Blackhawks Release 2021 Schedule

Friday was busy for the Blackhawks. Between announcing Alex Nylander’s season is likely over and watching Kirby Dach head for x-rays at the World Junior Championships, the Hawks released their 2021 regular season schedule.

Chicago will open the season with two games against the Nikita Kucherov-less Tampa Bay Lightning. The defending champion Bolts announced Kucherov is undergoing hip surgery next week and will miss the entire regular season.

The Hawks will then play two games at the Panthers and Joel Quenneville. So four games in Florida to start the season.

Chicago comes home to host the Red Wings on Friday and Sunday, Jan. 22 and 24. They then play back-to-back nights in Nashville before coming home for another Friday-Sunday series against Columbus.

The new-look division and new-look schedule should lead to some entertaining games… if the Blackhawks can stay healthy enough to get to the start of the season.

One game to circle on the calendar is Sunday, March 7. Chicago hosts Tampa Bay for the third time in four nights, and (if he plays in every game to that point) Patrick Kane would appear in his 1,000th career regular season game.

10 thoughts on “Blackhawks Release 2021 Schedule

  • December 23, 2020 at 10:21 pm
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    Looks like a Texas trip in February or March. Fans were at the World Series….

  • December 23, 2020 at 11:21 pm
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    Just saw that Rangers play Devils, Kings play Ducks 4 games in a row! Watch the line change at the whistle. Teams bumping after 3 games of banging each other. It will come the closest to a bench clearer.

    Montreal vs Ottswa 4 in a row. Also STL vs Minny 4 in a row might start a rivalry. Montreal vs Toronto 3 in a row to end the season could be to get in or for seeding.

    Can’t wait!

  • December 24, 2020 at 12:56 am
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    April 12, lots of teams still in it. Few teams out of it, the Hawks being one of them. A great chance to acquire prospects and picks at the deadline for inflated prices.
    A few months later a top 3 pick in July and suddenly 2021 could be a very good year.

  • December 24, 2020 at 8:57 am
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    Want to see warriors like 2 and 7 end the 2020-21 season, and probably their careers, in the playoffs.

    Would be a fitting end.

    2 is a Conn Smythe winner, and 7 scored huge goals, and led team by example in the Spring.

    Hope it happens. They will bust ass to try and make it happen.

    But they have one hand tied behind back in the form of a Wonder Boy Lost In Ozone Coach, and an idiot Pres Of Hockey Operations.

    Wait…that is two hands tied behind back.

  • December 24, 2020 at 9:54 am
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    The setup where teams play division rivals up to 8 times could really start up some rivalries across the league (just as JR Roman described!). It could be really interesting. There were a couple of nasty ones last season (Calgary) and this compressed time frame all leads to some interesting potential bad blood brewing. I think it can be really exciting as long as the league doesn’t let it get too out of hand.

    Weird to think of the Blackhawks not playing St. Louis.

  • December 24, 2020 at 10:58 am
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    Like the idea of playing teams 2 or 3 times in few days. With no travel fatigue, should help the players in those 2nd and 3rd games. They do it in playoffs without a problem, so no reason to think regular season will get out of hand.

    Keiths recapture if he retired next year would be 3.8m roughly for 2 years or just over 4m if he retired with 1 year to go, total caphit minus actual salary gives a good ballpark figure. If ice time greatly reduced or being healthy scratched, could see him think maybe of doing that with only 3.6m in actual salary next 2 years and 1.6m in final year. Seabrook on other hand would have 14.5m in salary remaining, can’t see him leaving that much on the table. Maybe if after surgeries he can’t get back to level needed then ltir a posdibility.

  • December 25, 2020 at 8:49 am
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    There is potential for a lot of great hockey with this. Too bad the Hawks are not only in a rebuild but crippled doing it. There’s always hope.

  • December 25, 2020 at 10:13 am
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    I hope the Battle of Alberta takes shape.

    Isles and Rangers had nice ones

    Big Bad Bruins and Broad Street Bullies

    Ducks and Kings

    Our own Chicago vs Detroit rekindled.

  • December 25, 2020 at 7:35 pm
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    This.

    CRAIG NIGRELLI
    December 24, 2020 at 12:56 am
    April 12, lots of teams still in it. Few teams out of it, the Hawks being one of them. A great chance to acquire prospects and picks at the deadline for inflated prices.
    A few months later a top 3 pick in July and suddenly 2021 could be a very good year.

  • December 25, 2020 at 7:46 pm
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    Craig, actually this schedule is more fiar then last decade. It at least has every team with the same screwed sch instead of some teams like us/and others and a group of teams have a somewhat more normal sch. We have seen this the last decade were we played a screwd up sch but not every team does.

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