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Ivan Vishnevskiy: The Forgotten Option on the Chicago Blackhawks Blue-Line

July 25th, 2010
Coming out of the Chicago Blackhawks prospect camp, many have been talking about how strong the Blackhawks defensive prospect depth is and that the likes of Shawn Lalonde, Ryan Stanton, and Nick Leddy might have a shot at making the 'Hawks out of training camp. However, there is one player who ...

Chicago Blackhawks Sign Bryan Bickell To Three Year Deal

July 23rd, 2010
The Chicago Blackhawks continued to make news as they signed restricted free agent forward Bryan Bickell to a three year deal worth and estimated $1.625 million, a cap hit of about $542,000. Bickell spent the majority of the 2009-2010 season in the AHL with the Blackhawks' AHL affiliate Rockford Ice Hogs, ...

Marty Reasoner Trade Doesn’t Solve Chicago Blackhawks Cap Problems

July 22nd, 2010
The summer of Chicago Blackhawks trades continued today as the 'Hawks dealt Marty Reasoner, acquired in the Dustin Byfuglien trade, to the Florida Panthers for forward Jeff Taffe. Last season, Taffe appeared in 21 games for the Florida Panthers scoring one goal and one assist while seeing most of his time ...

Chicago Blackhawks Resign Restricted Free Agent Jack Skille

July 15th, 2010
A day after the Chicago Blackhawks resigned former second round pick Igor Makarov to a new deal, the 'Hawks were at it again today signing former 2005 first round pick, seventh overall, Jack Skille. Skille has been unable to crack in the NHL roster since turning pro three years ago and ...

NHL Free Agents 2010: Prospect Igor Makarov Signs with Chicago Blackhawks

July 15th, 2010
With much of the talk surrounding the Chicago Blackhawks being about the Antti Niemi contract negotiations and trade rumors, it was a bit of a shock when it was discovered that the 'Hawks had signed prospect Igor Makarov. The deal that Makarov signed is a two year deal worth $1.1 ...

Chicago Blackhawks To Match Offer Sheet For Niklas Hjalmarsson

July 12th, 2010
At the end of the Chicago Blackhawks prospect camp 'Hawks general manager Stan Bowman addressed the media and let it be known that they will match the San Jose Sharks offer sheet extended to Niklas Hjalmarsson. Hjalmarsson was a key defenseman throughout the season and during their Stanley Cup run, scoring ...

Niklas Hjalmarsson Signs San Jose Sharks Offer Sheet: Will Blackhawks Match?

July 9th, 2010
It seems as though the pain just keeps on coming for the Chicago Blackhawks, as the San Jose Sharks have signed second pairing defenseman Niklas Hjalmarsson to an offer sheet. The offer sheet that Hjalmarsson signed is a four-year deal worth $14 million, a cap hit of $3.5 million. Now the question ...

Chicago Blackhawks Draftee Profile: Kevin Hayes

June 25th, 2010
Coming into the 2010 NHL entry draft the Chicago Blackhawks would have two picks in the first round, 24th overall and 30th overall. The Blackhawks would end up trading the 30th overall pick to the New York Islanders for two second round picks, but with the 24th overall pick the ...

Chicago Blackhawks Prospect Profile: Jeremy Morin

June 25th, 2010
Since the start of the 2009-2010 year Chicago Blackhawks fans were anticipating that their team would need to move a massive amount of salary at the end of the season. Wednesday was the beginning of the Blackhawks salary movement as the 'Hawks shipped off fan favorite and playoff hero Dustin ...

Brian Connelly a Player Chicago Blackhawks Fans Should Keep Their Eye On

June 16th, 2010
With the draft fast approaching and free agency looming, the Chicago Blackhawks are looking to move a few of their players to get under the cap for next season. The names that have been mentioned most often in trade discussions are the likes of Dustin Byfuglien, Kris Versteeg and Patrick ...