Chicago Blackhawks

While most of us enjoyed an extra day off and a Thanksgiving feast this past week, the Chicago Blackhawks were taking care of some business down in sunny Florida. The Hawks went head-to-head with one of the best teams in the league in the Tampa Bay Lightning last Wednesday night. They ended up dropping a
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Although it’s been a slow week, it’s been a good one for the Chicago Blackhawks. They only suited up for two games, but won them both. Wednesday night saw the Hawks victorious over the New York Rangers, 6-3. On Saturday, they beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 2-1 at PPG Paints Arena. It marked their eighth straight
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We’re three weeks and nine games into the 2017-18 season for the Chicago Blackhawks. The Hawks played three times this week, losing to the St. Louis Blues 5-2, dropping an overtime contest to the Edmonton Oilers 2-1, and then beating the Arizona Coyotes 4-2. Their record is now 5-2-2, with 12 out of a possible
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Every now and then, a heartbreaking story surfaces in the sports world and spreads to each fanbase, providing a multitude of reflective thoughts to those who share similar stories with similar impact—a time when hockey and sports aren’t at the forefront of our minds. These heartbreaking stories often provide us all with the resilient spirit
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After an exceptionally long offseason, there’s less than a month to go until the Chicago Blackhawks’ first game! That’s right, Oct. 5 marks the beginning of the 2017-18 season. Over the last eight years, fans have gotten used to seeing good things from the Hawks. They’ve won three Stanley Cups (2010, 2013, 2015), and made
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Since his debut in the 2016-17 season, Chicago Blackhawks forward Nick Schmaltz has proven to himself to be essential to the bottom two lines. Despite having six goals and 22 assists in 61 games, Schmaltz finished his rookie season with a plus/minus of plus-10, making him one of the many rookies to shine on the Hawks. Although he’s
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Chicago Blackhawks fans had something to celebrate on July 1 when the Hawks signed 3-time Stanley Cup champion Patrick Sharp. With the additional arrival of Brandon Saad, Hawks fans feel more optimistic than ever to bring the Cup back to Chicago after being eliminated in the first round of the playoffs two years in a row. However,
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After a 17-year NHL career spanning four different teams, Brian Campbell retired this week. The 38-year-old defenseman announced his decision as well as his plans to join the Chicago Blackhawks’ front office staff as a special advisor in business and hockey relations. Brian Campbell (Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers) Campbell was willing to take a
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Summer is in full swing. Backyard barbecues are sizzling. Recreational lakes across North America are full of warm-weather visitors and weekend warriors. Daylight is plentiful. Cold beverages rarely taste better than in the heat of July. As summer reaches its peak, many wish time would stand still. But for some, a little slice of perfection
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Drafted 14th overall in the 2003 NHL Draft, the Blackhawks did well with their pick of defenseman Brent Seabrook. Seabrook has become essential to the Hawks’ core and serves as one of the team’s alternate captains alongside Duncan Keith. Known for his greasy goals and strong leadership skills, there is much more than meets the eye when
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The Chicago Blackhawks have traded Marcus Kruger to the Vegas Golden Knights for future considerations, as reported by Darren Dreger of TSN on Sunday. Kruger was expected to be traded to the Golden Knights as part of the Expansion Draft in exchange for the Blackhawks allowing Vegas to select defenseman Trevor Van Riemsdyk. While the
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The Chicago Blackhawks organization and fan base endured an emotional weekend. The NHL Entry Draft, hosted by Chicago for the first time in history, was supposed to take center stage. For many, it quickly became an afterthought as general manager Stan Bowman made two trades that will re-shape the team’s 2017-18 roster. Blockbuster Trades In
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The Chicago Blackhawks have traded forward Artemi Panarin along with forward Tyler Motte and a 2017 sixth-round draft pick in exchange for forward Brandon Saad, goaltender Anton Forsberg and a 2018 fifth-round draft pick. This deal comes just minutes after the Blackhawks officially shipped veteran defenseman Niklas Hjalmarsson to the Arizona Coyotes in exchange for
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According to a report from Elliotte Friedman in his “30 Thoughts” column, Marian Hossa’s career could be cover due to an allergic reaction. The excerpt from Friedman’s article reads as follows: According to several sources, there is a legitimate possibility Hossa has played his final NHL game. (He could not be reached for comment. Neither
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The term blockbuster invokes thoughts of Star Wars, Titanic, Avatar and a now-defunct movie rental chain. Originally characterized by productions eliciting large audience responses, today blockbuster is more broadly used to describe high-cost or high-budget productions, sometimes irrespective of their success or popularity. That description seems apt for describing what may be on tap for the
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