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Brandon Saad back in veteran-like form for Blackhawks
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Brandon Saad seems like more of an NHL veteran than he is. From his size to his composed style of play to what he’s already accomplished at this level, Saad gives off that vibe that he’s been around much longer than he actually has. Even his teammates forget that. “You think he may be 27, […]

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Odds: Blackhawks, Lightning, Oilers, Pens pegged as division winners
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It’s that time of year, folks. When bold predictions and bets run rampant with who we think will be the last teams standing in this year's edition of the NHL. While odds for who is favored to win the Stanley Cup have already been revealed by Vegas handicappers, today, numbers for division winners were released. […]

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Blackhawks Camp Synopsis: Roster starting to take shape
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Here are five takeaways from the Blackhawks' 6-1 win over the Detroit Red Wings in Thursday's preseason home opener: 1. DeBrincat-Schmaltz-Kane unit was electric. Yeah, this line could work. We realize the Red Wings sent over many of their fringe players, but Alex DeBrincat, Nick Schmaltz and Patrick Kane are all on the same wavelength offensively […]

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Mitchell signed PTO with Blue Jackets — shortly after getting cut by Blackhawks
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When the Chicago Blackhawks announced their roster moves yesterday, John Mitchell was among the cuts. It can be an uphill battle to make an NHL roster for veterans on professional tryouts. #Blackhawks did Mitchell a favor by letting him go early.

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Blackhawks rout Red Wings behind Saad's hat trick
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CHICAGO (AP) — Brandon Saad scored a hat trick to spark the Chicago Blackhawks' 6-1 win over the Detroit Red Wings Thursday night. A member of the Blackhawks Stanley Cup-winning teams in 2012-13 and 2014-15, Chicago re-acquired Saad in a NHL Draft day

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Blackhawks’ likely backup Anton Forsberg passes first test
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The Blackhawks made history in 2010 when they snapped a 49-year championship drought by breaking through to beat the Philadelphia Flyers in six games. The Athletic’s NHL Insider Craig Custance sat down over the summer with some of hockey’s greatest coaches to dissect games of their crowning achievements for his book titled, “Behind the Bench: Inside the Minds […]

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Blackhawks Talk Podcast: Did Artemi Panarin throw shade at Patrick Kane?
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The Blackhawks made history in 2010 when they snapped a 49-year championship drought by breaking through to beat the Philadelphia Flyers in six games. The Athletic’s NHL Insider Craig Custance sat down over the summer with some of hockey’s greatest coaches to dissect games of their crowning achievements for his book titled, “Behind the Bench: Inside the Minds […]

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How a Jonathan Toews injury could have kept Blackhawks from winning 2010 Stanley Cup
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For Anton Forsberg, the challenges were going to come early. It wasn’t just getting the start for the Blackhawks’ first preseason game, it was getting tested early and often in that game on Tuesday night. A small sample size, but Forsberg had a strong preseason debut. And if he can continue off that start, he’ll […]

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Blackhawks tidbits: Anisimov on the move, DeBrincat in the 'lottery spot'
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Nick Schmaltz centered Patrick Sharp and Patrick Kane at Saturday’s scrimmage, scoring the team’s first goal and earning the approval of coach Joel Quenneville. So is there a possibility Schmaltz’s shot at center comes on that second line? “Could happen,” Quenneville said with a grin. Whether you’re fluent in Q-speak or not, that one’s pretty […]

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Slender prospect with eye for goals, eyes spot on Blackhawks
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Alex DeBrincat is listed at 5-foot-7 and 165 pounds, and that might be a little generous. The 19-year-old DeBrincat is trying to grab a spot on the Chicago Blackhawks after leading the Erie Otters to the Ontario Hockey League championship in May. While he is a long shot to make the team out of training […]

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Blackhawks mailbag: Missing elements to meals on the road
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Two more days. Just two more days. If you think the summer has felt long to you, think how it’s felt to the Blackhawks. It’s been a bittersweet one for a few reasons, from that abrupt postseason exit to Marian Hossa’s issues to watching more teammates get traded away to welcoming two former Blackhawks back […]

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WATCH: Alex DeBrincat’s Goal Gives Blackhawks the 2017 Traverse City Title
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It should come as little surprise to anyone around hockey that Alex DeBrincat did something highlight-reel worthy. The Chicago Blackhawks prospect netted a pair of goals in the Traverse City Prospect Tournament championship game against the Columbus Blue Jackets on Tuesday, the second proving to be the game winner. With 3:26 remaining, BeDrincat played a […]

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