Rick Emrith | @@RickEmrith

Creator of the Bettman Stand Up hockey blog. I cover the Chicago Blackhawks for The Hockey Writers, In Hossa we trust! I also write for publications such as Arbitrage Magazine and Elite Sports Blog. You can follow me on Twitter @RickEmrith

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Recent Articles by Rick

Patrick Sharp Headed to Sochi 2014: Why He Deserves It

Patrick Sharp Headed to Sochi 2014: Why He Deserves It

Patrick Sharp exploded in the first half of the NHL season, earning himself a spot on Team Canada for the Sochi Olympics.

by · January 9, 2014 · 0 comments · Chicago Blackhawks, Olympics
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Antti Raanta Has Risen to the Occasion for the Blackhawks

It is always a challenge for teams to adjust to injuries, though it is a regular part of the game it is still a hard for teams to overcome.  When […]

by · December 18, 2013 · 0 comments · Chicago Blackhawks, NHL Goaltending
Andrew Shaw (KristenJerkins/Flickr)

Andrew Shaw: The Blackhawks Spark Plug

Willingness to go to the dirty areas and play a physical game to help your team is a trait many teammates love to have, for the Blackhawks they have gotten […]

by · December 10, 2013 · 0 comments · Chicago Blackhawks
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Antti Raanta Solid For The Chicago Blackhawks

Once a mystery man in the Chicago Blackhawks’ system, Antti Raanta has provided his NHL team with some added stability between the pipes.

by · December 2, 2013 · 0 comments · Chicago Blackhawks
Versteeg was limited to just 10 games in 2012-13 (Jason O. Watson-USA TODAY Sports)

Kris Versteeg Back With the Blackhawks

Almost immediately following the Chicago Blackhawks entertaining 5-4 shootout victory over the Phoenix Coyotes, we learned that the Blackhawks had re-acquired Kris Versteeg. You don’t have to look far back […]

by · November 15, 2013 · 0 comments · Chicago Blackhawks
Marian Hossa Not Backing Down for the Blackhawks

Marian Hossa Not Backing Down for the Blackhawks

The Chicago Blackhawks wrapped up their 2013 celebrations with their second visit to the White House since 2010. With their Stanley Cup championship now in the rear view mirror, the […]

by · November 8, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Chicago Blackhawks
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Bryan Bickell Heating Up For The Blackhawks

The Blackhawks have enjoyed a pretty solid start to the 2013-14 season, with the exception of going 0-1-1 against their rivals the St. Louis Blues, things have gone the Blackhawks […]

by · October 23, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Chicago Blackhawks
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Blackhawks Looking to Rebound This Weekend

We are just three games into the 2013-14 season and with a 1-1-1 record the Chicago Blackhawks have plenty of hockey to iron out some kinks in their game. Wednesday […]

by · October 10, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Chicago Blackhawks
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Opportunity Knocks For Blackhawks Handzus

When Michal Handzus was reacquired by the Chicago Blackhawks few gave it much thought, it was seen as adding depth to a team gearing up for a long playoff run. […]

by · September 24, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Chicago Blackhawks
Mark McNeill (John MacNeil/PA Herald)

Mark McNeill Ready To Make An Impact With Chicago

The 2013-14 regular season is just around the corner and it will officially open up the Chicago Blackhawks title defense after their thrilling 2013 Cup run. Of course before we […]

by · September 8, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Chicago Blackhawks
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Johnny Oduya Looking to Keep Strong Play Going

Its mid-August and the off season is (finally) in its last leg before camps open in September and the regular season kicks off less than two months from now. For […]

by · August 9, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Chicago Blackhawks
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Marcus Kruger Ready For an Expanded Role

Earlier this month the Chicago Blackhawks re-signed centre Marcus Kruger to a two year extension in a move that was not acknowledged by many. After the Blackhawks Stanley Cup victory […]

by · July 30, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Chicago Blackhawks