Archive for June 2010

Blackhawks trade Versteeg to Toronto

According to a twitter report from Pierre Lebrun, the Blackhawks have traded winger Kris Versteeg to the Toronto Maple Leafs. The deal is reportedly Kris Versteeg and the rights to prospect Bill Sweatt in exchange for forwards Viktor Stalberg, Chris DiDomenico, and Phillipe Paradis. Deep down, we knew this day was coming. Good luck Steeger.... Read more »

Meet the newest members of your Chicago Blackhawks

The Hawks welcomed eleven new players into the organization on Friday and Saturday (10 drafted, 1 acquired via trade). The player added in the trade was a prospect named Jimmy Hayes, who happens to be the brother of the Hawks’ first round selection Kevin Hayes. It was clear that the Hawks were looking toward the... Read more »

Draft-day rumors to keep in mind tonight

Rumors continue to pour in as we now close in on 90 minutes until the NHL Draft. Here are a few things I’ve read/heard in the past day or so that could impact the Hawks: ~ Many teams with high draft picks are willing to part with their first rounder. The Panthers, Blue Jackets, and... Read more »
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A Tribute to Dustin Byfuglien

Dustin Byfuglien may be wearing another team’s sweater next season, but that doesn’t change his status as a Chicago sports hero. Yes, I said hero. The Blackhawks ended a 49-year Stanley Cup drought, and Buff was among those most responsible.  Say what you want about Byfuglien’s lack of regular season production, questionable effort, or  inconsistency.... Read more »

Despite blockbuster deal, Hawks probably not done

Don’t be fooled by the big Byfuglien/Sopel/Eager trade, there could be more movement coming before Friday’s NHL Draft. Numerous sources have reported (even before today’s trade) that Kris Versteeg would be the first Blackhawk dealt for a draft pick. As of Wednesday evening, those rumors are still swirling; The common belief is that the Hawks... Read more »

Byfuglien, Sopel, Eager traded to Atlanta

Reports are flowing in that the Blackhawks have made a blockbuster trade with the Atlanta Thrashers. ESPN’s Pierre Lebrun, one of the most reputable hockey writers in the business, confirms that the deal is done. The trade is believed to include Dustin Byfuglien, Brent Sopel, and Ben Eager. The Hawks would likely get back draft... Read more »
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More off the ice fun for Patrick Kane?

Reminiscent of the limousine photos taken of Versteeg, Kane, and Madden this past year in Vancouver, we may have another Blackhawks photo conspiracy on our hands. Is this Patrick Kane? Here’s the story, provided by Deadspin.com: “My co-worker’s friend hooked up with Patrick Kane last week… and took a picture to prove it. Apparently, he... Read more »

Chicago Blackhawks 2010-2011 Regular Season Schedule

The NHL gave its fans an early treat this morning by releasing the full 2010-2011 schedule.  For Hawks fans already craving more hockey, looking at the schedule is enough to get the heart racing before we even hit July.  Here is the full 2010-2011 regular season schedule for your WORLD CHAMPION Chicago Blackhawks: Oct. 7... Read more »

Hawks to open 2010-2011 home schedule vs. Detroit

While the full NHL schedule will not be released until tomorrow, tidbits of information are beginning to leak this afternoon regarding many of next year’s home openers. According to Blueland Blog, the Blackhawks’ first home game will be vs. the Detroit Red Wings on Saturday, October 9th.  It will be poetic justice to see the... Read more »
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Draft day could be busy for Hawks despite having 30th pick

Many Hawks fans will view this year’s draft as an afterthought considering the Hawks aren’t scheduled to pick until #30, but that is the wrong line of thinking. Just because the Hawks are positioned to pick at #30 does not mean it will stay that way.  It’s no secret that the Hawks need to make... Read more »