Saturday’s Blackhawks-Hurricanes Game Postponed

On Friday morning, the Blackhawks-Hurricanes game originally scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 20, has been rescheduled.

Carolina will host the Tampa Bay Lightning instead. That games is part of a massive rescheduling taking place across the NHL because of games missed because of COVID; it was originally scheduled for March 28.

The make-up date for the Hawks and Canes will be announced at a later time.

30 thoughts on “Saturday’s Blackhawks-Hurricanes Game Postponed

  1. What a cockamamie season. I usually don’t give the NHL credit for much but they deserve kudos for keeping this season on the rails. This is the first game the Hawks will be affected – hopefully they use the extra day off to work on their new PP1 alignment because it looked very disjointed last game.

    BTW – Powers has a nice article on the Kane/DCat duo relative to the old Kane/Panarin duo. Nice article on how they’re capturing some of the magic 88/72 had. And then at the end he mentions a scout told him he thinks when Dach returns DCat-Dach-Kane could be a super line … that got my juices going.

  2. Rest won’t hurt them at all.
    Pp1 at practice today, Boqvist on point with Strome low, Kane and Cat on wings and Carpenter in high slot. Keith on point on no. 2 unit, Beaudin seems to off pp for now.Murphy practicing Carlsson not so may be change there tonight.

    EB Dach with Kane was talked about before his injury and Cat with them, Dach gives a defensive puck retrieval support for them that Strome can’t provide, actually he needs somebody to play that role for him.

  3. It winning % not points so it actually hurts the draft position. Otherwise F yea let’s get another gem from the draft. Got to have enough elite horses not just hustlers.

  4. It winning % not points so it actually hurts the draft position. Otherwise F yea let’s get another gem from the draft. Got to have enough elite horses not just hustlers.

    With 12 playing like he can compared to juniors yr slump and 77 going to be a star eventually that line could be wickedness.

  5. Ian – first, where do you go to get practice info?

    Regarding the DCat-Dach-Kane line – yep, a lot of us are excited to see how that would work but it’s kinda neat when a non-Hawks fan says it. I misquoted it a bit in my earlier post – here is what Powers wrote in his article:

    “One league scout thought Suter has certainly helped that line with retrieving pucks, defending and playing around the net, but he also believed the Blackhawks have a potential game-changing line if Kirby Dach is played in between DeBrincat and Kane when Dach returns from injury.”

  6. Need a Winn tonight to get in the Playoff…
    Happy they don’t play 2 in a row against them .it will change the roster tonight so Lank will play and probably Johnson also .
    Go Young Hawks Go
    1 game less to play without Murphy.

  7. I’ve been all over the map on the question of “What happens when Toews/Dach/Nylander return to the lineup?” Considering opposing teams would play their top d-men against the DCat-Dach-Kane line, they would be for all intents and purposes the Hawks #1 line. If Toews comes back and he plays as well as he has the last couple seasons – then I think it’s a no brainer to put Kubalik with him so then the only question is who plays the other wing, with the candidates being Nylander, Suter and Kurashev. I would go with Nylander because I’d rather have the stronger 200′ games of Suter and Kurashev to play with Strome.

    DCat-Dach-Kane
    Nylander-Toews-Kubalik
    Suter-Strome-Kurashev

    That’s a pretty good top-9 if Toews and Dach are 100% and if Nylander gets onboard the Last Train to Collitonville.

  8. EB I follow beat writers on twitter who cover practices and they tweet what is going on with videos. That sounds really good to hear for sure on the prospects of 12 77 88 line.

    Colliton said no changes to lineup tonight, Murphy close but not playing, may be in Tuesday his 2 weeks time frame up then.

  9. Ian, I check Powers twitter feed but he doesn’t always give reports from practice. Who are the other beat writers you follow?

  10. @ ER not to rain on your parade of happy thoughts but I will.

    What happens when Toews,Dach and Nylander return? Well first thought I have is how much is it gonna screw up the chemistry that this team is showing now? I get these kids know it’s inevitable of their return but who gets rewarded and who gets the horses Arse award? If and when they return this year you are looking at playoff time. That won’t be fair to those who got them there.

    I would prefer they just come back next year completely healthy and maybe a training camp and a few pre season games and a normal NHL season and just let this year play out. It in my mind would be the fairest to these players now. Let them lose their place in camp not because someone who’s been out for so long just strolls back in while they fought so hard to take their place while out.

  11. Nameless
    Yea I like the team we have now and not sure I want to see Those guy back this year.
    Would like to see Dach back in lineup before regular season end .
    Then the same group with Dach make a nice playoff run next year …we see then but for now I prefer the team we have .

