September 18th, 2015 In Blackhawks History, Chicago Blackhawks, Hockey History 0 comments

The second in our series of NHL coach profiles takes a look at Billy Reay, the man behind the bench of the Chicago Black Hawks. The 47-year-old Winnipeg native took a rather circuitous route before landing the enviable job of coaching two of hockey’s greatest superstars today, in Bobby Hull and Stan Mikita. Began Playing With Detroit Growing...

September 17th, 2015 In Blackhawks Transactions, Chicago Blackhawks, News 0 comments

Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Brent Seabrook is nearing a long-term contract extension with the team, according to The Chicago Tribune's Chris Kuc. Kuc confirmed early in the day that Seabrook said he and general manager Stan Bowman had some about a new contract. Then, just hours later, the report came out that the two parties are closing in on...

September 17th, 2015 In Chicago Blackhawks, News, Top Stories 0 comments

With the Chicago Blackhawks opening training camp on Friday morning at the University of Notre Dame, members of the Chicago brass took to the microphones on Thursday afternoon to address the serious situation involving superstar Patrick Kane. The biggest surprise of the day, however, was the fact that Kane actually appeared alongside team...

September 17th, 2015 In Blackhawks Transactions, Chicago Blackhawks, News 0 comments

The Chicago Blackhawks have brought in four more players on professional tryout contracts, all four of which have played for Chicago previously in their careers. In the case of defensemen Kyle Cumiskey and Michal Rozsival, that was last season. For forwards Tomas Kopecky (who we reported earlier in the summer was interested in returning to...

September 17th, 2015 In Blackhawks Management, Florida Panthers 0 comments

There's no easy way to build a sure-fire Stanley Cup contender - no simple blueprint that will bring a team unmitigated success. To create a perennial powerhouse in the NHL, you must have a lot of things go right for you. For example, your drafting has to be spot on, player development has to be done carefully, you need to make timely trades and...

September 16th, 2015 In Blackhawks Transactions, Chicago Blackhawks, News 0 comments

Chicago Blackhawks training camp has arrived, as have players on tryout contracts (and maybe one player who we weren't sure would be arriving). Among the players on tryout is former New York Islanders defenseman Lubomir Visnovsky. Visnovsky spent the last three seasons playing for the Islanders, getting into 53 games last season with five...

September 16th, 2015 In Chicago Blackhawks, News, Top Stories 0 comments

The Chicago Blackhawks are set to open training camp on Friday at the University of Notre Dame, and the biggest question surrounding the team heading into it is whether Patrick Kane will be there when it starts. On Wednesday, everyone got their answer when the team announced that Kane will be in attendance. The confirmation came shortly after...

September 15th, 2015 In Chicago Blackhawks, Trades Contracts and Transactions 0 comments

If you've never heard of Artemi Panarin, you are in the majority of NHL fans. No need to worry though, he will be a household name in the very near future. The native of Korkino, Russia has played in the KHL since he was just 17-years old. After his seventh season, Panarin had become a superstar of the league, while still at the ripe age of 23....

September 13th, 2015 In Blackhawks Transactions, Chicago Blackhawks, News 0 comments

Veteran defenseman Jan Hejda has reportedly accepted an invitation to Chicago Blackhawks training camp on a professional tryout contract (PTO), according to The Columbus Dispatch's Aaron Portzline. The 37-year-old blueliner spent the last four seasons playing for the Colorado Avalanche, grabbing a goal and 12 assists through 81 games last year....

September 12th, 2015 In Blackhawks Prospects, Chicago Blackhawks, Rockford IceHogs 0 comments

Greetings Blackhawks fans.  Today I want to talk a bit about three current Rockford IceHogs down on the farm who I believe are ready now to play at the Big Red Barn (AKA United Center). Please note these 'Hogs do not include Trevor Van Riemsdyk, Teuvo Teravainen, David Runblad or Kyle Cumiskey as they saw significant playing time with the...

September 12th, 2015 In Chicago Blackhawks, Florida Panthers, Free Agents, New York Islanders 0 comments

The NHL preseason starts in just a couple of weeks and teams are handing out tryouts to veterans without deals, prospect tournaments are getting underway and training camp is close to kick off. For most players it's a time to focus in on the season, but a few younger players are still in negotiating mode, waiting to come to terms on a deal....

September 11th, 2015 In Blackhawks Prospects, Blackhawks Transactions, Chicago Blackhawks, News 0 comments

The Chicago Blackhawks have signed restricted free agent forward Marcus Kruger to a one-year deal, the team announced on Friday. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed by the team. The signing was expected to be coming down the pike following a trade on Friday that featured the Blackhawks dumping $2.8 million in cap space by...

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