Archive for September 2010

Igor Makarov: The next young Blackhawks stud?

While there are many young players to watch in this year’s Blackhawks preseason, no one is more intriguing than 23-year old Russian Igor Makarov.  Igor Makarov, wearing the “A” patch for the Blackhawks Rookie Team. Makarov, a former 2nd round pick from 2006, has been turning heads in the first few days of training camp... Read more »

Hawks' first practice of the year will be in front of standing room only crowd at United Center

Yes, you read that correctly. The Chicago Blackhawks announced yesterday that the Training Camp Festival scheduled for Saturday, September 18th has completely sold out. The Chicago Blackhawks announced today that tickets for the third annual Blackhawks Training Camp Festival, which takes place at the United Center on Saturday, September 18 from 8:00 A.M. to 2:00... Read more »

Antti Niemi to sign with San Jose; Thanks Bill Zito

Antti Niemi has finally found himself a home.  After weeks of speculation regarding Niemi’s future, the Stanley Cup winning goaltender will reportedly sign with the San Jose Sharks for roughly $2 million. According to Nick Kypreos, the deal could be for only one year. Two million would be $750,000 less than his arbitration number with... Read more »