Blackhawks Rumors & News

  • Jonathan Toews' fifth OT goal gives Blackhawks victory

    Chicago Sun-Times "Joel Quenneville bolted to the front of the bench and leaned over the boards, his arms waving frantically and his mouth spewing a string of incredulous obscenity. The Blackhawks coach was so irate over an overturned Marian Hossa goal in the first period that he actually earned himself an..." February 05

  • Report: Majority of GMs would approve of play-in game for final playoff seeds

    The Score "First the coach's challenge, now a wild-card play-in game? Bob McKenzie reported Wednesday on NBC that 16-of-28 general managers polled would be in favor of the NHL borrowing another idea, and adopting an MLB-style single elimination play-in game to determine the final wild-card seed in each..." February 04

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    Mark Lazerus @MarkLazerus

    Toews and Rozsival both back in the lineup tomorrow. Crawford gets the start. #Blackhawks

  • Blackhawks score twice in first period, hang on to beat Avalanche

    CSN Chicago "The Blackhawks weren’t looking for a fancy outing in their first game back from the All-Star break. They just wanted a simple game and a positive ending to erase some of the negative ones they had prior to the respite. Thanks to some early offense, they got it. Artemi Panarin scored his 18th..." February 03

  • Blackhawks recall Viktor Svedberg from AHL

    Second City Hockey "The Chicago Blackhawks recalled defenseman Viktor Svedberg from the Rockford IceHogs of the American Hockey League, the team announced Tuesday. With Michal Rozsival questionable because of a lower-body injury, Svedberg will add some depth on the blue line. Svedberg is now the eighth defenseman..." February 02

  • Kuznetsov, Crawford, Letang named stars for January "Washington Capitals forward Evgeny Kuznetsov, Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford and Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Kris Letang on Monday were named the NHL's three stars for the month of January. Kuznetsov capped off his month with a goal for the Metropolitan Division in its 4-3 loss..." February 01

  • John Scott, NHL All-Star Game set ratings record for NBCSN

    Yahoo! Sports "There was no doubt that the perfect storm of The John Scott Phenomenon and the NHL’s reinvigorated 3-on-3 All-Star Game format had provided an uptick in attention for the midseason classic. The only question was if that would actually translate into a spike in viewership as well, or if the..." February 01

  • MVP John Scott and new format win praise at NHL All-Star game

    Los Angeles Times "The least likely All-Star was voted the most valuable player of the NHL's first venture into three-on-three play at its midseason showcase, proving that the worst intentions can sometimes have an unimaginably good outcome. A ride that began when enforcer John Scott was jokingly promoted as the..." February 01

  • Kane remains under NHL investigation

    TSN "Nearly three months after the Erie County (N.Y.) District Attorney announced charges would not be filed against Blackhawks star Patrick Kane, the NHL has not closed the book on its own investigation on the sexual assault allegations levied against him. "It remains ongoing," NHL deputy..." January 31

  • NHL players excited for 3-on-3 All-Star Game

    Tennessean "Few cities fully understand and embody the concept of entertainment like Nashville, which is evident by the flair that exudes from every event that it holds. That inherent flavor is why the Predators, who are hosting their first NHL All-Star Game on Sunday at Bridgestone Arena, wanted to make..." January 30

  • There are barely any good NHL teams and it sucks

    New York Post "Parity? Yes. Good hockey? No. The prevalent idea that permeates down from the NHL offices on Sixth Avenue states having so many teams so closely bunched makes for good entertainment. As the All-Star break has begun, let us clarify that idea: The more teams that have a chance to make the..." January 30

  • ‘Canes compare Faulk to Duncan Keith, talk up Norris potential

    Raleigh News & Observer "The Carolina Hurricanes’ players and coaches have scattered this week during the NHL’s All-Star Game break. Eric Staal is spending time with family in Canada. John-Michael Liles and his family are in Vail, Colo., and Noah Hanifin is relaxing in his hometown of Boston. Justin Faulk will be..." January 29

  • Jonathan Toews to skip All-Star game, earning a one-game suspension

    Chicago Sun-Times "Jonathan Toews will skip the All-Star game as he continues to battle an illness that kept him out of the third period of Tuesday’s game at Carolina. As a result of missing the All-Star game, he will be suspended for the Feb. 2 game at Colorado, per league rules. The rule is designed to prevent..." January 28

