Happy Birthday, Duncan Keith

Wednesday is Duncan Keith’s 31st birthday. Less than one month removed from receiving his second Norris Trophy, the future Hall of Famer continues to be a rock on the Hawks’ blue line.

keith

Continue reading

Posted in Here come the Hawks... | Tagged , , , , , | 8 Comments

Nashville Predators Sign Ribeiro, Roy

Tuesday morning the Nashville Predators announced the signings of two veteran centers.

Mike Ribeiro signed a one-year deal reportedly worth $1.05M, and Derek Roy signed a one-year deal reportedly worth $1.0M. The Preds needed to add depth at the position when Mike Fisher was lost for 4-6 months to a torn Achilles.

Continue reading

Posted in News | Tagged , , , , , | 19 Comments

Blackhawks Hire Kevin Dineen

The Blackhawks announced Monday that they have hired Kevin Dineen to replace Jamie Kompon as an assistant coach.

Continue reading

Posted in News | Tagged , , | 41 Comments

Blachawks Prospect Camp: What To Watch

trevor van riemsdyk

The Blackhawks prospect camp is under way, and there will be a lot said about how some of the new faces mix in with names some fans have become more familiar with over the past few years.

Not many of these players are playing for a shot at the United Center ice this season, but they’ll certainly show the organization how they look next to the rest of the team’s best young talent.

Here are a few things to watch as the prospects skate this week.

Continue reading

Posted in Prospects | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 18 Comments

Blackhawks Prospect Camp Preview: Goaltenders

We’ve already looked ahead at the defensemen and forwards headed to the Blackhawks’ prospect camp this week. Now, let’s take a look at who will be between the pipes.

kent simpson

Continue reading

Posted in Here come the Hawks... | Tagged , , , , , , | 22 Comments

Blackhawks Prospect Camp Preview: Forwards

Teravainen

In the wake of the blockbuster deals for Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane, the organization will have most of their top prospects in town to compete for roster spots in Rockford and, perhaps, Chicago.

Earlier, we discussed the defensemen attending this year’s Blackhawks prospect camp. Now, let’s look at the forwards on the roster.

Continue reading

Posted in Prospects | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 38 Comments

Blackhawks Prospect Camp Preview: Defensemen

clendening

The Blackhawks prospect camp opens this weekend, and many of the organization’s top prospects will be on the ice.

As has been the trend with the Blackhawks under Stan Bowman’s guidance, there will be a strong college flavor at prospect camp. Of the blue line group at this year’s camp, 11 players saw action in an NCAA game during the 2013-14 season; Adam Clendening also came from the college ranks, leaving Boston University after the 2011-12 campaign.

It’s disappointing to see that Klas Dahlbeck isn’t on the roster, but one defenseman to keep an eye on is Carl Dahlström. Listed at 6-4 and 215 pounds, the 19-year-old was a second round pick by the Hawks last summer and will be one of the bigger players in camp. He’s uses his size well and is also a smooth puck handler as well.

Let’s take a look at the defensemen on this year’s camp roster.

Continue reading

Posted in Prospects | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 20 Comments

Blackhawks Announce Prospect Camp Roster

On Thursday afternoon, the Blackhawks announced the players who will attend their annual Prospect Camp.

Hawks camp roster

Posted in Prospects | Tagged , , | 18 Comments

The Significance of 19 & 88

Toews Kane Conn Smythe

When the Blackhawks announced on Wednesday that the franchise had locked up Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane for eight more seasons, it signified a commitment to the heart of the team for the next decade (at least).

But it will also afford the Hawks’ two young superstars the opportunity to re-write the record books of the Original Six franchise, putting their two names among the all-time elite to wear the Indian head.

Continue reading

Posted in Here come the Hawks... | Tagged , , , | 8 Comments

Toews, Kane, Blackhawks Agree To Extensions

Kane Toews NYR white celebrate

On Wednesday the Blackhawks announced eight-year contracts with forwards Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane. The deals will carry matching $10.5M cap hits.

toewsandkane

Continue reading

Posted in News | Tagged , , , | 32 Comments