Over the last two seasons, Niklas Hjalmarsson and Johnny Oduya gradually have become the Blackhawks’ top defensive pairing — their shutdown unit, the one that draws the toughest assignments and frees up Duncan Keith and Brent Seabrook to face easier matchups and be more offensive-minded.
But when the puck drops on the 2014-15 season on Thursday in Dallas, Hjalmarsson and Oduya...
Every year, hockey fans rally around how tough the sport’s players are during the playoffs. There’s the usual broken bones, sprains, strains and other familiar injuries, but then every now and then there comes an injury which really grabs your attention. Chicago’s Niklas Hjalmarsson won’t miss any time after taking a puck to the throat in Game 2 against the Wild, but he...
Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Niklas Hjalmarsson will be the quietest player on the ice during Tuesday’s Game 3 against the Minnesota Wild. But not by choice.
The blue liner has not been medically cleared to speak after taking a puck to the throat in Game 2 of the second-round series against Minnesota, Chris Kuc of the Chicago Tribune reports. Hjalmarsson didn’t miss a shift...
Remember a couple years ago when many fans in Chicago took issue with Niklas Hjalmarsson’s seemingly-limited offensive capabilities? Through 17 games, Hjalmarsson is producing at a pace that will blow away his previous career highs. The best offensive season of … Continue reading →The post Niklas Hjalmarsson: Offensive Spark? appeared first on Committed Indians.
On Wednesday morning, the money kept flowing at the United Center. The Blackhawks officially announced a five-year extension with defenseman Niklas Hjalmarsson, which will keep him in Chicago through the 2018-19 season.The post Blackhawks, Niklas Hjalmarsson Agree to Extension appeared first on Committed Indians.
The lifestyles of the rich and famous are enigmatic and exclusive, leaving most of us to wonder what it’s like on the other side. For example, what happens after the plethora of drunken pictures and charity events? Is it always that glamorous? Aren’t they just like us?
Elina Casell, fiancée of the Chicago Blackhawks’ Niklas Hjalmarsson, gives us an inside look.
BLAME THE REFS
With the third period winding down, Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Niklas Hjalmarsson hit a clutch goal that wound up being negated on a controversial call.
Elliotte Friedman at Hockey Night in Canada says that he heard the Rangers had recently showed interest in the Blackhawks Niklas Hjalmarsson, but both teams said, "No sale."
Hjalmarsson, who has two years left on a four-year contract with a $3.5 million salary-cap hit, had 1g, 15a in 69 games last season.
...to be honest, I don't know much about Hjalmarsson...
According to the website of Reports on the website of Serie A club Bolanzo-Bozen Foxes on Thursday, Blackhawks defenseman Niklas Hjalmarsson has agreed to join the team and is expected to arrive in Italy on Friday.
As the respective conference finals continue, the Blackhawks are (once again) watching from home. There are a number of players that might be headed out of town this summer, either as a free agent or by trade. But one player … Continue reading →