Looking Back on One of Stan Bowman’s Biggest GM Decisions

After the 2009-2010 season, Blackhawks fans everywhere were nearly heartbroken by the amount of moves the front office had to make in order to get under the salary cap for the following year. One of those moves was letting go of the now, fan favorite goaltender, Antti Niemi. Niemi Says No Niemi played great in the 2010 Stanley Cup Playoffs going 16-6, with a 2.63 GAA and .910 SV...
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Corey Crawford Deserves More Credit

  Every year around playoff time, people of the hockey world and Blackhawks fans alike tend to get this unstable idea that the Hawks are weak in the net minder position. But why is this the notion that so many have? Corey Crawford has been one of the most consistent goaltenders over the past four postseasons. He has posted an average of .916 Sv% and a 2.29 GAA during that time...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Signing of Leighton Raises Questions For Blackhawks

The signing of veteran goaltender Michael Leighton may have been a head-scratcher for most Chicago Blackhawk fans but there really shouldn’t be a problem or concern with adding a veteran goalie. Leighton, 33, spent last season with the KHL’s Donbass Donetsk but has spent time with the Hawks, Predators, Flyers, and Hurricanes in his first stint in the NHL. With the Blackhawks...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Patrick Kane adds to trophy case

Patrick Kane just keeps on winning and it’s starting to get a little unfair. The 25-year-old already has a display case full of hardware: a Calder Memorial Trophy for being rookie of the year, a silver medal from the 2010 Olympic Games, a Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP and, oh yeah, a pair of Stanley Cup rings. Most players would kill to have one of those things, let alone all...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Crawford says it’ll be ‘an easy transition’ to new goalie coach

The Chicago Blackhawks adding former goaltender Jimmy Waite to the coaching staff as the goalie coach gives Corey Crawford a new voice to listen to. While Crawford’s former goalie coach, Stephane Waite, is Jimmy’s brother, he’s not expecting the difference between the two to be drastic as Blake Schuster of the Chicago Tribune shared. “I’ve heard that they sort of teach...
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July 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Patrick Kane, Jonathan Toews happy to be ‘locked up’ in Chicago

Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane didn’t really consider leaving the Chicago Blackhawks. Toews and Kane chose to avoid hitting the open market as free agents July 1, 2015 by signing identical eight-year contract extensions on July 9, reportedly worth $84 million each. “I remember when I was drafted, meeting other players from other teams [who told] me how great the city of Chicago...
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July 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Blackhawks sign Patrick Kane, Jonathan Toews to 8-year deals

The Chicago Blackhawks announced Wednesday that they have agreed to terms with forwards Jonathan Toews andPatrick Kane on eight-year contract extensions, which run through the 2022-23 National Hockey League season. A formal press conference will be held at the United Center next week. According to TSN, the contract extensions are each worth an average annual value of $10.5 million...
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July 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Blackhawks sign Brad Richards to one-year deal

The Chicago Blackhawks have signed veteran center Brad Richards to a one-year, $2 million deal, reports TSN. Brad Richards has a NMC in his one year, $2M deal with CHI. — Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) July 1, 2014 Richards, 34, had his contract with the New York Rangers bought out before free agency began. Richards was second on the Rangers with 20 goals and third in points...
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July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Blackhawks GM confident that he’ll extend Toews, Kane

Chicago Blackhawks general manager Stan Bowman believes he will be able to re-sign forwards Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews to long-term contract extensions even though they are both reportedly seeking eight-year deals worth $12 million per season. Kane and Toews are entering the final year of their contracts and are eligible to sign extensions starting July 1. “The discussions...
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June 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Blackhawks GM: Patrick Kane, Jonathan Toews extensions ‘highest priority’

Chicago Blackhawks general manager Stan Bowman said Tuesday that signing Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews to contract extensions is his “highest priority.” Kane and Toews will become unrestricted free agents after the 2014-15 season.  The Blackhawks can begin negotiations with them on July 1. “It’s the highest priority for us,” Bowman said. “Looking at next year, there’s...
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June 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Chicago Blackhawks’ mistakes kryptonite for comeback

That is it for the season for the Chicago Blackhawks. The curtain has fallen on a season that would best be described as a roller coaster. The Hawks fell to the Los Angeles Kings Sunday night in a Game 7 overtime thriller to advance to the Stanley Cup Final. The Hawks did come back and did a great job in the final three games of the series, but there was one thing that kept holding...
June 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Did Corey Crawford Struggle?

