The Hawks biffed their dad's trip last season and lost both games.
This year they'll try to reverse that trend when the team's fathers travel to Florida to watch the Blackhawks take on the Panthers.
It starts with the Costco spree that are the Florida Panthers. As you may have heard, the Panthers had some work to do this summer to reach the salary floor after a clearout last season. And they didn't waste any time. Summer acquisitions give the Cats nine players who will suit up tonight. Also, two trades, Marco Sturm and Mikael Samuelsson, from the Vancouver swap for David Booth earlier this year, will also play.
The big story will obviously be the Hawks lining up against Brian Campbell and Kris Versteeg for the first time since their departures from our fair city. Both have as many points as anyone one on the Hawks. Both have been unleashed to do what they do. Campbell is getting #1 d-man minutes and is running the top power play unit, something he never really got to do here (despit...