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Blackhawks Roundtable: Goalies, Defense & Marian Hossa

Blackhawks Roundtable: Goalies, Defense & Marian Hossa

August 7th, 2018 Welcome to our second monthly installment of The Hockey Writers Chicago Blackhawks roundtable! In our first roundtable, we discussed line combinations, the state of management, and our opinion on bringing back Marcus Kruger. Today Meghan Dillon, Greg Boysen, and Gail Kauchak give their view on...
NHL Rumors: Skinner, Panarin, Stone, More

NHL Rumors: Skinner, Panarin, Stone, More

August 4th, 2018 In today's rumor rundown, the Buffalo Sabres and Jeff Skinner may be thinking long-term extension behind the scenes but you'd never know it by what they're saying. Artemi Panarin might be interested in a move back to Chicago, William Nylander isn't worried about his contract extension in Toronto...

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July 24th, 2018
St Louis Blues

Before any hockey season, there are certain games that fans circle on the schedule. Every team has rivals, and often, a team's season is defined by how they perform against these rivals, particularly in their own division. In Rivalry Recap, we'll examine how the St. Louis Blues performed against their biggest divisional foes in the 2017-18 season, starting with the Chicago Blackhawks. Though the Blues had a winning record against the Hawks in 2017-18, it was arguably one critical loss that ultimately cost them a playoff berth. October 18: Blues 5, Blackhawks 2 As Blues fans well know, October was the apex of the team's season. They went 10-2-1 in the first month of the season, and one of those ten victims was their biggest rival, the Blackhawks. The game was a Jaden Schwartz showcase. He recorded his third career hat trick to propel the Blues' offense. In the fifth minute, he opened the scoring with a beautiful forehand-backhand play on a feed by Vladimir Tarasenko. He netted...
July 18th, 2018
NHL Rumors

In today's rumor rundown Jacob Trouba and the Winnipeg Jets have both submitted their ask for the purpose of salary arbitration and the two sides are far apart. Another report suggests the practice of tendering offer sheets in the NHL is vanishing quicker than a speeding ticket and the Chicago Blackhawks appeared to have hurried up, only to wait since opening up cap space and having no moves on the immediate horizon. Trouba's Arbitration Numbers Submitted The lone arbitration hearing set for Friday, July 20th is Jacob Trouba's of the Winnipeg Jets. Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports that the two sides have submitted their salary figures, with the Jets filing for $4MM and Trouba’s camp asking for $7MM. Obviously, teams like to nail these contracts down before having to go to arbitration and that the two sides have different figures is not surprising. It could be concerning the difference between the figures is so large but there is still time to negotiate. Friedman...
July 16th, 2018
Blackhawks Management

It’s time to be honest with ourselves. The Chicago Blackhawks just aren’t the dynasty they used to be. Winning Cups in 2010, 2013, and 2015 has certainly raised expectations. The Hawks are supposed to be contenders every year, right? Wrong. The team has struggled in the past three seasons, and everyone is wondering if they can return to their former glory. Our Blackhawks’ staff here at The Hockey Writers has been trying to make sense of it all. Welcome to the first of many Blackhawks’ roundtable editions for this summer and the upcoming 2018-19 season! Today Meghan Dillon, Greg Boysen, and Gail Kauchak will give their opinions on three questions regarding the Blackhawks future. To start things off, much talk is given to the forward line combinations for the Blackhawks. Head coach Joel Quenneville is notorious for changing up the lines on a nightly basis, much to the chagrin of fans. It’s easy to debate who would work best together. Recent THW articles have discussed...
July 15th, 2018
Chicago Blackhawks

For the first time since the 2007-08 season, the Chicago Blackhawks did not make the postseason, which is something most Blackhawks fans are not used to. Some are starting to go a little crazy. For those of you who are starting to have a mental breakdown, here are a few ways for you to get your Blackhawks fix this summer to get you pumped up for the upcoming season: Chicago Pro Hockey League (CPHL) Starting on July 11, the MB Ice Arena will host the Chicago Pro Hockey League. The CPHL was created to give professional and amateur hockey players the opportunity to play a competitive level of hockey in the offseason. This league will host four games, two professional and two amateur, every Wednesday night until Aug 15. and will be raising money for some important local charities. The four teams made up of professionals are GVN Performance/Prodigy, Warrior Hockey, Centric Wealth Management, and Jack Phelan Auto Group. The professionals are a group of players that play in the NHL,...

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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