Three Issues the Blackhawks Face Early on

Even with the Blackhawks 4-1-1 record so far this season, there are still a few things that need to be worked on in order for them to dominate the Western Conference. They are doing a lot of great things to win hockey games, but if they could solve these three issues, it could make them almost unbeatable. 1. The Second Period “Long Change” While the Blackhawks have been doing...
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2 hours ago  |  Discuss

4 Reasons Why Andrew Shaw is a Badass

CHICAGO, IL — The Chicago Blackhawks are once again a favorite to win the Stanley Cup, in large part to the plethora of superstars this team skates out onto the ice on a nightly basis; however, there are important cogs in the wheel which make this team elite. One of those “glue guys” is grinder Andrew Shaw. ‘Shawzie’ is one of those players that not only understands his...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

The Chicago Blackhawks Top TSN Power Rankings

from TSN, They lost in the Western Conference Final to the Los Angeles Kings last season, but the Chicago Blackhawks open the season on top of the NHL Power Rankings, ahead of three others from the Western Conference, including the defending-champion Kings, St. Louis Blues and San Jose Sharks. There's not a lot to choose between the Blackhawks and Kings, the...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

5 Burning Questions Heading into the 2014-2015 Chicago Blackhawks Season

Rejoice Blackhawks fans! The regular seasons begins in a few days as the Chicago Blackhawks take on the revamped Dallas Stars. There are a few questions entering this season that every fan wants answered. 1. Will Brad Richards make an impact as the 2nd line center? Stan Bowman is not known for making big moves during free agency, but instead stockpiling draft picks and developing...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

5 Reasons the Chicago Blackhawks Will Win The West

As all eyes turn to the Chicago Blackhawks before their Thursday night premiere , many are wondering if the Blackhawks can return to their 2013 luster. After a heartbreaking loss at home ended their season last year, the Blackhawks are hungry and ready to return to the Stanley Cup Final. The Chicago Blackhawks are too talented a team not to return to at least the Western Conference...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Will the Blackhawks powerplay be any different?

Over the summer, the Blackhawks certainly had needs that needed addressing: finding a bonafide 2nd line center,  adding defensive depth, and shedding salary cap. And, in those regards, the Blackhawks have certainly succeeded. Brad Richards could be a fine signing for the time being, as the Blackhawks try to buy time for prospect, Teuvo Teravainen. In terms of defensive depth, the...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

The Chicago Blackhawks Will Get Their Salary Cap Issue Worked Out

from Nina Falcone of CSNChicago, Within the next few days, the Blackhawks will have to deal a player or two to shed the $2.2 million it'll take to get them back under the $69 million cap. But general manager Stan Bowman has said from the beginning that the team has a good idea of the move they'll make before the start of the season and doesn't want the cap to...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

The Blackhawks Still Have Work To Do

This is still the preseason, but the Blackhawks special teams unit continues to fail on the power play and is currently sitting at 0-17. Is there cause for concern? Or is it too early to tell? What’s Going On? During the first week of training camp the Blackhawks didn’t go through a single special teams drill, which would of course reflect in the poor or sloppy play on either...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Get Ready to See the Blackhawks Like Never Before

Have you ever wanted to know more about the Chicago Blackhawks, their personal lives, what goes on behind the scenes, in the locker-room interaction, and never before seen interviews and insight? Blackhawks All-Access Tuesday October 7th at 9:30 PM (Central time), Comcast SportsNet, along with Blackhawks TV, will debut Blackhawks All-Access, a half-hour, behind-the-scenes magazine...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Blackhawks: Brad Richards emerging as power-play point option

Marian Hossa returned to practice and Brad Richards once again quarterbacked the second power-play unit as the Chicago Blackhawks continued their training-camp work on Tuesday. The Blackhawks have two preseason games remaining, including Wednesday night’s contest against the Montreal Canadiens. Coach Joel Quenneville said Antti Raanta will likely play all of that game. Meanwhile...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

2014-15 Chicago Blackhawks Preview: Loaded Roster Ready For Stanley Cup Run

The Chicago Blackhawks defended the Stanley Cup valiantly last season, but ultimately lost to the eventual champion Los Angeles Kings in overtime of Game 7 in the Western Conference final. After a summer that saw Brad Richards join the group and no important players departing, Chicago is poised for another playoff run into mid-June. The forward group is incredible. Jonathan Toews...
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Blackhawks hoping Richards can anchor 2nd line

CHICAGO (AP) Brad Richards in Chicago, learning to play with Patrick Kane and Brandon Saad. Jarome Iginla, playing on a Colorado line with Ryan O'Reilly and Matt Duchene. Ryan Kesler in Anaheim. Brian Gionta in Buffalo. It goes on and on. The race is on for the new kids in class. With the NHL right in the heart of its small preseason slate, a long list of accomplished forwards...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Blackhawks Fall To Rangers 4-1

