The sounds of the United Center organ, the loud blaring horn, "Chelsea Dagger" and the always exciting rendition of the National Anthem by Jim Cornelison are back-- with the Blackhawks.
The Hawks have to be relieved and glad to see their fans pumped up about their team. The club made sure they came out of the gate fast to begin this abbreviated NHL season. With only 48 games on the schedule, they have won their first four games, including a 3-2 overtime win over Dallas last night. A huge crowd was present for opener; the next home game is Sunday evening. Hate to say it, but the lockout was kind to Mariam Hossa. The ability to recuperate from his concussion was a plus to the Hawks. He has exploded with five goals, including last night's game winner.