  • Self-aware NHL all-star John Scott has many in his corner

    Toronto Sun "Midway through the second period, John Scott began to grow antsy. The hulking enforcer, who had been sitting for nearly 15 minutes in a 2-2 game, stood up, shook loose his legs, and looked pleadingly in the direction of the head coach. But it was no use. It was clear Scott’s place was on the..." January 28

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    Mark Lazerus @MarkLazerus

    Stan Bowman says the #Blackhawks plan to extend Artemi Panarin this summer. "Patrick Kane would be pretty upset if we didn't." #Blackhawks

  • Canes shut out Blackhawks 5-0

    Raleigh News & Observer "Carolina Hurricanes coach Bill Peters wanted his team to be fast and aggressive Tuesday against the Chicago Blackhawks. It was the final game before the NHL All-Star Game break. “Empty the tank,” Peters told his players. The Canes were listening. Playing perhaps their best game of the..." January 27

  • Majority of coaches remain in favour of challenge concept

    TSN "It's not that NHL coaches don't appreciate having the coach's challenge at their disposal this season for the first time ever... Well, actually, that's not entirely true as six of 27 NHL head coaches polled by TSN don't like the coach's challenge at all and would just as soon see it..." January 27

  • Blackhawks extend Stan Bowman's contract "The Chicago Blackhawks announced today a three-year contract extension for Senior Vice President and General Manager Stan Bowman, which will run through the 2020-21 National Hockey League season. Bowman is in his 15th season with the Blackhawks and his sixth as the Vice President/General..." January 26

  • Corey Crawford's seventh shutout leads Blackhawks past Blues

    Chicago Sun-Times "Two tired hockey teams crawling to the finish of a brutal January took the ice Sunday night at the United Center. And one very fresh Corey Crawford. “I feel good. I’m having fun,” Crawford said. “Having fun playing hockey.” When the Hawks needed it most, Crawford was a one-man..." January 25

  • How to Fix the NHL’s Coach’s Challenge

    The Hockey Writers "It’s no secret. The NHL’s coach’s challenge has not gone as smoothly as hoped in its inaugural season. It was put into place in order to give teams an option to challenge goals which they thought were not ‘good goals’ as deemed by the NHL rulebook. However, the two times when a coach can..." January 25

  • Canada’s falling dollar could be raising hopes for a Seattle NHL expansion team

    Seattle Times "It turns out the prediction of a January vote by Seattle City Council on a Sodo District arena was not only optimistic, but downright delusional. City Hall sources now indicate a vote to cede Occidental Avenue South for Chris Hansen’s project won’t happen before late March, early April at best...." January 25

  • Escrow went up…again

    Pro Hockey Talk "Escrow has risen from 16 percent to 18 percent, according to multiple reports. No surprise there, given the Canadian dollar’s plunge. With seven of the NHL’s 30 teams in Canada, there was no way league revenues weren’t going to be affected. Some had predicted escrow would go up even..." January 25

  • Chicago recalls ’11 first-rounder McNeill

    Pro Hockey Talk "Mark McNeill’s less-than-ideal claim to fame might soon be a thing of the past. McNeill, the highest-drafted player (18th overall) from 2011 yet to make his NHL debut, has been recalled by the Blackhawks prior to tomorrow’s game against Carolina, the club announced. The 22-year-old has..." January 25

  • Panthers roar to 4-0 victory over Stanley Cup champion Blackhawks

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "he Panthers know something about mental letdowns after reeling off a franchise-long 12-game winning streak. It was just 11 days earlier that the league's longest winning streak this season ended in a 3-2 overtime loss in Vancouver. That was followed by a listless 6-0 thrashing at the hands of..." January 23

  • Lightning dominate Blackhawks to extend winning streak to seven

    Tampa Tribune "The Tampa Bay Lightning are unable to swap out what happened Thursday night for what happened in June. So they will just have to take some solace in snapping the Chicago Blackhawks’ 12-game winning streak while extending their own streak to a season-high seven games with a 2-1 victory. The..." January 22

