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Chicago Blackhawks off to a Good Start

Chicago Blackhawks off to a Good Start

October 9th, 2018 The Chicago Blackhawks 2018-19 season is finally underway, and the team started off with a bang. They provided quite an entertaining first trio of games, taking all three tilts to overtime. The Hawks came out victorious in two of the three contests, earning five out of a possible six points. All in...
5 Worst Trades in Blackhawks History

5 Worst Trades in Blackhawks History

October 4th, 2018 It is always easy to determine the winner and loser of a trade long after the fact. The Chicago Blackhawks have made some awful trades that looked like mistakes the very moment they made them. Here are the five worst trades in franchise history.

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September 27th, 2018
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As the 2018-19 season approaches, the Chicago Blackhawks are looking to make a comeback after their disastrous 2017-18 season. Coach Joel Quenneville is optimistic about it, as he told NHL.com, "Coming off last year, with our experienced guys, new guys, and their experiences, adding it to the mix with younger guys and getting a little bit better, we have some growth and excitement." However, a comeback will be difficult if some of their star players don't make a comeback as well. It's no secret that stars like Jonathan Toews, Brandon Saad, and Duncan Keith had slumps last season, but how possible is it for each of them to make a comeback? Jonathan Toews Scoring-wise, the 2017-18 season was the most embarrassing for Toews with 20 goals and 32 assists in 74 games. It's an abysmal stat compared to his career high 2008-09 season where he tallied 34 goals and 35 assists in 82 games. Due to his massive success early in his career as well as being the youngest captain in franchise...
September 26th, 2018
Previews and Predictions

The Chicago Blackhawks are in a very strange position heading into the 2018-19 season. After years of being the class of the National Hockey League, they are trying to rebuild on the fly and remain competitive. Building around an aging core to reopen a championship window is very hard to do, but it has been done in the past. The Boston Bruins and Pittsburgh Penguins are the most recent success stories, but those teams had an influx of talented young players. The Blackhawks have some impact players in the pipeline, but it's unknown if they can have the same effect in Chicago as players like Jake Guentzel, Charlie McAvoy, Matt Murray, and David Pastrnak did in Boston and Pittsburgh. It has been three years since the Blackhawks last drank from Lord Stanley’s Cup and the decline since has been steady. They lost a tough seven-game series to the St. Louis Blues in 2016, were swept out of the first round by the Nashville Predators in 2017 (after winning the Western Conference) and...
September 24th, 2018
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It’s been all about the young guns for head coach Coach Quenneville and the Chicago Blackhawks in this first week of the 2018 preseason. So far the Hawks have taken part in three preseason games. While the veterans have gotten their feet wet with some playing time, this week has mostly been a time to assess future talent, as well as see who might be available to contribute right away. Here’s an overview from the first week. Blackhawks Preseason Games from Week One Tues. 9/18, vs. Columbus Blue Jackets. Loss, 4-1 Thurs. 9/20, vs. Detroit Red Wings. Loss, 4-2 Fri. 9/21, vs. Ottawa Senators. Win, 5-2 But of course just the scores doesn’t assess the whole picture. There are a number of ongoing storylines from this first week. Let’s take a look at a few youngsters who are standing out. Jokiharju Is No Joke It was announced last week that defenseman Connor Murphy will more than likely be out with a back injury until mid-December. Add this to Gustav Forsling’s wrist...
September 14th, 2018
Blackhawks Prospects

For the past few years, Chicago Blackhawks fans did not have to worry much about the pipeline and the quality of young players coming up through the system. They were too busy enjoying years of championship-quality hockey with a dynamic core of talented stars. With just three playoff wins over the past three seasons, the need for high-end young talent to be added to the NHL roster is greater than it has been in over a decade. Success in the draft was a huge factor in the Blackhawks winning three Stanley Cups in six years. Players like Bryan Bickell, Dave Bolland, Corey Crawford, Niklas Hjalmarsson, Patrick Kane, Duncan Keith, Brandon Saad, Brent Seabrook, and Jonathan Toews were all homegrown products selected in the draft. Unfortunately, winning comes with a price, as the Blackhawks farm system has suffered due to much later first-round picks or no picks at all because they were used in deadline trades to make another run at the Cup. While the Blackhawks' system is not exactly...

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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