Blackhawks Not Where They Ought to Be

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Blackhawks Not Where They Ought to Be
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ROSEMONT, Ill. -- The Chicago Blackhawks should have opened their season against the lowly Columbus Blue Jackets on Saturday night at the United Center. Instead, the only professional hockey to be found took place 17.6 miles northwest at the Allstate Arena, where 11 players from last year’s team dressed for the Hawks’ minor league affiliate, the Rockford IceHogs, for the AHL season opener against the rival Chicago Wolves. “I’d rather be playing than not playing hockey,” Andrew Shaw said after the 1-0 shootout loss to the Wolves.

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