Posts tagged "Hockey"

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 »

Chicago Blackhawks: 2012 Prospect Camp Preview - Forwards

Chicago Blackhawks: 2012 Prospect Camp Preview - Forwards
The Blackhawks summer prospect camp begins on Monday, and many of the organization’s top prospects will be in attendance. In this first part of a three-part series, we’ll look at some of the forwards that will be participating in the prospect camp this week. Brandon Saad, LW 6-1, 208 10/27/1992 Drafted: 2nd round (43rd overall)... Read more »

Chicago Blackhawks: 2012 Prospect Camp Preview - Defensemen

Chicago Blackhawks: 2012 Prospect Camp Preview - Defensemen
This week, some of the top prospects in the Blackhawks organization will get together to show each other, and the organization, how NHL-ready they might (or might not) be at this point. We’ve already looked at some of the top forwards that will be in attendance. Now, let’s discuss some of the defensemen. Adam Clendening... Read more »
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Chicago Blackhawks: 2012 Prospect Camp Preview - Goalies

Chicago Blackhawks: 2012 Prospect Camp Preview - Goalies
In this third and final part of our series, we’ll look ahead at the goalies participating in this week’s Blackhawks prospect camp. We have already examined the forwards and defensemen that will be in attendance, now let’s shift our focus to between the pipes Brandon Whitney 6-5, 193 05/11/1994 Drafted: 7th round (191st overall) in... Read more »

NHL Free Agency: Shane Doan to Chicago?

NHL Free Agency: Shane Doan to Chicago?
After the NHLPA closed their meetings in Chicago on Wednesday, Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews joked with the media that he “lobbied” for could-be-former Coyotes captain Shane Doan to sign with the Hawks when he becomes an unrestricted free agent on July 1. How would Doan fit on the Hawks? The first issue that has to... Read more »

Chicago Sports What Ifs: The 5 Biggest in Blackhawks History

Chicago Sports What Ifs: The 5 Biggest in Blackhawks History
In the wake of Kerry Wood announcing his retirement from the Chicago Cubs, fans have engaged in a number of discussions surrounding Chicago sports. Should the Cubs retire Wood’s number? Why can’t Sox fans respect his career? And, perhaps the most intriguing, is Wood the greatest “What if” player in Chicago sports history? He certainly... Read more »
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NHL Preparing For Potential Lockout?

NHL Preparing For Potential Lockout?
On Wednesday morning, the NHL informed the NHLPA that they intend to either terminate or renegotiate the Collective Bargaining Agreement. According to the CBA, both parties have until 120 days prior to the expiration date of the existing CBA to file a notice of termination. If the 120 day benchmark was reached without either side... Read more »

Chicago Blackhawks: Dale Hunter Resigns In Washington, Hawks Should Call Him

Chicago Blackhawks: Dale Hunter Resigns In Washington, Hawks Should Call Him
On Monday morning, Dale Hunter stepped down as the head coach of the Washington Capitals. He needs to now become the top candidate to replace Mike Haviland on the Chicago Blackhawks bench. There are a number of factors to consider when thinking about adding Hunter to the Blackhawks bench. First, Hunter was an exceptional head... Read more »

NHL Free Agency: 10 Unrestricted Targets For The Chicago Blackhawks

NHL Free Agency: 10 Unrestricted Targets For The Chicago Blackhawks
On Sunday, the third team from the Central Division was bounced out of the 2012 Stanley Cup playoffs when the LA Kings swept the division-winning St. Louis Blues. What we’ve seen is the Kings, who were the eight seed, hammer the top two teams in the Western Conference with ease; they have needed only nine... Read more »
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Chicago Blackhawks: 6 Competing in World Championships

Chicago Blackhawks: 6 Competing in World Championships
Six members of the Chicago Blackhawks will represent three different countries in the IIHF World Championships. The tournament officially begins on May 4. Marcus Kruger and Viktor Stalberg will join Niklas Hjalmarsson for Sweden. Michael Frolik will represent the Czech Republic. And Patrick Sharp and Duncan Keith will play for Canada. This year, all 64... Read more »