Posts in category "nhl lockout"

REPORTS : Blackhawks acquire center Michal Handzus from San Jose

REPORTS : Blackhawks acquire center Michal Handzus from San Jose
According to various media reports, including TSN’s Bob McKenzie, the Chicago Blackhawks have acquired San Jose Sharks’ center Michal Handzus for a 4th round pick.  If that name sounds familiar, it should.  Handzus had a brief stint with the Blackhawks during the 2006-07 campaign, but his season was cut short when he suffered a season... Read more »

Blackhawks announce "Fan Salute"

Blackhawks announce "Fan Salute"
Blackhawks fans have been waiting, and the team has answered. Thursday, the Hawks announced their “Fan Salute” plan as their olive branch to fans. Throughout the course of the season, fans will have the opportunity to win one of 1,000 signed sweaters, 250 signed pucks, 100 signed sticks, tickets to every game, and 50 unique... Read more »

NHL Lockout offically over, camps open Sunday

NHL Lockout offically over, camps open Sunday
At approximately 9:20pm CST Saturday night, the NHL and NHLPA signed the Memorandum of Understanding, officially ending the NHL’s 119 day lockout. While the signing was just the final formality, it means the opening of camps, the signing, trading and waiving of players, and the release of schedules. All NHL camps, including the Blackhawks, open... Read more »
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VIDEO : Gary Bettman apologizes to NHL fans

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman met with the media Wednesday after the owners’ ratification of the new CBA. In his presser, Bettman offered his apologies to, among others, NHL fans.

Blackhawks to open season in Los Angeles vs Kings

Blackhawks to open season in Los Angeles vs Kings
According to several NHL sources, the Blackhawks will open their season Saturday, January 19th in Los Angeles when they take on the defending Stanley Cup Champion Kings. While a game time hasn’t been confirmed, the Los Angeles Clippers, who also play their home games at the Staples Center, have a game that night against the... Read more »

Random thoughts on the upcoming Blackhawks season

Random thoughts on the upcoming Blackhawks season
Now that the ugliness of the lockout is behind us, I’ve been spending most of my day (and NHL 13 video game season) contemplating how the 2013-13 (heh) Blackhawks will look and what we can expect from the season. - I’m concerned about the top six.  Yes, Jonathan Toews, Marian Hossa, Patrick Kane and Patrick... Read more »
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After 113 days, the NHL Lockout is finally over

After 113 days, the NHL Lockout is finally over
At approximately 3:40 AM CST, the NHL and NHLPA announced they have agreed to a new 10-year collective bargaining agreement.  The agreement comes on the heels of a marathon 16 hour negotiation that took place Saturday in to Sunday morning. From NHL.com: “Don Fehr and I are here to tell you that we have reached... Read more »

Euro-Rock Hawks update 3.0

Euro-Rock Hawks update 3.0
While the NHL and NHLPA are working to finally end the lockout, here’s a look at how some Blackhawks playing overseas and in Rockford are faring: Team Player GP G A PTS +/- HC Biel Patrick Kane 17 11  8  19 -4 Znojmo Orli Bryan Bickell 26 8  18  26 -1 Bolzano N. Hjalmarsson 16... Read more »

NHL, NHLPA to meet Monday afternoon

NHL, NHLPA to meet Monday afternoon
Friday, the NHL reached out the the NHLPA with a new offer, hoping to put an end to the NHL lockout.  Today, the NHLPA is expected to make a counter offer to the league. It’s fair to assume that if this counter offer results in another angry storm off by Gary Bettman, the season is... Read more »
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NHL presents new offer to NHLPA

NHL presents new offer to NHLPA
According to TSN’s Darren Dreger, the NHL has presented a new CBA offer to the NHLPA in hopes of ending the NHL Lockout.  In the new offer, the NHL has moved on several key issues.  ESPN’s Pierre Lebrun does a nice job of  breaking down the details of the new deal.  Here’s a look at... Read more »