Since the end of the Olympics, the Blackhawks have made a series of minor moves. After losing defenseman Mike Kostka to Tampa Bay via waivers, the organization also lost AHL defenseman Viktor Svedberg to season-ending shoulder surgery. With Svedberg out, the Hawks traded forward Brad Winchester to Minnesota for AHL defenseman Brian Connelly. Connelly had been an... Read more »
Wednesday night’s victory was the 82nd game of Brandon Saad’s career, equaling a full, normal regular season. What have we seen from the young forward? Through 82 contests, Saad has scored 21 goals and added 30 assists. He has also been credited with 65 hits, 23 blocked shots and 55 takeaways, has earend 22 penalty minutes, and... Read more »
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 »
With a couple big announcements on Monday, at least 12 defending champion Chicago Blackhawks will have a busy August. Monday was the day Canada and the United States announced the rosters for their respective training camps for the 2014 Winter Olympics. Hockey Canada announced the list of players invited to their training camp in late... Read more »
The Stanley Cup Final begins on Wednesday night, and history will be made. When this series is done, either the Blackhawks or the Bruins will be the first team to win a second championship since the last lockout. How will one team finish the series on top? Let’s look ahead at some key match-ups, and... Read more »
Chicago Blackhawks forward Brandon Saad was named one of three finalists for the Calder Trophy on Monday morning. Montreal’s Brendan Gallagher and Florida’s Jonathan Huberdeau are the other two finalists. Huberdeau finished tied with Edmonton’s Nail Yakupov for the NHL rookie scoring lead with 31 points, while Gallagher (28) and Saad (27) finished fourth and... Read more »
The Blackhawks, winners of the Presidents’ Trophy, will take on a team from Minnesota in the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs. If that sounds familiar, it’s because the Hawks lost to the North Stars in 1991, the last time they claimed the top record in the NHL. A lot has happened since 1991,... Read more »
Over the last few days, we have been discussing the candidacy of Blackhawks players for major NHL awards this season. On Tuesday we kicked off our series, making the case for Jonathan Toews to win the Frank J. Selke Trophy as the league’s best defensive forward. Yesterday, we evaluated Patrick Kane’s Lady Byng credentials. Now,... Read more »
On Wednesday night, the Chicago Blackhawks finished an unprecedented first half of their lockout-shortened season. Through 24 games, they have yet to lose a game in regulation. There have been highlights everywhere and some really good individual performances throughout. Here are our grades for the Blackhawks’ first half of the 2013 season. Jonathan Toews 24... Read more »
On Sunday night, the Chicago Blackhawks finished an unprecedented first quarter of their lockout-shortened season. Through 12 games, they have yet to lose a game in regulation.
There have been highlights everywhere and some really good individual performances throughout. Here are our grades for the Blackhawks' first quarter of the 2013 season...