Post Tagged with: "Niklas Hjalmarsson"

Niklas Hjalmarsson could be an upgraded version of Andrew MacDonald, but would he be willing to accept a trade to Long Island?  Photo Credit:  Andy Martin Jr

The Passion of the Hammer

It hurts to watch Niklas Hjalmarsson play hockey.  If you’ve seen a Chicago Blackhawks game in the last five years, you’ve witnessed the above scenario many times.  Nobody sacrifices his […]

by · April 7, 2014 · 3 comments · Chicago Blackhawks
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Chicago Blackhawks Lines

We’re going to take a quick look at and briefly analyze the Blackhawks’ current line combinations. I should note that the third line will possibly have Bickell (returning from injury) […]

by · December 17, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Chicago Blackhawks
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Blackhawks Update: Quenneville Gonna Quenneville

Blackhawks Sweep Trip to Alberta The Hawks dispatched a listless Oilers team 5-1 on Monday and prevailed 3-2 over the Flames Wednesday night. The latter was especially satisfying, with a […]

by · November 28, 2013 · 1 comment · 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
The Pittsburgh Penguins Must Buy the Chicago Blackhawks’ Blueprint

The Pittsburgh Penguins Must Buy the Chicago Blackhawks’ Blueprint

While the Chicago Blackhawks capturing the 2013 Stanley Cup, their second in four years, is no surprise to anyone, the Pittsburgh Penguins were the odds on favorite. The Pens fell […]

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Facts Every Blackhawks Fan Should Know Before Game Seven

Here are a few fun facts to know before the Chicago Blackhawks take on the Detroit Red Wings in game seven of the Western Conference Semi-finals. Some include random facts, […]

by · May 29, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Chicago Blackhawks
Salary Cap Reduction Will Tomahawk Chicago

Salary Cap Reduction Will Tomahawk Chicago

When you look around at the financial landscape of professional sports, you see a frightening example of why it is so difficult to create and keep together a team that […]

by · March 15, 2013 · 4 comments · Chicago Blackhawks
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Evaluating Chicago Blackhawks Defenseman Niklas Hjalmarsson

After acquiring Oduya at the 2012 trade deadline, many people believe the writing is on the wall for Niklas Hjalmarsson.

by · January 10, 2013 · 1 comment · Chicago Blackhawks
Wilhelm Westlund plays a simple all-around game like Johnny Oduya. (Rick Osentoski-US PRESSWIRE)

Evaluating Blackhawks Defenseman Johnny Oduya

Prior to the lockout, I started doing player evaluations for Duncan Keith, Marian Hossa, Brent Seabrook, Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane, and Patrick Sharp. While the evaluations still remain valid, please […]

by · January 9, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Chicago Blackhawks, Player Profiles
Wilhelm Westlund plays a simple all-around game like Johnny Oduya. (Rick Osentoski-US PRESSWIRE)

If New CBA Grants Amnesty, Who Should the Chicago Blackhawks Buy Out?

During a time of labor strife and divisions over money, there is perhaps no team more interested in how a potential new CBA would affect them financially than the Chicago […]

by · December 4, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Chicago Blackhawks
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RFAs and Offer Sheets – A Look Back

With the Flyers extending an offer sheet to 26-year-old All-Star Norris-finalist defenseman Shea Weber, let’s take a look back at some other significant offer sheets in recent NHL history:   […]

by · July 20, 2012 · 1 comment · Hockey History
Blackhawks sign Carcillo to new 2-year contact; and ready for the playoff stretch

Blackhawks sign Carcillo to new 2-year contact; and ready for the playoff stretch

The Blackhawks kicked off Monday morning by announcing they had re-signed gritty winger Daniel Carcillo to a 2-year contract at $825,000 per year. Despite Carcillo’s injury and suspension taken in […]