Posts tagged "Nick Leddy"

Chicago Blackhawks Trade Nick Leddy

Chicago Blackhawks Trade Nick Leddy
On Saturday, the inevitable trade Hawks fans had been expected took place. The Hawks traded 23-year-old defenseman Nick Leddy and goaltender Kent Simpson to the New York Islanders for defensemen T.J. Brennan and Ville Pokka and the rights to restricted free agent goaltender Anders Nilsson. Brennan and Pokka will report directly to the Rockford IceHogs; Nilsson will remain... Read more »

5 Year Rear View Mirror: Looking Back At Blackhawks 2009 NHL Draft

5 Year Rear View Mirror: Looking Back At Blackhawks 2009 NHL Draft
Over the last few years, we’ve taken a few days to look back five years at the drafts of Chicago’s major pro sports teams. The first two years of the series felt pretty good; in 2006 the Hawks selected Jonathan Toews, and in 2007 they chose Patrick Kane. Unfortunately, last year’s look back saw Kyle... 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: Blue Line Preview

Looking around the NHL, there are quite a few teams looking for help on the blue line. In Chicago, the Blackhawks actually have pretty good depth heading into the shorter season. Playing fewer games should help Duncan Keith and Brent Seabrook to handle the workload given to them by coach Joel Quenneville, but how the... Read more »
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Introducing Your 2013 Chicago Blackhawks (Again)

Introducing Your 2013 Chicago Blackhawks (Again)
Now that the lockout is over, the NHL will return to the ice soon. Teams will have incredibly short training camps and games are expected to start in the next two weeks. So what will the Chicago Blackhawks look like when they hit the ice? Here’s a quick reminder. The Blackhawks will have depth to... Read more »

2012-13 Rockford IceHogs: Where Did They Come From?

2012-13 Rockford IceHogs: Where Did They Come From?
As the NHL and the NHLPA continue leaving fans at home, the AHL season is about to begin. The Blackhawks’ AHL affiliate in Rockford has an impressive roster with a handful of young players with NHL experience. Now two full seasons removed from the Stanley Cup victory (and subsequent break-up), it’s worth looking at this... Read more »

Nick Leddy: It's Time For The Blackhawks To Lock Him Up

Nick Leddy: It's Time For The Blackhawks To Lock Him Up
Fans have varying opinions on the play of young defenseman Nick Leddy, but now is the time for GM Stan Bowman to get together with him and get a deal done that keeps him in Chicago for the next few years. Leddy, of course, was acquired in the trade that sent Cam Barker to the... Read more »
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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 »