Found October 06, 2011 on ESPN:
Chicago Blackhawks forwards Dave Bolland and Ben Smith were ruled out for Friday's season opening game in Dallas though Bolland might play Saturday against the Stars in Chicago, according to coach Joel Quenneville.

2011-12 NHL Predictions: The “Experts” Like The Blackhawks

Here are a few links to what the so-called “experts” are saying about the 2011-12 Chicago Blackhawks. is split between the Blackhawks and Penguins to win the Cup. has the Hawks winning the Central, finishing third in the … Continue reading →

Chicago Blackhawks: The NHL’s Next Dynasty?

From Chris Kuc at the Chicago Tribune: So the question is, are the Hawks a team that can become the next dynasty in the NHL? “With a guy like Jonathan Toews as a captain and Duncan Keith, Brent Seabrook, Patrick Kane and Patrick Sharp and the list goes on and on and now Nick Leddy and Brandon Saad and Brandon Pirri and some of these young kids coming on, this is a team that isn’t...

The Mash Unit Is In Early

Well, at least the Hawks didn't wait to give their staff and fans a headache. Couldn't even manage one game, boys? The news from practice is three-fold. Brandon Pirri has been recalled, Dave Bolland is skating but not with a line, and Ben Smith is on the injured list. We'll deal with the casualties first. No one has any idea what Bolland's injury is, but it looks...

Bolland, Smith will miss Blackhawks' opener

The Chicago Blackhawks will begin the regular season banged up at the forward position as Dave Bolland and Ben Smith will both miss Friday night's opener against the Stars in Dallas.

Third season of Blackhawks TV debuts on Thursday on Comcast SportsNet

The Chicago Blackhawks announced today the 2011-12 season debut of the Emmy-Award winning Blackhawks TV, an all-access thirty-minute television show that includes a variety of segments highlighting the players’ personalities off the ice...

Blackhawks Game One Preview

Whatever the 2011-2012 season will be, it starts tonight in Dallas. The Hawks fly in slightly banged up, slightly off-kilter, but there's a good six months to go to sort all of those out. The particulars are that Dave Bolland and Ben Smith are out tonight, Bolland may make an appearance tomorrow. The buzz is that the Hawks will just dress seven defensemen and not play any as...

Hawks set to kick off season

DALLAS -- The Chicago Blackhawks hope to hit the ground running when they open the 2011-12 regular season Friday night in Dallas against the Stars.

Stars-Blackhawks Preview

The Glen Gulutzan era got off to a nice start, and the Dallas Stars will now look to make it two straight wins for their new coach. Dallas goes for its fifth straight victory over the Chicago Blackhawks, who open their United Center schedule Saturday night in the conclusion of this home-and-home set. Hired in June after former coach Marc Crawford's two-year run extended the...

StarGazing - October 7th vs Chicago

FRIDAY’S GAME: Dallas Stars (42-29-11, 95 points - 9th, Western Conference in 2010-11) vs. Chicago Blackhawks (44-29-9, 97 points - 8th, Western Conference in 2010-11) 7:30 CST at American Airlines Center ALL-TIME SERIES RESULTS vs. ...
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