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Andrew Shaw and Ben Smith: Chicago Blackhawks Season Preview
With the 2014-15 NHL season set to begin soon, it's time to lay out what we should be expecting from individual Chicago Blackhawks players this year. Today we'll take a look at Andrew Shaw and Ben Smith .
Sat Sep 13, 2014
The Chicago Blackhawks And Their First-Round Pick Traffic Jam
Jun 27, 2014; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Nick Schmaltz poses for a photo with team officials after being selected as the number twenty overall pick to the Chicago Blackhawks in the first round of the 2014 NHL Draft at Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports The Chicago Blackhawks have been among the NHL's elite teams over the past six seasons, and with odds-makers giving the team the best chance to win their third Stanley Cup in six seasons this year, nothing is expected to change.
Thu Sep 11, 2014
Wild sign RW Nino Niederreiter to 3-year deal
The Minnesota Wild have signed right wing Nino Niederreiter to a three-year contract. The Wild announced the deal Thursday.
Blackhawks Could be Hurt by NHL Rule Changes
With the NHL season rapidly approaching, the league office put a couple of new rule changes and fixes into effect for the coming year , and there could be a serious impact on the Chicago Blackhawks because of the tweaks. The most notable of these potentially Hawks-affecting changes is the one to Rule 76, which impacts face-offs after icings: "To curb delay tactics on face-offs after icing infractions, in situations where the defending team is guilty of a face-off violation, following an icing, the defending player who is initially lined up for the face-off will be given a warning, but will be required to remain in the circle to take the face-off.
Too Many Men On The Site
2014-15 NHL Predictions
Apr 11, 2014; Washington, DC, USA; Chicago Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford prepares to make a save on Washington Capitals right wing Alex Ovechkin in the second period at Verizon Center. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports As we approach the start of training camp, there are still several questions for many of the NHL's teams.
Wed Sep 10, 2014
Hawks Headlines: Kane Wants Revenge Against Kings
JUNE 01: Slava Voynov #26 of the Los Angeles Kings chases Patrick Kane #88 of the Chicago Blackhawks during Game Seven of the Western Conference Final in the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs at United Center on June 1, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. In this Wednesday edition of Hawks Headlines, we take a look at an interesting interview Patrick Kane gave earlier this week, which Blackhawks player is unlikely to be traded, and where Corey Crawford ranks among goaltenders in terms of his performance and his salary.
Tue Sep 09, 2014
Will the Chicago Blackhawks Come Through as Stanley Cup Favorites in 2014-15?
Heavy is the head that wears the crown. The Los Angeles Kings have to look out, because everyone in the NHL is going to be gunning for them this year.
On the Forecheck
Busting Myths: Pekka Rinne's Save Percentage vs. Shot Volume
About a week or so ago in the comments section of our Pekka Rinne season preview , one of our esteemed commenters mentioned how Rinne always seems to play better when he sees more shots. The more the team outshoots the opponent the worse he plays.
Gone Puck Wild
Watch all of Jason Zucker's Goals from Last Season
May 5, 2013; Saint Paul, MN, USA; Minnesota Wild forward Jason Zucker celebrates his goal against Chicago Blackhawks in overtime in game three of the first round of the 2013 Stanley Cup playoffs at Xcel Energy Center The Wild defeated the Blackhawks 3-2 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports Jason Zucker is one of the more electrifying young players in the Wild's system.
Mon Sep 08, 2014
NHL.com ranks Crawford 12th best goaltender
Beginning last week, NHL .com started ranking the Top 14 players at each position in preparation for the upcoming 2014-15 season. Today, NHL.com selected Chicago's very own Corey Crawford as its 12th best goaltender.
Antti Raanta Days Until The Blackhawks Season Opener
May 18, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Blackhawks goalie Antti Raanta in game one of the Western Conference Final of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs at United Center. Mandatory Credit: Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports We had so much fun doing our Countdown to Faceoff series last season that we decided to do it again.
Sun Sep 07, 2014
Is Corey Crawford an Elite Goaltender?
Jun 1, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Los Angeles Kings center Anze Kopitar shoots the puck wide of Chicago Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford during the first period in game seven of the Western Conference Final of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs at United Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports We all love to blame the goalie when things go wrong.
Sat Sep 06, 2014
Blackhawks Dump & Chase- September Rain
May 11, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford makes a save during the third period of game five of the second round of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs against the Minnesota Wild at the United Center. Chicago won 2-1.
Fri Sep 05, 2014
Hawks Headlines: Blackhawks Make Changes to Hockey Ops
Corey Crawford #50 of the Chicago Blackhawks reaches up to make a glove save against the Dallas Stars at the United Center on March 25, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. In this Friday edition of Hawks Headlines, we take a look at some front office changes for the Chicago Blackhawks, a statistical analysis of Corey Crawford, and a popular Boston Bruins player that is backing a Brinks truck up to the bank.
Wed Sep 03, 2014
Dave Bolland Days Until The Blackhawks Season Opener
Jun 28, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Blackhawks center Dave Bolland during the 2013 Stanley Cup championship celebration at Grant Park.
Tue Sep 02, 2014
Bryan Bickell and Corey Crawford: Chicago Blackhawks Season Preview
With the 2014-15 NHL season set to begin soon, it's time to lay out what we should be expecting from individual Chicago Blackhawks players this year.
Mon Sep 01, 2014
2014-15 Season Chicago Blackhawks' Best Shot at Another Stanley Cup?
Apr 9, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; The Chicago Blackhawks celebrate after winning in overtime at the United Center.
Sun Aug 31, 2014
Blackhawks Player Evaluations: Antti Raanta
NOVEMBER 27: Antti Raanta #31 of the Chicago Blackhawks celebrates after a victory over the Calgary Flames during an NHL game at Scotiabank Saddledome on November 27, 2013 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
Jimmy Hayes Days Until The Blackhawks Season Opener
Mar 18, 2013; Denver, CO, USA; Chicago Blackhawks right wing Jimmy Hayes celebrates after scoring a goal during the first period against the Colorado Avalanche at the Pepsi Center.
Fri Aug 29, 2014
Arctic Ice Hockey
Winnipeg Jets are in tough in the tough Central Division
The Jets enter the 2014-2015 season, with expectations of underwhelming proportions.