Bryan Bickell Is Making Himself Untradable

After single-handedly pauperizing last night’s unforgettable comeback, I didn’t think it was possible for anyone to feel more resentment towards the culpable Bryan Bickell than heroic Blackhawks captain, Jonathan Toews. Then I placed myself in the shoes of General Manager Stan Bowman and tried to imagine the cold, helpless feeling that likely overtook him the moment Bickell’s...
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Newest Russian Blackhawk Lighting It Up At World Hockey Championships

With the chaos of the NHL Playoffs in full swing right now it is no surprise that the World Hockey Championships finds itself buried in the headlines of the Chicago sports media. The fact that Team USA entered the World Hockey Championships as heavy underdogs as well as the notion of there being no active Blackhawks’ involvement in the tournament hasn’t exactly helped spark local...
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Big News As Blackhawks Sign Star Collegiate Prospect

The memory of losing prized collegiate prospect Kevin Hayes to the New York Rangers is something that has likely weighed heavy on the mindset of Blackhawks General Manager Stan Bowman all season long. One could only assume that these hauntings have intensified as of late as Hayes continues to improve seemingly by the day as his Rangers continue to increase their lead atop the Eastern...
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March 26, 2015  |  Discuss

The good, the bad and the ugly of the Blackhawks

Blackhawk fans are getting more than a bit edgy about the team’s play these days. Despite the calm demeanor that is generally portrayed by the likes of GM Stan Bowman and head coach Joel Quenneville, there must be concern throughout the organization about the team’s performance. Let’s take a look at the state of the […] The post The good, the bad and the ugly of the Blackhawks...
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March 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Oddsmakers think new-look Blackhawks will flip the switch

The 2015 trade deadline frenzy has come and gone – with under 20 games remaining in the regular season, the true stretch run has begun. After losing offensive leader Patrick Kane to injury the previous week, Chicago Blackhawks GM Stan Bowman ventured from his usual conservative mode and went all-in to try and solidify the […] The post Oddsmakers think new-look Blackhawks will...
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March 07, 2015  |  Discuss

The Captain Emotionally Rallies The Troops

Did anyone expect anything less? With seemingly everyone talking about the most personal elements of the Chicago Blackhawks players, their captain Jonathan Toews, entered the March 2nd matchup against Carolina with an edge we haven’t seen from Toews in a long time. Toews Rallies The Troops Entering Monday’s tilt with a quiet 19 goals, the Blackhawks’ captain seemed to be...
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March 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Blackhawks going all in at trade deadline

As I wrote earlier in the week, the Patrick Kane injury changes everything for Chicago Blackhawks. With the superstar winger now on long term injury reserve, Stan Bowman has reacted swiftly to take full advantage of the cap relief that ensued. Late Friday, the Blackhawks acquired veteran defenseman Kimmo Timonen from Philadelphia Flyers. They followed up […] The post Blackhawks...
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March 01, 2015  |  Discuss

The Blackhawks Make Their First Trade Deadline Deal

Most Chicago Blackhawks fans are really hoping that Stan Bowman makes enough moves at the upcoming March 2nd trade deadline to get the Hawks back to the Stanley Cup Finals. Bowman made his first move on Thursday. The Blackhawks have acquired forward Spencer Abbott from the Maple Leafs in exchange for defenseman T.J. Brennan. — Scott Powers (@ESPNChiPowers) February 26, 2015 Spencer...
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February 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Time For The Blackhawks To Get Bold

Patrick Kane’s injury just might turn out to be both a curse and a blessing at the same time. Don’t get me wrong here, the Blackhawks with Patty Kane are way better than the Blackhawks without him, but this injury should open up and allow the team to get a lot more aggressive at the trade deadline than originally thought. By putting Kane on LTIR, CHI can now acquire equivalent...
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February 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Roster moves spark controversy for Blackhawks’ goaltending

Yesterday, the Blackhawks were thumped 6-2 by the Boston Bruins at home, a brutal loss that prompted Stan Bowman to enter the dressing room after the game to talk to the players. Shortly after the conclusion of the game, there were several roster moves that were made that raised more than a couple of eyebrows. […] The post Roster moves spark controversy for Blackhawks’ goaltending...
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February 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Blackhawks Get Embarrassed, Make Interesting Roster Moves

After what was one of the most embarrassing losses the Chicago Blackhawks have suffered in recent memories the front office made a couple of interesting moves. Horrible Loss Sunday was “Hockey Day In America” and there were supposed to be three really good games on national TV. The first game between Philly and Washington was good but then Boston just trounced the Blackhawks...
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February 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Source Confirms Blackhawks Interested in Flames’ Forward and Canes’ D-Man

During their home-stand filled with ups and downs, the Blackhawks seem to be missing something lately. A spark, a change, or a new player might be in the mix for Stan Bowman and the front office as new rumors are swirling about a possible change in the Blackhawks roster. Rumor Has It According to Chicago Tribune beat writer Chris Kuc, the Blackhawks have been showing some interest...
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February 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Playoff preparation can’t begin soon enough for the Blackhawks

