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Honda Road Ahead: Blackhawks return home with tough slate

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Honda Road Ahead: Blackhawks return home with tough slate

CSN's Luke Stuckmeyer and Insider Tracey Myers analyze the biggest Blackhawks headlines in this week's edition of the Honda Road Ahead.

It's been more than two weeks since the Blackhawks last played a home game, where they are 21-5-1 this season, meaning they'll certainly be excited to return to the United Center during their upcoming three-game homestand.

But it definitely won't be a cakewalk. 

On Tuesday, the Blackhawks welcome in a Sharks team that's 9-2-2 in their last 11 games followed by a collision with the Dallas Stars, who were crushed by the Blackhawks on Saturday in their own building, and capped off with a Saturday night contest against the Anaheim Ducks, who have won six straight games entering Monday.

[SHOP: Gear up, Blackhawks fans!]

The game circled on everyone's calendar, though, is that Thursday night matchup, when the Stars invade the Madhouse on Madison for the first time this year.

"First off, you're probably going to see a very angry Dallas Stars team," Myers said, talking about the Blackhawks' 5-1 win in Dallas over the weekend. "Without Jason Spezza, there's 40 points right there, so obviously that's something the Stars were missing. ... It was Jamie Benn who said it, the Stars were 'embarrassed' by what they did on home ice. They're still trying to catch the Blackhawks. As we all know, December was a very different picture where the Stars were way ahead. It's a different game now."

Check out what else Stuckmeyer and Myers discussed in the video above.

Podcast: Which Blackhawks could be on the move before trade deadline?

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Podcast: Which Blackhawks could be on the move before trade deadline?

On the latest Blackhawks Talk Podcast, Adam Burish and Pat Boyle discuss which Blackhawks could be on the trading block and what players are building blocks for the Hawks future.

Burish also shares a couple memorable trade deadline days and his “near” return to the Blackhawks in 2012. Plus, he makes his bold trade deadline prediction for the Hawks.

Listen to the full Blackhawks Talk Podcast right here:

Blackhawks ban four ejected fans from future home games

Blackhawks ban four ejected fans from future home games

The Blackhawks have banned the four fans — who were ejected from Saturday's game against the Washington Capitals for their racist remarks towards Capitals forward Devante Smith-Pelly — from future home games.

On Monday, a Blackhawks spokesperson released this statement:

We have contacted the select individuals involved in the incident on Saturday to notify them that they are no longer welcome at our home games. Racist comments and other inappropriate behavior are not tolerated by the Chicago Blackhawks.

The Blackhawks also wanted to remind fans that they can alert security at the United Center by texting the following to 69050: UCASSIST <SPACE> followed by the seating section, row and a brief description of the issue.