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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 »

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 »

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 »
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NHL 12 Game Review, Part 1

NHL 12 Game Review, Part 1
Today, EA Sports released their annual hockey game, NHL 12.  Since 2008, the NHL series has been the class of sports gaming, and this year’s edition is no exception. Over the course of the next two days, I will review the game, focusing on different aspects each day. Today, I will focus on the core... 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 »

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 »
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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 »

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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Goalie Emery to get camp tryout with Blackhawks

Goalie Emery to get camp tryout with Blackhawks
Wednesday afternoon, ESPN’s Scott Burnside published a report that free agent goaltender Ray Emery will be coming to Blackhawks camp on a tryout basis.  I think it’s a tremendous idea. In March 2010, when Emery was a member of the Philadelphia Flyers, he was diagnosed with a hip condition called avascular necrosis.  The injury required... Read more »