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Blackhawks announce 2014-15 national television schedule

NHL.com In conjunction with the National Hockey League, the Chicago Blackhawks today announced their 2014-15 regular-season national television schedule. Nationally, the Blackhawks will appear exclusively...
  • 2 days ago
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Blogging the 2014 Blackhawks Convention: Day 2

NHL.com As the Seventh Annual Blackhawks Convention continued on Saturday, fans gained access to 12 panels conducted throughout the day. These panels consisted of current players, team management, alumni...
  • 4 days ago
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Salary cap problems? Blackhawks could have worse problems

Daily Herald The fight to stay under the NHL salary cap is unrelenting, especially when you're the Blackhawks and you have a core of extraordinary players taking up so much of the payroll. It's a much better...
  • 5 days ago
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Hawks GM says the puck is in Hayes' rink

Daily Herald Blackhawks first-round pick Kevin Hayes has until Aug. 15 to reach an agreement on an entry-level contract or he will become an unrestricted free agent. It's starting to look like that's a likely...
  • 5 days ago
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Move to Blackhawks a new challenge for Richards

NHL.com CHICAGO -- Brad Richards is just getting to know the Chicago Blackhawks, so forgive him if his approach is still a little formal.After signing a one-year contract with the Blackhawks on July 1...
  • 5 days ago
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Bowman patient in face of looming salary-cap issues

Daily Herald Stan Bowman isn't flinching. Faced with a looming salary-cap situation that needs to be solved before the season-opening game, the Blackhawks' general manager isn't sweating his roster being over...
  • 6 days ago
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Spellman's Scorecard: Hawks' party of five second to none

Daily Herald From top to bottom, the Blackhawks got it going on as Wednesday's press conference proved.
  • 7 days ago
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2014 Prospect Camp: Schmaltz, Louis team up to great effect in Day 5

NHL.com After three days of scrimmages, familiarity has been bred between the members of the White Team and the Red Team. While the first two games of the week started slow, with players still getting...
  • 7 days ago
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Johns hoping to make impact at Hawks camp

Daily Herald If there can actually be a veteran at Blackhawks Prospects Camp, defenseman Stephen Johns would have to be considered one, what with this being his fifth time around.
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Toews, Kane never thought of leaving Blackhawks

NHL.com CHICAGO -- Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane would've had tantalizing options as unrestricted free agents, but the idea of staying with the Chicago Blackhawks was more appealing.After winning the...
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2014 Prospect Camp: Hayden's big week continues, Hinostroza shines in scrimmage debut

NHL.com In front of friends, family and a sizable crowd of Blackhawks fans, Anthony Louis—a 2013 draft pick and native of Winfield, Ill.—finished off a nifty maneuver in front of the net with less than a...
  • 8 days ago
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Must be great to be young faces of the Blackhawks

Daily Herald Judging by the Jonathan Toews/Patrick Kane news conference, it's great to be young and a Blackhawk these days. They're healthy wealthy and should contend for Stanley Cups the next decade or so.
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Blackhawks' Toews, Kane dynamic duo from the start

Daily Herald Wednesday afternoon at the United Center, where the two were part of a press conference formally announcing their identical 8-year, $84 million contract extensions, something seemed a little...
  • 8 days ago
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Toews and Kane extension press conference set for Wednesday

NHL.com The Chicago Blackhawks will hold a press conference with Vice President and General Manager Stan Bowman, and forwards Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane on Wednesday, July 16 at 3:30 p.m. CT at the...
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2014 Prospect Camp: Schmaltz, Hayden lead the way in first scrimmage

NHL.com It was a pair of recent draft picks—2014 first-rounder Nick Schmaltz and 2013 third-rounder John Hayden—that led the way with impressive performances on the third day of Chicago Blackhawks...
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Top Hawks prospect Hartman learning by experience

Daily Herald Ryan Hartman has been a man on the move lately.For the native of West Dundee, whose family recently relocated to Naperville while he himself has set up shop in Lincoln Park, it's been a whirlwind...
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2014 Blackhawks Convention set for this weekend

NHL.com The seventh annual Chicago Blackhawks Convention will take place at the Hilton Chicago (720 S. Michigan Ave.) from Friday, July 18 to Sunday, July 20, with over 10,000 fans expected to attend.The...
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Clendening ready, willing ... and looks able

Daily Herald Mention the next Blackhawks defenseman destined to come up through the ranks and find a spot with the big club, and the one name that always pops up is that of Adam Clendening.And why not?
  • 10 days ago
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Hawks add Dineen to Quenneville's staff

Daily Herald The Chicago Blackhawks have hired Kevin Dineen as an assistant coach, team officials announced Monday. Dineen and Blackhawks head coach Joel Quenneville were teammates from 1984 to 1990 when they...
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Blackhawks hire Dineen as assistant coach

NHL.com The Chicago Blackhawks announced today that they have hired Kevin Dineen as an assistant coach. Dineen was teammates with Blackhawks Head Coach Joel Quenneville from 1984 to 1990 when both were...
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Blog Articles

