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Chicago Blackhawks in Need of a Shake-Up as NHL Season Enters the Second Half

January 27th, 2011
It has been a tough season for Chicago Blackhawks, to say the least, and as they sit headed into the All-Star break this team just doesn't seem right. Yes, they have the best power play in the NHL and have been given solid goaltending from rookie Corey Crawford, but there ...

Tomas Kopecky Proving To Be a Pivotal Player on the Chicago Blackhawks’ Top Line

October 18th, 2010
Two weeks ago if you had told me that Tomas Kopecky would be second on the Chicago Blackhawks in points and tied for first in plus minus I would have said that you were crazy but here we stand today with Kopecky proving to be a substantial source of offense ...

Igor Makarov Eyes Roster Spot as Other Chicago Blackhawks Struggle

September 23rd, 2010
It has been a long time coming, but it looks as though former second-round pick Igor Makarov is ready to make the jump from Russia to the NHL. If the prospects tournament and training camp are any indication, Makarov might be a dark horse to make the NHL roster out of ...

Chicago Blackhawks Sign Ryan Potulny and Create More Roster Questions

September 10th, 2010
As reported by many media outlets and now confirmed, the Chicago Blackhawks have signed 26-year-old forward Ryan Potulny to a one-year, two-way deal worth $500,000. Potulny spent last season with the Edmonton Oilers and in his first full NHL season was able to post 15 goals and 17 assists as well ...

Chicago Blackhawks Expected To Sign Prospect Brandon Pirri

August 23rd, 2010
With the news of Cristobal Huet agreeing to play in the Swiss league next season, there has been little talk of the rumor surrounding 'Hawks' prospect Brandon Pirri. Today TSN insider Bob McKenzie tweeted that Pirri is leaving Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) to sign an entry level deal with the Blackhawks. Although ...

Chicago Blackhawks Re-Sign Defenseman Jordan Hendry

August 5th, 2010
The Chicago Blackhawks have re-signed defenseman Jordan Hendry to a one-year deal worth $600,000. Hendry, 26, appeared in a career high 43 games with the Blackhawks, posting eight points and a plus-minus rating of five. Along with the 43 regular season games, Hendry appeared in 15 playoff games in which he was ...

Tim Kennedy an Option For The Chicago Blackhawks Third Line?

August 5th, 2010
Now that the Antti Niemi is over and Marty Turco is officially the Chicago Blackhawks starting goaltender, the 'Hawks can now shift their focus to filling out the rest of the roster. Although there is no word on whether the 'Hawks will resign defenseman Jordan Hendry, according to interviews with Bowman ...

Chicago Blackhawks Prospect Jeremy Morin Impressing Many at USA Camp

August 5th, 2010
When the Chicago Blackhawks traded away Dustin Byfuglien, Brent Sopel, and Ben Eager to the Atlanta Thrashers, the key player the 'Hawks received in exchange for that group was Thrashers former second round pick Jeremy Morin. Coming off of a terrific first year of junior, where he compiled 83 points in ...

Five Teams That Could Challenge The Chicago Blackhawks In The West

August 3rd, 2010
It was a wild ride for Chicago Blackhawks and their fans as they captured their first cup in 49 years. However after winning the cup, Hawks brass had to part ways with many fan favorites and integral parts of their championship team. Although the Blackhawks have gone through a tremendous amount of ...

Is Keeping Antti Niemi the Right Decision for the Chicago Blackhawks?

August 1st, 2010
Speculation surrounding whether the Chicago Blackhawks will accept the arbitration award given to Stanley Cup winning goaltender Antti Niemi has run rampant since Saturday afternoon. We have heard many scenarios from the 'Hawks signing Niemi and then trading him to the 'Hawks signing him and then trading another roster player. In my ...