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Bedard, Blackhawks to Host Blues at Cubs’ Wrigley Subject for 2025 NHL Winter Basic

Scott Polacek @@ScottPolacek Featured Columnist IV February 8, 2024 Bruce Bennett/Getty Images Wrigley Field has hosted plenty of Chicago-St. Louis rivalry matchups during baseball season. But the Cubs and Cardinals won’t be the only city rivals playing at the iconic venue in 2025. The NHL announced Wednesday the Chicago Blackhawks will host the St. Louis

Bedard, Blackhawks to Host Blues at Cubs’ Wrigley Subject for 2025 NHL Winter Basic

Scott Polacek@@ScottPolacekX.com LogoFeatured Columnist IVFebruary 8, 2024

TORONTO, ONTARIO - FEBRUARY 02: Connor Bedard #98 of the Chicago Blackhawks feeds passes in the Tim Hortons NHL One Timers during 2024 NHL All-Star Skills Competition at Scotiabank Arena on February 02, 2024 in Toronto, Ontario. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

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Wrigley Subject has hosted loads of Chicago-St. Louis rivalry matchups throughout baseball season.

However the Cubs and Cardinals will not be the one metropolis rivals enjoying on the iconic venue in 2025.

The NHL introduced Wednesday the Chicago Blackhawks will host the St. Louis Blues within the 2025 NHL Winter Basic at Wrigley Subject.

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Wrigley Subject is formally SET for the 2025 Uncover NHL Winter Basic® 🔥 pic.twitter.com/oWeLOSowDG

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Formally scoring this one a W

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Coming quickly ➡ 2025 Uncover NHL Winter Basic at Wrigley Subject ❄️ Let’s do that @cubs! pic.twitter.com/N6KPad7ALW

As Greg Wyshynski of ESPN famous, this would be the second time the Winter Basic takes place at Wrigley Subject. The primary one was in 2009 and pitted the Blackhawks towards the Detroit Purple Wings.

This additionally marks one other return to considered one of baseball’s most storied venues for the Winter Basic, because the Boston Purple Sox’s Fenway Park hosted the occasion in 2010 and 2023.

Chicago is not any stranger to the nationwide highlight of out of doors video games.

The 2025 recreation can be its fourth Winter Basic and seventh time taking part in an out of doors recreation, which is greater than every other NHL workforce. That the Blackhawks had been chosen once more comes as no shock given their historical past and the presence of 2023 No. 1 total decide Connor Bedard, who is anticipated to be the one who anchors their present rebuilding plans for years to come back.

St. Louis final performed within the Winter Basic in 2022 towards the Minnesota Wild at Goal Subject.

“My final outdoor-game reminiscence was enjoying outside hockey once I was a child, so it is an thrilling alternative,” Blackhawks coach Luke Richardson stated, per Ben Pope of the Chicago Solar-Instances.

Regardless of enjoying a variety of outside video games, the Blackhawks have not loved a lot success.

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Pope identified their solely win got here towards the Pittsburgh Penguins at Soldier Subject in 2014. They misplaced to the Blues once they confronted one another in St. Louis’ Busch Stadium in 2017 and most not too long ago misplaced to the Boston Bruins in 2019 at Notre Dame Stadium.

One other loss would not be stunning, as Chicago is in final place within the Central Division at 14-34-2 for 30 factors. St. Louis, by comparability, is within the playoff race in fourth place at 26-21-2 for 54 factors.

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