Just wanted to take advantage of this little window of open time to update everyone on some happenings today. First off, happy Father's Day Weekend. Some of the dads out there may have forgotten that they have families, due to the drunken stupor since the Hawks victory. Well dads, its time for the binging to end. Now go play some golf and enjoy the day.
- The 2010-11 schedule comes out this week at some point if I remember correctly. It should be Wednesday.
- The preseason schedule is already out (ticket info and times TBD):
- 9/22 vs. TBL (in Winnipeg)
- 9/24 at DET
- 9/25 vs. DET
- 9/28 at PIT
- 9/30 at STL
- 10/1 vs. PIT
- 10/3 vs. STL
- There have been quite a few trades in the last two days in the Central Division. The Blues traded two prospects to Montreal for the rights to RFA Jaroslav Halak. The Predators have traded Jason Arnott to the Devils for a conditional pick and Matt Halischuk. They also traded Dan Hamhuis to the Flyers for Ryan Parent. Big improvement for the Blues, possible salary dump for the Preds as they might make a move in Free Agency.
- The draft is coming up this weekend. Unfortunately, I will be working throughout the entire 2nd day of the draft. But I'll be around for the first round on Friday. I haven't kept up on prospects this season, since the Hawks aren't in a position to get any of the top-flight players with the 30th pick. So I won't try to BS you guys and praise some prospects who I've never heard of. We'll wait to hear some names of picks before doing the digging on the potential.
- Last but certainly not least, we'll be doing a Q&A segment periodically throughout the offseason. To ask questions, you can submit them via formspring (http://formspring.com/BlackhawksDL) or email (