Blackhawks Rumors & News

  • Andrew Desjardins reflects on unexpected trade to Blackhawks

    CSN Chicago "Andrew Desjardins didn’t expect anything to happen last trade deadline; he figured the day would come and go and he’d still be with the San Jose Sharks. He certainly got a surprise when the deadline rolled around and he was sent to the Blackhawks in exchange for Ben Smith. But as with most..." November 25

  • A brief history of the NHL pretending to fix scoring

    ESPN "The 1992-93 season is often seen as being among the best ever. Mario Lemieux beat cancer and had 160 points in 60 games. Teemu Selanne obliterated the rookie scoring record with 76 goals. A new wave of Russian stars such as Sergei Fedorov, Alexander Mogilny and Pavel Bure was dazzling fans. And..." November 24

  • The NHL's Most Valuable Teams "Combine lots of playoff hockey and a cash-rich arena with the National Hockey League’s biggest market and you get the sport’s most valuable franchise. For the first time since 2004 the New York Rangers are the most valuable team TISI +% in the NHL, worth $1.2 billion. The Rangers generated the..." November 24

  • Report: NHL moving closer to testing players for cocaine

    Sportsnet "According to Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports, The NHL could very well expand their current drug testing to include cocaine by the end of this season. Cocaine use among NHL players has been brought up several times in the past year. New York Rangers forward Jarret Stoll, then a member of the Los..." November 23

  • Canucks 6 Blackhawks 3: A classic night of Sedinery

    Vancouver Province "“Slaying the Dragon” is probably too strong a slogan to summarize what they wanted to accomplish. After all, the Vancouver Canucks weren’t going to advance to the second round of the playoffs like they did in 2011 by getting the better of the defending Stanley Cup champions on..." November 22

  • Stan Bowman: Patrick Kane 'absolutely' in Hawks' long-term plans

    Chicago Sun-Times "Stan Bowman, speaking to reporters for the first time in nearly two months, said the Blackhawks don’t feel vindicated by Patrick Kane’s spectacular start to the season, and that Kane “absolutely” is still in the team’s long-term plans despite the three-month police investigation into a..." November 22

  • Chris Chelios: 'NHL Should Move To Europe'

    TMZ "Chris Chelios does NOT want the NHL to start messing with the rules to create more goals -- telling TMZ Sports if Americans can't appreciate the game we have now, it should move to Europe. It's a big topic in the NHL right now -- with Patrick Roy recently telling ESPN he thinks smaller goalie..." November 22

  • Gaudreau plays the hero as Flames knock off Blackhawks

    Calgary Herald "The Calgary Flames, less than a week ago, got schooled at the United Center. The 4-1 loss to the Chicago Blackhawks, an embarrassing education in puck possession, stung. “Yeah, they were pretty good — and we weren’t,” was Michael Frolik’s bang-on assessment Friday morning. But the Flames..." November 21

  • NHL reportedly will add regular season bye weeks for each team beginning in 2016

    SB Nation "The NHL is taking a page from the NFL's playbook next season, as the league has reportedly agreed with the NHL Players Association to install bye weeks for every team in the 2016-17 schedule. Each club will receive a week off between Jan. 1 and Feb. 28 next season, according to ESPN reporter..." November 21

  • No, Marko Dano has not been sent back to Rockford

    Pro Hockey Talk "Marko Dano has not been sent to Rockford, and Bryan Bickell has not been called back up to the Chicago Blackhawks. Not yet anyway. Dano’s simply not feeling very well. That’s why he was missing from Chicago’s morning skate in Calgary. He’ll sit out tonight’s game versus the Flames, but could..." November 20

  • NHL players were 'uncomfortable' with All-Star fantasy draft

    The Score "With the NHL announcing its surprising new format for the 2016 All-Star Game, involving a 3-on-3 mini-tournament, Mathieu Schneider of the NHLPA discussed what went wrong with the fantasy draft format used at the last three All-Star Games. "I think the concept was neat. In the beginning," said..." November 20

  • Corey Crawford and Marian Hossa come up big in OT

    Chicago Tribune "Multiple times this season, Marian Hossa has had breakaway chances to score. Each time, Hossa came up short. So when Hossa found himself alone on a breakaway against Oilers goaltender Anders Nilsson in overtime of the Hawks' 4-3 victory Wednesday night, he altered his strategy. Instead of..." November 19

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    Pierre LeBrun @Real_ESPNLeBrun

    The league will fit the 5-day bye break into schedules for each team between Jan. 1 and Feb. 28 next season...

