Posts tagged "Dustin Byfuglien"

2013-14 Central Division Preview: Winnipeg Jets

2013-14 Central Division Preview: Winnipeg Jets
Training camp for the defending Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks begins in South Bend this week, so it’s a good time to start thinking, and talking, hockey again. Over the coming days, we’ll look ahead at the teams that will challenge the Hawks’ seat on top of the Central Division. The Blackhawks will keep a... Read more »

2003 NHL Draft: Impacting The Blackhawks' Cup Run A Decade Later

2003 NHL Draft: Impacting The Blackhawks' Cup Run A Decade Later
The 2003 NHL Draft is regarded by most analysts to be the best in league history. All-Stars, Olympic medalists, Stanley Cup champions and future Hall of Famers were all over that summer’s Draft, and the Blackhawks Cup victory on Monday night was impacted by the team’s top two picks. Chicago’s first selection in the 2003... Read more »

Dustin Byfuglien Arrested, Fat

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Dustin Byfuglien was reportedly arrested on Wednesday and charged with BWI (read: the Cedric Benson special). He was also reportedly 286 pounds – almost 40 more than he played at last year. The “We should have kept Buff over Bolland/Ladd/Sharp/Hjalmarsson” debate is now officially over. The Big Buffet was supposed to help jump-start the new... Read more »
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Chicago Blackhawks: Have The Hawks Found Their New Power Forward?

As we’ve done in the past, let’s take a look at a couple of players for the sake of comparison:   PLAYER A PLAYER B AGE 25 25 HT 6-5 6-4 WT 265 225 YEAR 2009-10 2010-11 GP 82 65 G 17 16 A 17 20 Pts 34 36  +/- -7 9 PIM 94 38... Read more »

Chicago Blackhawks: Unwrapping the Salary Cap Nightmare Coming in 2011-12 (Hint: It's Going to be OK)

In the wake of Dustin Byfuglien signing a five-year, $26M contract extension with the Atlanta Thrashers, many Blackhawks fans started putting their Brent Seabrook sweaters on EBay. After all, if Byfuglien is worth over $5M per, what is Seabrook worth? And how can the Blackhawks afford him? Well, further inspection of the Hawks cap situation... Read more »

Top 20 Chicago Blackhawks Moments of 2010

Click the links to watch each of these 20 great moments! 20. Antti Niemi glove save vs Phoenix (3/23/10) 19. Nick Leddy scores first NHL goal (10/11/10) 18. Jeremy Morin scores first NHL goal (12/8/10) 17. Antti Niemi wins three straight shootouts before the Olympics (2/9-14/10) 16. Jeremy Roenick cries   15. Antti Niemi outduels Marty... Read more »
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Blackhawks Boom or Bust: Why Trading Dustin Byfuglien Was Necessary

In case you haven’t heard by now, Dustin Byfuglien is having an incredible season. Serving as an alternate captain for the Atlanta Thrashers, Byfuglien leads the entire NHL with five game-winning goals as December begins. Indeed, his 27 points and 10 goals are the most by a defenseman, and only four players – including Byfuglien’s... Read more »

Chicago Blackhawks Summer Trade Analysis: Part Five

Chicago Blackhawks Summer Trade Analysis: Part Five
This will be the fifth and final installment of our analysis of the Blackhawks’ summer moves as part of a team evaluation at the end of the first quarter of the season. In Part One of our Summer Trade Analysis series, we examined the statistical differences between three players: former Blackhawks Kris Versteeg and Andrew Ladd, and current... Read more »

Blackhawks-Canucks: Is the Rivalry Still Alive?

On Wednesday night the Vancouver Canucks come to the United Center to face the Blackhawks for the first time in the 2010-11 season. For the last two seasons, this would be the hottest match-up of the week with players on both sides throwing verbal shots at the other locker room. But now? So much has... Read more »
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Blackhawks Summer Recap: Exodus With A Purpose

Blackhawks Summer Recap: Exodus With A Purpose
After all of the player movement this summer, it’s hard to remember who went where and for what, so here is a consolidated recap of the Blackhawks summer transactions. June 18: Sign center prospect Marcus Krüger to a three-year, entry-level contract. June 23: Hawks trade Dustin Byfuglien, Ben Eager and Brent Sopel to the Atlanta... Read more »