  12. @ Nameless. While I understand your point, and am somewhat sympathetic to the feelings of whoever gets displaced when Toews & Dach return, I disagree that they should just hang out in the trainers room until next year. My perspective is when Dach and/or Toews are recovered from what is keeping them out, they should rejoin the team. Remember the Belichek quote: the most important ability is availability – and once healthy, Toews and Dach are key members of the team. Hockey is a “next-man-up” sport and everyone on the team understands that. Being “fair” to whomever gets moved doesn’t enter the equation. It’s a competition – during games, during skills practice, during scrimmage, during video study. A player who was most recent “next up” knows and understands he is most likely “next down”. If they happen to squeeze into the playoffs, everyone on the team will want Dach & Toews playing. The key is that they need to be recovered and ready to play at the level they have shown in the past, which is a higher level than whoever they replace.

  13. Nameless – I didn’t necessarily mean this season. I’m pretty sure Nylander won’t be ready this season and Dach is borderline from a timeline perspective so I’d just as soon they be extra cautious with him and not risk coming back too soon. The only one of the three who I could see coming back this season is Toews and it’s a big mystery if he ever comes back – let alone this season. So … sorry, your rain missed my parade. :-)

    And, I get your point regarding the potential for upsetting the apple cart and although I won’t say I’m as certain it would be a net negative as you suggest, it’s probably not worth the risk because this season is building just what we wanted – so why change the recipe when there’s really no upside given the purpose of this season.

    But next season starts afresh and having Dach and Nylander back will be a big boost to what was built this season and if Toews hops on board there’s potential for even more goodness.

  14. Ian,Strome not good at puck retrieval????This is the first I an hearing of this!Sarcasm now switched off.

  15. In my opinion Nylander will have a hard time getting back into this lineup. I hope he’s watching because these kids are hungry and talented to boot. He just may be trade material, it’s up to him.

  16. I doubt that Toews, Seabrook, and Shaw play for the Hawks again because of illnesses and injuries. I don’t think that Nylander plays for the Hawks, as I think he becomes a Kraken. Also, I’d like to say “suck it” to all of you who made fun of me when I said that Patrick Kane needs to be the captain of this team, and lead the “utes”. I have not seen this kind of enthusiasm from Kane since 2010! He is really enjoying being one of the “old-men” in the locker room. Kane is “dirt” and Keith is “older than dirt”. Go Hawks!

  17. @ebonyraptor..I would agree with those lines for next year..I think the top nine is in good shape once everyone is healthy..add in Reichel and Kayumov within the next year or two and there will be plenty of young options for the Hawks..Suter and Kurashev have really sped up the rebuilding of the forward lines..Here’s how the top nine could look if Nylander and Strome don’t figure out how to play 200 ft games..

    Cat-Dach-Kane
    Reichel-Toews-Kubalik
    Suter-Kurashev-Kayumov

    Looks pretty balanced to me..don’t know much about Kayumov but Reichel plays the exact way these young Hawks play..he’s going to fit in very well..

  18. Tommy, I can’t account for what you’ve seen but I’ve seen plenty of enthusiasm from Kane since 2010. There are the odd few games every season where Kane looks disinterested or tired or unenthusiastic but to suggest this is the first since 2010 is nonsense. I think Toews absence has opened up a leadership role that Kane has enthusiastically filled and good for him and good for the team. I think a motivator for Kane is having fun and scoring is the cause and fun is the effect. He sure seemed pretty enthusiastic when he was playing with Panarin a few years ago.

  19. Ebby, there is just a dynamic on this team that I can’t explain. It starts with Kane, but the exuberance and camaraderie is something I haven’t seen since the Cup days. I know he was having fun with the Bread-Man, but there was a lot of dysfunction on that team, this team is so cohesive and I think will go far in the playoffs.

  20. Roam, I have no idea what are the rules for this 55 games just heard someon so where say it’s percentage not pts. Whatever it is let’s get another gem!

    Yes yes. 77 19 healthy full summer of training and normal camp preseason. F no should they play this yr.

  21. Can’t understand why people keep talking about Nylander coming back. Why would anyone care. He has yet to deliver. Unless Nylander ups his game considerably, he has no future on this roster.

  22. Nylander has the skating and skills to be a very good offensive player. If it clicks in for him he could be the 3rd best winger on the Hawks behind Kane and DCat. It boggles the mind how so many Hawks fans can’t wait to run the guy out of town. It’s strange that many Hawks fans would rather be right about a player being bad than wrong about a player being good.

  23. I think Nylander will get at least next year to show he belongs on the Hawks and in the top 9 – his contract is up at that time then we’ll see how he fits in or not

    I’m 50/50 on his chances to be part of the future in CHI but IMO that’s too high a percentage to let him go before seeing him after his injury for a full year

    I don’t want to see him traded before that evaluation or drafted to the Kraken

    His potential is too great to dismiss him so soon

  24. Package Strome and Boqvist for a solid two way second line center ….i am tired of Boqvist sad lack of physical resistance ,and Strome is inconsistent and lacking ambition on any given night .

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