  • New format for Honda NHL All-Star Game announced "The 2016 Honda NHL All-Star Game will be transformed into a 3-on-3 All-Star Tournament among the NHL's most talented star players from each division, the National Hockey League Players' Association (NHLPA) and National Hockey League (NHL®) announced today. The new format will divide the..." November 19

  • Could Ottawa be interested in Trevor Daley?

    Second City Hockey "Despite being in second in their division, the Ottawa Senators aren't happy. Their defence has not been up to par; players expected to be better than they are are not performing. They're near the bottom of the league in possession, and know they need to upgrade. Someone they may be looking at?..." November 19

  • Report: Asking price for Senators to land Trevor Daley

    Sportsnet "The mediocre Ottawa Senators — sufferers of poor possession and a porous penalty kill — are reportedly on the hunt for a defenceman. According to Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun, who cites two anonymous league executives, Senators general manager Bryan Murray is serious about acquiring Trevor..." November 18

  • NHL All-Star Game to comprise 3 20-minute, 3-on-3 games

    ESPN "Changes are indeed afoot for January's NHL All-Star Game at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. How about three mini-games for the price of one? This year's All-Star Game will be three separate 20-minute, 3-on-3 games resulting from a four-team mini-playoff, sources confirmed to..." November 18

  • Gary Bettman earned $9.6 million in season that followed lockout

    The Score "NHL commissioner Gary Bettman reportedly earned more than $9.6 million in base salary and benefits in the season that followed the lockout-shortened 2012-13 campaign, according to the Sports Business Journal. Bettman's earnings represented an $800,000 raise from the previous year, in which he..." November 17

  • Trio of quick goals gives Blackhawks win over Flames

    CSN Chicago "Coach Joel Quenneville has sensed a difference with the Blackhawks this past weekend. They had plenty of energy heading into Saturday’s game in St. Louis. They have a healthy roster for the first time all season, giving Quenneville more options. It’s just two days, but the Blackhawks have felt..." November 16

  • Blackhawks' Jonathan Toews fights David Backes again

    CBS Sports "Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews is not a fighter, but he has surprisingly found himself in the middle of one twice in the past week. Keep in mind that this is a player that before this season had fought just three times in his entire career. But after fighting Adam Henrique of the New..." November 15

  • Blackhawks win physical battle with Blues

    Chicago Sun-Times "For the second time in eight days, Jonathan Toews went after an opponent and dropped the gloves. And this time, he really meant it. After seeing Blues captain David Backes plaster Niklas Hjalmarsson into the boards behind the net in the first period Saturday night, Toews challenged Backes with..." November 15

  • Report: No fine or suspension coming for Toews or Backes

    Pro Hockey Talk "There was quite a bit of carnage between the Chicago Blackhawks and St. Louis Blues on Saturday, but a fine or suspension won’t come out of it. That’s the word from the Chicago Tribune’s Mark Lazerus this morning, following Chicago’s 4-2 victory. So nothing extra for Jonathan Toews, David..." November 15

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    Tracey Myers @TramyersCSN

    Keith: "I was getting more anxious to get out there as time went on, and near the time I was going to be ready to play." #Blackhawks

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    Mark Lazerus @MarkLazerus

    Duncan Keith and Michal Rozsival will play tomorrow vs. St. Louis, Q says. #Blackhawks

  • Devils edge Chicago Blackhawks on late Sergey Kalinin goal, 3-2

    Newark Star-Ledger "Rookie Sergey Kalinin scored a power play goal with 2:27 remaining, lifting the Devils to a 3-2 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks Thursday night at United Center. Patrick Kane was in the penalty box for high-sticking when Kalinin scored on the rebound of a Kyle Palmieri shot. The Devils..." November 13

