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What It Would Take for the Blackhawks to Re-Sign Antoine Vermette

Nearly two weeks after his trade to what likely feels like the other side of the planet — in both a geographical and competitive sense — newly acquired centerman Antoine Vermette made his not-so-anticipated return to the desert Thursday night as his Blackhawks took on Klas Dahlbeck and the decimated Arizona Coyotes. The irony of Vermette’s return home is that the 32-year old...
Via Sports Mockery
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Vermette trade pays dividends as Blackhawks edge Oilers in shootout

  Newcomer Antoine Vermette scored the lone goal of the shootout in the third round, giving the Chicago Blackhawks a 2-1 win over the Edmonton Oilers on Friday night. Vermette, acquired on Saturday from Phoenix, missed on several chances in regulation, but beat Ben Scrivens on a backhander in the tiebreaker. Chicago's Corey Crawford made 46 saves through overtime, then stopped all...
Via AP on Fox
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Three Reasons the Antoine Vermette Acquisition is Brilliant

Restlessness was beginning to set in Saturday afternoon as I impatiently resorted to the constant refreshing of my Twitter timeline in hopes that a blockbuster deal involving the Blackhawks would suddenly manifest at the conclusion of each click. There was no such luck as all remained silent on the social media front. Hours later I found myself sitting in a local movie theater finally...
Via Sports Mockery
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Blackhawks Acquire Antoine Vermette From Coyotes For Draft Pick, Prospect

CHICAGO — The Chicago Blackhawks acquired center Antoine Vermette from the Arizona Coyotes on Saturday night for a first-round pick this year and defensive prospect Klas Dahlbeck. The 32-year-old Vermette will help replace star Chicago forward Patrick Kane, who broke his left collarbone Tuesday night and will be out at least until late May. Vermette is in position to become an...
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Blackhawks Finally Make the Trade That Everyone’s Been Waiting for

Well, it’s finally happened. Antoine Vermette is going to be a Chicago Blackhawk according to ESPN’s Pierre LeBrun. Vermette traded to Chicago pending NHL trade call — Pierre LeBrun (@Real_ESPNLeBrun) March 1, 2015 Klas Dahlbeck and 1st round pick for Vermette. That is ARI-CHI trade, pending call. — Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) March 1, 2015 Dahlbeck has been called...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Blackhawks Acquire Antoine Vermette

The long-rumored end of Antoine Vermette’s days in Arizona has finally arrived, and he’s headed to Chicago. On Saturday night, the Blackhawks reportedly acquired the 32-year-old center from Arizona for defenseman Klas Dahlbeck and a first round pick. Vermette was … Continue reading → The post Blackhawks Acquire Antoine Vermette appeared first on Committed Indians.
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Antoine Vermette: Position Before NHL Trade Deadline ‘Not A Fun One’

BOSTON — Arizona Coyotes forward Antoine Vermette has been one of the most talked about players ahead of Monday’s NHL trade deadline. As a top-six caliber forward who could provide scoring, penalty killing, good faceoff skill and versatility (plays as a center or winger) to a contending team, Vermette is among the best rentals for teams to pursue. Vermette was emotional after...
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Vermette struggling as trade rumors swirl

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Antoine Vermette isn't shirking his professional duties. He knows he gets paid to generate offense in a Coyotes lineup increasingly bereft of point producers, and the center knows he hasn't produced of late.  "It's part of my job," said Vermette, who has three goals, 10 points and a minus-10 rating in 22 games since New Year's Day. "I've definitely been struggling...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
February 21, 2015  |  Discuss

McKenzie: Rangers may have interest in Antoine Vermette

Per Bob McKenzie on NHLN’s NHL Live yesterday (via Nichols on Hockey), the New York Rangers may have interest in Phoenix Arizona Coyotes center Antoine Vermette. Vermette is one of the few offensive bright spots on the ‘Yotes, but the 32 year old center is also a pending UFA primed to get a decent pay raise Read more → The post McKenzie: Rangers may have interest in Antoine...
Via Blue Seat Blogs
January 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: It’s a “virtual lock” the Coyotes trade Antoine Vermette

The Arizona Coyotes are slipping further and further out of the playoff picture and that has fans and analysts wondering what the club will do when it comes to rebuilding for the future. One of the names you’ve probably seen discussed is Antoine Vermette and it’s appearing more likely that he’ll be dealt in the near future. Elliotte Friedman visited Calgary’s Sportsnet 960...
Via Puck Drunk Love
January 03, 2015  |  Discuss

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