  • Blackhawks trade Ryan Garbutt to Anaheim for Jiri Sekac

    Chicago Sun-Times "The Blackhawks added some young skill to their roster on Thursday by trading Ryan Garbutt to the Anaheim Ducks for Jiri Sekac. The trade is essentially cap neutral for the Hawks — Sekac’s cap hit of $925,000 is just $25,000 more than Garbutt’s — but Sekac is in the last year of his contract,..." January 21

  • Blackhawks set franchise record with 12th straight win in Nashville

    CSN Chicago "The mood in the Blackhawks’ locker room didn’t seem any more euphoric than it’s been in any of their previous victories. Still, there’s no doubt this team realizes it’s doing something pretty special right now – like franchise-record special. Corey Crawford stopped 38 of 39 shots and the..." January 20

  • Already an offensive marvel, Patrick Kane has upped his defensive game too

    Chicago Tribune "Patrick Kane's offensive numbers are eye-popping. With 30 goals and 41 assists in the Blackhawks' first 49 games, the winger leads the NHL in scoring and is on pace for 50 goals, 69 assists and 119 points this season. But there is another statistic that Kane is proud of and could go a long..." January 20

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    Renaud Lavoie @renlavoietva

    The NHL executive committee meeting on expansion is today in NY. No announcement should be made after. #tvasports

  • Blackhawks tie franchise record with 11th consecutive win by beating Montreal

    Chicago Sun-Times "The passes weren’t always precise. The shots weren’t always accurate. The execution wasn’t always perfect. The Blackhawks admittedly weren’t at their best Sunday. But when you’re rolling, you’re rolling, and Blackhawks rolled to their 11th consecutive victory Sunday, matching a franchise record..." January 18

  • Kane, Bennett, Kopitar named 'Three Stars' of week "Chicago Blackhawks right wing Patrick Kane, Calgary Flames center Sam Bennett and Los Angeles Kings center Anze Kopitar have been named the NHL's "Three Stars" for the week ending Jan.17. FIRST STAR – PATRICK KANE, RW, CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS Kane tied for the League lead in points with seven..." January 18

  • Blackhawks go for more history, 12th straight win "Chicago Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville made history against the Nashville Predators last week. He and his players will try to make some more on Tuesday. The Blackhawks will try for a team-record 12th consecutive victory when they visit the Predators (8 p.m. ET; NBCSN, SN1, SNO, CSN-CH)...." January 18

  • Bickell's agent: 'His future is likely not with the Blackhawks'

    Chicago Sun-Times "Bryan Bickell had hoped to never see Rockford again. Bickell’s wish was ruined by the Blackhawks and the rest of the league on Sunday. No team claimed Bickell off waivers prior to the Sunday morning deadline, and he was later reassigned to the Rockford IceHogs of the AHL for the second time..." January 18

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    Scott Powers @ByScottPowers

    The Blackhawks have reassigned Bryan Bickell to the AHL's Rockford IceHogs.

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    Bob McKenzie @TSNBobMcKenzie

    Bryan Bickell (CHI) on waivers.

  • Patrick Kane's hat trick against Leafs leads Hawks to 10th straight win

    Chicago Sun-Times "Patrick Kane lay flat, face-first on the ice thanks to a full-blown cross-check to the mouth from Maple Leafs defenseman Matt Hunwick — a good friend of Kane’s, no less. It took Kane about a minute to get up. It took Kane about another minute to get revenge. Kane scored the second of..." January 16

  • Blackhawks' Bickell on waivers again

    The Score "The Chicago Blackhawks have exposed forward Bryan Bickell to waivers for the second time this season. The beleaguered forward had a 12-game stint with the Rockford IceHogs earlier this season and should he clear, he'll likely be sent down to rejoin the American Hockey League outfit." January 16

  • NHL instates mandatory domestic violence and sexual assault prevention training for teams and players

    SB Nation "The NHL has finally begun to implement domestic violence, sexual harassment and sexual assault prevention training for its players and teams, per a report from the Associated Press. The NHL and NHL Players' Association partnered to ensure all 30 teams would go through "hour-long educational..." January 16