  • Blackhawks activate Rozsival, reassign Gustafsson "The Chicago Blackhawks announced today they have activated defenseman Michal Rozsival from long-term injured reserve and reassigned defenseman Erik Gustafsson to the Rockford IceHogs of the American Hockey League. Rozsival, 37, notched 13 points (1G, 12A) in 65 games with the Blackhawks last..." November 13

  • NHL considering bigger nets if it can’t shrink goalie gear

    Yahoo! Sports "David Poile sees it as a goalie-sized panic button. “The subject that no one wants to go to right now. The last resort,” said the Nashville Predators general manager. “The bigger nets.” Through 215 games, the NHL is averaging 5.26 goals per game played. Last season ended with a 5.32..." November 11

  • Blackhawks' Artemi Panarin regaining confidence with Kane, Anisimov

    CSN Chicago "Artemi Panarin reveled in the reorganization of the Blackhawks’ second line. The line had so much chemistry from the start and, in Panarin’s words — aka Viktor Tikhonov’s translated words — it was even better the second time around. So what made it that much better? “Because I scored two..." November 10

  • Blackhawks' Keith cleared, could play this weekend "Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Duncan Keith could play this weekend, coach Joel Quenneville said Tuesday. Quenneville said Keith has been cleared for contact and will be a full participant at practice Wednesday. Keith had surgery Oct. 20 to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee and at the..." November 10

  • Are bigger nets the right answer for the NHL?

    Puck Drunk Love "After some pretty significant rule changes in the NHL it seems like changing the rulebook is the topic du jour around the league. Everyone has an opinion about how the league should be run but the most headway is being made when trying to change the rules. The most recent topic discussed is..." November 10

  • Report: NHL won't vote on expansion at Board of Governors

    Yardbarker "It looks like the wait for the final decision on NHL expansion is going to continue. Commissioner Gary Bettman announced Monday that the matter of adding new teams to the NHL will not be voted on at the up-coming Board of Governors meeting, Dan Rosen of reported: “Commissioner..." November 10

  • Kane, Panarin power Blackhawks to win over Oilers

    CSN Chicago "The combination was fantastic from the start, the very skilled Artemi Panarin and Patrick Kane and, as Panarin called big center Artem Anisimov, “the missing piece.” When it went a little quiet, coach Joel Quenneville broke them up, sending a deserving Panarin to the top line. But that didn’t..." November 09

  • Blackhawks' Keith skates for first time since surgery "Duncan Keith, the Chicago Blackhawks' top defenseman and reigning Conn Smythe Trophy winner, skated during a full team workout for the first time since having surgery Oct. 20 to repair a torn right meniscus. Keith skated the previous couple days with other Blackhawks making their way back from..." November 08

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    Tracey Myers @TramyersCSN

    Q said Anisimov's lower-body injury isn't serious. Could play on Sunday. #Blackhawks

  • Surging Devils pound Stanley Cup champion Blackhawks

    New York Post "The surprising Devils aren’t just winning games anymore. They have learned to how finish off struggling opponents, including the defending Stanley Cup champions. Travis Zajac capped a three-goal first period with a goal and an assist in a 26-second span, and the Devils embarrassed the..." November 07

  • Blackhawks' Toews involved in rare fight with Devils' Henrique

    CBS Sports "With his team trailing the New Jersey Devils 2-0 in the first period on Friday night Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews was feeling a bit frustrated. So he decided to take out that frustration on New Jersey Devils forward Adam Henrique in one of the NHL's most surprising fights of the..." November 07

  • Patrick Kane ‘glad’ his investigation is closed

    Sportsnet "After a three-month investigation, Patrick Kane will not face criminal charges. “I have repeatedly said that I did nothing wrong,” Kane said in a statement released by the Chicago Blackhawks Thursday afternoon. “I have respected the legal process and I am glad that this matter has now been..." November 06

