Blackhawks Lead National TV Schedule (Again)

Even without an outdoor game on their schedule for the 2017-18 season, the Blackhawks will get a lot of national airtime this season.

On Monday, NBC announced the national broadcast schedule for the NHL. Chicago will make a league-leading 17 national television appearances during the upcoming season between NBC and NBCSN.

Included on the schedule are Montreal’s home opener on Oct. 10 and three games against St. Louis.


13 thoughts on “Blackhawks Lead National TV Schedule (Again)

  • August 1, 2017 at 8:17 am

    Hmmm it appears that the NHL does not share the opinion of the “doom & gloomers”
    on this site that the Hawks are washed up & will be fortunate to be the 8th seed….

  • August 1, 2017 at 9:53 am

    Why not? The ratings for Hawks games are usually pretty good.

  • August 1, 2017 at 10:23 am

    Apparently not Joey

  • August 1, 2017 at 1:37 pm

    Perhaps somewhere between doom and gloom and the Hawks are favourites last year to go to the Cup final makes sense. lol
    This will be a more testing year in the regular season, an an injury or two from being out.

  • August 1, 2017 at 8:43 pm

    At least theres only 1 1030 am breakfast game and 1 other on a SA or SN. The national broadcast games on SA and SN are fixed officiating to bring interest into the sport. Cinderellas beating dynasty team.

    Prob wont have as good record in first 20-25 games like last yr but are normal good stretch in NOV and DEC. No way to tell, if not 1 or 2 seed most likely 3/4/5 seed. Which is what we have been every yr since 2009, except 11 and 12 (6th).

  • August 2, 2017 at 3:11 pm

    For those of you who think the Hawks are still actually contenders please answer the following questions?

    Who is playing center besides Toews and Anisimov?
    Who is backing up Crow?
    Who is playing LW on the 2nd line?
    Who is logging hard PK mins on D?
    Who are the Hawks 5th & 6th D men?
    What happens if any of the Hawks core guys suffer any significant injuries?

  • August 2, 2017 at 4:01 pm

    For me as an NHL package subscriber, this blows as they black out all of those games. Some how NBCSN is a national channel that only about 50 people get.

  • August 2, 2017 at 5:11 pm

    In the 5 coming yrs, were going to be deep again in yrs 3,4 and 5. This yr and the 2nd yr the young guys are going to get better. Then those guys are starting their prime yrs and the younger part of the core is still really good.

    We will not have player bonuses and if Hoss does retire we have 8-11m in cap space to add an elite FW or D and keep the young guys.

    We had to reload, pay our dues/again, and then in those yrs 3, 4, and 5 we should be looking good.

    This yr and 19 is getting better for those yrs when were deep again.

  • August 2, 2017 at 5:13 pm

    The black out is bullshit. When you pay for other channels besides the nhl package. You have the directv 600s and WGN, you should be able to watch stuff on at least one of them when you pay for them.

  • August 2, 2017 at 7:26 pm

    Hope the Blackhawks pursue Alex Kerfoot a young speedy playmaking center from Harvard who isn’t signing with the devils and becomes a free agent aug. 15th. Could use some bulk on his 6′ frame but is scrappy and was a decent 47% on faceoffs playing full time at center and hobet baker finalist.

  • August 3, 2017 at 8:54 am

    Southside those questions need answers and the Blackhawks are in tbe position they can assess what can be anawered from talent within and have the ltir room to acquire some help where needed as the season progresses. I expect alot of young players to get an audition early and do the rental route again this season, how that plays out time will tell.

  • August 3, 2017 at 10:41 pm

    Why not Ian, they need prospects from other teams!!! Mark Kelley is below average!

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