Well, this is annoying.
According to John Shannon of Sportsnet, the Blackhawks will open their season on January 19 at 2:00pm CT at the Staples Center, where they’ll take on the Los Angeles Kings.
Now, I’m not just miffed because the Blackhawks get to watch another team raise their Stanley Cup banner. I’m more annoyed at the fact that they’ll open their season in California, come back and play a few games — and then they’re right back on the road from January 30 to February 10 for the Disney On Ice road trip. The NHL scheduling monkeys strike again!