Posted to Blackhawks- CrawfordAs I’ve been nursing the wounds from last night’s Game 7 loss, I’ve seen a lot of NHL analysts write that Crawford struggled badly in the Kings series. Craig Custance of ESPN said: “2. Shore up the backup goalie spot There was a lot of competition to land Antti Raanta, who is an impending restricted free agent this summer. In his first 25 NHL...
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June 02, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Wacky bounce gets past Crawford, seals Kings OT win

In a game filled with strange bounces, it’s fitting that a wacky bounce ends the game. Los Angeles Kings defenseman Alec Martinez threw a shot on net that was tipped by Tyler Toffoli and then it deflected off Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Nick Leddy and into the back of the net. Truly a heartbreaking moment for […] The post Puck Deflects Off Nick Leddy Past Corey Crawford For...
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June 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Crawford Is At His Best When It Matters Most

Posted to Gorilla Salad's Play LandBlackhawks Goalie Corey Crawford takes a lot of heat from the press and fans when thing don’t go the Blackhawks way, but one thing is for sure Crawford steps his game up when it matters the most. Stat via the Score: “Corey Crawford had played 18 5,6,7 games… Record is 16-2 … 1.73 goals avg” That’s pretty incredible. 141 total views...
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June 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Corey Crawford And Jonathan Quick Almost Fight

After the second period of Friday night’s game 6 between the Chicago Blackhawks and Los Angeles Kings, tensions boiled over. It also almost resulted in a goalie fight, but there’s no way Corey Crawford would have dropped the gloves with Jonathan Quick in a must-win game like this. It definitely would have been epic to […] The post Corey Crawford And Jonathan Quick Almost Fight...
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May 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Patrick Kane scores late goal to force Game 7 vs. Kings

The defending Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks have forced a Game 7 with the Los Angeles Kings in the Western Conference Final. Patrick Kane led Chicago with two goals and an assist, scoring the winner in the third period to lead the Blackhawks to a 4-3 victory Friday night at Staples Center. “You try to take it upon yourself to try and step up in big situations,” Kane...
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May 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Kings goalie Jonathan Quick bumped heads with Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford

Los Angeles Kings goalie Jonathan Quick bumped heads with Chicago Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford at the end of last night's game 6 second period. Seems Andrew Shaw had landed on top of Quick in the final few seconds and CC skated to the blue line to hurl some pleasantries. Follow us on Twitter, Subscribe by Email, View via Our Mobile Site, or Return Home
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May 31, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Crawford, Quick almost got in a goalie fight

As the Blackhawks and Kings skated off the ice following the conclusion of the second period of Game 6 on Friday night, we almost got to see one of the rarest (but most cherished) hockey highlights: a goalie fight. Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick and Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford exchanged some words and butted heads as they headed to their respective benches for the second intermission...
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May 30, 2014  |  Discuss

GIF: Goalies Jonathan Quick, Corey Crawford Bump Heads, Exchange Words

We were very close to seeing a playoff goalie fight at the end of the second period in Friday night’s Game 6 of the Western Conference final, but cooler heads prevailed. Jonathan Quick was skating off the ice in a bad mood after being knocked to the ice by Blackhawks winger Andrew Shaw on the final play of the period when he bumped heads with Chicago netminder Corey Crawford. The...
May 30, 2014  |  Discuss

These Responses in Regards to Corey Crawford’s “Battery” Charge are Awesome

Posted to Blackhawks DownWhen LA Kings fan Clark Wong made the allegations that Corey Crawford sprayed him with a water bottle, it was funny enough. Well the reactions from the LAPD Commander, Coach Quenneville and Kings players tell just how comical it is. I bet Mr. Wong wishes he could take this circus back… 825 total views, 825 views today The post These Responses in Regards...
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May 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Drew Doughty Had The BEST Reaction To Corey Crawford’s Water Bottle Fiasco

Most people had the same reaction when they heard that a Kings fan was pressing charges against Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford, who the fan claimed squirted him with water during Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals in Los Angeles: Really? Come on. It would be a dumb to file the report that 27-year old Clark Wong did at any point in time – he claimed that Crawford’s spray...
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May 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Kings And Blackhawks Go For A 5th Period In Game 5

The HQ had a feeling that the game would either be 13-11 (after the Montreal-Rangers street fight the night before) or was going to be a game where Corey Crawford and Jonathan Quick were going to be on their heads...Actually it was a little of both...The Kings were down 2-0 after four minutes and 3-1 in the second period. But the Blackhawks let them back in the game- not rattled...
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May 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Corey Crawford Credits Blackhawks Resiliency

Posted to Toews' TribeCorey Crawford was shaky early on, but he stepped up when it counted. Listen to what Crow had to say after this huge Game 5 win. 141 total views, 141 views today The post Corey Crawford Credits Blackhawks Resiliency appeared first on Chicago Fan Board.
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May 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Kings fan files complaint against Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford

A fan of the Los Angeles Kings filed a complaint with the police against Chicago Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford for an alleged incident that occurred during Game 4 of the Western Conference final (Los Angeles won 5-2, and now hold a 3-1 series lead heading into tonight’s pivotal Game 5 matchup). According to FoxSports, Clark Wong, a 27-year-old Kings fan was heckling Crawford...
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May 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Corey Crawford Being Investigated For Water Bottle Spraying Of Kings Fan

((HT: Sportsnet))TMZ Sports broke the story about an LA Kings fan and an interaction with Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford...Corey Wong has filed battery charges on the goalie before he left Staples Center and thinks the bottle had both water and backwash- since he is seeking treatment for an eye irritation. Hockey Central discusses...The LAPD is investigating...And what is it about...
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May 28, 2014  |  Discuss
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