Blackhawks National Television Schedule Revealed

Players are on the ice during the NHL’s media tour this week, and part of the news that came out of the season getting closer is the national television schedules for the league’s new broadcast partners.

The Chicago Blackhawks will appear on TNT five times this season.

  • Oct. 13 at Colorado – 9:00 PM
  • Nov. 17 at Seattle – 9:00 PM
  • Jan. 26 at Detroit – 6:30 PM
  • Feb. 2 vs. Minnesota – 8:30 PM
  • March 23 at Anaheim – 9:00 PM

The Hawks will appear on ESPN/ABC four times in the coming season.

  • Oct. 19 vs. N.Y. Islanders – 7:00 PM (ESPN)
  • Nov. 26 vs. St. Louis – Noon (ABC)
  • March 5 at Philadelphia – 2:00 PM (ABC)
  • March 26 at Vegas – 2:00 PM (ABC)

All times Central.

21 thoughts on “Blackhawks National Television Schedule Revealed

  • September 16, 2021 at 1:58 pm
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    Curious- If many/any of these games will be subject to blackouts

    I am guessing that many games will not be sold out w/ lingering Covid concerns and Mask mandates that might not go well with some.

    Does anyone have info on how the “Blackouts” may or not be in play due to non sellouts?

  • September 16, 2021 at 2:33 pm
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    Wow!! Like the new graphics on the website. Sharp!!

  • September 17, 2021 at 1:39 pm
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    Tab where did everyone go? Is this new site causing difficulties for the good old gang?

  • September 17, 2021 at 11:55 pm
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    Sorry. Now looks like every other site on Bleacher Report (except for the black background which looks like the Athletic). Lost its intimacy and uniqueness.

  • September 18, 2021 at 7:04 am
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    watched first 2 periods- Prospects VS Wild.
    Thoughts-
    Reichel was by far the most talented – Hands/ Elite quickness/ Best passer ( Looked like Kane on left boards- threaded needle 4-5 times for one timers) to Dach- who didn’t impress me.

    If he makes roster- He would all ready be 2nd best passer on team, possibly best back checker (mad a couple Hossa/Hagel type strips to start rushes).
    Elite Quickness-like Hagel.
    Elite shiftiness- Kane2.0

    Did NOT see a shot (or at least a good hard shot)
    ONLY concern- is does he avoid BIG hits while doing his dangles in tight spaces. That would be the only reason to put him in AHL now. Otherwise-NHL ready skill wise.
    By Far Most noticeable player on either team- And Wild have Rossi/Boldy

    Liked-
    Slavin
    Altybarmakyan
    Crevier- 6’7″ D-skates pretty good for that size
    Soderblom- looked OK- but neither team was creating many A grade scoring plays (other than the Whiffs/shanks By Dach on one timer feeds from Reichel)

  • September 18, 2021 at 9:07 am
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    Thanks for the update – I like to hear promising reports on Reichel

  • September 18, 2021 at 10:57 am
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    I saw about 1/2 of the game. Reichel was very noticeable, even the Wild announcers were impressed by him. The unexpected surprise to me was Crevier. He played with Allen and they were very good. The big guy made plays at both ends and skated very well. Will be someone to keep an eye on. Regula had a pretty big role but his skating just doesn’t seem good enough to me.

  • September 18, 2021 at 3:03 pm
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    Bluto & HW thanks for the updates. This is the younger Dach you are talking about, correct.

  • September 18, 2021 at 3:13 pm
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    Also, what does anyone think about Connelly & Strome for Austin Watson and a fifth round pick.

  • September 19, 2021 at 9:36 am
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    I like the new format/look but I wonder if some others are turned off or intimidated OR maybe it’s just a lull in activity = hopefully it’s only temporary and we can get back to the spirited repartee we’re used to.

  • September 19, 2021 at 9:40 am
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    I saw only the last of the 2nd period and all of the 3rd of the game on Friday. I definitely noticed Reichel in a good way and Barratt and Alty#84 were also buzzing around and very engaged. Hoping to catch more of the game today.

  • September 19, 2021 at 10:40 am
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    interesting new look.

  • September 19, 2021 at 3:55 pm
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    Watched last 2 periods of rookie game – Reichel looks good – poised with puck and sees the ice noticeably better than his teammates

    Dach played well along the wall – that was encouraging

    Teply also had some good moments in a power forward kinda way but I don’t know if his ceiling would be higher than 4th line in NHL

    Hardman wears the goat horns by taking a senseless O zone penalty with the Hawks on the PP with just over a minute to go and leading – not impressed – of course MIN then scored 5 on 4 and won in shootout

    Overall team structure much better than I expected – Regula and Allan both look promising on back end

  • September 19, 2021 at 4:36 pm
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    Thanks Wrap be interesting to see what role Reichel plays this year, either being an out of camp or a early call up quite likely. Hardman seems more and more like John Hayden with hopefully a little more offensive upside.

  • September 19, 2021 at 6:01 pm
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    Only caught 1st today=

    Reichel- was not as noticeable in 1st
    Teply- did look good in some one man cycle play
    Altybarmakyan- w/ a Hagel type pick-pocket- shoulder/bull nose dive to net and hard wrister for 1st goal
    I still liked Crevier- Boy is —l o n g— and doesn’t skate like he’s 6’7″

  • September 19, 2021 at 6:47 pm
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    Crevier is noticeable because of his size and that he does skate well although not sure if he has an NHL future – possible but definitely on the fence at present

  • September 19, 2021 at 6:52 pm
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    Ian – Scott Power was suggesting that Reichel will likely be on opening day roster – while that’s great that a respectable reporter sees his ability and potential I’m not so sure – I like the player in admittedly limited viewings and he looks like he’ll be a significant piece of the future but I’ll have to see him vs NHL players to see if he actually is ready to start the year in CHI – and even if he is he may start in RKF while a trade is waiting to happen

  • September 19, 2021 at 7:34 pm
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    Wrap my feelings are if Reichel is ready to step in and contribute on a top 6 role then he obviously will be part of opening night roster. Don’t see him apprenticing in a limited ice time bottom 6 role even if he could contribute that way. Top line time and minutes in Rfd. for a stint would be more likely and probably beneficial way to start year.

