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Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews has been cleared for contact after sustaining a concussion in February. Will he be a difference-maker for a young, streaky, yet talented Chicago Blackhawks club? Time will only tell.Where do we begin with these Blackhawks?When the postseason begins, of the projected eight teams in the Western Conference playoffs, only the Nashville Predators and Chicago Blackhawks will have used rookies in over 200 games. Chicago has been forced to use a variety of youngsters because of injuries and suspensions this year, and have received outstanding contributions from kids like Andrew Shaw, Marcus Kruger and Dylan Olsen.But rarely is a roster that has yet to finish puberty around in early June.While the 2010 edition of the Blackhawks might be a great example of kids leading a Cup run, this Chicago roster must have their horses on the ice to make a deep run into the postseason. Despite having the franchise's best record in March since 1990-91 (10-2-2) without th...
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from Adam L. Jahns of the Chicago Sun-Times, It’s up to Jonathan Toews to decide if he’s ready.
With two games left in the regular season, Toews has reached a point to where coach Joel Quenneville said the team will let him decide if he’s ready to join the lineup after missing 20 consecutive games with a concussion.
“It’s up to him,” Quenneville said Tuesday after practice...
Now that it’s over, we can look back at the five games Duncan Keith was suspended. How did the Blackhawks do without the NHL’s ice time leader? Looking just at the Hawks’ record, they certainly survived being without Keith. With … Continue reading →
As the regular season finishes for both the NHL and the AHL, at least 14 teams will begin evaluating their potential roster for next season next week. Others, including the Blackhawks, will have to wait until their playoffs end at … Continue reading →
The Chicago Blackhawks clinched a playoff spot for the third year in a row this past weekend.
I am very excited to once again be able to watch my favorite team compete for the Stanley Cup, but after the initial excitement concluded, worry began to set in.
Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford (Photo by Hockeybroad Own work via Wikimedia Commons)
While I am certainly more optimistic...
from Al Cimaglia at Fox Chicago, The most important change for the Hawks over the last six weeks was their mindset.
The players have finally accepted the messages that head coach Joel Quenneville has seemingly preached all season. Maybe it was the stark reality of failure during the nine game losing streak. For the first four months of the season this club seemed to get by, but...
MILWAUKEE -- The Ice Hogs Rob Flick and Milwaukee Admirals goaltender Jeremy Smith went at it touching off a full bench clearing brawl. rrstar reports:
Rockford’s Rob Flick and Milwaukee’s Jeremy...
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The Chicago Blackhawks have played some of their best hockey of the season over the past month despite missing several of their best players.
Getting top defenseman Duncan Keith back in the lineup should make them even more formidable.
Keith is scheduled to return from a five-game suspension Thursday night when the visiting Blackhawks face the Minnesota Wild for the second time...
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The Hawks are far from the odds-on favorites to come out of the West, or even to advance to the second round.
That said, there is ample reason for optimism right now.
First, the Hawks are 11-2-3 since the trade deadlineâand that's without their captain and arguably their best all-around player in all situations, Jonathan Toews.