  • Blues come back to stun Blackhawks in overtime

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The Blues trailed by three goals and starting goalie Brian Elliott was sitting in the locker room, injured after a first period collision. “Rivalry Night,” as it was dubbed on national TV Wednesday night from the United Center, would have to be put on hold. Playing on the second night of a..." November 05

  • NHL to 'promptly review' information in Kane case

    The Score "The NHL will conduct its own review of information relating to sexual assault allegations against Patrick Kane now that a criminal investigation into the Chicago Blackhawks forward has concluded. “In light of the statement issued today by the Erie County District Attorney’s Office, as an..." November 05

  • Prosecutor: Patrick Kane won't be charged

    Chicago Sun-Times "After an “exhaustive investigation” over three months, the Erie County (N.Y.) district attorney announced Thursday that he will not file charges against Chicago Blackhawks star Patrick Kane. “The totality of the credible evidence … does not sufficiently substantiate the complainant’s..." November 05

  • Blackhawks score three times in third to come back on Kings

    CSN Chicago "The Blackhawks have had a few tests already this season, from revamping after a summer of roster turnover to readjusting in the wake of key injuries. Couple the changes with playing the ultra-hot Los Angeles Kings, winners of seven in a row entering Monday night, and it could have been a tough..." November 03

  • Patrick Kane accuser signs 'affidavit declining prosecution,' report says

    Chicago Tribune "The woman who accused Blackhawks star Patrick Kane of raping her three months ago is no longer cooperating with the law-enforcement investigation, according to the Buffalo News. The newspaper, citing five unnamed sources, says the woman signed "an affidavit declining prosecution" last week..." November 03

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    Mark Lazerus @MarkLazerus

    #Blackhawks send Bryan Bickell to Rockford, recall Marko Dano. Go crazy, Twitter.

  • Blackhawks send struggling F Bryan Bickell to AHL, recall Marko Dano

    CBS Sports "Three years ago Bryan Bickell was a major contributor to a Stanley Cup winning team when he scored nine goals in 23 playoff games for the Chicago Blackhawks. He was rewarded the following summer with a four-year, $16 million contract extension with the team, and it's pretty much been all downhill..." November 02

  • Revamped Blackhawks definitely have work to do

    CSN Chicago "Brent Seabrook was talking about the Blackhawks’ young season so far when he made a simple assessment. “I think we have some work to do,” he said following a 5-4 loss to the Minnesota Wild. It comes as no great surprise that the Blackhawks didn’t come charging out of the 2015-16 gate. They..." November 01

  • Kane unlikey to face criminal charges in rape case, sources say

    Buffalo News "Nearly three months after a local woman told police that Patrick Kane raped her in his Hamburg home, it appears no criminal charges will be filed against the Chicago Blackhawks hockey star, according to three sources closely familiar with the investigation. Erie County District Attorney Frank..." November 01

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    Tracey Myers @TramyersCSN

    Q said Marian Hossa is day-to-day with that lower-body injury. Said it's not serious. #Blackhawks

  • Wild defeats Blackhawks at home

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "As late as Thursday, after practice, Mikko Koivu was downplaying the rivalry with Chicago. At least at this point, early in the season. Any win is good, he said, every win counts, he insisted. But late Friday night, after the Wild had defeated Chicago 5-4 in front of a season-high crowd of 19,140..." October 31

  • Desjardins unlikely to face supplemental discipline for hit on Fontaine

    The Score "Chicago Blackhawks forward Andrew Desjardins is not expected to be suspended or fined for his hit on Minnesota Wild winger Justin Fontaine, the Chicago Sun-Times' Mark Lazerus reports. " October 31

  • Still looking for offense, ‘Hawks recall ’13 first-rounder Hartman

    Hardball Talk "Give the Blackhawks credit — they’re doing whatever they can to try and find some goals. On Friday, the club went down to the farm again, this time recalling ’13 first-rounder Ryan Hartman from AHL Rockford. Hartman, 21, was the 30th overall pick in his draft year and has three goals and..." October 30