Category Archives: 2011-12 Blackhawks

Is Patrick Kane’s Future At Center?

In an article posted on ESPN on Tuesday (paywall), Craig Custance quoted Hawks GM Stan Bowman saying Patrick Kane’s days at center have only just begun. Bowman noted Kane’s great hockey sense, going as far as comparing Kane to Pavel Datsyuk. … Continue reading

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NHL Playoff Picture: Western Conference Update

Here’s a look at how the Western Conference standings have changed since the trade deadline. The column on the left is the standings before the deadline; the right is when we woke up this morning two weeks later. Tweet

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Johnny Oduya Paying Immediate Dividends In Chicago

At the trade deadline, the only addition to the Blackhawks roster was defenseman Johnny Oduya. Most fans thought GM Stan Bowman didn’t do enough, and Oduya wasn’t big enough or physical enough to fix what was supposedly broken with the … Continue reading

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Blackhawks Escape Rangers Again

Patrick Kane’s empty-net goal held up as the game-winner as the Blackhawks beat the Eastern Conference-leading New York Rangers again on Friday night. Tweet

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Ben Smith’s Season Over

From a Blackhawks release late Thursday afternoon: “Ben Smith has suffered a right hip labral tear and a hernia. He will undergo endoscopic surgery next Thursday (March 15) to repair both issues. We anticipate a full recovery in approximately 16 … Continue reading

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Blackhawks Injury Update: Jonathan Toews Skates!

From Blackhawks practice on Thursday: Jonathan Toews skated on his own. This is improvement. Niklas Hjalmarsson hopes to play against the Rangers. Sami Lepisto doesn’t look good; coach Joel Quenneville used “indefinite” and “out a while” when speaking about him … Continue reading

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Chicago Blackhawks Prospects: College Season Updates

As the Blackhawks regular season sprints to the finish, many of the organization’s college prospects are already in their respective postseasons. Here’s a look at how the Hawks’ college prospects performed during the 2011-12 season. Tweet

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Blackhawks Fail In St. Louis

Sadly, this was the only fight from the entire Blackhawks lineup on Tuesday night. When the dust settled, the Hawks had lost 5-1 in an ugly game, erasing any positive momentum they had created with wins in Ottawa and Detroit. … Continue reading

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NHL Trade Deadline: Mixed Results A Week Later

It has been one week since the NHL trade deadline, and the deals that did (and didn’t) happen have impacted teams all over the NHL. Here are the standings immediately before the deadline and one week later, with all games … Continue reading

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Blackhawks Earn Two Big Points In Detroit

The Red Wings might have been without a few of their better players, including Pavel Datsyuk and Nicklas Lidstrom. And they may have been forced to pull Jimmy Howard because of a lower-body injury after the first period. And the … Continue reading

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