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Chicago Blackhawks: 11 Nationally Broadcasted Games This Season

CHICAGO - MAY 23:  Chicago Blackhawks fans hold up a sign while the Blackhawks take on the San Jose Sharks in Game Four of the Western Conference Finals during the 2010 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the United Center on May 23, 2010 in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
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Mikal ElyseCorrespondent IAugust 26, 2010

A vacant United Center, having to wander through the AM Radio stations to find the Blackhawks games, and knowing players only by their face—those days are long gone for longtime Chicago Blackhawks fans. The Blackhawks have come a long way since the Bill Wirtz era.

Now, for the third consecutive season, the Blackhawks will have all of their games televised.

The National Hockey League Broadcast Rightsholders NBC and VERSUS declared yesterday that 11 Chicago Blackhawks games will be broadcast on national television during the 2010-11 regular seasonthe most for any NHL team.

Chicago will have the opportunity to make up to four more appearances on NBC’s Game of the Week in the second half of the season, once the league and network state those contests as part of their flex scheduling contract.

The entire listing of games is below.

Date

Opponent

Venue

Time (CT)

Thurs, Oct. 7 

at Colorado Avalanche

Pepsi Center

9:00 P.M.

Tue, Nov. 30

vs. St. Louis Blues

United Center

7:00 P.M.

Mon, Jan. 3

at Los Angeles Kings

Staples Center

8:00 P.M.

Wed, Feb. 16

vs. Minnesota Wild

United Center

7:00 P.M.

Mon, Feb. 28

at Minnesota Wild

Xcel Energy Center 

7:00 P.M.

Wed, March 9

at Tampa Bay Lightning

St. Pete Times Forum

6:30 P.M.

Mon, March 14

vs. San Jose Sharks 

United Center

7:00 P.M.

Mon, March 28

at Detroit Red Wings

Joe Louis Arena

6:30 P.M.

Tues, March 29

at Boston Bruins

TD Garden

6:30 P.M.

Wed, April 6

vs. St. Louis Blues

United Center

7:00 P.M.

Fri, April 8

at Detroit Red Wings

Joe Louis Arena 

6:00 P.M.

Not only have the Blackhawks come an extensive way in the media, but a mass of NHL teams seems to be marketing on national television.

The Pittsburgh Penguins, Washington Capitals, Toronto Maple Leafs, and Boston Bruins all have their schedules posted. Every one is found on the NHL.com team site.

This is an immense move for the NHL and each individual team to bring in superior fanbases, more knowledge, and, hopefully, additional money.

Now, all we have to do is pass the time for 41 more days to truly experience the benefit of the recently announced broadcasted games.

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