Schmaltz leaves strong first impression

ESPN (Scott Powers) — CHICAGO -- Nick Schmaltz may just be a future linemate for Jonathan Toews or Patrick Kane with the Chicago Blackhawks.Schmaltz is only 18 years old and heading into his freshman year at North...
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Hawks could accelerate college prospects

ESPN (Scott Powers) — The Chicago Blackhawks are bursting at the seams as an organization with NHL-caliber players.For the most part, that's a good situation to be in. But one of the potential issues has come to light...
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Who stood out at Hawks prospect camp

ESPN (Scott Powers) — CHICAGO – The Chicago Blackhawks wrapped up their annual prospect camp Friday. The camp entailed mostly skill work and practice for players under entry-level contracts, but unsigned...
  • 4 days ago

Johns uses prospect camp to build NHL case

ESPN (Scott Powers) — CHICAGO -- Stephen Johns is an old pro when it comes to the Chicago Blackhawks prospect camp.Johns, a 6-foot-4, 220-pound defenseman, attended his fifth prospect camp this past week since being...
  • 4 days ago
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Teravainen stands out to Quenneville

ESPN (Scott Powers) — CHICAGO -- Chicago Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville has spoken highly of the organization’s top prospect Teuvo Teravainen before.Just never as high as he did after watching the 19-year-old...
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Hawks still need to get under salary cap

ESPN (Scott Powers) — CHICAGO -- Someone who was a Chicago Blackhawk on Friday won’t be when the NHL season begins.That’s the reality of the Blackhawks’ salary cap situation. The Blackhawks are around...
  • 6 days ago
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Saad open to discussing new contract

ESPN (Scott Powers) — CHICAGO -- Chicago Blackhawks forward Brandon Saad understood Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews’ contracts had to come first, but he wouldn’t mind now getting his own deal squared...
  • 6 days ago
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Oduya (broken foot) will be ready for camp

ESPN (Scott Powers) — CHICAGO -- Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Johnny Oduya said Friday he expects to be ready for training camp after breaking his right foot during Game 7 of the Western Conference finals.Oduya, who...
  • 6 days ago
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Podcast: Jonathan Toews

ESPN (Staff) — Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews joins "Waddle & Silvy" to discuss his new eight-year contract extension. Click here for more audio from ESPN Chicago.
  • 7 days ago
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Q feels fortunate Kane, Toews re-signed

ESPN (Scott Powers) — Count Chicago Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville among those ecstatic to have Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews re-signed to long-term contract extensions."It's great news for the organization, good...
  • 8 days ago
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Rasmussen returns to Chicago to pursue NHL goal

ESPN (Scott Powers) — CHICAGO -- Dennis Rasmussen first remembers wanting to play in the NHL when he traveled from Sweden to attend a Chicago Blackhawks home game as a 7-year-old in 1997.It was his first trip to the...
  • 9 days ago
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Prospect van Riemsdyk grateful to be on ice

ESPN (Scott Powers) — CHICAGO -- Trevor van Riemsdyk had reasons to worry his hockey future was in doubt after what he saw and felt in January.Van Riemsdyk, then a junior defenseman at the University of New Hampshire,...
  • 10 days ago
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Kompon excited for next challenge after Hawks

ESPN (Scott Powers) — Jamie Kompon laughed as he began counting the number of flights he had taken over the last 10 days.When he stopped, he realized he had been on 18 flights during that span.“Really, it’s...
  • 10 days ago
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Dineen hired as Blackhawks assistant

ESPN (Scott Powers) — The Chicago Blackhawks hired Kevin Dineen as an assistant coach on Monday.Dineen, 50, most recently coached the Canadian women's national team to a gold medal in the 2014 Winter Olympics and...
  • 10 days ago
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Teravainen ready to work in one place

ESPN (Scott Powers) — CHICAGO -- Teuvo Teravainen is finally in the United States for good.Teravainen, the Chicago Blackhawks’ top prospect, arrived in Chicago from Finland this weekend for the...
  • 11 days ago
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10 to watch at Blackhawks prospect camp

ESPN (Scott Powers) — The Chicago Blackhawks open their annual prospect camp at Johnny's IceHouse West on Sunday. Here are 10 prospects to keep an eye on throughout the week:Alex Broadhurst, forward, 2011 seventh-round...
  • 13 days ago
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Kane, Toews contract breakdown

ESPN (Scott Powers) — Here’s a look at how the contracts for Chicago Blackhawks forwards Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews will each be broken down over their eight-year extensions:(According to information told to...
  • 14 days ago
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Agent: Kane, Toews balance wins, payday

ESPN (Scott Powers) — Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane could have chosen to be the LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony of the NHL's free agency market a year from now.Based on their talents, ages and where the salary cap...
  • 14 days ago
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Challenge begins after Kane, Toews deals

ESPN (Scott Powers) — Chicago Blackhawks general manager Stan Bowman achieved Wednesday what he had been planning out for years and secured Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews to lengthy contract extensions.Unfortunately...
  • 14 days ago
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Kane, Toews have Hawks positioned well

ESPN (Scott Powers) — Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews have shared their NHL journey ever since they first took the ice together for the Chicago Blackhawks and combined their talents to produce a goal on Oct. 10, 2007....
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