Might start watching hockey again. What do I need to know?

nvanprooyen

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I used to watch hockey when I was way younger. Like when Chelios played for the Blackhawks. For whatever reason, I totally stopped paying attention to it in the mid 90s or so...but for some reason I want to start watching again. Maybe to give myself other sports to watch outside of the NFL.

So what do I need to know about this franchise? I saw the Fleury signing. The consensus seems to be that this improves the roster enough to be semi competitive, but not good enough to make a run at the Stanley Cup.

Please help educate this hockey noob who for whatever reason stopped paying attention for like 20+ years.

TIA.
 

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You're about 13 years late for a once in a lifetime run for the franchise.

There are some decent young players on the team, and they are trying to be competitive by bringing in Fleury, Jones , and Johnson.

They should be competitive enough to make the playoffs, but there are a lot of question marks.
I'm a lifelong Bears fan. Suffering is in my DNA.
 

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I used to watch hockey when I was way younger. Like when Chelios played for the Blackhawks. For whatever reason, I totally stopped paying attention to it in the mid 90s or so...but for some reason I want to start watching again. Maybe to give myself other sports to watch outside of the NFL.

So what do I need to know about this franchise? I saw the Fleury signing. The consensus seems to be that this improves the roster enough to be semi competitive, but not good enough to make a run at the Stanley Cup.

Please help educate this hockey noob who for whatever reason stopped paying attention for like 20+ years.

TIA.
It's played on ice.
 

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I'm also going to get back into Hockey but not the Blackhawks. After this sex abuse investigation is over, this team is toast.

Think I might become a Golden Knights fan. Are they any good yet?
 

nvanprooyen

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Before you go all in, I'd consider a different team to follow. Maybe FLA.
But for the Hawks be prepared for several years of mediocrity.
I was just in Tampa over the weekend, Lightning shit everywhere, thought about it, then felt wrong. Even though I've lived in FL longer than anywhere else at this point.
 

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I'm also going to get back into Hockey but not the Blackhawks. After this sex abuse investigation is over, this team is toast.

Think I might become a Golden Knights fan. Are they any good yet?
No offense but that's such a lame pick. It's like rooting for the Yankees or Tom Brady; they're the darlings of the league. You should just root for the Kraken.
 

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No offense but that's such a lame pick. It's like rooting for the Yankees or Tom Brady; they're the darlings of the league. You should just root for the Kraken.
Cool where are they from?
 

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I'm also going to get back into Hockey but not the Blackhawks. After this sex abuse investigation is over, this team is toast.

Think I might become a Golden Knights fan. Are they any good yet?
Sex abuse investigation?
 

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