Opening night in Chicago (and elsewhere)

The NHL season began last night with 4 games. The headline game in Canada was Montreal vs. Toronto, because that’s just how Canada is. For the NHL though, undoubtedly, the big game was the reigning Cup champions against one of the teams from the largest market in North America. The Hawks were extremely subtle in their reminder to the world that Chicago was, indeed, the Champions...
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Carolina Hurricanes at a glance

CAROLINA HURRICANES LAST SEASON: 30-41-11, 71 points. Last place in Metropolitan Division. No playoffs. COACH: Bill Peters, second season, 30-41-11. ADDED: G Eddie Lack, RW Kris Versteeg, D James Wisniewski. LOST: RW Alexander Semin, G Anton Khudobin. PLAYER TO WATCH: C Eric Staal. The 30-year-old captain and current face of the franchise is entering the final season of a seven-year...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

NHL Preview: Carolina Hurricanes

Carolina Hurricanes (30-40-11, eight in the Metropolitan Division)Coach:  Bill Peters (30-40-11, second season with Carolina this year)Key Departures: Alexander SeminKey Additions: Eddie Lack, James Wisniewski, Kris VersteegKey Player: Eric StaalEric Staal is entering the biggest season of his career in Carolina. He has one year left on his contract and, depending on where the...
Via The Sports Quotient
13 days ago  |  Discuss

After an uncertain summer, Bickell is back with Blackhawks

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) Brandon Saad is gone. Same for Patrick Sharp and Kris Versteeg. Brad Richards signed with Detroit. Antoine Vermette returned to Arizona. The Chicago Blackhawks have to find a way to replace that lost production, and Bryan Bickell might be a good place to start. The rugged forward is back with the Stanley Cup champions after a summer full of rumors indicating...
Via AP on Fox
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Blackhawks trade Kris Versteeg…again

  It’s tough being the king of the mountain for as long as the Chicago Blackhawks have been there. Achieving the success of three Stanley Cup championships in six seasons is certainly a worthwhile thing to strive for, but it comes at a cost. Players who contribute heavily to those championship runs expect to be paid like key players and the salary cap allows for only so many...
Via Sports-Glory
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Hurricanes acquire Versteeg from the Blackhawks

The Carolina Hurricanes announced today the club has acquired forwards Kris Versteeg, Joakim Nordstrom and a third-round pick (in 2017) in exchange for defensemen Dennis Robertson, Jake Massie and a fifth-round pick (in 2017). Hurricanes general manager Ron Francis discussed the deal with the Carolina Hurricanes official website. Kris is a skilled forward who has won a...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

The Hurricanes acquire Kris Versteeg in four-player deal with the Blackhawks

The Carolina Hurricanes announced today the club has acquired forwards Kris Versteeg, Joakim Nordstrom and a third-round pick (in 2017) in exchange for defensemen Dennis Robertson, Jake Massie and a fifth-round pick (in 2017). Hurricanes general manager Ron Francis discussed the deal with the Carolina Hurricanes official website. Kris is a skilled forward who has won a pair of...
Via Bloguin Best
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Blackhawks Deal Versteeg, Nordstrom To Carolina

On Friday, the Blackhawks finally made a cost-cutting trade. Chicago sent forwards Kris Versteeg and Joakim Nordstrom with a third round pick in the 2017 NHL Draft to the Carolina Hurricanes in exchange for defense prospects Dennis Robertson and Jake Massie and a fifth round pick in the 2017 Draft. The deal clears roughly $2.4 million of cap […] The post Blackhawks Deal Versteeg...
Via Committed Indians
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Hurricanes acquire Versteeg in trade with Blackhawks

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) The Carolina Hurricanes have acquired veteran forward Kris Versteeg in a trade with the Chicago Blackhawks. The Hurricanes sent defensemen Dennis Robertson and Jake Massie and a fifth-round pick in the 2017 draft to the Stanley Cup champion Blackhawks for Versteeg, forward Joakim Nordstrom and a third-round selection in the 2017 draft. The 29-year-old Versteeg...
Via AP on Fox
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Dancing fools Versteeg, Demers get creative to Sia's 'Chandelier'

Chicago Blackhawks forward Kris Versteeg and Dallas Stars defenseman Jason Demers are quite creative both on and off the ice.While their fancy footwork at the rink is on display throughout each season, the pair got a bit imaginative over the weekend by joining two partners in hitting the dance floor at the wedding of free-agent forward Devin Setoguchi.The quartet showed a considerable...
Via Fox Sports
August 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Versteeg's baby 'enjoys' day with Stanley Cup

Chicago Blackhawks left wing Kris Versteeg has won the Stanley Cup on two occasions in his career.While Versteeg most assuredly remembers the first time he touched the Stanley Cup - heck, he has a tattoo commemorating it after the Blackhawks toppled the Philadelphia Flyers in 2010 - the same likely won't be said for his 9-week-old son Jaxson.Born just prior to Game 1 of the Stanley...
Via Fox Sports
August 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Versteeg Vetoes Trade To Montreal?

