Found January 14, 2013 on Kukla's Korner:
Scotty Bowman now works as a senior advisor for the Chicago Blackhawks, but the man who won three Stanley Cups with the Red Wings pushed the team to its first Stanley Cup Final appearance under his tenure during the abbreviated 1994-1995 season. So Scotty definitely knew what he was talking about when the New York Times' Jeff Z. Klein and Stu Hackel asked Bowman to discuss the nature of the 48-game NHL season to come, and Scotty seems to agree with his former colleagues in Detroit--Wings GM Ken Holland and coach Mike Babcock--in suggesting that teams are not facing a "sprint" to the playoffs, but, instead, a full-contact demolition derby of 48 games over the course of all of 99 nights. Injuries, call-ups, trades, fatigue and short shifts, oh my? Damn straight: “The teams that have guys playing on their farm teams who can come up and play on the fourth line at the N.H.L. level will have an advantage,” Bowman said. His club was spared injury problems in ’95, and...

Blackhawks Prospects Brandon Saad, Garret Ross Honored

On Monday morning, two Blackhawks prospects were honored. Former Saginaw teammates Brandon Saad and Garret Ross named Player of the Week by the AHL and OHL, respectively. Saad posted six points in three games,  including two game-winning  goals, during the last … Continue reading →The post Blackhawks Prospects Brandon Saad, Garret Ross Honored appeared first on Committed Indians.

Dave Bolland Working On Blackhawks Second Line

The Chicago Blackhawks search for a second line center started training camp with a familiar face getting another look among the team’s top six forwards. At the team’s first practice, Dave Bolland skated between Patrick Kane and Patrick Sharp. Is … Continue reading →The post Dave Bolland Working On Blackhawks Second Line appeared first on Committed Indians.

Blackhawks Official Training Camp Roster Set

Here is the official Blackhawks training camp roster: Forwards (15): Jonathan Toews, Patrick Sharp, Patrick Kane, Marian Hossa, Dave Bolland, Viktor Stalberg, Bryan Bickell, Daniel Carcillo, Michael Frolik, Jamal Mayers, Andrew Shaw, Marcus Kruger, Brandon Pirri, Brandon Saad, Brandon Bollig … Continue reading →The post Blackhawks Official Training Camp Roster Set appeared first...

Chicago Blackhawks: Blue Line Preview

Looking around the NHL, there are quite a few teams looking for help on the blue line. In Chicago, the Blackhawks actually have pretty good depth heading into the shorter season. Playing fewer games should help Duncan Keith and Brent … Continue reading →The post Chicago Blackhawks: Blue Line Preview appeared first on Committed Indians.

Rangers Showed Interest in Hjalmarsson?

Elliotte Friedman at Hockey Night in Canada says that he heard the Rangers had recently showed interest in the Blackhawks Niklas Hjalmarsson, but both teams said, "No sale." Hjalmarsson, who has two years left on a four-year contract with a $3.5 million salary-cap hit, had 1g, 15a in 69 games last season. be honest, I don't know much about Hjalmarsson...

Blackhawks recall forward Jimmy Hayes from AHL

The Chicago Blackhawks on Monday recalled forward Jimmy Hayes from the American Hockey League’s Rockford IceHogs. Hayes, 23, recorded 17 points (a career-high 8 goals and 9 assists) in 37 regular-season games with the IceHogs. Hayes was originally drafted by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the second round (60th overall) of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft. He scored five goals and four...

Questions For The Central Division

from, The Chicago Blackhawks put up 101 points last season, good enough to be one of 10 teams in the NHL to crack the century mark. It didn't matter because, for the second straight season since winning the Stanley Cup, they were knocked off in the first round of the playoffs. The good thing for the Blackhawks is unlike in 2010-11, the season after a summer of...

Video- Blackhawks At The Top Of The Central Division

Kevin Weekes of says the Chicago Blackhawks will win the Central Division.  

Duhatschek and Red Wings GM Ken Holland discuss the parity-powered NHL

The Globe and Mail's Eric Duhatschek picked Red Wings GM Ken Holland on one of his favorite topics--parity in the salary-capped NHL--and Holland (as well as several players who've played on parity-driven Cup champions in Kings defenseman Rob Scuderi and former Hurricanes Erik Cole and Mike Commodore) was more than willing to help Duhatschek frame the abbreviated 48-game 2013...

Red Wings mid-day news, part 2: Ken Holland’s comments from Detroit Sports Broadcasters’ luncheon

Red Wings GM Ken Holland and special assistant to the GM Kris Draper took part in a luncheon held by the Detroit Sports Broadcasters' Association today, and Holland and Draper's comments are way too important to simply squeeze into the mid-day news post. Fox Sports Detroit's Dana Wakiji offered Twitter-based highlights of Holland's comments... #RedWings Holland...

Let’s all guess what this Red Wings press conference may pertain to…

From the Red Wings' public relations department... RED WINGS SCHEDULE PRESS CONFERENCE FOR TUESDAY, 4:45 P.M. AT COMPUWARE ARENA The Detroit Red Wings have scheduled a press conference for Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013, beginning at 4:45 p.m. ET at the Compuware Sports Arena in Plymouth, MI.  Participants at tomorrow’s press conference will include Red Wings Executive Vice...
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