Posts tagged "johnny oduya"

Chicago Blackhawks Prospect Camp Preview: Defensemen

Chicago Blackhawks Prospect Camp Preview: Defensemen
The Blackhawks prospect camp opens this weekend, and many of the organization’s top prospects will be on the ice. As has been the trend with the Blackhawks under Stan Bowman’s guidance, there will be a strong college flavor at prospect camp. Of the blue line group at this year’s camp, 11 players saw action in... Read more »

2014 Sochi: Olympic Schedule for Chicago Blackhawks

2014 Sochi: Olympic Schedule for Chicago Blackhawks
The Blackhawks are sending 10 players to the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi this weekend. Here are the schedule for the countries – Canada, Sweden, Slovakia, the Czech Republic and the United States – they will represent. Jonathan Toews, Duncan Keith & Patrick Sharp – Canada (Group B) Thursday, Feb. 13 – vs. Norway Friday,... Read more »

Chicago Blackhawks Olympics Invites Piling Up

Chicago Blackhawks Olympics Invites Piling Up
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 »
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Chicago Blackhawks Blue Line Depth Paying Big Dividends

Chicago Blackhawks Blue Line Depth Paying Big Dividends
Last spring, a poor series against Phoenix put Johnny Oduya in the doghouse with many Blackhawks fans. But 12 months later, Oduya is having a fantastic start to the postseason next to Michal Rozsival, and the Hawks’ “third” defensive pair is a big reason Chicago keeps rolling. Since winning the Stanley Cup in 2010, many... Read more »

Chicago Blackhawks First Half Grades: Defensemen

Chicago Blackhawks First Half Grades: Defensemen
Yesterday, we graded the forwards on the Blackhawks forwards at the season’s mid-way point. Now, let’s turn our attention the defensemen. When we posted our evaluation of the Blackhawks’ blue line at the quarter-season mark, one of the areas we were watching was ice time; at that point in the season, coach Joel Quenneville was... 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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Blackhawks Bring Back Mayers, Oduya: What Does It Mean?

Blackhawks Bring Back Mayers, Oduya: What Does It Mean?
The Blackhawks announced a number of roster moves on Tuesday, including four prospects getting entry-level deals and the organization re-signing veterans Jamal Mayers (one year, $650,000) and Johnny Oduya (three years at $3.375M cap hit). Of course, the next question for fans is simple: what does bringing back Mayers and Oduya mean in 2012-13? Let’s take... Read more »

Chicago Blackhawks: Grading Stan Bowman's Trades

Chicago Blackhawks: Grading Stan Bowman's Trades
Earlier this week we looked back at and evaluated the free agent moves Chicago Blackhawks general manager Stan Bowman made between the end of the 2010-11 season and the final horn sounding against Phoenix. Now, let’s consider the trades Bowman made when shaping the 2011-12 Blackhawks roster Bowman made four trades in June last summer,... 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 »
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