Found February 29, 2012 on
Fox - The Hockey Guy:
The Blackhawks have won just four times in their last 16 games. General manager Stan Bowman added but one player at the trade deadline, defenseman Johnny Oduya.Top center Jonathan Toews is still injured, apparently with a concussion. He hasn't resumed skating and may not for some time.
So it’s up to coach Joel Quenneville to guide Chicago back on a winning track for the final quarter of the season.Oduya’s arrival should help somewhat. His assignment is to alleviate the pressure on younger puck-moving defensemen Nick Leddy and Dylan Olsen.“We think that his style really fits in what we do here in terms of his ability to skate,” Bowman told the Chicago media. “He’s one of the better skating defenseman in the NHL. He’s got a lot of experience.”Blackhawks rookies Jimmy Hayes, Andrew Shaw and Brandon Bollig will have to make an impact too.“We need everybody here,” Quenneville said, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. “We have a tough road ahead of us here, a lot of challenges. We hav...
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When the dust settled, the Blackhawks had traded John Scott and second and third round picks in the 2013 NHL Draft for defenseman Johnny Oduya and a fifth round pick. Is that enough? Quite simply, no. It isn’t enough. Oduya … Continue reading →
from Barry Rozner of the Chicago Daily-Herald, It’s a question no one wants to ponder, but it’s one that has to be asked:
Should the Blackhawks consider shutting down Jonathan Toews for the rest of the season?
If you know anything about Toews, you also know his answer would be, “Not a chance.”
But Toews has already missed five games, having played perhaps as many as six...
Chicago Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews will miss his fifth straight game on Wednesday against the Toronto Maple Leafs.The Chicago captain has been out more than a week with an upper-body injury and is listed as day-to-day."Toews is the same, He didn't skate today, about the same, he's been the last few days. No Progress," said coach Joel Quenneville on Tuesday...
OK, taking a deep cleansing breath. Relax. Refocus to the proper perspective.
Well, Stan Bowman did about what most of us thought he would this trade deadline: next to nothing.
I like Johnny Oduya as a player. He's a defensive defenseman who uses above average skating to play a smart positional game. And he will help the Hawks kill penalties. He will provide solid minutes...
Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews remains sidelined and will not play Wednesday night against the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews will miss his fifth straight game on Wednesday against the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Though Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews is progressing he won't travel with the team as it embarks on a three-game road trip, coach Joel Quenneville announced on Thursday.
CHICAGO – It wasn't the splash that many Chicago Blackhawks fans hoped for, but Stan Bowman is happy with the two moves he did pull off before Monday's trade deadline expired.
The Blackhawks' general m...
Chicago Blackhawks forward Jonathan Toews and defenseman Niklas Hjalmarsson each remain sidelined with upper-body injuries.