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 »
One of the Blackhawks players receiving an increasing amount of attention during the preseason has been 21-year-old forward Joakim Nordstrom. Now that he’s made the Opening Night roster, many fans will be asking: who is this kid? Nordstrom will be the first player from the Hawks’ 2010 Draft class to make the NHL. He was... Read more »
On Labor Day, the Chicago Blackhawks announced a six-year contract extension with should-have-been Conn Smythe winner Corey Crawford. The deal will keep Crawford in Chicago thru the 2019-20 season. The news was broken by Philip Prichard – aka the Cup Keeper – on Twitter on Monday morning. But before the Blackhawks made the announcement formal,... Read more »
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 »
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 »
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 »
As trade speculation and rumors heat up all over the NHL, the Chicago Blackhawks are in the enviable position of having cap space, quality veteran depth, and good organizational depth. But before giving away any of the team’s top prospects, the organization should look back at the 2005 Calder Cup champion Philadelphia Phantoms for a... Read more »
On Saturday night, the fans at the United Center were witness to a game that had playoff intensity and the last two champions on the ice. At the end, the Boston Bruins skated off with a 3-2 shootout victory.
But the action was worth every penny.
Free agents have signed, most trades have happened, and now the longest month of the summer is upon hockey fans. The preseason begins in mid-September, and the sports world has basically succumed to football. To get ready for the coming NHL season, however, we’re going to look ahead. In a series of articles, we’ll rank... Read more »
When the Minnesota Wild left their home ice for the final time in the 2010-11 season, their website carried a simple message: “You’re welcome, Blackhawks.” Even Joel Quenneville noted that the Blackhawks have been afforded a second chance at making the 2010-11 season memorable for their fans, and now must take advantage. But can the... Read more »