Found September 04, 2013 on Kukla's Korner:
from Dan Rosen of, After being forced into dismantling nearly half of his championship roster throughout the summer of 2010,Chicago Blackhawks general manager Stan Bowman has made all the moves necessary to build a team that could be the NHL's first cap-era dynasty. "He continues to keep the core of his team together and he's got good contracts," NHL Network analyst and former general manager Craig Button told "I think they're in position now to be that team for the next five, six, maybe seven years, somewhere in that range, that is in the conversation as Stanley Cup contenders. Can they win two, three, four, five? I don't know. But I do know that they're positioned perfectly." continued

Blackhawks, Niklas Hjalmarsson Agree to Extension

On Wednesday morning, the money kept flowing at the United Center. The Blackhawks officially announced a five-year extension with defenseman Niklas Hjalmarsson, which will keep him in Chicago through the 2018-19 season.The post Blackhawks, Niklas Hjalmarsson Agree to Extension appeared first on Committed Indians.

Blackhawks lock up Hjalmarsson

The Chicago Blackhawks have agreed to a five-year contract extension with defenseman Niklas Hjalmarsson. The deal announced Wednesday runs through the 2018-19 season. It comes after the team agreed to a six-year extension with goalie Corey Crawford through 2019-20 on Monday. Hjalmarsson helped the Blackhawks win their second Stanley Cup in four years last season, recording five...

Niklas Hjalmarsson gets five year extension from Blackhawks

The Chicago Blackhawks announced Wednesday that Niklas Hjalmarsson agreed to a five year contract extension. The deal is worth an annual cap hit of $4.1 million, according to ESPN. His extension goes into effect for the 2014-15 campaign. His current deal carries a cap hit of $3.1 million. Rejoice, as the raise for the 26-year old will look good as he continues to reach his prime...

Northwestern Announces Blackhawks Day For Saturday’s Game vs. Syracuse

The greater Chicagoland community has been buzzing about the Chicago Blackhawks Stanley Cup win since early in the summer. That buzz will continue this Saturday at Ryan Field when Blackhawks President and Northwestern Alum John McDonough brings the Stanley Cup with him for the Wildcats’ game against Syracuse. However, McDonough will not be alone. He will be accompanied by Blackhawks...

Hawks reward Hjalmarsson with 5-year extension

In the months following the Blackhawks’ Stanley Cup championship in 2010 general manager Stan Bowman took a flamethrower to the roster that had captured the organization’s first title in 49 years. The salary cap-induced purge resulted in 10 players from the Cup winners headed elsewhere. Subsequently the ’10-11 Hawks never fully recovered as they barely slipped into the playoffs...

Blackhawks And Hjalmarsson Agree To Five-Year Contract Extension

It's official: Niklas Hjalmarsson and the #Blackhawks have agreed to a five-year contract extension! #HjammerTime — Chicago Blackhawks (@NHLBlackhawks) September 4, 2013

Canada’s Olympic Hockey Jerseys Potentially Leak, May Be as Ugly as USA’s (Photo)

All of those Canadian hockey fans who ripped Team USA’s ridiculous Olympic uniforms may have spoken too soon. A photo surfaced Thursday of Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews wearing what appears to be Team Canada’s sweater for the 2014 Games in Sochi, and it’s pretty laughable itself. The red jersey features a wide, horizontal white stripe across the chest and one — only...

I Am Now a Western Michigan University Football Fan For Life Thanks To This Video

Who needs traditions which have been around from hundreds of years?  Starting new traditions is that new hot fire, especially when you steal them from the Chicago Blackhawks and USC.  Check out WMU’s coach showing off his ideas for new traditions for the fans and football team.  DJ Ill-Mix!!!  Row, row, row, row, row… This is my new favorite video of 2013. [H/T Barstool Sports...

Bowman: Kane, Toews will be in Chicago 'no matter what'

The Blackhawks have been shelling out some money this offseason as general manager Stan Bowman has worked to retain as much of the 2013 Stanley Cup team as possible. The team's most recent signings included a six-year extension for goaltender Corey Crawford and a five-year extension for defenseman Niklas Hjalmarsson but with those have come questions surrounding Jonathan Toews...

Stan Bowman: 'Toews and Kane will be here forever'

After Corey Crawford received a six-year, $36 million extension, there was some debate over whether the Blackhawks would be able to retain all of their stars given their expanding payroll. GM and Vice President Stan Bowman is looking to squash those discussions.  Bowman told Chicago's official site: Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane will be here forever. I can...
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