The Best of 'Mr. Goalie' Glenn Hall

The Best of 'Mr. Goalie' Glenn Hall

June 15th, 2018 In honour of Glenn Hall's incredible accomplishments, we have pulled this beauty from the THW Archives, written by former THW contributor Mike Moore and originally published Oct. 23, 2010. It seems like every season, a new hockey trivia book hits the shelves. Hockey fans love...
Blackhawks & Hurricanes: Trade Winds Blowing

Blackhawks & Hurricanes: Trade Winds Blowing

June 13th, 2018 Chicago Blackhawks general manager Stan Bowman made two huge moves prior to the 2017 NHL Entry Draft when he traded with the Arizona Coyotes and Columbus Blue Jackets, completely changing the look of his team. As we approach this year’s draft, Bowman could be working on another big deal with a...

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May 26th, 2018
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The Stanley Cup Final is about to start and free agency is still more than a month away, with the NHL's annual offseason reshaping of rosters not quite ready to commence in full. Despite that, the numerous predictions about what's in store for the Chicago Blackhawks in 2018-19 have evoked a sense of certainty. The vibe of these prognostications is that a big bounce-back is coming for the Blackhawks. That this extremely talented team, having endured three seasons of disappointment since winning its third Stanley Cup in six seasons, is rested and ready to return to its perch atop the league. Those championships have bought the 'Hawks plenty of goodwill, which they're still enjoying even after an ugly 2017-18 in which they missed the playoffs for the first time since 2007-08. At some point, though, the elephant-in-the-room question that's been avoided the past three seasons will be front and center: Has this core won its last Cup? Will Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane and Duncan Keith...
May 24th, 2018
Chicago Blackhawks

The Chicago Blackhawks missed the playoffs for the first time since 2008, and, whether justified or not, a lot of the blame was placed on an underperforming and aging defensive core. Duncan Keith, while never much of a scorer, tied a career-low in goals with two. He scored 32 points, which was also a low mark for the perennial 40-point man. His fellow blueliner, Brent Seabrook, didn't fare much better, in fact, maybe he fared a bit worse. He accumulated just 26 points and even more alarmingly averaged just over 20 minutes of ice-time this past season. His average of 20:12 on-ice per game was his lowest since rookie season in 2005-06. Given that they missed the playoffs - finishing last in the Central Division will do that to a team - Chicago will draft unusually high at number eight in Dallas. Defense, specifically a defender with some scoring ability, should be priority number one for Stan Bowman and the Blackhawks. But, who could still be available around the eight spot? Best...
May 23rd, 2018
Chicago Blackhawks

TSN has been running their “Off-Season Game Plan” series, which looks at what the teams who failed to make the Stanley Cup playoffs will hope to accomplish this summer to get back into contention. Last week, Scott Cullen broke down what went wrong for the Chicago Blackhawks and some of the moves Stan Bowman might make to right the ship. Former All-Star Could Be Making His Way to Chicago After an extensive list of what went right and wrong during the 2017-18 season, Cullen gave his best guess at what the 2018-19 depth chart will look like next fall. He added four names to the roster, two of which would be free agent signings and two acquired by trades. According to Cullen, the Blackhawks will start the season with Rick Nash, Tommy Wingels, and Josh Ho-Sang up front and with defenseman Damon Severson added to the blue line. John Tavares is going to be the top free agent target on July 1 and Nash will be one of the top players of the next bunch. If Bowman really wants to keep...
May 23rd, 2018
Chicago Blackhawks

Marian Hossa will not play hockey anymore. Hossa spoke to Slovakian media publication Novy Cos this past Saturday and told them he has decided to retire after 19 seasons in the NHL. Hossa has had a stellar career, accumulating 1,134 points, which includes 525 goals and 609 assists, in 1,309 regular-season games played. He's also notched 149 points in 205 playoff appearances and won three Stanley Cups. Now the question is, is that enough for induction into the Hockey Hall of Fame? Reasons Why Hossa Belongs in the Hall of Fame Other than the blistering point total mentioned above, which ranks him 35th all-time in regular season goals scored, 82nd all-time in regular-season assists and 54th all-time in total regular-season points, Hossa also has the hardware to back his individual numbers. Hossa won three Stanley Cups as a member of the Chicago Blackhawks, winning the Cup in 2010, 2013 and 2015 while scoring a total of 48 points in those three championship runs. Hossa scored 15 playoff...

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The Best of 'Mr. Goalie' Glenn Hall

In honour of Glenn Hall's incredible accomplishments, we have pulled this beauty from the THW Archives, written by former THW contributor Mike Moore and originally published Oct. 23, 2010. It seems like every season, a new hockey trivia book hits the shelves. Hockey fans love... June 15th, 2018

Top 3 All-Time Chicago Blackhawks Goalies

The Chicago Blackhawks are one of the NHL's "Original Six" teams. As such, Chicago has gone through many goalies in the history of the franchise — some memorable, and some not so memorable. For this list, the focus will be not just on the most memorable, but the absolute best. The cream of the... April 26th, 2018

Top 5 Captains in Blackhawks History

To be named the captain of an NHL team is an honor. He is the first to hoist the Stanley Cup after a victory and is often the center of media attention. He is the one who interacts with the refs on the ice and is often the face of the organization. Every team has a captain, but not every team has a... June 17th, 2017

Joel Quenneville: Greatest Head Coach in NHL History?

If you have even a limited knowledge of NHL history, I can probably guess what you're thinking: No. Has this guy lost his mind? No sane individual with at least a modest appreciation for the game's history would attempt to craft an argument that the venerable William Scott "Scotty" Bowman is not... April 10th, 2017