Tonight, Chicago rolls into Nashville for its first defense of the Conference III Belt of the 2014-15 season — and Nashville gets its first shot at the strap in the new campaign. The Hawks and Preds met for the Belt three times last season, with Nashville winning twice.
Tonight, in a Sunday special, the Conference III Belt is on the line as Nashville travels to Chicago as the Predators try to become the third member of the three-Belt club along with the Blackhawks and Blues.
This is the third time Nashville and Chicago have met for the Belt, with each team winning once, bookending a Nashville title run.
Let’s see how they stack up!
And for the first time, the Crown of Fecal Matter will go to the loser of a Belt match.
Can St. Louis hold the belt? Can Chicago shed the hat?
Tonight, Chicago travels to St. Louis to defend the Conference III Championship Belt for the second time in two days, after Patrick Sharp got hats and a belt for his birthday with the Hawks retaining by virtue of a 7-2 win over Colorado Friday night.
Let’s see how they stack up:
As camps continue in Conference III, we’ll do a daily check-in on what’s happening across The Heptarchy. Most of the time, frankly, this is going to be by Twitter search or maybe Google if we are feeling especially inspired. Sometimes the Nashville report may be done in person. We’ll see if our buddy Gord Stinkhole wants to check in from Winnipeg. And if any of y’all have any insights from a camp visit, fire ‘em to conferencethree[at]gmail[dot]com. We’ll totally rip off your content.
For the next seven nights, III Communication presents “Hot August Nights.” At one minute past sundown local time we’ll be reviewing the off-seasons of each Conference III team using the songs of American legend Neil Diamond.
First up, your defending Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks.