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Bowman had chances to improve Blackhawks

Bowman had chances to improve Blackhawks
As the hours, then the minutes before the NHL Trade Deadline ticked away, Hawks fans everywhere were getting more and more uneasy. “Would General Manager Stan Bowman make a move?” “The Hawks have so many holes…they need at least a defenseman and a center.” Well, with about an hour to go in the deadline, reports... Read more »

Bowman must make a deal sooner than later

Bowman must make a deal sooner than later
Even with the Blackhawks’ nine game losing streak over, thanks to a 4-2 win in Madison Square Garden over the Rangers Thursday and a 6-1 win in Columbus Saturday, General Manager Stan Bowman would be wise to make a deal sooner than later. The NHL’s trade deadline is Monday, February 27th, but Friday, some of... Read more »

Crawford to start Friday in San Jose

Crawford to start Friday in San Jose
Thursday, Blackhawks’ head coach Joel Quenneville announced Corey Crawford will get the start in goal Friday in San Jose. This will be Crawford’s first start since his abysmal start in Edmonton last Thursdsy. Crawford surrendered 5 of Edmonton’s 8 (!) goals that night, and has been watching Ray Emery in the two games since. I... Read more »
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Emery deserves shot as Hawks' starter

Emery deserves shot as Hawks' starter
In last night’s 8-4 loss to the “mighty” Edmonton Oilers, a lot of things went wrong for the Blackhawks.  Once again, the defense was standing around watching Oilers parked in front of the Hawks’ net.  When they did actually try do disrupt a play, it was with a weak poke check.  The forwards stopped backchecking... Read more »

Blackhawks acquire center Morrison from Calgary

Blackhawks acquire center Morrison from Calgary
Friday night, Stan Bowman made his first of many expected moved leading up to the NHL’s trade deadine on February 27th.  He acquired veteran center Brendan Morrison from the Calgary Flames in exchange for prospect and AHL All Star Brian Connelly. Morrison, 36, has 4 goals and 7 assists in 28 games this season.  His... Read more »

Your Blackhawk lineup for tonight vs Red Wings

Your Blackhawk lineup for tonight vs Red Wings
Tonight, the Blackhawks will face their hated rival (other than Vancouver), the Detroit Red Wings at the United Center.  Patrick Kane (who will get a look at center) and Marian Hossa make their preseason debuts, while impressive prospect Brandon Saad will get another look on the top line.  Daniel Carcillo will miss the game with the flu. ... Read more »
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Blackhawks Acquire David Toews

Blackhawks Acquire David Toews
Friday, the Blackhawks pulled of a deal with the New York Islanders for David Toews, the younger brother of Hawks’ captain Johathan.  He will play for the Hawks in this weekend’s rookie tournament in Toronto. In 60 games with the Brandon Wheat Kings of the Western Hockey League, Toews tallied 20 goals and 28 assists,... Read more »

Toews is fans' choice to build a franchise

Toews is fans' choice to build a franchise
Over the last few weeks, TSN.ca, Canada’s answer to ESPN.com, has been running a promotion called “Franchise Faceoff”.  TSN was looking to see which player under the age of 23 fans would select to build a franchise.  Patrick Kane finished in the Fina Four, but in the end,Jonathan Toews beat out Steve Stamkos, and he should have. ... Read more »

Blackhawks sign Patrick Sharp to 5 year extension

Blackhawks sign Patrick Sharp to 5 year extension
Wednesday afternoon, the Blackhawks announced that they had re-signed Patrick Sharp to a 5 year extension.  The contract begins at the start of the 2012-13 season, as Sharp has one year left on his current contract.  His new deal will pay him $5.9 million annually, and will carry a $5.9 million cap hit.  This year,... Read more »
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Blackhawks address needs on busy first day of free agency

Blackhawks address needs on busy first day of free agency
Yesterday, with the signing of defenseman Steve Montador, the Blackhawks addressed their biggest need…a physical defenseman versatile enough to play in the Hawks aggressive system. Today, the need for toughness was addressed, and big time.  The Blackhawks agreed to one year deals with forwards Andrew Brunette, Dan Carcillo, and Jamal Mayers, as well as veteran... Read more »