If you're a Blackhawks fan, I have some good news and some more good news. First off, the team is 5-1-1 after last night's 3-1 win in Nashville. That represents the best start the Blackhawks have had since the 1982-83 season.
Next, prized free-agent signee Marian Hossa skated Friday for the first time since his shoulder surgery in July. Hossa is expected to be back in late November, which should only make the Hawks offense more potent. Right now, the team leads the Western Conference with 26 goals scored.
"It feels like I'm on schedule, and the doctor is happy with the results so far," Hossa said.
As I've said, the Hawks have a good team - and they have a chance to become a great team. Adding a proven 40-goal scorer like Hossa to the lineup will be a big step in the right direction.