The new National Hockey League season (unofficially) gets underway tonight for the Detroit Red Wings, as they head to the Windy City to take on their former Western Conference rival Chicago Blackhawks at the United Center.
Of course, it's only the pre-season right now, but that doesn't mean we're not excited for the return of hockey. And as is the case every season, the exhibition schedule will give both management and fans alike the chance to catch a glimpse at players who are attempting to win full-time jobs on the roster.
Veteran forwards Bobby Ryan (playing on a PTO), Vladislav Namestnikov, and Adam Erne will be playing tonight. Additionally, young forwards Michael Rasmussen, Givani Smith and Taro Hirose will also be skating up front. Meanwhile, Filip Hronek will be on the back end, while Thomas Greiss will get the start in net.
Tonight's game begins at 8:30 PM EST, and can be listed to on AM 950 WWJ.