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Hawks drop preseason opener in Saskatoon

Hawks drop preseason opener in Saskatoon
Last night’s 4-2 loss to the Edmonton Oilers will surely have a lot of Hawk fans panicked and confused this morning.  “How can a Cup contender lose to doze bums?”  “I don’t tink dis Jimmy Toews guy is any good.”  “I can’t believe they let that soup guy leave!” Relax. The Hawks iced a lineup... Read more »

Blackhawks Offseason Mailbag Vol. 1

Blackhawks Offseason Mailbag Vol. 1
With things a little slow in Blackhawks land right now, I thought I’d take some time and answer a few email / facebook questions.  I’ll try to do a few of these before the season begins, and one every month during the season.  If you’d like to submit a question for the next edition, send... Read more »

Blackhawks Set Opening Night Roster

Skille will finally get his shot to play in the NHL every night
The Blackhawks have finalized their opening night roster.  After waiving forward Ryan Potulny and defenseman Jassen Cullimore today, the 22 man roster is set.    Roster and Figures courtesy of capgeek.com CAPGEEK.COM CAP CALCULATOR   FORWARDSPatrick Kane ($6.300m) / Jonathan Toews ($6.300m) / Marian Hossa ($5.275m)Patrick Sharp ($3.900m) / Dave Bolland ($3.375m) / Tomas Kopecky... Read more »
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Morin's demotion good news for Blackhawk fans

Jeremy Morin.  It was a name you hadn’t heard before this month, and before the Blackhawk’s preseason began.  By now, to almost anyone who knows or cares about Blackhawk hockey, he’s become a household name. Of all of the prospects battling for roster spots, Morin stood out the most.  He was the most consistent, highest... Read more »

Hockey is here again! A Blackhawks training camp preview

Lalonde could be the surprise of camp
Can you believe it’s hockey season again?  The Blackhawks hosted their training camp festival this weekend, including a practice in front of a STANDING ROOM ONLY crowd.  Yes…a standing room only practice.  Tonight, the Blackhawks begin their preseason in Winnepeg vs the Tampa Bay Lightning.  Typically, elite NHL teams don’t worry too much about preseason hockey,... Read more »

Blackhawks sign forward Ryan Potulny

The Hawks acquired the speedy Stalberg from Toronto in the Kris Versteeg trade
The Blackhawks have signed former Oiler and Flyers center/winger Ryan Potulny to a one year, two way contract with a $500,000 cap hit. Potulny, an undersized forward (6’0 190 lbs) , showed he could score a little bit last year on a horrible Edmonton team, where he scored 15 goals and 17 assists in 64... Read more »
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Blackhawks sign former Oiler Fernando Pisani

Not 24 hours after I write the “Hawks are likely done dealing” blog, they make me look dumb and make another move.  According to TSN’s Ryan Rishaug, the Blackhawks have signed RW Fernando Pisani to a $500,000, one way contract. Pisani suffers from ulcerative colitis and has missed significant time while battling the disease.  His... Read more »