Chicago Blackhawks

Boston University coach predicts breakout year for Blackhawks prospect Chad Krys
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Chad Krys was like any other freshman college hockey player last season. He had his ups and downs and improved as the season continued. In a few months the Blackhawks prospect will be heading to Boston University for his sophomore year, and his coach believes he can be one of college’s best defensemen next season. […]

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Columnist warns Blackhawks fans: DeBrincat may not make the jump
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It’s easy to see why Chicago Blackhawks fans are excited about Alex DeBrincat. The undersized forward already seemed like a potential steal when the Blackhawks drafted him in the second round (39th overall) back in 2016, as he was coming off consecutive 100-point seasons in the OHL. DeBrincat topped that in 2016-17, scoring more than a […]

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Why Blackhawks prospects are already buying what Rockford coach Jeremy Colliton is selling
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Luke Johnson has gotten a few chances to talk to Rockford head coach Jeremy Colliton, and he likes what the new coach is selling. “He seems like a knowledgeable guy about the game,” said Johnson, who played 73 games with the IceHogs last season. “He’s a younger guy and his career wasn’t too long ago. […]

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Can prospect Alexandre Fortin force his way onto Blackhawks roster this fall?
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When Alexandre Fortin went to Blackhawks training camp last season he picked up where he left off in development camp, impressing brass and earning a three-year, entry-level contract. As the Blackhawks roster stands right now, however, there may not be any room for him on the big club. Fortin had sports hernia surgery three weeks […]

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Hockey in the blood: Hawks prospect Beau Starrett trying to live out dream
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For Beau Starrett, there are a few good reasons to be one of four brothers who grew up playing hockey: the competition was right under the same roof and you never had to go far to assemble a pickup game. “We had a goalie, a defenseman and two forwards. Almost a full starting lineup,” the […]

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Brian Campbell officially hangs up his skates
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Veteran defenseman Brian Campbell officially announced his retirement. The 38-year-old broke the news during a radio interview in Chicago on Monday morning. Campbell spent the 2016-17 season with the Blackhawks, where he put up five goals and 17 points in 80 contests.

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Morning Skate: What should Habs expect from Drouin? Blackhawks' Campbell retires
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*So what can the Montreal Canadiens reasonably expect from Jonathan Drouin as he joins them for next season? *Ben Bishop is the biggest name to change in the goaltending situation for the Dallas Stars, but it feels like theres been an organizational shift in Dallas to start improving things in that department.

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Blackhawks Talk Podcast: Is Kane's new wingman, Sharp?
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On the latest edition of the Hawks Talk Podcast, Pat Boyle, Tracey Myers and Charlie Roumeliotis discuss where Patrick Sharp factors into the Blackhawks' plans, and project the rest of the team's line combinations and defensive pairings for the upcoming

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DeBrincat one to watch when ‘Hawks hold prospects camp
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The Chicago Blackhawks will hold their prospects camp next week — and when they do, expect all eyes to be on Alex DeBrincat, the 19-year-old forward who’s piled up points as an OHL star but whose NHL ceiling is a matter of debate. DeBrincat, listed at just 5-foot-7 and 165 pounds, is coming off another stellar […]

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Blackhawks mailbag: LTIR, looking for defense, libations and more
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It’s been a long summer, hasn’t it? This is what a brief postseason run will do to you: by July you’re feeling antsy, you’re missing hockey and you’re counting the days until the puck droppeths again. We feel your pain, people. The offseason continues but, for the time being, it looks like the Blackhawks are […]

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Viktor Stalberg lands two-year deal in Switzerland
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It sounds like Viktor Stalberg‘s NHL days are over (for now), as he signed a two-year contract with Swiss League club EV Zug. Prior to the start of free agency on July 1st, there were rumblings about EV Zug being interested in his services. During his time in the NHL, Stalberg also suited up for […]

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Hello, again: Thanks to former Blackhawks, Marcus Kruger expects easy transition in Carolina
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The inevitable happened on Sunday, when the Blackhawks traded Marcus Kruger to the Vegas Golden Knights, who then traded him to the Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday. While Kruger is headed to a new team full of former teammates, the Blackhawks have to figure out how to move forward at center. Outside of a few appearances […]

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