BLACKHAWKS RUMORS & GOSSIP
The Chicago Blackhawks kept rolling during Corey Crawford's absence, but he's expected to return this weekend.
The Blackhawks are also set to get star defenseman Duncan Keith back from an illness Saturday night against the Columbus Blue Jackets, who will attempt to bounce back from the end to one of their longest win streaks in franchise history.
Chicago (22-9-1) had won three in...
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4 hours ago
The Blackhawks have made some pretty cool Christmas videos in the past, but this new video encouraging people to vote for Jonathan Toews is simply amazing.
Exercise Your Right To Vote
Jonathan Toews is usually reffered to as “Captain Serious,” but in this case Toews shows his lighter side. The back up dancers of Bickell, Sharp, Keith and Kane are the icing on the cake in this...
The subtle science of the Blackhawks draft and trade maneuvers over the last few years is becoming more evident with each passing article involving analytics and position strategy. In his latest post on ESPN.com, Craig Custance discusses how valuable right-handed … Continue reading →
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Blame an alarming amount of cranial fluid build up, blame miscommunication, blame the P.A. guy with the awesome voice at the United Center, blame whomever you’d like.
One thing is for certain, though: Jonathan Toews was not supposed to be on the ice when Patrick Kane’s name was announced during last night’s 3 Stars of the Game.
Here’s the video supporting my hypothesis about...
Blackhawks president John McDonough wanted authentic and he got it.
The debut of “Road to the NHL Winter Classic” on EPIX featured footage of Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville wearing out the F-word during their 4-3 victory over Montreal.
“Hey boys, pucks are going through us like we don’t give a (bleep),” Quenneville said.
Later, Quenneville let them know where they stood...
CHICAGO -- Patrick Kane scored a tiebreaking power-play goal with 3:28 left, and the Chicago Blackhawks bounced back to beat the Minnesota Wild 5-3 on Tuesday night for their 13th win in 15 games.
Kane's centering attempt from behind the net -- intended for Patrick Sharp -- struck the skate of Minnesota defenseman Jonas Brodin and carried into the net.
Chicago's Jonathan Toews had...
Defenseman Duncan Keith has been ruled out for the Blackhawks' game against the Minnesota Wild due to an illness.
The NHL has been dealing with an outbreak of the mumps, and coach Joel Quenneville says he isn't sure what is wrong with the two-time Norris Trophy winner. He says Keith ''came in sick, so he's out'' for Tuesday night's game.
Keith played in each of Chicago's first...
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3 days ago
Well, the Blackhawks are back. In the middle of November, they were in fourth place in the Central Division, and were outside of the playoff picture.
Since November 15, however, they have been one of the hottest teams in the league. They are 11-2-0 since that date, and have scored 50 goals while only allowing 27. Their plus-34 goal differential is best in the NHL, they are 9-1 in...
As the 2014-15 season progresses, Blackhawks forward Brandon Saad continues to assert himself as a force to be reckoned with on Chicago’s top line. When Patrick Sharp went down in early November, the door opened for Saad to move back … Continue reading →
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The Chicago Blackhawks' lengthy overall winning stretch is in the past, but they're still streaking at home.
They'll try for a seventh consecutive victory at the United Center on Tuesday night against the Minnesota Wild, who didn't win a game there during last season's playoffs.
One night after its eight-game winning streak ended with a 3-2 loss to the New York Islanders, Chicago...
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4 days ago
On Monday afternoon, the Blackhawks recalled forward Joakim Nordstrom from Rockford. Nordstrom, 22, had 17 points (eight goals, nine assists) in 17 games as the IceHogs captain, including a hat trick over the weekend after being reassigned. He had two … Continue reading →
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Since Corey Crawford went down with his latest injury the Blackhawks have had six games and Scott Darling, G (L, 38 SV, 3 GA, .927%) has started four of them until Antti Raanta, G (W, 23 SV, 1 GA, .960%) won last night in the second game of a back-to-back. In fact, Raanta has only played in six games so far this season to Darling’s seven so it begs the question, has Darling usurped...
Here are a couple of clips to put you in the mood for the “Road to the Winter Classic” series, which debuts tomorrow at 10 p.m. ET on EPIX.
Bryan Bickell shows the results of a hard night at the office.
Barry Trotz takes his son to the zoo.
EPIX, a premium channel that debuted in 2009, is available in 50 million homes. However, since EPIX isn’t offered by several carriers...
The injury of the Chicago Blackhawks’ starting goaltender, Corey Crawford, has started a battle between Antti Raanta and Scott Darling for the backup goalie position. Over the past three games, it seems as if head coach Joel Quenneville still has yet to gain complete trust in his usual backup, Antti Raanta. Just before his injury, Crawford made a run of 14 consecutive starts, with...
During Corey Crawford’s recent absence due to injury, something peculiar has happened. Antti Raanta, the nominal backup to Crawford, hasn’t played in many of the games. His supposed backup, Scott Darling, has seen the majority of the playing time since Crawford went down.
What’s Q’s angle?
It can’t simply be the numbers, as Raanta has a .942 save percentage compared...
The Chicago Blackhawks lost captain Jonathan Toews during Thursday night's game against the Boston Bruins. He was hit from behind and was hit head first into the boards. View image | gettyimages.com Dennis Seidenberg hit Toews from behind which resulted into Toews to hit head first into the boards. He was slow to get up after the hit and trainers met him on the ice. Almost...
My latest Chicago Tribune column is on the upcoming “Road to the Winter Classic” series.
You also can access the column via my Twitter feed at @Sherman_Report.
From the column:
The Blackhawks have participated in behind-the-scenes shows before, but not of this magnitude.
The upcoming “Road to the Winter Classic” series will feature unprecedented volume in terms of...
BOSTON — The Chicago Blackhawks are a four-line team that receives scoring from a number of different players throughout the lineup.
The Boston Bruins did a pretty good job shutting down Chicago’s top forwards in Thursday night’s 3-2 loss at TD Garden — Patrick Kane (one goal) and Kris Versteeg (one assist) were the only top-six forwards to tally a point — but the Blackhawks’...
The Boston Bruins and Chicago Blackhawks have been linked for just about their entire existences.
Not only are the two clubs part of the NHL’s Original Six, the teams have met in the playoffs — most recently the 2013 Stanley Cup Final — and have made plenty of trades — most notably the Bruins acquiring Phil Esposito in 1967.
The B’s and Hawks...
Andrew Shaw had James Neal lined up for a big hit near Chicago’s bench. After the initial collision, Neal was teetering along the boards, trying his best to keep his feet on the ice. Shaw would have none of that and pushed Neal the rest of the way over into the Blackhawks’ bench.
It’s pretty fun to see Neal had a huge smile on his face while sitting in enemy territory.
Chicago Blackhawks goalkeeper Corey Crawford is expected to be out for two or three weeks with a foot injury. How did he suffer a foot injury while wearing skates and tending net? He didn’t. On Wednesday, Crawford revealed that he injured his left foot while leaving a concert earlier this week. “I was at a...Read More
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