May 24th, 2016 In Chicago Blackhawks, News 0 comments

The Chicago Blackhawks announced today that they have officially agreed to terms with goaltender Lars Johansson, defenseman Michal Kempny and forward Martin Lundberg on one-year contracts. As first reported by our own Dustin Nelson yesterday, the 25-year-old Kempny and the Hawks had been in discussions about a contract for a while, but both...

May 24th, 2016 In Chicago Blackhawks, Editor's Choice, Long Read 0 comments

The Blackhawks season ended abruptly and well ahead of the schedule they had set for themselves.  That early departure gives them a lot of time to evaluate the changes that are going to come. There are a few restricted free agents (RFA), several unrestricted free agents (UFA), and a contract the team would likely prefer to dump. The question is...

May 16th, 2016 In Blackhawks Management, Chicago Blackhawks 0 comments

Unlike so many off-seasons before this one, Stan Bowman actually won't be forced to trade away a large portion of his roster to keep the team under the salary cap. Instead, he faces a few interesting free agent decisions on who will be back in Chicago next season, and who will be playing elsewhere. Atop that list of interesting decisions sits...

May 14th, 2016 In Chicago Blackhawks 0 comments

The 2015-16 season probably didn’t go exactly how Marian Hossa was expecting it to. The veteran sniper and likely Hall-of-Famer scored just 33 points in his 64 games – which stands as his lowest offensive output in a full season since his rookie year. He returned to dominate in the playoffs on a makeshift third line with Andrew Ladd and Marcus...

May 14th, 2016 In Blackhawks Management, Chicago Blackhawks 0 comments

2015-16 saw the emergence of several new staples within the Chicago Blackhawks’ lineup. Artemi Panarin, Artem Anisimov, Trevor van Riemsdyk, and Teuvo Teravainen all established themselves as productive lineup regulars over the 82-game campaign and will look to maintain their respective roles entering 2016-17. Next season, however, may the...

May 7th, 2016 In Chicago Blackhawks, Dallas Stars, News, Washington Capitals 0 comments

The NHL announced Jamie Benn, Braden Holtby and Patrick Kane as the league's three Ted Lindsay Award Finalists, honoring "the most outstanding player in the NHL as voted by members of the National Hockey League Players' Association." Benn, who is also a Hart Finalist, helped Dallas to the best record in the Western Conference this season,...

May 7th, 2016 In Chicago Blackhawks, Dallas Stars, News, Pittsburgh Penguins 0 comments

The NHL announced Jamie Benn, Sidney Crosby and Patrick Kane as the league's three Hart finalists, honoring the player "adjudged to be the most valuable to his team." The Hart finalists come with a slight shift from the finalists for the Ted Lindsay Award, which also honors the league's best player, but is voted on by the players. The finalists...

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