Posts tagged "Niklas Hjalmarsson"

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 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 »

Blackhawks Circus Trip Recap: Chicago Owns The Road

Blackhawks Circus Trip Recap: Chicago Owns The Road
The Hawks annual Circus Trip came to a close with a strong victory against Phoenix on Saturday night, and the results of the seven games show that the Hawks are playing as well as any team in the NHL. Chicago lost the first game of the trip 5-1 in Denver. After that, they rolled. In... Read more »
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Niklas Hjalmarsson, Blackhawks Agree to 5-Year Extension

Niklas Hjalmarsson, Blackhawks Agree to 5-Year Extension
On Wednesday morning, the money kept flowing at the United Center. The Blackhawks officially announced a five-year extension with defenseman Niklas Hjalmarsson, which will keep him in Chicago through the 2018-19 season. Pierre LeBrun is reporting the deal has a $4.1 million cap hit. Hjalmarsson, 26, has been a member of both the 2010 and... 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 »

Blackhawks vs Bruins: Stanley Cup Final Preview

Blackhawks vs Bruins: Stanley Cup Final Preview
The Stanley Cup Final begins on Wednesday night, and history will be made. When this series is done, either the Blackhawks or the Bruins will be the first team to win a second championship since the last lockout. How will one team finish the series on top? Let’s look ahead at some key match-ups, and... 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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Chicago Blackhawks Summer Fixes: Blue Line Help Possible

Chicago Blackhawks Summer Fixes: Blue Line Help Possible
Now that we’ve looked back at the free agents Stan Bowman signed last summer, let’s look at a guy they should spend some of the Brian Campbell-created cap space on this summer. There were some obvious issues with the group of defensemen available to coach Joel Quenneville at the end of the year, and both... Read more »