Tag Archives: Western Conference

Western Conference Preview: Edmonton Oilers

In the second edition of our Western Conference previews, we’ll take a look at the cellar-dwelling Edmonton Oilers. Is this the year they figure it out? Or will they return to the top of the draft once again next summer? … Continue reading

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Western Conference Preview: Calgary Flames

The Flames were bad last year. And they won’t be a playoff team this time around. But some additions to the mix in Calgary will give them a new look moving forward. In the first addition of our Western Conference … Continue reading

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Blackhawks Lose In Vancouver

The Blackhawks lost in Vancouver 3-1 on Monday night. Daniel Carcillo scored the only Hawks goal. Brandon Bollig and Viktor Stalberg skated on penalty kill duty. And Dave Bolland left after five shifts with a groin injury. And that’s… about … Continue reading

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NHL Trade Deadline: Impact On The Western Conference Race

Now that the dust has settled from the trade deadline, how did teams in the Western Conference help (or hurt) their chances of getting to the Stanley Cup Final? Tweet

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NHL Trade Deadline: Western Conference Action Heating Up

After the Blackhawks announced the acquisition of veteran center Michal Handzus, two other Western Conference teams made significant moves on Monday night. The Los Angeles Kings traded a second round pick in the 2014 and 2015 Drafts to the Buffalo … Continue reading

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The Fourth Period Central Division Previews

Previews for each team in the Central Division were posted on The Fourth Period‘s site this weekend. Here are links to each one: Chicago Blackhawks St. Louis Blues Detroit Red Wings Nashville Predators Columbus Blue Jackets Tweet

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NHL Central Division Player Movement Update II

In the wake of Nashville matching Shea Weber’s offer sheet and Columbus trading their captain, Rick Nash, to the Rangers, it’s worth looking at the landscape surrounding the Blackhawks in the Central Division as the summer continues. Here’s an updated … Continue reading

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Shea Weber Signs Enormous Offer Sheet

Restricted free agent defenseman Shea Weber has reportedly signed an offer sheet with the Philadelphia Flyers. Indications are that the sheet is for $100M over 14 years ($7.15M cap hit). UPDATE: Nick Kypreos of Sportsnet is reporting the deal is … Continue reading

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LA Kings Win The Stanley Cup: How Far Are The Blackhawks From The New Championship Model?

Whenever a team wins a championship, they become the model for teams moving forward that are chasing the ultimate prize. As CSN Chicago’s Chris Boden wrote this morning, a comparison of the Blackhawks to the Kings could lead to some … Continue reading

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Central Division Cap Situations

With the retirement of Nicklas Lidstrom in Detroit becoming official, there should be two immediate responses from Blackhawks fans: Respect. He was the best of his era. Fear. The Wings now have an enormous amount of cap space. Looking around … Continue reading

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