Come on, I know you're out there. We are 82 hours away from the beginning of the Blackhawks' season in New York against the Rangers, and you're getting very anxious. I know I am. Heck, after watching my Cubs get absolutely embarassed in the playoffs after a terrific season (one that Al Yellon recapped terrifically over at Bleed Cubbie Blue), I need something to help me move on, and the Blackhawks will help give me that (you don't really think the Bears are going anywhere this season, do you?).
This season promises to perhaps be something special. There is a buzz around this team that has not been here for a long time, and I think everyone will agree that this is a club that could definitely finish 4th or 5th in the conference if they stay healthy and if luck is on their side. With the additions of Huet and Campbell, Toews and Kane a year more mature, and if Havlat can stay even relatively healthy, it should be an exciting team to watch this year.
So, come on. This is the thread where we all discuss how slowly the next 82 hours are going to go and how much we can't wait. Talk about the Hawks, talk about the Rangers, talk about New York, whatever. Let's help pass the time until hockey is finally back for us.