Found September 11, 2013 on Kukla's Korner:
Lets start with the Stanley Cup Champions, the Chicago Blackhawks, The Blackhawks didn’t make it through the summer entirely unscathed. Bolland and Stalberg were good depth players, Frolik an excellent penalty killer, and Emery a prized backup goalie. But compared to the exit of numerous talented players following their last Stanley Cup win, this off-season was a lot easier to stomach for fans in Chicago. The vital pieces are still there with superstars Jonathan Toews, Duncan Keith, and Kane leading the way, Patrick Sharp, Marian Hossa, and Brent Seabrook playing large roles, and Crawford and Bickell perhaps rounding into complete players. They say it’s even harder to repeat as Stanley Cup Champions than to win in the first place, but Chicago remains as talented as any team in the league and will open the year amongst the favourites to win the Cup next spring. much more on Chicago plus links to every NHL team preview...

Blackhawks Extend GM Stan Bowman

On Wednesday morning, the Blackhawks announced that the organization has extended the contract of general manager Stan Bowman through the 2017-18 season. Just 12 short months ago, many believed one of Bowman and/or coach Joel Quenneville wouldn’t last another year … Continue reading →The post Blackhawks Extend GM Stan Bowman appeared first on Committed Indians.

Blackhawks GM Bowman gets extension

General manager Stan Bowman and the Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks have agreed to a two-year contract extension through the 2017-18 season. The deal was announced on Wednesday. With stars Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane leading the way, the 40-year-old Bowman has overseen two championship runs since he replaced Dale Tallon as general manager in July 2009. They won it...

Blackhawks eager to get started on new season

The Chicago Blackhawks are feeling better about their chances of repeating than the last time they won the Stanley Cup. The Blackhawks won the NHL title in 2010, and then lost several key players mainly because of salary-cap issues. The departed included goalie Antti Niemi and key defenseman Dustin Byfuglien, and the result was a first-round playoff loss. Fresh off their second...

10 Things That Will Take Some Getting Used To During The 2013-14 NHL Season

NHL Training Camps are under way as teams gear up to dethrone the Chicago Blackhawks as Stanley Cup Champions. The 2013-14 NHL season is going to feel very different from seasons past for a number of reasons. Of course we will have to adjust to having a full, 82 game schedule again after last season’s stupid lockout, but that is the least of your worries as we gear up for some...

Blackhawks Extend Contract Of GM Stan Bowman

from the Chicago Blackhawks, The Chicago Blackhawks announced today a two-year contract extension for Vice President and General Manager Stan Bowman, which will run through the 2017-18 National Hockey League season. “Stan has been an integral part of our organizational success and we are proud to reward him with a well-deserved extension,” said Blackhawks President and...

Blackhawks GM Bowman gets 2-year contract extension

The Chicago Blackhawks rewarded Stan Bowman for his role in assembling a two-time Stanley Cup championship team Wednesday giving their general manager a two-year contract extension that will run through the 2017-18 NHL season. “Stan has been an integral part of our organizational success and we are proud to reward him with a well-deserved extension” Blackhawks President and...

Photos: Chicago Blackhawks Hold Training Camp At Notre Dame, Try On Irish Football Gear

It is not uncommon for professional teams to hold training camps on college campuses. The 2013 Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks opened up camp today in South Bend at the University of Notre Dame. After many conditioning tests and media talks, the Blackhawks had the chance to visit the school’s facilities and attend a Notre Dame football practice. Here are some photos ...

Blackhawks Wake Up The Echoes

from Brian Hamilton of the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville entered a media room Wednesday and sat in front of a Notre Dame backdrop, with an unmistakable verve and a smile curled beneath his insuperable mustache. "I'm just going to say right off the bat: What a place," Quenneville said. "It's amazing."... Having...

Signs Pointing At A Chicago Repeat

from Nicholas L. Cotsonika of Yahoo,  Patrick Sharp is no LeBron James. First, he said it after the Chicago Blackhawks had won two championships, not before. Second, he said it in a quiet conference room at an NHL media event last week in New York, not in an arena at a pep rally like James once did in Miami. But the dream is the same, and the belief is the same, if...
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