Posts tagged "Dylan Olsen"

5 Year Rear View Mirror: Looking Back At Chicago's 2009 Drafts

5 Year Rear View Mirror: Looking Back At Chicago's 2009 Drafts
Over the last few years, we’ve taken a few days to look back five years at the drafts of Chicago’s major pro sports teams. The first two years of the series felt pretty good; in 2006 the Hawks selected Jonathan Toews, and in 2007 they chose Patrick Kane. Unfortunately, last year’s look back saw Kyle... Read more »

Chicago Blackhawks Bring Back Kris Versteeg

Chicago Blackhawks Bring Back Kris Versteeg
After Thursday night’s game, the Blackhawks made a lot of fans of the 2010 Cup team happy. The Blackhawks announced they have acquired forward Kris Versteeg and forward Philippe Lefebvre is exchange for prospects Jimmy Hayes and Dylan Olsen. According to reports, the Panthers will be paying half of Versteeg’s salary as part of the... Read more »

Chicago Blackhawks Roster: What to Make of the Blue Line?

Chicago Blackhawks Roster: What to Make of the Blue Line?
The Blackhawks Convention ended on Sunday with the usual fanfare and excitement from fans who met their favorite player(s), spent a lot of money, and had great experiences. But the post-Convention reality now sets in: the Hawks have some work to do before the season (theoretically) begins in September. This hasn’t been an active summer... Read more »
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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 »

Chicago Blackhawks: Johnny Oduya Paying Immediate Dividends

Chicago Blackhawks: Johnny Oduya Paying Immediate Dividends
At the trade deadline, the only addition to the Blackhawks roster was defenseman Johnny Oduya. Most fans thought GM Stan Bowman didn’t do enough, and Oduya wasn’t big enough or physical enough to fix what was supposedly broken with the Hawks. But since joining the roster, Oduya has proven to be a great addition to... Read more »

Do the Chicago Blackhawks Really Miss Niklas Hjalmarsson?

Do the Chicago Blackhawks Really Miss Niklas Hjalmarsson?
On Feb. 15, we looked at the impact Niklas Hjalmarsson makes on the Chicago Blackhawks lineup. At that point, he had missed three games (all road losses), and the Hawks had been outscored 11-5 in those three games. There was a valid argument made at that time that three games is too small of a... Read more »
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Chicago Blackhawks Organizational Depth Turning Heads Around NHL

Chicago Blackhawks Organizational Depth Turning Heads Around NHL
More league-wide sites are releasing their late-summer organizational rankings, and the Chicago Blackhawks are impressing a lot of people. Here’s a look at what some major sites have said about the Hawks’ organizational depth. What you’ll see below is three different rankings from major websites, as well as the draft grade from ESPN. While the... Read more »

Chicago Blackhawks Future: Reflections from Rockford

Chicago Blackhawks Future: Reflections from Rockford
On Wednesday night, the Rockford Ice Hogs battled for a big victory over Peoria. I attended the game to get a look at the future of the Blackhawks, and came away with some strong impressions. This wasn’t the first time I had seen most of the prospects skate. Indeed, I have been to Rockford on a... Read more »

Jeremy Morin Injured: Blackhawks Prospects Update from World Junior Championships

Jeremy Morin Injured: Blackhawks Prospects Update from World Junior Championships
The Blackhawks not only defeated the Columbus Blue Jackets easily on Sunday night, but they had a number of their top prospects representing their countries at the IIHF Under-20 World Junior Championships in Buffalo, NY. Here is a brief update of how the Hawks’ prospects did on Sunday: Mirko Hofflin, Germany Hofflin and Germany were... Read more »
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Chicago Blackhawks Prospect Rankings: Post-Camp Edition

After watching a fun weekend of hockey during the Blackhawks’ prospect camp, it’s much easier to look at the talent the Hawks have in the pipeline and qualify it against others in the organization. Over the weekend, a number of things became clear. Kyle Beach needs to grow up to play in the NHL, and... Read more »