CBA Officially Ratified; Hawks Face Tough Schedule
The National Hockey League players association voted for the new collective bargaining agreement Saturday afternoon. The action ratified the new deal. Once the deal was official, the NHL released all 30 teams’ schedules.
Blackhawks Schedule Link: http://blackhawks.nhl.com/club/schedule.htm?season=20122013&gameType=2#
The Blackhawks will start off on the road in Los Angeles this Saturday at 2 PM CST. The Kings will raise their 2012 championship banner before the game. Then, they will go to Phoenix the following night (9 PM CST). After that, the Hawks will be on the road for eight of the next 10 games. The schedule evens out with a Hawks’ seven-game home-stand right after. Chicago’s season will conclude April 27 as will travel to St. Louis to take on the Blues.