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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Details of Ryan Pace’s Interview Have Emerged, One Thing Really Impressed Bears

Interesting details have started to surface about Ryan Pace’s interview with the Chicago Bears, this one comes via his mother, Virginia Coffer. According to a recent report from David Haugh at the Chicago Tribune, Pace’s mother said that he blew the Bears away when he mentioned that he just completed an Ironman competition (June) in Austria. “When Ryan said triathlons and...
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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

8 Specific Things Blackhawks Fans Should Be Thankful For This Thanksgiving

Everyone loves Thanksgiving. While you’re likely still sprawled out like a beached whale on your living room couch due to the severe food coma you just snapped out of here, now is the perfect time for reflection. Forget your family and friends for just a moment and allow your favorite hockey team in to your hearts for just a minute. Here are seven things Blackhawks fans should...
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November 28, 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

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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September 16, 2014  |  Discuss

2 Kanes, 1 Cup?

That’s right sports fans. The 11th ranked left-winger in the NHL is rumored to be in the doghouse, disappointed that the Jets are predicted to end up in last place again. What does this have to do with Chicago? Many teams in the NHL are sitting around, waiting for a Stan Bowman phone call as the Hawks need to get under the salary cap. Winnipeg, believe it or not, is astonishingly...
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September 07, 2014  |  Discuss

NHL News: Transacations for August 15th

There haven't been many signings since PK Subban got all the moneys, but here's a few who managed to put pen to paper anyway.Anaheim DucksJakob Silfverberg, F, 23, re-upped with Anaheim for one-year at $850.5K. Strangely, this is both a pay cut and a raise for him off of his ELC. - More from Matt Riegler.Chicago BlackhawksKevin Hayes, F, 22, has not re-signed with Chicago and has...
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August 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Chicago Blackhawks GM Stan Bowman Issues Statement Regarding Kevin Hayes Release

According to Katie Flynn from “The Score”, Chicago Blackhawks GM Stan Bowman has officially announced that they could not reach an agreement with the 24th overall pick in the 2010 entry draft, prospect Kevin Hayes. The Hawks will be compensated with the 54th overall pick in 2015. General Manager Stan Bowman released a statement saying the following:   ” We offered Kevin what...
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August 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Kevin Hayes to Free Agency

Kevin Hayes will hit the free agent market at midnight tonight. Blackhawks GM Stan Bowman announced the team could not come to contract terms with Hayes after making a “generous” final offer. Hayes felt, in the end, it was his best interest to hit the open market. It has been rumored he wants to step into an NHL role right away and with the Blackhawks depth, that was unlikely...
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August 15, 2014  |  Discuss


The Chicago Blackhawks are about to lose a perfectly good prospect. Kevin Hayes enjoyed a strong season at Boston College in 2013-14, and won't sign before the deadline, making him a free agent. 'Hawks GM Stan Bowman issued a statement on the team website this afternoon: “We offered Kevin what we believed was a generous and fair contract. Unfortunately, he felt it was in his best...
August 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Hawks’ Salary Cap Issues. Who’s Heading Out?

According to, the Blackhawks are still over the salary cap by $2,216,795 for the upcoming season. This means, that General Manager Stan Bowman needs to trade at least one player before the games begin on October ninth. A few Hawks players have been rumored to be on the trading block over the past couple months, including Patrick Sharp, Johnny Oduya, and Bryan Bickell...
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August 11, 2014  |  Discuss

New Deals for Toews and Kane Will Keep Hawks Contending

Chicago Blackhawks General Manager Stan Bowman was able to knock off his number one objective of the off season after signing Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane to long, lucrative extensions last week. Toews and Kane signed the exact same contracts worth 84 million dollars over eight years. The exact details of the contract can be found here. The contracts will make Toews and Kane...
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July 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Blackhawks Prospect Camp Preview: Defensemen

The Blackhawks prospect camp opens this weekend, and many of the organization’s top prospects will be on the ice. As has been the trend with the Blackhawks under Stan Bowman’s guidance, there will be a strong college flavor at prospect … Continue reading →The post Blackhawks Prospect Camp Preview: Defensemen appeared first on Committed Indians.
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July 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Toews and Kane Return to Windy City

Last offseason, Chicago GM Stan Bowman told the media “Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane will be here forever”. One year later, he proved just how serious he was by signing the superstar forwards to matching eight-year deals worth $84 million dollars. Coming out to an average annual value of $10.5 million, they hold the highest cap hit out of any players in the NHL, passing Alex...
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July 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Blackhawks Fans Are Anxious To See What Toews and Kane’s New Deals Will Be

Posted to Gorilla Salad's Play LandChicago Blackhawks fans are starting to get antsy with regards to the new contracts for Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane. Blackhawks GM Stan Bowman said earlier in the year he would like to have the new contracts done by July 1st. Well July 1st came and so did a new NHL salary cap number so Bowman had some work to do. It is now the second week of...
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July 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Impact Of Brad Richards Signing with the Blackhawks

#450457330 / General Manager Stan Bowman went into the first day of free agency with one very specific goal in mind: to fill the recently vacated position of second line center. He believes he has found the answer in Brad Richards. Recently bought out of his 9 year, $60 million contract by the Rangers, the Blackhawks were able to get him at a discount, signing him...
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July 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Blackhawks sign Brad Richards

The Blackhawks signed Brad Richards to a one year, $2 million contract today. It’s a good move for Stan Bowman and the Hawks. For all the criticism Brad Richards received with the Rangers, he’s still a good hockey player. He can still produce at a 2.0 P/60 clip, which is certainly valuable in the NHL. He just wasn’t worth the cap hit the Rangers had him tied to. Richards will...
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July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Blackhawks Get Their Second Line Center

Posted to Gorilla Salad's Play LandStan Bowman has apperently filled a much needed hole at 2nd line center. 1 year, $2 mil for Brad Richards to Chicago. — Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) July 1, 2014 Richards has been in the league for 14 years and has won a cup in Tampa. Brad Richards was bought out of his contract with New York at the end of last season but for this price the...
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July 01, 2014  |  Discuss
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