Newsday’s Steve Zipay is reporting the Hawks and Habs may have had a deal in place, but forward Kris Versteeg vetoed the trade. Chicago’s Kris Versteeg has nixed a trade to Montreal, I’m told by a trusted source — Steve Zipay (@stevezipay) June 26, 2015 According to General Fanager, Versteeg does not have a no-trade […] The post Report: Versteeg Vetoes Trade To Montreal...
Via Committed Indians
June 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Third and fourth lines put Blackhawks on verge of title

  Kris Versteeg could have sulked or pouted when he was pulled out of the lineup for the Chicago Blackhawks. Instead, the veteran forward proved he belonged on the ice. While Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane have struggled to find any room in the Stanley Cup Final against Tampa Bay, the Blackhawks have used their depth to move within one victory of their third NHL title in six seasons...
Via AP on Fox
June 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Blackhawks return home just 1 win away from title

CHICAGO (AP) The Chicago Blackhawks are one win away from their third Stanley Cup title in six seasons, and their depth has played a key role against the Tampa Bay Lightning. Kris Versteeg and Antoine Vermette combined for the winning goal in Chicago's 2-1 victory in Game 5 on Saturday night. Vermette was a healthy scratch for Game 3 of the Western Conference finals against Anaheim...
Via AP on Fox
June 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Expect Good Things As Kris Versteeg Replaces Bryan Bickell In Game 4 Of The Stanley Cup Finals

Bryan Bickell was replaced by Kris Versteeg at today’s morning skate, and I, for one, am pretty excited. While Versteeg had already replaced Bickell through Games 1 and 2 against Tampa Bay, this is notable because it reunites a second line that had extreme success during the regular season. This may be the most memorable thing about Versteeg in the Playoffs… So far. While Versteeg...
Via Sports Mockery
June 10, 2015  |  Discuss

D Timonen, F Versteeg in lineup for Blackhawks for Game 4

CHICAGO (AP) Defenseman Kimmo Timonen and forward Kris Versteeg are in the lineup for the Chicago Blackhawks for Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final. The 40-year-old Timonen is expected to replace Kyle Cumiskey, and Versteeg is coming in for Bryan Bickell on Chicago's second line. The Blackhawks trail the Tampa Bay Lightning 2-1 heading into Wednesday night's game. Timonen hasn't played...
Via AP on Fox
June 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: Kris Versteeg Goalie Interference

Check this out. Chicago Blackhawks forward Kris Versteeg was assessed a two-minute minor for goalie interference. It's almost humorous. In my opinion, this is a blown call. If you watch the video you will see that Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman actually helps Versteeg into the goal post. Versteeg was trying to stop there. Gets one-armed tossed into the goalie/face...
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June 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Versteeg active for Blackhawks in Game 3

CHICAGO (AP) Blackhawks forwards Kris Versteeg and Joakim Nordstrom were active for Game 3 of the Western Conference finals, replacing Antoine Vermette and Teuvo Teravainen in a bit of surprise. Chicago is coming off a triple-overtime victory at Anaheim on Tuesday night, and the insertion of Versteeg and Nordstrom puts two fresh players in the lineup. But Vermette is a strong performer...
Via AP on Fox
May 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Kris Versteeg Injury Update

Limited in practice since the end of the first round, forward Kris Versteeg is a day to day with a lower-body injury, Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville revealed on Thursday afternoon. Versteeg did not skate with team’s top four lines during practices on Monday and Wednesday, and appears to be headed for the press box for […] The post Kris Versteeg Injury Update appeared first...
Via Committed Indians
April 30, 2015  |  Discuss

The case to make Kris Versteeg a healthy scratch for Game 1

The Blackhawks currently find themselves in a familiar position heading into a second round series against the Wild, but something just doesn’t feel right about this year’s team in comparison to the ones in recent seasons. By their standards, they’ve struggled on both ends of the ice all year, and they’ve lost their ability to control games with offensive dominance like they...
Via Fox Sports
April 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Hometown Hockey Features Kris Versteeg

During Sunday night’s Canadian broadcast of the Blackhawks-Jets game, Rogers’ Hometown Hockey series featured a great story about Kris Versteeg helping a family through a hard time. Take a look. The post Hometown Hockey Features Kris Versteeg appeared first on Committed Indians.
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March 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Patrick Sharp Reaches 500 Points

With his assist on Kris Versteeg’s second period goal on Tuesday night, Patrick Sharp becomes the second active Blackhawks player to accumulate 500 points in the Indian head sweater. Sharp’s 233 goals while a member of the Blackhawks are ten … Continue reading → The post Patrick Sharp Reaches 500 Points appeared first on Committed Indians.
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February 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Tuukka Rask accidentally slashes Kris Versteeg after giving up goal (Video)

Boston Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask accidentally slashed Chicago Blackhawks right winger Kris Versteeg after giving up a goal in the final seconds of the first period during Sunday's game at the United Center.After giving up a goal to Jonathan Toews with just 1.4 seconds left in the first period (just six seconds into a power play), Rask was angry at himself and slammed the post...
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February 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Bruins Offense Explodes In 6-2 Rout Of Blackhawks To End Six-Game Skid

The Boston Bruins gave one of their most impressive performances of the season Sunday afternoon in a 6-2 win over the Chicago Blackhawks at the United Center. The victory ended Boston’s six-game skid (0-4-2) and ensured it didn’t end the five-game road trip without a win. The Bruins will return to TD Garden for a Tuesday night matchup with the Vancouver Canucks. Here are three...
February 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Kris Versteeg Draws Penalty wit Oscar-Winning Performance

The Chicago Blackhawks were playing less than inspired hockey through the first period of their game against the Boston Bruins, until Tuuka Rask committed two penalties within eight minutes. The goalie’s second penalty was called after it appeared that he whacked Kris Versteeg. But did he? We know one thing for sure, Rask went crazy and committed a stupid penalty, but did Versteeg...
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February 22, 2015  |  Discuss
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