The Blackhawks lost a second preseason game in as many days, dropping a home decision to the defending Eastern Conference champion New York Rangers on Friday night. Among the NHL regulars on the night, Jonathan Toews and Brad Richards were … Continue reading → The post Blackhawks Fall To Rangers 4-1 appeared first on Committed Indians.
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

All That Has Transpired: Chicago Blackhawks

We’re going to take a look at each NHL team, breaking down every new addition and subtraction, as well as promising prospects. Today, we take a look at the Chicago Blackhawks. By: Andy Hughes (@PensNation_Andy) Chicago Blackhawks 2013-14 Season: 46-21-15  107 points – (3rd Central Division; 5th Western Conference) Chicago’s signing of Brad Richards for $2 million was one...
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September 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers Depth Just Fine

The primary reason most pundits predict a season less grand than the one resulting in last year’s run to the Stanley Cup Final is the offseason loss of key depth players. Leaving New York over the summer as free agents were forwards Brian Boyle, Brad Richards and Benoit Pouliot along with blue liner Anton Stralman. […]
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September 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Quenneville plans to start Richards between Saad and Kane in Chicago

Joel Quenneville confirmed Thursday that he intends to play Brad Richards between Patrick Kane and Brandon Saad to start the season. Richards of course joins the Blackhawks after being bought out by the New York Rangers on June 20. The 34-year-old signed a one-year, $2 million dollar deal with Chicago on July 1. “He’ll be playing with Saader and Kaner. The three of them have...
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September 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Center depth could be a concern for the Rangers

While the baby Rangers are playing in Traverse City, the big club is preparing to defend their Eastern Conference crown. They do so after buying out Brad Richards, their second line center, and letting Brian Boyle, their fourth line center/wing, walk via free agency. There were no free agents signed to replace these departed players, […] The post Center depth could be a concern...
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September 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Richards – A good deal?

Special to The Hockey Guys The Chicago Blackhawks were one win away from making it to a second consecutive Stanley Cup final, they lost 3-2 on aggregate to Los Angeles Kings after an overtime goal from Alec Martinez won the game 5-4, the Kings went onto beat the New York Rangers to claim their second Stanley Cup. Anyway, back to Illinois. The big news from the Windy City is the free...
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September 11, 2014  |  Discuss

6 Factors that Will Shape the 2014-2015 Chicago Blackhawks

With about a month remaining before the puck drops on the 2014-2015 season, some Chicago Blackhawks fans are worried that this team hasn’t improved since last year. Many teams in the Central Division have reloaded, the Blackhawks have been relatively quiet. The only major addition has been 2nd-Line center, Brad Richards, and the Hawks will have to lose about two million in cap...
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September 09, 2014  |  Discuss


Brad Richards was first tapped as the face of UNTUCKit in 2012. As part of the partnership, the Chicago Blackhawks center serves as a model and global ambassador for the menswear brand. UNTUCKit is an e-commerce fashion label that offers shirts designed specifically to be worn untucked.  The company has released its Fall ’14 collection, highlighted by an original shirt...
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September 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Who Will Go? The Blackhawks and the Cap

After their crushing Game-7 loss to the Los Angeles Kings, it was generally expected that the Blackhawks would be in the market for a 2nd-line center. Indeed, the Blackhawks were heavily linked to centermen, Jason Spezza, Joe Thornton, and Ryan Kesler. However, the Blackhawks were unable to pull the trigger, and were forced to settle with Brad Richards. According to,...
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September 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Miller Looking “Quicker & Sharper” at Informals

It’s no mystery that the loss of players such as Beniot Pouliot, Brad Richards and Brian Boyle leaves a huge void in the Rangers line-up this season that could very likely be filled by young, unestablished rookies. One such player is JT Miller. The organization is hoping the 21-year old forward is ready to take the next step in his career this season. And from the look of things...
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September 05, 2014  |  Discuss

NHL odds: Blackhawks still Stanley Cup favorites as season nears

With NHL training camps opening up in about two weeks, the offseason is quickly drawing to a close. That means updated betting odds heading into the season. Though there have been some changes along the way, the Chicago Blackhawks remain the favorites to win the 2015 Stanley Cup according to the oddsmakers at Bovada.LV. The Blackhawks added veteran center Brad Richards in the offseason...
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September 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Hayes sees opportunity with Rangers

With the New York Rangers losing forwards Brad Richards, Benoit Pouliot, Brian Boyle and Derek Dorsett newcomer Kevin Hayes believes there’s an opportunity to be had at training camp. The Boston College product, who chose to sign a two-year, $7.5 million contract with the Rangers earlier this month, spoke to the Rangers website about his decision. “At the end of my BC career...
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August 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Beware of Brad Richards

As a pessimist by the very definition I must admit that on July 1st I let my inner-optimist get the best of me upon discovering the Blackhawks had signed veteran center Brad Richards. Nearly half a day had passed since free agency officially opened and just about every name transcribed on my free agent wish list had been scratched off by this point in time. To make matters even worse...
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August 20, 2014  |  Discuss
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