Posts tagged "Michael Frolik"

2013-14 Central Division Preview: Winnipeg Jets

2013-14 Central Division Preview: Winnipeg Jets
Training camp for the defending Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks begins in South Bend this week, so it’s a good time to start thinking, and talking, hockey again. Over the coming days, we’ll look ahead at the teams that will challenge the Hawks’ seat on top of the Central Division. The Blackhawks will keep a... Read more »

2013 NHL Draft: Chicago Blackhawks Get Busy

2013 NHL Draft: Chicago Blackhawks Get Busy
In 2010, the draft brought a fire sale that was required by the salary cap. Hawks fans had to watch as Kris Versteeg, Dustin Byfuglien, Andrew Ladd and other favorites were dealt out of town so the team could afford to keep Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane and Duncan Keith. Fast forward three summers and… the... Read more »

Chicago Blackhawks Come Back, Force Game 7

Chicago Blackhawks Come Back, Force Game 7
After a knuckling puck beat Corey Crawford from nearly 40 feet out, the Blackhawks returned to the ice for a third period with 20 minutes of effort standing between either the end of their season or Game 7 on Wednesday night. A huge effort from the entire roster brought the Hawks back, and a 4-3... Read more »
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Blackhawks Tame Wild Again, Take 2-0 Lead

Blackhawks Tame Wild Again, Take 2-0 Lead
With a more complete, dominant performance than Game One, the Chicago Blackhawks handled their business at home and will take a 2-0 series lead to Minnesota. In this victory, the Hawks continued to answer many of the questions doubters had coming into the postseason. Many fans have continued to question Corey Crawford throughout the regular... Read more »

Chicago Blackhawks: Forward Depth Making An Impact

Chicago Blackhawks: Forward Depth Making An Impact
The Chicago Blackhawks stayed on top of the NHL with a strong victory on Friday night. Chicago showed San Jose and the rest of the league why they have yet to lose a game in regulation through 14 games once again, as the team’s depth was on display. Antti Niemi has allowed more than three... Read more »

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 »
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Chicago Blackhawks: Backing the Bickell Benching

Chicago Blackhawks: Backing the Bickell Benching
According to reports, the Chicago Blackhawks will roll out new-look lines on Tuesday night in an effort to get the team out of a funk. Part of that new look will be Bryan Bickell watching from the press box. Why is Bickell potentially getting the night off?  Looking back to the end of the season’s... Read more »

Chicago Blackhawks Third Line Looking Elite

Chicago Blackhawks Third Line Looking Elite
When the Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup in 2010, the depth on the Chicago roster was the biggest difference between the Blackhawks and their opponents. It’s early in the 2011-12 season, but the Hawks third line is already starting to look like the dominant trio that helped lead those Hawks to the promised land. After... Read more »

Chicago Blackhawks Roster Preview: The Second Line

Chicago Blackhawks Roster Preview: The Second Line
The Blackhawks roster is set, and we’ve started looking at the team’s depth chart heading toward the coming season. On Sunday, we examined the potential fourth line combinations. Next, we looked at the third line potential for this season. Now, in the third edition of our series, let’s look at how the second line might... Read more »
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Blackhawks Re-Sign Michael Frolik, And It's A Great Deal

Blackhawks Re-Sign Michael Frolik, And It's A Great Deal
It was announced on Friday afternoon that the Blackhawks had agreed to terms with restricted free agent forward Michael Frolik on a three-year, $7M deal. Did the Hawks overpay the young winger? Let’s evaluate Frolik’s value in this summer’s market. This summer’s spending spree in the NHL has been ridiculous. Looking at only unrestricted free... Read more »