Patrick Kane: Caught drunk on camera again

Remember earlier this week when Pat Kane missed multiple practice with “flu-like symptoms”? Turns out it was more the Brown Bottle Flu than anything else, as Deadspin broke a story moments ago that reveals pictures of Kane closing down Chicago bars on Sunday evening.  This photo…well…there’s not a lot to say I tend to stick... Read more »

Blackhawks trade Jack Skille & prospects to Florida for Michael Frolik and a goaltending prospect

Former co-workers Stan Bowman and Dale Tallon made a deal on Wednesday night as Jack Skille was sent to Florida for 22-year old center Michael Frolik. Like Skille, Frolik is a former high draft pick (10th overall in 2006, 7 spots behind Jonathan Toews) and has underachieved up to this point in his career. Frolik... Read more »

Blackhawks Rumor Mill: Seabrook to Edmonton?

In the wake of last night’s loss to the Flames, many fans demanded a roster shake-up immediately. I’m not sure that trading one of the team’s franchise defensemen is what those folks had in mind, but rumors centered on such a deal are swirling in Edmonton. According to Sportsnet’s Roger Millions, sources indicate that the... Read more »

Blackhawks Blog: Duncan Keith is Pissed

For the first time all season, the Blackhawks’ dressing room was a truly angry place after Monday night’s 3-1 loss in Calgary.  Instead of the same old rhetoric about “needing to work harder” and “needing to prove we’re a playoff team”, the Hawks seem to have received a wake-up call. Let’s hope so, because that... Read more »

Second half outlook: Hawks' record is a statistical anomaly

Second half outlook: Hawks' record is a statistical anomaly
The great thing about an 82-game season is its large sample size.  While a 5 or 6 game stretch could bring out the worst in a team, there is always an opportunity to bounce back and prove that a certain portion of the season was the exception to the rule.  With 31 games yet to... Read more »

Tune in to The 300 Level Radio Show tonight

I know Blackhawks fans tend to complain about the lack of NHL and Hawks discussion on the local airwaves (and rightfully so), but there is an alternative solution.  The internet now provides us with an opportunity to listen to more area-specific radio discussion, and that includes a show devoted to your Chicago Blackhawks.  The 300... Read more »

Jim Cornelison's Rendition of the Star Spangled Banner at Soldier Field (Video)

America got a taste of how the Chicago Blackhawks celebrate the National Anthem on Sunday afternoon; strangely enough, the scene took place at a Bears game. Below is a video of Sunday’s National Anthem prior to the Bears’ victory over the Seattle Seahawks. This will always be a Blackhawks tradition but it wouldn’t be a... Read more »

Thursday morning trade rumors

While the Blackhawks were skating to their 3rd straight victory on Wednesday evening, the United Center press box was packed with scouts from various NHL clubs. According to Tim Sassone, there were 12 scouts in attendance including 4 from Atlanta, 3 from Dallas and 2 from the New York Islanders.  There has been speculation that... Read more »

YES, Hull and Mikita are deserving of United Center statues

It was written recently here on ChicagoNow that the Blackhawks’ decision to erect statues of franchise legends Bobby Hull and Stan Mikita outside the United Center would be irresponsible and inappropriate. The argument is based on the often-used and miscalculated idea that the Blackhawks play second fiddle at the United Center. Here is an excerpt... Read more »

Nick Leddy to be recalled Friday

According to Tab Bamford, the Chicago Blackhawks will be recalling defenseman Nick Leddy on Friday and he will play vs. Ottawa. This news comes soon after the Hawks sent veteran defenseman Jassen Cullimore to Rockford, presumably to make room for Leddy. This is excellent news. While the ideal scenario would be for Leddy to play... Read more »