Posts tagged "Stan Bowman"

Ranking the Prospects: Chicago's Best Defensemen

Ranking the Prospects: Chicago's Best Defensemen
With the prospect camp behind us, it’s a good time to evaluate Chicago’s organizational depth. There is a lot to like about the Blackhawks collection of prospects right now, and there are a few question marks as well. Today, let’s look at the team’s prospects on the blue line. Here are our rankings of the... Read more »

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.

Chicago Blackhawks Acquire Regin, Bouchard

Chicago Blackhawks Acquire Regin, Bouchard
On Thursday night the Chicago Blackhawks acquired forwards Peter Regin and Pierre-Marc Bouchard from the New York Islanders in exchange for a 4th round pick in the 2014 Draft. The Islanders have reportedly retained half of the salaries of both players. Regin, 27, is playing out a one-year contract with a $750,000 cap hit. He has two goals and... Read more »
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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 First Half Grades: Goaltenders

Chicago Blackhawks First Half Grades: Goaltenders
The first half of the 2013 season is over for the Chicago Blackhawks, and they haven’t lost a game in regulation. Already we have graded the forwards and defensemen, so now let’s turn our attentions to the goaltenders. Corey Crawford 14 games, 11-0-3, 1.53 GAA, .940 save percentage, 2 shutouts Crawford has been ridiculously good,... 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 »

NHL Free Agency: The Blackhawks Must Pursue Evander Kane

NHL Free Agency: The Blackhawks Must Pursue Evander Kane
Reports on Saturday are that Winnipeg Jets forward Evander Kane doesn’t want to negotiate an extension with the team, and may become available this week before the 2012 NHL Draft. If that’s the case, the Chicago Blackhawks should be on the phone with an old friend to make a deal happen. Kane, who doesn’t turn... Read more »

LA Kings Win Stanley Cup, Set New Championship Model

LA Kings Win Stanley Cup, Set New Championship Model
Whenever a team wins a championship, they become the model for teams moving forward that are chasing the ultimate prize. As CSN Chicago’s Chris Boden wrote this morning, a comparison of the Blackhawks to the Kings could lead to some specific changes for the Hawks. But looking deeper at the Kings, they paint one of... Read more »
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NHL Draft: Blackhawks Adding Depth or Frustration?

NHL Draft: Blackhawks Adding Depth or Frustration?
Over the last 12 months, the front office of the Chicago Blackhawks has shown a great deal of confidence in their selections from the 2011 NHL Draft. Six of the Hawks’ 11 picks in last year’s draft have already signed an entry-level contract, and two (Brandon Saad and Andrew Shaw) saw postseason action. But looking... Read more »