Each year, around this time, NHL teams assess their respective situations to determine which course of action to take as the trade deadline approaches. In Chicago’s case, general manager Stan Bowman is likely on the look-out for depth in the back end – namely a veteran presence who can be acquired for a reasonable price. […] The post Playoff preparation can’t begin soon enough...
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February 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Five Realistic Trade Deadline Options for the Blackhawks

I would never wish injury upon anyone, but for the sake of my sanity and the sanity of all those who understand Blackhawks hockey, the season ending injury to Jets forward Evander Kane could not have come at a better time.  The injury came just in time to deter Blackhawks fans from claiming the team should go all in after the scoring winger. To these individuals I declare these...
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February 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Blackhawks Fans Should Be Used To This Pattern By Now

There is little doubt that the Chicago Blackhawks are one of the NHL’s top teams. So when the Blackhawks go into a little bit of a “funk” fans tend to be easily upset about it. Well, Blackhawks fans, you should be used to this by now. The “Not So Good” Trend It seems that in the previous six full NHL seasons the Blackhawks tend to dip into the earlier mentioned “funk”...
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February 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Blackhawks Swap Defensemen With Vancouver

The Chicago Blackhawks made a late night deal with the Vancouver Canucks on Thursday. Defenseman Swap The Blackhawks sent Defenseman Adam Clendening to Vancouver for Swedish Defenseman Gustav Forsling. Forsling is 5’11 and 172lbs and has 3 goals 2 assists in 35 games in Swedish league where he carries a +/- or +5. Blackhawks acquire D Gustav Forsling from VAN for D Adam Clendening...
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January 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Blackhawks cap crunch: a core player must be dealt, the question is who

Chicago Blackhawks general manager Stan Bowman will likely be doing some soul searching leading up to the 2015-2016 NHL season. Most fans know that the hockey world was set abuzz last July when the new contracts of superstars Jonathon Toews and Patrick Kane were announced. Beginning in the 2015 – 2016 season, the price tag for each will […] The post Blackhawks cap crunch:...
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January 21, 2015  |  Discuss

How the Canadian Dollar can Hurt the Blackhawks

  VIRAL- The NHL as a whole counts on the salary cap to rise every year, especially the General Managers. But what if next year, as some predict, the salary cap remained the same? The Blackhawks would be in a very tough situation with their current salary status. The Blackhawks Future In the following charts, courtesy of, you will see that next year the Blackhawks...
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December 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Joel Quenneville Celebrates an Anniversary

While it may be hard to imagine, just 10 years ago, the Chicago Blackhawks were ranked as THE worst franchise in all of sports. Since then, Rocky Wirtz, along with John McDonough and Stan Bowman, have revolutionized the franchise. While many have cited players such as Patrick Kane, Jonathan Toews, and Duncan Keith as principal reasons for the Blackhawks rebirth, the real reason may...
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October 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Blackhawks Finally Set Roster and Head Towards the Regular Season

#456612774 / It was just a matter of time before Blackhawks General Manager Stan Bowman made a trade to become salary cap compliant. Along with the trade of defenseman Nick Leddy, there were other interesting moves made just days before the Blackhawks kick off the regular season. Chicago’s roster will start out a bit different this season and will be an interesting...
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October 10, 2014  |  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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October 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Are The Blackhawks Done Trading?

When Stan Bowman completed the trade sending Nick Leddy to the Islanders, many Chicago Blackhawks fans thought the team was done moving players. According to the salary cap numbers that might not be the case. NHL Salary Cap NHL teams must be cap compliant by October 7th or need to make extremely difficult decisions on contracts to buyout. When the Blackhawks dealt Nick Leddy it...
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October 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Meet the New Chicago Blackhawks

Earlier today, the Blackhawks finally made a move to get under the salary cap, and it required trading away defenseman Nick Leddy and Goaltender Kent Simpson in which they received three players from the New York Islanders in return. Who are the players the Blackhawks received? Anders Nilsson – Goalie   Assets: Massive guy that fills up most of the net when he is in his butterfly...
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October 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Rumor Has It: Bowman Actively Trying to Move Young Defenseman

With the Chicago Blackhawks’ training camp underway, new rumors are developing involving the the possibility of trading Nick Leddy and/or Kris Versteeg. According to TSN analyst Bob Mckenzie, an extremely trustworthy source, the Hawks were apparently shopping Leddy all summer long. McKenzie "I know [Stan] Bowman was trying all summer to trade Leddy." — Hope_Smoke (@Hope_Smoke...
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September 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Are the Blackhawks About to Deal One of their Stars?

It is no secret, the Blackhawks are $2.2 million over the NHL’s salary cap, meaning the team will be forced to deal one or more of their players to get under the $71.1 million cap. Since the end of last season we have heard names like, Nick Leddy, Brent Seabrook, and even Patrick Sharp’s name get floated around in discussions; however, it looks like the Hawks are set to part...
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September 17, 2014  |  Discuss
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