  • Corey Crawford stops 39 as Blackhawks beat the Canadiens

    CSN Chicago "Corey Crawford admits there’s something special about playing the hometown team. Sure, this season Crawford’s been playing well regardless of the opponent. But playing against Montreal, especially in Montreal? That’s just special. And that’s a good way to describe Crawford’s performance against..." January 15

  • Blackhawks' Quenneville passes Arbour on wins list "Joel Quenneville never planned for this to happen, even though it appears he was born to do it. As Quenneville was nearing the end of his 803-game NHL playing career with the Hartford Whalers, he began working as a retail broker. "Getting ready for the real job," Quenneville said. Little..." January 15

  • Twice is nice: Andrew Shaw scores two as Blackhawks win eighth straight

    CSN Chicago "An eight-game winning streak, a continuous rise in the standings and a milestone victory for their coach: not a bad Tuesday. Andrew Shaw scored two goals and Brent Seabrook added another as the Blackhawks beat the Nashville Predators 3-2 on Tuesday night. The victory gave Joel Quenneville his..." January 13

  • Blackhawks extend Head Coach Joel Quenneville's contract "The Chicago Blackhawks announced today a three-year contract extension for Head Coach Joel Quenneville, which runs through the end of the 2019-20 National Hockey League season. Quenneville is in his eighth season with the Blackhawks after being named the 37th Head Coach in franchise history on..." January 12

  • Blackhawks chase Varlamov, roll to seventh straight win

    Chicago Sun-Times "There was no vicious fist pump or primal scream, no giddy leap into the boards or into his teammates arms. When the puck finally, mercifully, went off of Marian Hossa’s stick and into the net after an interminable 14-game drought, the Blackhawks veteran simply stretched out both arms, palms up,..." January 11

  • Scratched again, Bryan Bickell's frustration boiling over

    Chicago Sun-Times "Bryan Bickell’s eyes were cast down, staring at the floor as he violently tugged at the tape on his wrists. His words were clipped and laced with more than a hint of anger — at himself, at his situation, maybe even at his coach. There were none of the usual jokes, the smiles, the..." January 11

  • Corey Crawford, Phil Danault lead Blackhawks to win over Sabres

    Chicago Sun-Times "Corey Crawford is not an All-Star this season. Not because of his play, or because of some perceived lack of respect from fans inside and outside the Chicago bubble. He’s not an All-Star this season for a pretty simple and glaringly obvious reason — because the NHL wanted three Predators for the..." January 09

  • Blackhawks' Toews tops list of 2015 jersey sales

    The Score "There are a lot of people walking around with Toews on their backs. The Chicago Blackhawks forward had the prestige honor of having the top-selling jersey of 2015. The NHL announced the top sales from the NHL Shop, also revealing teammate Patrick Kane finishing second in sales. Here is the..." January 08

  • Blackhawks Panarin scores two more in victory over Penguins

    CSN Chicago "The goals came in bunches again for Artemi Panarin, two more on Wednesday night to go with the two he scored on Tuesday, all against the Pittsburgh Penguins. So what’s got him going lately? “He stopped thinking about goals and he start to score goals,” Stan Stiopkin translated for..." January 07

  • Artemi Panarin lifts Blackhawks to OT win over Penguins

    CSN Chicago "There’s something about the Blackhawks when they play in Pittsburgh: it’s never easy. The Blackhawks haven’t taken a regulation victory in this city in nearly 20 years – seriously, it was Feb. 22, 1997, when some of the current Blackhawks were elementary-school age or younger. Tuesday wasn’t..." January 06

  • Star-studded Central roster highlights All-Star reveal "The NHL announced the remaining players for the 2016 Honda NHL All-Star Game, and several familiar and high-scoring stars will descend upon Bridgestone Arena in Nashville for All-Star Weekend. The host Nashville Predators have three players among the 40 named Wednesday by the NHL's Hockey..." January 06

  • Blackhawks blank Senators for third straight victory

    Chicago Sun-Times "A lot can happen in 42 games. Win streaks and losing skids, injuries and trades, shootouts and slugfests. But as the Blackhawks approach the halfway point of the season, the meat-grinder of the Central Division suddenly doesn’t seem so daunting, and the early season concerns suddenly don’t seem so..." January 04