Tag: Andrew Ladd

2013-14 Central Division Preview: Winnipeg Jets

2013-14 Central Division Preview: Winnipeg Jets
Training camp for the defending Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks begins in South Bend this week, so it’s a good time to start thinking, and talking, hockey again. Over the coming days, we’ll look ahead at the teams that will challenge the Hawks’ seat on top of the Central Division. The Blackhawks will keep a... Read more »

Blackhawks-Jets: Chicago Welcomes Back "The One That Got Away"

Blackhawks-Jets: Chicago Welcomes Back "The One That Got Away"
If there was ever a player that left Chicago for Winnipeg that would be considered The Prodigal Son, it would be Bobby Hull. But for most younger fans, Andrew Ladd is “the one that got away.” In 2009-10, Ladd was a 23-year-old winger coming of a regular season that wasn’t trending in the right direction.... Read more »

Chicago Blackhawks Summer Trade Analysis: Part Five

Chicago Blackhawks Summer Trade Analysis: Part Five
This will be the fifth and final installment of our analysis of the Blackhawks’ summer moves as part of a team evaluation at the end of the first quarter of the season. In Part One of our Summer Trade Analysis series, we examined the statistical differences between three players: former Blackhawks Kris Versteeg and Andrew Ladd, and current... Read more »
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Chicago Blackhawks Summer Trade Analysis: Part One

Chicago Blackhawks Summer Trade Analysis: Part One
Before the Blackhawks take off on their Circus Trip, here’s some food for thought for their fans. There continues to be a lot of complaining about players that weren’t kept over the summer. But not enough credit has been given to GM Stan Bowman for the work he did to acquire pieces to keep the... Read more »

Blackhawks Prepare for Reunion in Atlanta

Blackhawks Prepare for Reunion in Atlanta
On Saturday night, the struggling Blackhawks get a chance to play against four former teammates in Atlanta. Andrew Ladd’s sweater now bears an “A” for both Atlanta and his title of assistant captain, and Dustin Byfuglien is playing on the Thrashers top defensive pair. Those aren’t the only subtle changes the Hawks will experience when... Read more »

Blackhawks-Canucks: Is the Rivalry Still Alive?

On Wednesday night the Vancouver Canucks come to the United Center to face the Blackhawks for the first time in the 2010-11 season. For the last two seasons, this would be the hottest match-up of the week with players on both sides throwing verbal shots at the other locker room. But now? So much has... Read more »
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Blackhawks Summer Recap: Exodus With A Purpose

Blackhawks Summer Recap: Exodus With A Purpose
After all of the player movement this summer, it’s hard to remember who went where and for what, so here is a consolidated recap of the Blackhawks summer transactions. June 18: Sign center prospect Marcus Kr├╝ger to a three-year, entry-level contract. June 23: Hawks trade Dustin Byfuglien, Ben Eager and Brent Sopel to the Atlanta... Read more »

Blackhawks Getting Help From Central Division Moves

Six days remain until the beginning of the NHL Draft, but the trading has started with a flurry. On Thursday, the St. Louis Blues dealt forward prospects Lars Eller and Ian Schultz to the Montreal Canadiens for postseason hero, goalie Jaroslav Halak. Then, on Saturday morning, the Philadelphia Flyers dealt defenseman Ryan Parent to the... Read more »