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Grading Stan Bowman’s Moves: Free Agents

Before we can look ahead to potential summer shopping, it’s a worthy exercise to look back at the past performance of Chicago Blackhawks general manager Stan Bowman. Bowman made a number of moves before and during the 2011-12 season that … Continue reading

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Do The Blackhawks Miss Niklas Hjalmarsson?

On Feb. 15, we looked at the impact Niklas Hjalmarsson makes on the Chicago Blackhawks lineup. At that point, he had missed three games (all road losses), and the Hawks had been outscored 11-5 in those three games. There was … Continue reading

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Ray Emery Carries Blackhawks To Comeback Win

The trade deadline has passed, and so must the pleasantries. Corey Crawford sucked on Wednesday night. Ray Emery was fantastic, and the Blackhawks offensively fought back to beat a really, really bad Toronto Maple Leafs team 5-4. Tweet

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Blackhawks Defensemen Decisions Determining Success

When trying to figure out how the Blackhawks need to be better to be legitimate Cup contenders, there is one statistic that desperately needs to be addressed. While the team’s goals against average is the obvious area of weakness, another … Continue reading

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Is Sami Lepisto The New Kim Johnsson?

The Blackhawks do, contrary to popular belief, have someone under contract right now named Sami Lepisto. He’s a defenseman, he’s getting paid, but hasn’t been seen in almost a month. What happened to Lepisto? Tweet

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Blackhawks: Defensemen & Goalie Grades At The All-Star Break

Yesterday we graded the performances of the Blackhawks’ rookies through the first 50 games of the regular season. Today, in the second part of the series, we’ll evaluate the defensemen and goalies. Tweet

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Sami Lepisto Is A Wasted Roster Spot

On Dec. 3, I wrote that it was time for the Blackhawks to cut ties with defenseman Sami Lepisto. In the wake of Dylan Olsen’s two games with the NHL club, this reality couldn’t be more painfully obvious. Since that … Continue reading

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Chicago Blackhawks Grades At Christmas: Defensemen & Goalies

In this second part of our look back at the Blackhawks performance through Christmas, we’ll grade the performances from the Blackhawks’ defensemen and goalies through the season’s first 35 games. We previously graded the forwards. Tweet

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Blackhawks Roster Dilemma: Time To Cut Sami Lepisto

It’s been fun, but with the team struggling to find itself on the ice now is the time for the Blackhawks to begin making tough roster decisions.  And the first, and easiest, of those decisions is cutting defenseman Sami Lepisto … Continue reading

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Blackhawks Blue Line Becoming Offensively Dominant

When the Blackhawks traded away Brian Campbell this summer and brought in Steve Montador, Sean O’Donnell and Sami Lepisto, the initial assumption was that Chicago would feel a drop-off on the offensive end of the ice. That couldn’t be further … Continue reading

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