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SBN Reacts: Should COVID keep fans away?

Plus an update on the level of fan confidence in the team.

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This is SB Nation Reacts, a survey of fans across the NHL. Each week, SB Nation sends out questions to the most plugged in Chicago Blackhawks fans, and fans across the country. Sign up here to join Reacts.

The 2021 season has been far from smooth, both for the Chicago Blackhawks and the rest of the league.

In the latest SB Nation Reacts survey, 60 percent of Blackhawks fans said they are confident the team is headed in the right direction. That’s up from 50 percent over the last two weeks and a season low of 33 percent to start the year.

Because of the up and down nature of the Blackhawks’ season, 80 percent of Chicago fans said they are concerned about the team’s depth.

The biggest issue facing the Blackhawks and every other team in the NHL is clearly problems surrounding COVID-19. Teams around the league have had to reschedule games and deal with players missing after testing positive. However, even with that less than one-quarter of fans around the country think the NHL needs a league-wide pause to the season.

To vote in the Reacts surveys and have your voice heard each week, sign up here.