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Blackhawks announce plans for NHL Draft Fan Fest
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With exactly a month to go until Chicago hosts the 2017 NHL Draft for the first time ever, the Blackhawks and league announced Wednesday their plans for Fan Fest held outside the United Center on June 23 and 24. A handful of Blackhawks players and alumni will be in attendance and made available for photo opportunities, as […]

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Morning Bag Skate: Former Blackhawks defenseman Bill White dies at 77
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Former Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Bill White, who played 604 career regular season games in the National Hockey League, died Sunday. He was 77. He scored 50 goals and 265 points during his time in the league. Blackhawks forward Marcus Kruger won the gold medal with Sweden’s win over Canada at the World Championship. Artemi Panarin […]

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Former Blackhawks defenseman Bill White dies at 77
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Bill White, who played 604 career regular season games in the National Hockey League, has passed away, the Chicago Blackhawks announced Sunday. White spent seven years in the minors before the National Hockey League grew from six to 12 teams in 1967. When the expansion Los Angeles Kings gained his rights, he immediately earned acclaim […]

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Blackhawks hire Jeremy Colliton as new Rockford IceHogs coach
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Jeremy Colliton would still love to be playing hockey. As he put it, “it’s the best game in the world to play.” But post-concussion symptoms cut his pro playing career short and led to a coaching opportunity in Sweden. It was a successful transition. Now, Colliton will bring his coaching ability back to this side […]

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Chicago Blackhawks: Sealing the deal with Richard Panik
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The Chicago Blackhawks were not slow to make moves after their second consecutive first round exit from the NHL playoffs. General manager Stan Bowman moved backup goalie Scott Darling, trading him to the Carolina Hurricanes for a draft pick. In addition, assistant coach Mike Kitchen and Rockford IceHogs head coach Ted Dent were both fired. […]

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Blackhawks GM: Firing of assistant coach not a warning to Quenneville
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Chicago Blackhawks general manager Stan Bowman is debunking the notion that the recent firing of assistant coach Mike Kitchen was intended as a warning for bench boss Joel Quenneville following an early playoff exit. "People think that's the case, even though there's no validity to it," Bowman told Brian Hedger of the Sun-Times from the […]

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Blackhawks top prospect Alex DeBrincat helps Erie Otters win OHL championship
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When Richard Panik had his final season media session on April 22, he didn’t know what the future held for him. Coming off what he considered his most consistent season in the NHL, he hoped to return to the Blackhawks. Now he will. The Blackhawks and Panik agreed on a two-year extension, the team announced […]

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Blackhawks Talk Podcast: Bryan Bickell talks life after hockey
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When Richard Panik had his final season media session on April 22, he didn’t know what the future held for him. Coming off what he considered his most consistent season in the NHL, he hoped to return to the Blackhawks. Now he will. The Blackhawks and Panik agreed on a two-year extension, the team announced […]

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Blackhawks lock up Richard Panik with two-year extension
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When Richard Panik had his final season media session on April 22, he didnt know what the future held for him. Coming off what he considered his most consistent season in the NHL, he hoped to return to the Blackhawks. The Blackhawks and Panik agreed on a two-year extension, the team announced on Thursday.

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NHL Expansion Draft: Chicago Blackhawks Protection Strategy
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As part of Puck Prose's daily series, the Chicago Blackhawks have to face the upcoming obstacle of the NHL Expansion Draft. How do the Blackhawks prepare, who do they protect, and who do they lose?The Chicago Blackhawks, like all NHL teams, face the summer obstacle of the NHL Expansion Draft …

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Scott Darling grateful for time with Blackhawks, 'super excited' about next chapter with Hurricanes
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At the end of the season, Scott Darling said "it's going to be a long couple months waiting" to see how his situation as a pending unrestricted free agent plays out. He didn't have to wait nearly as long as expected. It took exactly a week to iron out a long-term extension with the Carolina […]

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Blackhawks prospect Alex DeBrincat wins Red Tilson Trophy as OHL's most outstanding player
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Physically, Bryan Bickell’s decision to retire from hockey was pretty much made for him. Months after being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis Bickell battled back enough to finish the season as he started it, as part of the Carolina Hurricanes’ lineup. But it was tough getting to that point. Mentally dealing with the retirement decision, however, […]

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