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Only 23, the Chicago Blackhawks captain even has a Conn Smythe Trophy for playoff MVP on his shelf, staking his claim as one of the top young stars in the NHL.

Healthy Hossa among keys for Blackhawks

The Chicago Blackhawks can attribute their rise to the top of the Central Division to contributions from several usual suspects. With a fully stocked lineup, it is not much of a surprise that they have a record of 22-9-4 as they approach the short holiday break built into the NHL's schedule. Jonathan Toews, Patrick Sharp and Patrick Kane are off to fast starts, with big offensive...

Blackhawks Prospects Named to USA WJC Roster

Forward Brandon Saad and defensemen Adam Clendening and Stephen Johns were named to the final roster for the United States at the upcoming World Junior Championships. Saad, 19, saw action with the Blackhawks early in the 2011-12 season before being … Continue reading →

Blackhawks place LW Carcillo on IR

The Chicago Blackhawks placed left wing Daniel Carcillo on injured reserve Wednesday due to an upper-body injury. Carcillo has been sidelined for the past three games, although Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville said he was getting better. He has two goals and seven assists in 26 games. He also leads the team with 60 penalty minutes. Chicago recalled Brandon Pirri from Rockford...

Seabrooks Plans To Play Tonight

from Chris Kuc of the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Brent Seabrook will be in the lineup when the team faces the Pittsburgh Penguins on Tuesday night at CONSOL Energy Center. Seabrook was injured during Sunday night’s 4-2 victory over the Calgary Flames when he was hit illegally from behind by Rene Bourque and crashed face-first into the boards. After a few moments...

Blackhawks recall Pirri, place Carcillo on Injured Reserve

Pirri The Chicago Blackhawks have recalled forward Brandon Pirri from the American Hockey League’s Rockford IceHogs, and placed forward Daniel Carcillo on...

Top 5: Niklas Hjalmarsson of Chicago Blackhawks leads league in blocked shots

Welcome to Center Ice Chat’s irregular series, Top 5, in which we look at the top 5 performances of players throughout the league. In this edition, we look at the top 5 players among the NHL who are leading the way on the front line and in harms way by blocking shots. Niklas Kronwall rounds the top five in blocked shots with 83 so far this season. 5. Niklas Kronwall...

O’ Hossa Night

Any holiday video containing Marian Hossa dressed as, well, I don’t know what he is dressed as, should be watched. thanks to a KK reader for the pointer…

Engelland gets three games for leaping hit on Kruger

In what's turning out to be a very busy December for Brendan Shanahan, the Marshall Moo Montana of the NHL has flashed his badge once again, suspending Derek Engelland 3 games for his hit on Marcus Kruger. Here's Shanny, breakin' it down: All the standard Shanaban tropes apply here. Engelland has not been fined or suspended during his three seasons, which earns him...

Gameday 34 - Blackhawks

Chicago Blackhaws (21-8-4) @ Pittsburgh Penguins (18-11-4) 7:30 pm/et TV: Versus, TSN2 CONSOL Energy Center - Pittsburgh, PA Games against the Blackhawks are always fun. Of course, games against the Blackhawks also mean that the Penguins won't have a full roster, which is obviously the case once again. Craig Adams and Jordan Staal skated this morning...

Brunette, Sharp lead Blackhawks past Canadiens

Andrew Brunette and Patrick Sharp scored 21 seconds apart midway through the second period, and Corey Crawford made 20 saves in his first start in more than two weeks as the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Montreal Canadiens 5-1 on Wednesday night.

League-leading Blackhawks thump Canadiens

Andrew Brunette and Patrick Sharp scored 21 seconds apart midway through the second period, and Corey Crawford made 20 saves in his first start in more than two weeks as the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Montreal Canadiens 5-1 on Wednesday.

The ten best moments in the Chicago Blackhawks holiday video

Christmas came early for Puck Daddy this year. Not only were we blessed with the excellence of the San Jose Sharks' holiday shopping network video last week, but on Thursday we learned that another NHL team actually had created a holiday video that was better. If you haven't seen the Chicago Blackhawks' Sing-Along Holiday Album yet, you should. It's a Christmas miracle...
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