August 29th, 2015 In Blackhawks History, Chicago Blackhawks 0 comments

We've now come to the end of my series in which I've assembled the best possible roster of Chicago Blackhawks past and present in an effort to put together an incredible dream team of legends. This has been a very fun project, and I sincerely hope you've enjoyed reading along. In this final post, I've delved into the annals of Blackhawks history...

August 28th, 2015 In Blackhawks History, Chicago Blackhawks 0 comments

Having already completed the Chicago Blackhawks' best possible all-time roster's forward group in the three posts linked below, it's now time to turn to the defensive unit. As is the case with the three positions I've already done, the Blackhawks have been very fortunate to have quite a few outstanding defensemen throughout the history of their...

August 27th, 2015 In Blackhawks History, Chicago Blackhawks 0 comments

The Chicago Blackhawks are one of the NHL's most storied and successful franchises in history. They would never have gotten there if they didn't have great players on their roster with great regularity. Over all the eras of NHL hockey in Chicago, there have to be 20 players who were the best at their respective positions who could come together in...

August 27th, 2015 In Blackhawks History, Chicago Blackhawks 0 comments

Every NHL franchise in existence has their greats. Fans of every team have their players from the past that they idolize and hope that the current crop of players can grow and develop into someone like them. The Chicago Blackhawks are no exception to this rule. While the left-wing and the right-wing positions may be the least important of any...

August 26th, 2015 In Blackhawks History, Chicago Blackhawks 0 comments

The Chicago Blackhawks are one of the most storied franchises in the history of hockey. As such, it makes sense that they would not be lacking in terms of all-time greats who have laced them up for their side. From Mikita to Hull to Chelios to Esposito, it's a sure bet that the Blackhawks' best of all-time roster would be right up there with any...

August 25th, 2015 In Blackhawks History, Chicago Blackhawks, Hockey History, Top 10 Lists, Top Stories 0 comments

The Franchise Four. The Mount Rushmore. Four players who tell the story of an organization. In this series I’ll be taking a look at the history of all 30 NHL squads. For criteria, I’m choosing one forward, defenceman, goaltender and a wild card from any position. An "Original Six" squad, there's no shortage of sensational star power with...

August 25th, 2015 In Chicago Blackhawks, Dallas Stars, Editor's Choice, Minnesota Wild, Nashville Predators, St Louis Blues, Top 10 Lists 0 comments

For years, the Central Division has been considered the toughest division in the NHL. There was concern that the Central downgraded following realignment having lost the 11-time Stanley Cup champion Detroit Red Wings to the Eastern Conference. Instead, the contrary has occurred. The Chicago Blackhawks, Colorado Avalanche, Dallas Stars,...

August 22nd, 2015 In Chicago Blackhawks, Florida Panthers, Free Agents, News 0 comments

Friday was Slovakia-native Marian Hossa's day with the Stanley Cup. It was the third party of Hossa's that Phil Pritchard RSVP'd yes to. Hossa celebrated with fellow countrymen Marian Gaborik and Zdeno Chara, as well as future teammate Marko Dano and former Blackhawks forward Tomas Kopecky. Maybe it was seeing the Chicago sigil everywhere...

August 21st, 2015 In Chicago Blackhawks 0 comments

The Chicago Blackhawks are enjoying the offseason with Lord Stanley’s Cup, as they defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning in six games to reach the NHL’s peak. The Blackhawks are getting used to it up there, as it was the franchise’s third Stanley Cup championship trophy over the past six seasons. But as with most dynasties, there comes a...

August 19th, 2015 In Blackhawks Prospects, Blackhawks Transactions, Chicago Blackhawks, News 0 comments

The Chicago Blackhawks have signed undrafted NCAA defenseman Nolan Valleau to a two-year, entry-level contract, which General Fanager reports is valued at the maximum $925,000 with a $92,500 signing bonus. Valleau has just completed his freshman season playing for Bowling Green State University, where he played 39 games, collected two goals...

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