Blackhawks Bring Back Andrew Desjardins

On Friday morning, the Blackhawks signed veteran forward Andrew Desjardins to a two-year deal with a reported cap hit of $800k per. Chicago acquired Desjardins from the San Jose Sharks for Ben Smith during the 2014-15 season and he had an outstanding playoff run for the Hawks. His ability to kill penalties will make him […] The post Blackhawks Bring Back Andrew Desjardins appeared...
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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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March 17, 2015  |  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...
March 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Evaluating the 2015 trade deadline with the Scoring Chance Contribution stat

There will be thousands of NHL Trade Deadline Day recaps to read today, so why should you read this one? Without bias, based on the numbers we will show you which teams won each trade based on Scoring Chance Contribution and the chances of a draft pick turning into an NHL player. The Scoring Chance Contribution statistic was introduced recently at Puck Drunk Love and is calculated...
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March 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Evaluating the 2015 trade deadline with the Scoring Chance Contribution stat

There will be thousands of NHL Trade Deadline Day recaps to read today, so why should you read this one? Without bias, based on the numbers we will show you which teams won each trade based on Scoring Chance Contribution and the chances of a draft pick turning into an NHL player. The Scoring Chance Contribution statistic was introduced recently at Puck Drunk Love and is calculated...
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March 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Sharks-Canucks Preview

The Vancouver Canucks felt so good about their current roster that they didn't feel the need to make a major move at the trade deadline despite goaltender Ryan Miller being on the shelf for an extended period. A seemingly minor acquisition has already helped the San Jose Sharks improve their playoff hopes. Vancouver seeks a fourth victory in five tries while looking to avoid a seventh...
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March 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Slumping Sharks deal away players before trade deadline

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) With their playoff position in peril, the San Jose Sharks dealt away some of their pending unrestricted free agents in their latest move toward the future. The Sharks swapped fourth-liners with Chicago, trading forward Andrew Desjardins to the Blackhawks for forward Ben Smith, dealt forward Tyler Kennedy to the New York Islanders for a draft pick and swapped...
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March 02, 2015  |  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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March 02, 2015  |  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 […]
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March 02, 2015  |  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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March 02, 2015  |  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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March 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Bergeron nets 200th career goal as Bruins crush Blackhawks

CHICAGO -- Patrice Bergeron opened the scoring with his 200th goal, then added two assists in Boston's four-goal second period and the Bruins snapped a season-high six-game losing streak with a 6-2 rout of the Chicago Blackhawks on Sunday. Reilly Smith had a goal and assist for the Bruins, who were 0-4-2 during the slide, their longest winless stretch since 2010. Loui Eriksson, Milan...
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February 22, 2015  |  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

Bruins-Blackhawks 3 Stars: Chicago’s Fourth Line Shines Offensively

BOSTON — The Chicago Blackhawks are a four-line team that receives scoring from a number of different players throughout the lineup. The Boston Bruins did a pretty good job shutting down Chicago’s top forwards in Thursday night’s 3-2 loss at TD Garden — Patrick Kane (one goal) and Kris Versteeg (one assist) were the only top-six forwards to tally a point — but the Blackhawks’...
December 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Blackhawks lose Toews to injury, beat Bruins for 8th straight win

  Ben Smith assisted on the Blackhawks' first goal and scored their second to lead Chicago to its eighth consecutive victory, 3-2 over the Boston Bruins on Thursday night. The Blackhawks lost captain and No. 2 scorer Jonathan Toews in the second period when Dennis Seidenberg hit him from behind and sent him face-first into the boards. No further information about the injury was...
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December 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Bruins Turnover Leads To Klas Dahlbeck’s First-Period Goal (Video)

The Boston Bruins gave up the first goal of their game against the Chicago Blackhawks on Thursday, and they only had themselves to blame. During a tough battle in the Bruins’ zone, Gregory Campbell and Torey Krug doubled up behind the net — something the B’s do often to maintain puck possession. But there was one problem: Chicago winger Ben Smith...
December 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford Takes Cheap Shot At Tyler Johnson

