Sharp's Legacy With the Blackhawks

Sharp's Legacy With the Blackhawks

April 18th, 2018 As the 2017-18 season wrapped up for the Chicago Blackhawks on April 7, 2018, the NHL career of Patrick Sharp did as well. With three Stanley Cups as well as an Olympic gold medal to his name, he's retiring from a career most NHL players can't imagine in their wildest dreams. As one of the...
6 Ex-Blackhawks to Watch in NHL Playoffs

6 Ex-Blackhawks to Watch in NHL Playoffs

April 16th, 2018 The 2017-18 NHL Stanley Cup playoffs are underway, as sixteen teams completed their second and third postseason matchups over the weekend. It’s a little weird for Chicago Blackhawks fans; their team isn’t participating for the first time since the 2008-09 season. For nine consecutive years,...

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March 21st, 2018
Free Agents

While the Chicago Blackhawks could use a top-four defenseman and maybe some defensive depth, they also could use a player or two up front. They could use a big, checking, third line center who can win face-offs. Who does that sound like? Artem Anisimov. Anisimov has proven he only can play with Patrick Kane, they need to find someone quicker and more effective up and down the lines. Secondly, they could use a power forward to play with Kane and Nick Schmaltz. John Hayden has shown top six potential in an agitator type role, but he lacks NHL experience. While some might want to see Alex DeBrincat with Kane and Schmaltz, Coach Quenneville's logic behind not putting them together is likely that there isn't a big body on that line to dig pucks out of corners. There are plenty of UFA Defensemen and RFA Defensemen on the market, but who might the Blackhawks look to add to their forward group? Adding both forwards and defensemen in free agency are a crucial component to fixing the...
March 19th, 2018
Chicago Blackhawks

Yep. We’ve been doing this for 24 long weeks. The Chicago Blackhawks record currently stands at 30-34-9, for 69 points. This is good for 24th place in the league. If you had the ability to go back one year and then look ahead to today, you probably wouldn’t believe it. After all, the Hawks have made the playoffs the past nine years in a row, and finished the regular season on top of the Central Division with 109 points and 50 wins last year. Not to mention those three Cups. We all thought the Hawks might not be as good this year, but no one saw them being this bad. Yet this is the state of affairs as we sit today. It’s getting harder and harder to watch the Hawks as this season winds down. Because even when this not-so-good team plays well, they rarely manage a win anymore. It’s rock bottom right now. All we can do is try to look for the silver lining, and build for the future. With that in mind, let’s discuss this past week’s matchups. Blackhawks matchups this past...
March 14th, 2018
Toronto Maple Leafs

Two of the more storied franchises in the NHL today, the Toronto Maple Leafs and Chicago Blackhawks have a long history of on-ice battles. On top of that, the two teams have had their fair share of dealings off the ice when it comes to the trade market. While the recent moves between these two teams haven’t been earth-shattering by any means, they have included some names that have gone on to help their respective clubs. Related: Maple Leafs' Recent Dealings With the Hurricanes With that, here’s a look at the five most recent trades between the Leafs and Blackhawks. No Need to Panik The Leafs last dealt with the Blackhawks back on Jan. 3, 2016 when they shipped forward Richard Panik to Chicago for Jeremy Morin. Panik played just 76 games for the Leafs in 2014-15 tallying 11 goals and 17 points. But he became a significant player with the move to Chicago. He dressed for 149 games during the regular season with the Blackhawks, recording 34 goals and 68 points over that...
March 13th, 2018
Blackhawks History

The Chicago Blackhawks have been in the National Hockey League (NHL) since 1926 and a team doesn't last that long in a professional sports league without gaining some enemies. In their nine decades in the NHL, the Blackhawks have earned six Stanley Cups and countless foes. Some are of the past but that doesn't mean that they're not worth examining. Here are the top three lost rivalries of the Blackhawks. Detroit Red Wings One of the most historic rivalries in the NHL began when the Hawks defeated the Red Wings in the 1934 Stanley Cup Final. It has existed on and off since then and dissolved after the 2013 NHL realignment. It was also perfect for its time, a less politically correct climate where heckling and fights were common. The most dominant era was during the 1960s. The teams met in the playoffs four times from 1963 to 1966 with the Wings winning three of the four matchups. The most famous brawl was between Bobby Hull of the Hawks and Bryan "Bugsy" Watson of the...

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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

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... February 24th, 2017

The Best of 'Mr. Goalie' Glenn Hall

On this date, Jan. 27, 1960, Chicago Blackhawks' goalie Glenn Hall sets an NHL record for consecutive games played by a goaltender when he appears in his 329th straight game, a 2-1 loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs at Maple Leaf Gardens. Hall breaks the mark set by the Montreal Canadiens' Georges... January 27th, 2017