Posts tagged "Ben Smith"

It's Time For The Blackhawks To Retire Steve Larmer's Number

It's Time For The Blackhawks To Retire Steve Larmer's Number
On Monday, the Blackhawks made a deadline day deal and sent fourth line forward and penalty kill specialist Ben Smith to the San Jose Sharks for Andrew Desjardins. Desjardins is expected to provide the Blackhawks with some “edge” down the stretch, and there were financial implications to the deal as well. Smith was a nice... Read more »

Blackhawks Circus Trip Recap: Chicago Owns The Road

Blackhawks Circus Trip Recap: Chicago Owns The Road
The Hawks annual Circus Trip came to a close with a strong victory against Phoenix on Saturday night, and the results of the seven games show that the Hawks are playing as well as any team in the NHL. Chicago lost the first game of the trip 5-1 in Denver. After that, they rolled. In... Read more »

Blackhawks Blank Red Wings, Win Preseason Opener 2-0

Blackhawks Blank Red Wings, Win Preseason Opener 2-0
Patrick Sharp and Ben Smith scored second period goals 69 seconds apart and Corey Crawford stopped all 19 shots he faced as the Blackhawks started their 2013 preseason with a 2-0 victory over the Detroit Red Wings. The Hawks started the game with Teuvo Teräväinen between Patrick Kane and Bryan Bickell, but the lines changed frequently.... Read more »
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Chicago Blackhawks: Bears Game Appearance, Rookie Tournament, Training Camp Roster Set

Chicago Blackhawks: Bears Game Appearance, Rookie Tournament, Training Camp Roster Set
While many of us were watching and/or thinking about college/pro/fantasy football this weekend, there was a lot going on with the Chicago Blackhawks. And, for what it’s worth, the Hawks were thinking football, too. Click here to see a gallery of photos from Sunday’s Bears home opener. A number of Blackhawks, including Jonathan Toews, Patrick... Read more »

5 Year Rear View Mirror: Looking Back At Chicago's 2008 Drafts II

5 Year Rear View Mirror: Looking Back At Chicago's 2008 Drafts II
Yesterday, we started our look back at the 2008 draft classes of each Chicago team with a look back at the Cubs 2008 Draft. Today, we’ll continue the series with our look back at how the Blackhawks did five years ago. To review last year’s look at the 2007 Blackhawks Draft, click here. Looking back... Read more »

Chicago Blackhawks Rookies Making A Huge Impact

Chicago Blackhawks Rookies Making A Huge Impact
As the Blackhawks push for a secure spot in the postseason, Chicago has received an incredible contribution from rookies. In fact, looking deeper into the numbers indicates the Hawks have relied on their rookies more than almost any other team in the postseason hunt. Consider that through Wednesday night’s action, only 22 rookies in the... Read more »
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Chicago Blackhawks Prospect Updates

Chicago Blackhawks Prospect Updates
On a somewhat regular basis throughout the season, we’ve looked around at some of the Hawks’ top prospects and how the future might look at the United Center. As we reach the middle of February, and need something (anything) positive to pick up our spirits as Hawks fans, here’s a look around at the prospects... Read more »

Blackhawks Win Costly Game Against Red Wings

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Early in the third period of Wednesday night’s preseason game, Chicago Blackhawks prospect Ben Smith was knocked out by a cheap shot to the head by Red Wings prospect Brendan Smith. Detroit’s Smith received a major penalty for the hit, and was escorted from the ice. He was the Wings’ first round pick (27th overall)... Read more »

Chicago Blackhawks Roster: Who Makes It?

Chicago Blackhawks Roster: Who Makes It?
With news on Thursday (broken by the agent and player) that the Blackhawks have signed forward Brandon Segal, Chicago has plenty of depth up front heading into the 2011-12 season. Frankly, they did before signing Segal. And now they have too many players. So who emerges from the mess of players fighting for the fourth... Read more »
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Chicago Blackhawks Roster Preview: The Third Line

Chicago Blackhawks Roster Preview: The Third Line
The Blackhawks roster is set, and we’ve started looking at the team’s depth chart heading toward the coming season. On Sunday, we examined the potential fourth line combinations. Now, in the second edition of our series, let’s look at how the third line might shape-up this year. All three of the players projected for the... Read more »