Every summer we take a look back five years at how the respective Chicago teams drafted, and how the players from those classes are (or, in many cases, aren’t) impacting the respective franchises. We’ve already looked back at the 2010 drafts for the Chicago Bears Chicago Bulls Chicago Cubs Chicago White Sox Now, let’s look... Read more »
As we look ahead to the 2014-15 NHL season, we are working our way through Metropolitan Division. We have already previewed the Carolina Hurricanes, New Jersey Devils, Washington Capitals, New York Islanders, Columbus Blue Jackets, Philadelphia Flyers and Pittsburgh Penguins. The Rangers won the Eastern Conference last year, but weren’t able to overcome the LA Kings in the Cup Final. They’re another team in the division... Read more »
Now that the Blackhawks annual prospect camp and fan convention are both in the rear view mirror, the next date on the calendar for Hawks fans is in less than four weeks. Kevin Hayes, the team’s first round draft pick in 2010, has 25 days left until he becomes a free agent. And all indications... Read more »
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 »
Defenseman Mike Kostka had three points in nine games with the Blackhawks this year. Even with little production in a small number of games, the Tampa Bay Lightning claimed Kostka off waivers from Chicago. In doing so, the Bolts did the Hawks a huge favor. Why does that matter? According to Capgeek, the Blackhawks had 49... Read more »
With the Blackhawks off to the hottest start in the organization's history, having a couple days off will leave fans begging for the team to be back on the ice by the time Wednesday night's match-up in Minnesota takes place.
In the meantime, let's catch up with the top prospects in the organization (not currently playing in Rockford)...
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 »
On a somewhat regular basis throughout the season, we’ve looked around at some of the Hawks’ top prospects and how the future might look at the United Center. As we reach the middle of February, and need something (anything) positive to pick up our spirits as Hawks fans, here’s a look around at the prospects... Read more »
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 »
On Monday morning 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 Hawks forward Viktor Stalberg. On Tuesday morning, in Part Two, we looked at the differences between departed champions John Madden and Colin Fraser versus their replacements, Fernando Pisani and... Read more »