needed to be the best team in the league to come back and make it to the knockout stages but they certainly played a respectable hockey game.
Unfortunately, the National Hockey League takes a little pause thanks to COVID-19. It came right before and after the three-day Christmas break that was already on the schedule so it felt like forever since we’ve seen the Blackhawks play.
Their last game was a 4-3 loss in extra time to the Dallas Stars on December 18. It would be their last game of 2021 but they didn’t know it at the time. Now, after a long time, we are so close to having them back in our lives.
They will start the new year in topical style with a match of the day against the Nashville Predator Team on New Year’s Day. It’s going to be a great game against a Predators team that deserves respect for the way they’ve played this season. It will be a great matchup between two desperate teams for very different reasons.
The Chicago Blackhawks are coming back into our lives.
The team’s fans may miss them a lot but they can be sure they’re making them back as good as new. There are a few players dealing with some COVID stuff but they’ll be back shortly. For the most part, the Hawks are one of the healthier teams this year. Hopefully that will continue into 2022.
There are challenges beyond the ice for every human being in the world right now. However, the Blackhawks will also face some challenges on the ice. They need to win a very high group to even get back into the race and that still might not be enough. The hole they dug themselves may be too steep. You can’t make it past the knockouts in October but you can certainly miss them.
Watching players like Patrick Kane, Alex DeBrincat, Seth Jones, Marc-Andre Fleury and Jonathan Toews among others is always a treat for different reasons. There are also some young children in the organization who should also be exhibiting their content soon. 2022 is an important year for the Hawks and their growth as an organization.
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