It’s been almost a full month since we checked in with the Blackhawks’ top prospects, so let’s take a look around the system at how the next generation of Chicago stars have been performing.
The Blackhawks flew to Denver and lost 5-1 to the Avalanche.
While the score was ugly, the play wasn’t nearly as one-sided as the final tally would indicate. But the bigger concern will be the health of Bryan Bickell, who was injured on his fourth shift of the night.
As Cliff Koroll says in his foreword:
He wasn’t the greatest player to hit the ice, though he certainly served his purpose and showed his hard work and dedication. It’s the off the ice stuff-all the people he touched, from the little kids to senior citizens – that’s the thing most people remember about him.
Many fans remember the fights and the flowing red hair, but many more remember Keith Magnuson as one of the greatest ambassadors the Chicago Blackhawks franchise has ever had.
In his new book, “Keith Magnuson: The Inspiring Life and Times of a Beloved Blackhawk,” Doug Feldmann provides a fabulous remembrance of a man who was committed to the Indian head sweater.
On Monday morning, the Blackhawks announced that they have agreed to terms with forward Ryan Hartman on a three-year, entry-level contract.
Hartman was the Hawks’ first round selection (30th overall) in the 2013 NHL Draft, and is currently playing with the Plymouth Whalers in the OHL.
Less than 24 hours after tanking in Nashville, the Blackhawks returned home to face a hot San Jose team that spent Saturday night.
The homecoming was more significant for Kris Versteeg, playing his first game in Chicago since the 2010 Stanley Cup Final. When the final horn sounded, Versteeg and the Blackhawks had turned in a statement victory against an imposing foe.
The Blackhawks played in Nashville on Saturday night.
And got whipped by a struggling Preds team.
After Thursday night’s game, the Blackhawks made a lot of fans of the 2010 Cup team happy.
The Blackhawks announced they have acquired forward Kris Versteeg and forward Philippe Lefebvre is exchange for prospects Jimmy Hayes and Dylan Olsen.
According to reports, the Panthers will be paying half of Versteeg’s salary as part of the trade.
Mike Smith played another fantastic game at the United Center, but the Blackhawks were able to emerge with a 5-4 shootout victory over the Coyotes on Thursday night.