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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 »

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 »

Patrick Sharp undergos emergency appendectomy

Patrick Sharp undergos emergency appendectomy
Late Monday evening, the Blackhawks and team head physician Dr. Michael Terry issued the following statement regarding forward Patrick Sharp: “Patrick Sharp underwent an emergency surgical appendectomy this evening after experiencing some abnormal abdominal discomfort. The surgery was successful and I anticipate a full recovery in approximately three to four weeks.” Whenever I get the... Read more »
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Blackhawks look strong in NHL 12 ratings

Blackhawks look strong in NHL 12 ratings
A video of NHL 12 player ratings has been posted to OperationSports.com, and the Chicago Blackhawks have a lot of players in the top of the NHL.  Jonathan Toews, the highest rated Blackhawk, comes in at 91 overall, tied with the Sedin Brothers, Steven Stamkos, Zdeno Chara and Henrik Zetterberg.  That puts Toews tied for 3rd in the... 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 »

Carcillo could thrive with Blackhawks

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I’m going to ask you, the Blackhawks fan, to set aside your past feelings on Dan Carcillo.  I’m going to ask you to ignore the 2010 Stanley Cup Finals.  Yes, he was a stooge in that series, and was easy to hate, but I’m going to try to get you as excited for his time... 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 »

Blackhawks Trade Brian Campbell to Panthers

Brian Campbell has waived his no trade contact to accept a trade to the Florida Panthers.  In return, the Blackhawks will receive Rotislav Olesz.  More importantly, the Hawks have roughly $14 million to spend on July 1. Earlier Friday, rumors had flown that Campbell had been traded to Columbus, but it fell through. This trade... Read more »

Hatred Justified : Vancouver embarasses themselves, "their" game

Fights break out in the crowd
Looking back on it, the outcome of the game was wholly predictable.  Most Blackhawk fans (myself included), were rooting for the inevitable implosion of hockey’s most classless team, and once again, it happened.  The Boston Bruins won their first Stanley Cup since 1972, and while they were skating with the Cup, Vancouver fans were taking to the streets.   ... Read more »
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Just when you start to respect the Canucks, they open their mouths

Last night’s Game 7 in Vancouver may have been the best hockey game I’ve ever watched in terms of drama, excitement and stress.  As much as it pains me to admit, the better team won.  The Canucks took it to the Hawks for much of the series, and probably deserved to win.   Over the... Read more »