  • September 20, 2021 at 7:03 am
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    Blackhawks after this busy off season will have decisions to make this season and next summer. Goalies currently with Nhl experience are all Ufas after this season. With MAF talking retirement after this year and Commesso still at least a couple of years away from Nhl, a decision on whether Lankinen and Soderblom can carry the load for a few years will need to be made.

    Defense pretty much set with Kalynuk and C. Jones rfas can be re-signed to reasonable deals. Dehaan spot hopefully filled by a player on a elc contract.

    8 veteran forwards currently under contract and Reichel, plus Entwistle should be part of the group too. Dach definitely gets extended and Kubalik should be considered as part of the group for now. That leaves 2 or 3 spots for Kurashev, Gaudette, Nylander, Strome and Carpenter to try and earn a spot, against a few in Rfd. to provide some good competition.

    With 22.9m in projected capspace to make the necessary signings from that group, that shouldn’t present much of an issue other than decising who stays and goes.

  • September 20, 2021 at 8:39 am
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    Reichel- Today- would be 2nd Best PP player on Hawks-period
    He has Kane/TT type of vision and IQ
    Persistent- fore-check/back check
    Weakness- appears to be Schmaltz like- looking for passes. Needs to play with top line guys-
    OR Buzzing/forecheck guys like Hagel and ??? do Hawks have a Buzzing C in system? Buzzing C would need to have good/excellent shot/hands. Cuz Weakness for both Hagel/Reichel- appears to be lack of quality Shot– but they will attack/create offense from their IQs and Motors.

    Altybarmakyan- strikes me as a Solid/persistent /strong on skates guy. The goal he scored -stole the puck- elbowed/shoulder guy (made his head snap back)- and attacked the net- ( I have seen several Hilites of his from KHL- and he seems to do that alot!)

    Hardman- Funny – he looked better w Hawks in NHL last year- which suggests to me that he can NOT carry/create play- but is very smart/hard working to Capitalize on those around him playing/attacking/creating ( which did not occur w/ guys he shifted with in these 2 Wild games)

    Crevier- wouldn’t be surprised if he makes Hawks in 2 years or less- looked fluid and composed- and u can’t teach his size!!!

  • September 21, 2021 at 2:59 pm
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    Some drinking the cool aid predictions for the Blackhawks in 21-22:

    Reichel doesn’t start the season on the NHL roster, but when he is called up he does not get sent back down again.

    Dach starts the season slow and is replaced by Johnson in the top six.

    Strome is traded early in the season for another reclamation project that doesn’t do much for the Hawks.

    Gaudette wins Saad’s spot on the top line out of camp and keeps it all year. He ends up flirting with a 20 goal season and ends up being a 40+ point scorer.

    Borgstrom doesn’t make the roster out of camp and struggles to find his game to the NHL.

    Nylander makes the NHL roster out of camp, but quickly becomes the 13th forward as he can’t consistently bring effort to the NHL game. He gets traded well before the trade deadline for not much.

    Reichel and Dach end up on the third line together with Hagel end up developing into a killer shut down line. They focus their efforts on playing defense and find offense through their transition game, which with Reichel ends up being really effective. By the time the playoffs come, they are firmly entrenched as THE shut down line and often find themselves outperforming the opposing teams top line on any given night.

    DeHaan gets injured (again) and the Hawks struggle for a bit finding the right top four pairings. Kalynuk ends up filling in next to Jones and the two shine. McCabe and Murphy develop into an effective 2nd pair. Mitchell eventually gets called up and turns into a nice offensive #5 defenseman with Stillman/C Jones. Seth Jones quiets the critics and turns in a great year. He is mentioned as the reason the Hawks are legitimately fighting for a playoff spot.

    The Flower has a nice season but is nowhere near the Vezina winner of last year, but he does a great job mentoring Lankinen. Lankinen has slightly better stats with less starts, so Fleury ends up starting in the playoffs…

    Hawks make the playoffs as a wild card! They end up playing in the Western as two Central teams make the the playoffs as wildcards (are they going back to that format? If not I will need to change the rest of these predictions…) On the strength of their their third line, the Hawks play spoiler and upset the #1 team in the west, which happens to be the Oilers. Edmonton complains profusely, wondering how the team that lead the league in PP chances and production could only summon four PP chances in the first round? Connor McDavid fails to generate one penalty call against the Hawks and spends the entire series shaking his head and shrugging his shoulders.

    Calgary upsets Vegas and the Hawks end up Beating the Flames in six in round 2. It’s a much more even series from game to game, but DeBrincat explodes in the series with 3 GWG and Toews buries the GWG on a nice breakaway fed from a great takeaway by Gaudette in OT. The Madhouse on Maddison predictably goes mad…

    Only to be promptly stomped and swept by Colorado who pretty much dominated the Blues and Wild respectively.

    The pick the Hawks traded for Jones ends up being the 29th pick in the draft, a great value for the Hawks , not so good for the Preds.

    I gain about 15 lbs from all the sugary cool aid I am drinking right now…

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