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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 being crushed by salary-cap constraints, they feel they know exactly what went wrong last season.
1. Will the goaltending duo of Corey Crawford and Ray Emery be good enough?
Crawford won 30 games last season, but it was a struggle as he allowed three or more goals in 27 of his 57 appearances in the regular season and in five of his six appearances in the playoffs. Instead of building on a strong finish to the 2010-11 season, he went backward with a 2.72 goals-against average, .903 save percentage and zero shutouts in 57 appearances.
Emery wasn't any better with a 2.81 GAA and .900 save percenta...
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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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
...to be honest, I don't know much about Hjalmarsson...
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...
from Sarah McLellan of azcentral,
His attention to physicality has created a messy record that includes six incidents that have required supplemental discipline. His latest transgression — a hit on the Chicago Blackhawks’ Marian Hossa in Game 3 of last year’s first-round playoff series — received the stiffest penalty, and now Torres is tasked with revamping his style...
NHL veteran defenseman Sean O’Donnell announced his retirement Wednesday. O'Donnell, 41, played in 51 regular-season and six playoff games for the Chicago Blackhawks in 2011-12, but teams showed little interest in him after the lockout delayed the start of this season, TSN reported. The journeyman O'Donnell was a part of two Stanley Cup finals during a career that spanned...
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...
Kevin Weekes of NHL.com says the Chicago Blackhawks will win the Central Division.
To say this is a make-or-break year for Corey Crawford wouldn’t be original; he’s said it himself on more than one occasion since training camp opened. But the Blackhawks’ hopes of winning a second Stanley Cup inside five years rests … Continue reading →The post Chicago Blackhawks: Goaltender Preview appeared first on Committed Indians.