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Well, at least the Hawks didn't wait to give their staff and fans a headache. Couldn't even manage one game, boys?
The news from practice is three-fold. Brandon Pirri has been recalled, Dave Bolland is skating but not with a line, and Ben Smith is on the injured list.
We'll deal with the casualties first. No one has any idea what Bolland's injury is, but it looks likely to at least keep him out of the opener tomorrow night. No word on if he's traveling down to Texas or not, we'll just have to wait. But he's not skating with his normal linemates in Michael Frolik or Bryan Bickell, that's where Pirri is. Unless he miraculously recovers from what's ailing him on the plane down to Dallas tonight, he's not going to have enough practice time to play.
Ben Smith was put on the injured list, which opens up a spot for another call-up should the Hawks need it. It means a minimum of two weeks out, but that can be back-dated to his last game, which was a w...
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Here are a few links to what the so-called “experts” are saying about the 2011-12 Chicago Blackhawks. NHL.com is split between the Blackhawks and Penguins to win the Cup. THN.com has the Hawks winning the Central, finishing third in the … Continue reading →
From Chris Kuc at the Chicago Tribune:
So the question is, are the Hawks a team that can become the next dynasty in the NHL?
“With a guy like Jonathan Toews as a captain and Duncan Keith, Brent Seabrook, Patrick Kane and Patrick Sharp and the list goes on and on and now Nick Leddy and Brandon Saad and Brandon Pirri and some of these young kids coming on, this is a team that isn’t...
The Chicago Blackhawks will begin the regular season banged up at the forward position as Dave Bolland and Ben Smith will both miss Friday night's opener against the Stars in Dallas.
Chicago Blackhawks forwards Dave Bolland and Ben Smith were ruled out for Friday's season opening game in Dallas though Bolland might play Saturday against the Stars in Chicago, according to coach Joel Quenneville.
The Chicago Blackhawks announced today the 2011-12 season debut of the Emmy-Award winning Blackhawks TV, an all-access thirty-minute television show that includes a variety of segments highlighting the players’ personalities off the ice...
Whatever the 2011-2012 season will be, it starts tonight in Dallas.
The Hawks fly in slightly banged up, slightly off-kilter, but there's a good six months to go to sort all of those out. The particulars are that Dave Bolland and Ben Smith are out tonight, Bolland may make an appearance tomorrow. The buzz is that the Hawks will just dress seven defensemen and not play any as...
DALLAS -- The Chicago Blackhawks hope to hit the ground running when they open the 2011-12 regular season Friday night in Dallas against the Stars.
The Glen Gulutzan era got off to a nice start, and the Dallas Stars will now look to make it two straight wins for their new coach.
Dallas goes for its fifth straight victory over the Chicago Blackhawks, who open their United Center schedule Saturday night in the conclusion of this home-and-home set.
Hired in June after former coach Marc Crawford's two-year run extended the...
Dallas Stars (42-29-11, 95 points - 9th, Western Conference in 2010-11)
vs. Chicago Blackhawks (44-29-9, 97 points - 8th, Western Conference in 2010-11)
7:30 CST at American Airlines Center
ALL-TIME SERIES RESULTS vs. ...