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GameThread for St. Louis Blues at Chicago Blackhawks, Sep 26, 2015

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The Central Division and the Stanley Cup champions meet for the first time this preseason.

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It's just meaningless, preseason hockey. The Blues and Blackhawks are each icing quality players tonight, with the Hawks' top forwards squaring off against Jake Allen and a line-up that has just as much grit as it does skill.

Welcome to the first GDT of the year that you may actually be able to participate in, if you turn your radios to Y98. Heck, maybe you're watching live if you live within WGN's broadcast area.

If you're watching one of NHL Network's rebroadcasts of the WGN feed, welcome from the future. We'll probably spoil the game for you.

Preseason hockey usually doesn't amount to a renewal of a rivalry, not that this one needs any renewing. But hey, at least the guys are as excited as they can be for a preseason game against some major rivals, even Scottie Upshall.

Aww, move up in the line-up. Otter, don't give Hitch any ideas.

This is your Game Day Thread. Let's do this - let's beat Chicago for the first time this year. Let's Go Blues.