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The challenge of determining Marcus Kruger’s value

There’s almost nobody like him, so how do you establish comparables? In today’s NHL, a player is only as valuable as his cap hit. Patrick Kane is the reigning MVP, but he’s also paid like it with a $10.5 million annual charge to the Blackhawks’ books, which is tied for highest in the league with teammate Jonathan Toews. They’re exceptional players, but they’re also very...
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3 days ago

Chicago Blackhawks And Marcus Kruger’s Return, An Alternative Look

Marcus Kruger is slated to return to the Chicago Blackhawks lineup later this week. When he does, how will the third and fourth lines look? The Chicago Blackhawks get set to play the Vancouver Canucks tonight at the United Center, and Marcus Kruger was seen skating before practice. As for Marcus Kruger, Quenneville said they […] Chicago Blackhawks And Marcus Kruger’s Return,...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Blackhawks’ Marcus Kruger Week To Week With Injury

A key-player injury has struck the Chicago Blackhawks once again, with Marcus Kruger now the unlucky party We couldn’t even get to the year 2017 without the Chicago Blackhawks suffering one more key personnel injury. While Marian Hossa‘s injury has been a problem for the Chicago offense, Marcus Kruger’s injury Friday against Carolina will hurt […] Chicago Blackhawks’ Marcus...
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December 31, 2016  |  Discuss

Chicago Blackhawks’ 25 Days Of Christmas: Marcus Kruger

Marcus Kruger is an unsung hero of the Chicago Blackhawks’ modern era We’ve made it to December, and Christmas is 16 days away. What better way to count down to present opening and eggnog than looking at Chicago Blackhawks greats, and not so greats, who have worn sweater numbers 25-1. This isn’t a, ‘Best Blackhawk […] Chicago Blackhawks’ 25 Days Of Christmas: Marcus Kruger...
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December 10, 2016  |  Discuss

F Marcus Kruger agrees to contract extension with Blackhawks

CHICAGO (AP) Injured forward Marcus Kruger has agreed to a $9.25 million, three-year contract extension with the Chicago Blackhawks that runs through the 2018-19 season. The 25-year-old Kruger had left wrist surgery in December, but is expected to return before the start of the playoffs. He will make $3,475,000 in each of the next two years, and $2.3 million in the final season...
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March 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Marcus Kruger Out 4 Months

The Blackhawks announced on Friday that center Marcus Kruger had successful surgery to repair a dislocation of his left wrist. The statement indicated Kruger will return to hockey activities in approximately four months. Kruger, 25, was injured during Thursday night’s 4-0 win against Edmonton. One of the team’s top penalty killers, Kruger has excelled while short-handed and...
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December 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Blackhawks, Marcus Kruger Still Working

Sunday brought an important deadline for restricted free agents across the NHL, and 23 players elected Salary Arbitration. None of those 23 was a member of the Blackhawks. The next deadline of note for restricted free agents comes at 5:00 PM ET on Monday, the cutoff for club-elected arbitration. Arbitration hearings take place between July […] The post Blackhawks, Marcus Kruger...
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July 05, 2015  |  Discuss

The Chicago Blackhawks outlast the Anaheim Ducks in Game 2

First off, I want to apologize to my entire neighborhood. My yelling and screaming throughout all three overtime periods was loud enough to wake up a bear in hibernation. After about 110 minutes of scoreless hockey for the Chicago Blackhawks, Marcus Kruger found the back of the net to give the Hawks a 3-2 victory in triple OT in an instant classic of Game 2 of the Western Conference...
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May 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Marcus Kruger New Blackhawks 2nd Line Center

As Marcus Kruger moves to the second line for the Chicago Blackhawks, fears about his production may be deceiving. Through the season’s first 46 games, Kruger is tied with Niklas Hjalmarsson for 10th on the Blackhawks with 18 points. One … Continue reading →The post Marcus Kruger New Blackhawks 2nd Line Center appeared first on Committed Indians.
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January 10, 2014  |  Discuss

The Evolution of Marcus Kruger

This year, the Blackhawks have enjoyed a strong start to their Stanley Cup defense. One of the keys to their strong start has been Marcus Kruger, who has continued to improve in every part of his game. In 29 games, … Continue reading →The post The Evolution of Marcus Kruger appeared first on Committed Indians.
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December 05, 2013  |  Discuss

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