Category Archives: News

Up-to-date news and info about the Chicago Blackhawks, including news from regarding player movement to/from the minors, the draft, and trades

2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs Begin

On Wednesday night, the NHL playoffs began with a bang. Defense and goaltending were optional, as all three games were high-scoring affairs. Here’s the scoreboard from the opening night of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs: Montreal 5 – Tampa 4 … Continue reading

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Barry Trotz Out

On Monday morning, significant news comes from Nashville. Barry Trotz – the only coach in Nashville Predators history – will not return for a 16th season. For more on the firing, read this great piece by Dirk Hoag at On the … Continue reading

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Mark Osiecki To Coach USA At 2015 WJC

Rockford IceHogs assistant coach Mark Osiecki has been named the head coach for USA Hockey’s team at the 2015 World Junior Championships in Montreal and Toronto. Osiecki was the head coach at Ohio State from 2010-13 before joining the IceHogs, and has … Continue reading

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Canucks Fire Mike Gillis

Less than three years after being named the GM of the Year, Mike Gillis was fired by the Vancouver Canucks on Tuesday. Gillis replaced Dave Nonis as the GM of the Canucks in April of 2008. Tweet

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Indianapolis Fuel New Blackhawks Affiliate

On Tuesday morning, the Chicago Blackhawks announced a change in organizational structure. The team has reached a five-year agreement with the new Indianapolis Fuel to serve as their ECHL minor league affiliate. Indy will replace the Toledo Walleye, who have been … Continue reading

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RIP Tim Sassone

Daily Herald Blackhawks beat writer Tim Sassone has passed away. As this great piece from the Daily Herald remembers, many morning for Hawks fans over the years began with Sassone’s words over a bowl of cereal or cup of coffee. Tweet

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NHL Trade Deadline: Wednesday Updates

Wednesday’s NHL trade deadline saw a lot of crazy action. Tomas Vanek and Matt Moulson were traded again, and David Legwand is (finally) leaving Nashville. Also, Jaroslav Halak didn’t spend much time in Buffalo and Marian Gaborik is headed to … Continue reading

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NHL Deadline Day Blockbuster: St. Louis for Callahan

The first trade of Deadline Day breaks the ice in the big way! The Tampa Bay Lightning have reportedly traded captain Martin St. Louis to the New York Rangers for their captain, Ryan Callahan, with a first and second round … Continue reading

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NHL Trade Deadline: Busy Tuesday (Luongo Update)

Here are the trades that have happened so far on Tuesday: Vancouver trades goaltender Roberto Luongo and forward Steve Anthony to Florida for goaltender Jakob Markstrom and forward Shawn Matthias. Vancouver will retain 15 percent of Luongo’s salary. Minnesota traded … Continue reading

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Blackhawks, Brandon Bollig Agree On Extension

On Monday morning, the Blackhawks announced that the team and forward Brandon Bollig have agreed on a three-year contract extension. According to ESPN’s Pierre LeBrun, the deal has a $1.25M cap hit. Bollig, 27, has six goals, six assists and 69 … Continue reading

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