Author Archives: Tab Bamford

Western Conference Preview: Calgary Flames

The Flames were bad last year. And they won’t be a playoff team this time around. But some additions to the mix in Calgary will give them a new look moving forward. In the first addition of our Western Conference … Continue reading

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Jonathan Toews Ice Bucket Challenge

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Joe Thornton No Longer Sharks Captain

Joe Thornton has been stripped of the “C” in San Jose. Tweet

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NHL Makes Draft Lottery Changes

On Wednesday, the NHL announced a new, two-year implementation plan for an enhanced Draft Lottery system that will begin in 2015. Tweet

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Blackhawks Sign Michael Leighton

On Monday morning, the Blackhawks announced the team has signed goaltender Michael Leighton to a one-year, two-way contract. He will likely start the year in Rockford. Tweet

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Drafting A Winner

With Kevin Hayes moving on, some have said the Blackhawks draft in 2010 is a bust – even before Stephen Johns (above) plays his first full season as a professional. Some look back at the Hawks’ drafts of the last … Continue reading

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Official: Blackhawks Say Good Bye To Kevin Hayes

The Blackhawks released the following statement regarding forward Kevin Hayes on Friday afternoon: “We offered Kevin what we believed was a generous and fair contract. Unfortunately, he felt it was in his best interests to become a free agent. We … Continue reading

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Blackhawks Prospects Make ESPN Top 100

On Tuesday, ESPN released Corey Pronman’s top 100 NHL prospects heading into the 2014-15 season. Three Hawks made the list, with a fourth coming up just short. Tweet

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Blackhawks Prospects On Display At Soldier Field

On Feb. 7, 2015, Blackhawks prospects Tyler Motte (Michigan) and Anthony Louis (Miami) will be part of the third annual Hockey City Classic as the event returns to Soldier Field in Chicago. In the doubleheader, Motte’s Wolverines will face rival … Continue reading

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Five Year Plan: How The 2009 NHL Draft Still Impacts The Blackhawks

As we look ahead at the 2014-15 Blackhawks, looking back to the 2009 Draft is an intriguing part of the team’s recent history – and its future. Tweet

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