Author Archives: Tab Bamford

2014 NHL Draft: Round One

1. Florida Panthers – Aaron Ekblad, D, Barrie (OHL) 2. Buffalo Sabres – Sam Reinhart, C, Kootenay (WHL) 3. Edmonton Oilers – Leon Draisaitl, C, Prince Albert (WHL) 4. Calgary Flames – Sam Bennett, C, Kingston (OHL) 5. New York … Continue reading

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Ryan Kesler Traded – To Anaheim

Ryan Kesler has reportedly been traded before the 2014 NHL Draft, but he isn’t coming to Chicago. The Anaheim Ducks appear to have landed the coveted center. Anaheim will trade center Nick Bonino, Luca Sbisa and tonight’s 24th overall pick … Continue reading

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Blackhawks Sign Smith, Morin and Raanta To 2 Year Deals

Before the NHL Draft starts on Friday, the Blackhawks have been busy. The Hawks announced today that they have agreed to terms with forward Ben Smith and goaltender Antti Raanta on two-year contract extensions, which run through the end of the 2015-16 season. ESPN’s … Continue reading

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2014 NHL Draft: The Worst First Round Picks in Blackhawks History

Finally the day has arrived! The 2014 NHL Draft is upon us, and fans across the NHL have hope that their team won’t blow it with one (all) of their picks. Unfortunately, the Blackhawks have a distinguished history of passing … Continue reading

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Report: Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane Ask For $12M

It’s believed Kane-Toews initial ask of CHI on extension is around $12M/yr each. They’ll end up lower but still could be $10M+ AAV players. — Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) June 26, 2014   If there are two guys to redefine new … Continue reading

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Blackhawks: Patrick Sharp, Kevin Hayes Updates

On Wednesday night, Mark Lazerus at the Sun-Times posted a telling article quoting Patrick Sharp’s agent, Rick Curran. This quote from the article sums it up well: “There’s no truth to any rumor that Patrick Sharp is available to trade,” … Continue reading

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Duncan Keith Wins Norris Trophy

Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Duncan Keith won the 2013-14 Norris Trophy in a landslide. Tweet

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2014 NHL Awards: Bergeron, Brown Win

The Blackhawks won only one of the four awards they were nominated for at the 2014 NHL Awards. Boston’s Patrice Bergeron won the NHL Foundation Award, finishing ahead of Duncan Keith. Kings captain Dustin Brown won the Mark Messier Leadership … Continue reading

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Report: Patrick Sharp “Available”

Sportsnet’s Nick Kypreos is reporting that Blackhawks forward Patrick Sharp may be available heading into this week’s NHL Draft. Tweet

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2014 NHL Awards: Messier Leadership Award Preview

Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews is nominated for two prestigious awards, and the NHL will name the winners in Las Vegas on Tuesday night. Toews, LA’s Dustin Brown and Anaheim’s Ryan Getzlaf are this year’s finalists for the Mark Messier … Continue reading

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