The top five games to circle on the calendar for the 2024-25 Chicago Blackhawks

The Chicago Blackhawks schedule was announced on July 2, with the announcement here are the top games to get excited about.
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4. The defending Stanley Cup Champs come to town. (Nov. 21)

On November 21 the Florida Panthers will face off against the Chicago Blackhawks. This will be a big measuring stick game for the Hawks. While the team might not be anywhere near contending, any opportunity to play the defending champs is a big opportunity.

Both players and fans watched Florida will their way to a championship through four rounds of the postseason, and now the Blackhawks can see where they stack up.

3. The Blackhawks host Macklin Celebrini and the San Jose Sharks (Oct. 17)

The home opener is always an exciting game. For one, it is an opportunity to get to see the new players on the roster. But more importantly, it is an opportunity to set the tone for what the new season is going to be. First impressions are important and that is also the case for the Blackhawks first matchup against the number one overall pick of the 2024 NHL Draft, Macklin Celebrini.

Macklin Celebrini was almost a Chicago Blackhawk, if the ping pong balls fell just a little bit differently, Bedard-Celebrini would have been a heck of a one two punch to watch in the NHL for years to come.

Here we are heading into a new season and on October 17 Blackhawks fans will have the opportunity to see the two young stars face off when San Jose comes to town. Celebrini and Bedard could have a good rivalry for years to come and there first matchup comes with the Blackhawks home opener.