Originally posted on Midwest Sports Fans  |  Last updated 8/21/12
There is a chance, perhaps even a likely one, that the 2012-13 NHL season will not start on time … or even at all. But that fact didn’t stop Chicago Blackhawks fans from buying single-game tickets Monday morning (myself included) despite there being some social media campaigns urging fans to boycott the owners by not buying tickets. Despite lockout concerns, Chicago Blackhawks fans remain bullish on their team’s prospects for the 2012-13 season. (Image credit: Brian Kersey/Getty Images North America via Zimbio.com) While I am also upset with the owners, I can see why Blackhawks fans quickly ate up the remaining tickets for this season. Despite being very quiet in free agency, the Blackhawks may actually be the best team in their division for that exact reason. That may seem a little odd, but let me explain. Nashville has lost their prized defenseman, Ryan Sutter, to the Minnesota Wild. Detroit is getting old and will definitely be affected by the loss of Nikloas Lidstrom. Columbus…well,
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