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Video: Former Blackhawk Ben Smith Recalls Moment He Was Traded

Being traded is never an easy thing – especially when it comes as a total surprise. And even more especially when you are dealt from one of the NHL’s premiere franchises to a team currently in a total downward spiral. Nevertheless, Ben Smith seems to be taking this demotion like the true professional he is. The following video, which details the moments Smith discovered his ultimate...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

San Jose Sharks: What it will take to change morale

Ben Smith Scarred by the way the season ended last year, the San Jose Sharks hoped storm back into this season strong. After throwing around the term “rebuild” during the 2013-14 off-season, Sharks general manager, Doug Wilson, quietly limited his moves to adding physicality (via the likes of John Scott) rather than making cuts to San Jose’s core group. The average age of...
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Sharks trade Desjardins to Blackhawks for Smith

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) The San Jose Sharks have traded forward Andrew Desjardins to the Chicago Blackhawks for forward Ben Smith in a swap of fourth-line players. The Sharks also get a 2017 conditional pick. The deal was made Monday, just hours before the NHL trade deadline. Desjardins had five goals and three assists in 58 games for San Jose this season. He also is used as a penalty...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Blackhawks: Ben Smith Traded to San Jose Sharks

  Ben Smith has been traded to the San Jose Sharks. According to a tweet from Mark Spector of Sportsnet Canada, the Blackhawks will receive Andrew Desjardins. Ben Smith was beloved around this city for his hard work during games. He did so many things for this team whether it was playing on the fourth […]
Via Full Scale Sports
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Blackhawks Trade Fan-Favorite, Crucial Penalty Killer to San Jose

Well this is just in, the Blackhawks have traded fan-favorite, elite penalty killer Ben Smith to the San Jose Sharks. Ben Smith has been dealt to San Jose. Not sure yet on return for Chicago — Pierre LeBrun (@Real_ESPNLeBrun) March 2, 2015 It is now known the Blackhawks will receive fourth line center Andrew Desjardins as compensation for Smith. A head scratcher if you ask me...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Blackhawks Acquire Andrew Desjardins

Late Monday morning, the Blackhawks traded forward Ben Smith to the San Jose Sharks for forward Andrew Desjardins. Desjardins, 28, has five goals and three assists in 56 games with the Sharks this season. He has also racked up 50 penalty … Continue reading → The post Blackhawks Acquire Andrew Desjardins appeared first on Committed Indians.
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Blackhawks’ penalty kill success

It’s been a very successful season thus far for the Chicago Blackhawks. They currently lead the NHL in goal differential with a +39. One of the main factors in this success is their penalty killing ability. As a whole, the penalty kill unit currently ranks 1st in the NHL, killing off 90.5% of the power plays that they face. To put this in perspective, the next best NHL team in...
December 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Chicago Blackhawks choke in third period to lose Game 2

Laughable. Lethargic. Horrendous.  Those are a few ways to describe the performance the Chicago Blackhawks put on in the third period of tonight’s game against the Los Angeles Kings. Chicago Blackhawks forward Ben Smith had an early goal in game 2, but it couldn’t carry the Hawks over the Kings The Hawks played the first 40 minutes like it would be their last. They shot, they...
May 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Smith's goal with 3.7 seconds left lifts Chicago past Blue Jackets

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Ben Smith tapped in a rebound with 3.7 seconds left on a wild scrum to give the Chicago Blackhawks a 4-3 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Friday night. With time running out, Duncan Keith threw the puck on net and goalie Sergei Bobrovsky blocked it with his arm but it popped out of his reach. While he and two teammates scrambled to get to the loose...
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April 04, 2014  |  Discuss

The Great 28, Ben Smith Spotlight

Chicago Blackhawks Hockey – Every hockey fan has heard of the “great eight” out in Washington, but we have one right here in Chicago. Not the “great eight”, the great 28. He goes by the name of Ben Smith and throughout his Hawks career he has been a steady and reliable presence and it’s about time we notice him. He’s had huge moments, clutch goals and filled in to...
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January 29, 2014  |  Discuss

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