After Ben Bishop suplexed Ben Smith, Chicago Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford went for some retaliation in his own right. Tyler Johnson was hanging around Crawford’s crease after the whistle and Crawford was extremely sneaky pushing Johnson’s legs out from under him. It’s a pretty dangerous play, but Johnson should know better. [Vine] The post Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford...
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November 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Lightning Goalie Ben Bishop Suplexes Ben Smith

Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Ben Bishop was extremely frustrated with the Chicago Blackhawks invading his space, especially since Bishop had been interfered with earlier on a goal and it went unnoticed. Ben Smith was apparently the last straw and Bishop snapped and more or less suplexed him. Fortunately for Bishop, Smith got the only penalty […] The post Lightning Goalie Ben Bishop...
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November 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Coach Q’s Line “Truffle Shuffle”

Chicago Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville is known for shuffling up his lines. Throughout games, throughout weeks, throughout playoffs, no line is set in stone with coach Quenneville at the helm. That said, the Coach Q “Truffle Shuffle” is at it again. Lines Here are the lines going into the November fourth match-up against the Montreal Canadiens. Ben Smith – Jonathan Toews...
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November 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Blackhawks F Versteeg out with lower-body injury

CHICAGO (AP) Blackhawks forward Kris Versteeg will be sidelined for about three weeks after he left practice on Tuesday with a lower-body injury. Chicago coach Joel Quenneville says Versteeg's injury ''is not a surgical case,'' and he doesn't think the winger will be placed on long-term injured reserve. Versteeg had 10 goals and 19 assists in 63 games for Chicago after he was acquired...
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October 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Blackhawks re-sign Jeremy Morin, Ben Smith, and Anti Raanta

While working on contract extensions for their stars Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane, the Chicago Blackhawks handled business with three other players on their roster. The team announced early Friday morning that they have re-signed forward Ben Smith and goalie Anti Raanta,both on two-year contract extensions through the 2015-16 season. Raanta’s extension will make him […]
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June 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Blackhawks Sign Ben Smith, Antti Raanta To 2 Year Deals

Before the NHL Draft starts on Friday, the Blackhawks have been busy. The Hawks announced today that they have agreed to terms with forward Ben Smith and goaltender Antti Raanta on two-year contract extensions, which run through the end of the 2015-16 season. Of … Continue reading →The post Blackhawks Sign Ben Smith, Antti Raanta To 2 Year Deals appeared first on Committed Indians.
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June 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Blackhawks End Of The Year Press Conferences

Posted to Gorilla Salad's Play LandUnfortunately this year the end of the year press conferences didn’t include a cup parade. Everyone was sober and (for the most part) clean shaven. A few highlights: Ben Smith made it clear that Chicago is “The place you want to be.” Handzus said he plans on playing next year. He is a UFA. For the most part everyone said the same thing. They’ll...
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June 03, 2014  |  Discuss

LA Kings Headed to the Stanley Cup

#495205745 / The Kings series lead was pegged back to 3-2 on Wednesday after a 5-4 loss in double overtime on the road in Chicago. Trailing 4-3 entering the final period the hosts got level when Ben Smith buried a rebound past Jonathan Quick just 1.17 after the puck had been dropped. The winner for the Blackhawks came 2.04 into the second overtime period. The Kings...
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June 02, 2014  |  Discuss

(Video) Chicago Blackhawks score two goals in 1:37 - game 6

The Chicago Blackhawks scored two quick goals 1:37 minutes apart in the opening minutes of the second period to take a 2-1 lead in game six.Kane is smoking hot, and in the last two games has scored (1g-4a-5pts).01:12CHI PPG - Patrick Kane (7) Wrist shot - ASST: Jonathan Toews (8), Brent Seabrook (10) 1 - 1 Tie 02:49 CHI Ben Smith (4) Wrist shot - ASST: Patrick Sharp (5), Brent Seabrook...
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May 30, 2014  |  Discuss
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