Okay. So the Chicago Blackhawks had an early playoff exit this past season, and didn't finish as high in the Central as they maybe could have.
But make no mistake about it - they're still the team that won three Stanley Cups in just six years. They're still essentially a modern day dynasty (teams just don't win back-to-back anymore; they haven't since the 1996-97 and 1997-98 Red Wings). And with a core firmly in place, headlined by guys like Jonathan Toews and Duncan Keith, they're still easily one of the most popular teams in the league.
Which means they get to appear on national television. A lot. Like, the most out of all 30 NHL teams (or, to be fair, should we say the 23 American teams?). A grand total of 21 times, you'll be able to find the Hawks on NBC and NBCSN:
Appointment television, indeed: The #Blackhawks will make a league-high 21 national appearances in 2016-17! pic.twitter.com/r94v4kQrdV— Chicago Blackhawks (@NHLBlackhawks) July 21, 2016
From the very beginning right up until almost the very end, the Hawks have a spot on national television - so be sure to set your schedules accordingly!
The full Blackhawks schedule for the 2016-17 season can be found here.