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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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Blackhawks prospects learning there are countless paths to the NHL
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There are few moments in a hockey player’s career as exciting as the day he gets drafted by an NHL team. And there are few moments as excruciating as the day he gets passed over by every team. Matthew Highmore experienced that. Twice. And the second time, he watched helplessly as a record seven of […]

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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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Morning Bag Skate: Blackhawks drop the puck on prospect camp
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The Chicago Blackhawks will drop the puck on their annual prospect camp at 1 p.m. today at Johnny’s IceHouse West in Chicago. HAWKS **Hawks possible interest in Franson makes a lot of sense (SCH) **Hawks sign Erik Gustafsson to 1-year, $650K deal (SCH) **DeBrincat, Jokiharju lead Hawks’ prospect camp roster (SCH) **Every Hawks trade, signing […]

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Morning Bag Skate: Blackhawks sign Erik Gustafsson to 1-year deal
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The Chicago Blackhawks signed defenseman Erik Gustafsson to a one-year deal worth $650,000 on Friday. HAWKS **Hawks sign Erik Gustafsson to 1-year, $650K deal (SCH) **Imagining worst-case scenario for 2017-18 Hawks (SCH) **Hawks announce 2017 preseason broadcast schedule (SCH) **Which Chicago team will be first to win a championship again? (SCH) **DeBrincat, Jokiharju lead Hawks’ […]

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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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Blackhawks don't want to put Hossa on LTIR until season starts, says Daly
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The Chicago Blackhawks‘ cap situation just got a little clearer. If Marian Hossa is eventually deemed eligible to be placed on long-term injured reserve, it won’t be this summer. "Chicago is not attempting to utilize LTI(R) during the offseason for Hossa and, as a result, the determination of whether it will be available next season […]

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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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Chicago Blackhawks: No time to stop
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After two straight years of exiting the NHL playoffs in the first round, the Chicago Blackhawks are ready to get back on track. In order to do that, they’ve done some pretty wild trading, giving away players such as Niklas Hjalmarsson and Artemi Panarin and getting back former members like Brandon Saad. In addition to […]

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Dennis Rasmussen 'fired up' after leaving Blackhawks for new role with Ducks
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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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