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Drafting A Winner: The Last 10 Years of Chicago Blackhawks 1st Round Picks

Drafting A Winner: The Last 10 Years of Chicago Blackhawks 1st Round Picks
We took a somewhat painful look back at the last ten years of Cubs and White Sox first round draft picks before the MLB Draft earlier this week. Now, as the Chicago Blackhawks and Tampa Bay Lightning get set to play a best-of-three scenario to decide the 2015 Stanley Cup Champion, let’s take a walk... Read more »

Today: Most Exciting Day In Chicago Sports History?

Today: Most Exciting Day In Chicago Sports History?
Monday wasn’t a great day for Chicago sports fans. Doug Buffone, a Chicago Bears icon who was one of the more popular sports personalities in this town over the last 40+ years, passed away. Less than two weeks away from Chicago hosting the NFL Draft, this was a somber note across every channel of sports... Read more »

Patrick Kane Reaches 500 Points

Patrick Kane Reaches 500 Points
Appropriately, with an assist on a Jonathan Toews goal in the second period on Sunday night, Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane reached 500 points in his career. In his 523rd game with the franchise, Kane reached the benchmark with 181 goals and 319 assists. From the 2007 NHL Draft, in which Kane was the number one... Read more »
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Chicago Blackhawks Prospect Camp Preview: Forwards

Chicago Blackhawks Prospect Camp Preview: Forwards
In the wake of the blockbuster deals for Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane, the organization will have most of their top prospects in town to compete for roster spots in Rockford and, perhaps, Chicago. Earlier, we discussed the defensemen attending this year’s Blackhawks prospect camp. Now, let’s look at the forwards on the roster. There’s... Read more »

The Significance of Jonathan Toews & Patrick Kane

The Significance of Jonathan Toews & Patrick Kane
When the Blackhawks announced on Wednesday that the franchise had locked up Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane for eight more seasons, it signified a commitment to the heart of the team for the next decade (at least). But it will also afford the Hawks’ two young superstars the opportunity to re-write the record books of... Read more »

Blackhawks Lock-Up Toews, Kane Long-Term

Blackhawks Lock-Up Toews, Kane Long-Term
On Wednesday the Blackhawks announced eight-year contracts with forwards Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane. The deals will carry matching $10.5M cap hits. The contracts will begin with the 2015-16 season, and will be the highest cap hits in the NHL. When Toews and Kane arrived as teenagers, the Blackhawks couldn’t fill the building and hadn’t... Read more »
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Agent: Blackhawks Still Negotiating With Toews, Kane

Agent: Blackhawks Still Negotiating With Toews, Kane
Pat Brisson, the agent for both Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane, told The Fourth Period on Tuesday that the Hawks are still negotiating with the two faces of the franchise. Reports surfaced on Monday evening that there were deals in place with cap hits around $10.8M each for the two Conn Smythe winners.

Blackhawks-Blues: Numbers of Note

Blackhawks-Blues: Numbers of Note
Here are a few individual performances that jumped off the page from the Blackhawks first round series victory over the St. Louis Blues: Before the Dallas-Anaheim game, only 32 players in the postseason had been credited with at least 10 blocked shots. Of those 32, only 2 are forwards: Michal Handzus (14) and Marcus Kruger... Read more »

2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs: Drafting A Winner

2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs: Drafting A Winner
The NHL Draft is the door most of today’s NHL superstars walk through to begin their careers, and since 2005 the Draft has introduced some of the biggest names in the game to fans in every market of the league. But now, more than perhaps ever before, the importance of using draft picks well shows... Read more »
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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 »