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Ben Pope previews the 2021-2022 Blackhawks' season on WGN News Now Sports Talk

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CHICAGO - Unlike last season, this one is going to feel a little bit like normal.
The full 82-game NHL slate is back after it was shortened to 56 games last winter and spring due to the COVID-19 pandemic. A season will start in October and end in June with the crowning of a Stanley Cup champion.
Things are a little more normal for the Blackhawks, too, as they prepare for their 2021-2022 season with captain Jonathan Toews back in the fold. An illness kept him out of all of last season and he'll be in the lineup as the team faces the Avalanche in their season opener on Wednesday.
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‘You want to start off on the right foot.' Chicago Blackhawks look to avoid a repeat of last season as they open the schedule with a difficult 3-game road trip

‘You want to start off on the right foot.' Chicago Blackhawks look to avoid a repeat of last season as they open the schedule with a difficult 3-game road trip

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Seth Jones, Marc-André Fleury and Tyler Johnson are some of the new faces representing a kick start to the Chicago Blackhawks' aspirations for NHL relevance, and there will be no greater barometer than the first three games - all on the road - versus the Colorado Avalanche, New Jersey Devils and Pittsburgh Penguins.
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