Blackhawks Rumors & News

  • Antti Raanta says there's no hard feelings with Blackhawks

    Chicago Tribune "Rangers goaltender Antti Raanta insists he holds no ill will against the Blackhawks, though he could see how fans think he might. Raanta drew the ire of the Hawks fans this summer when he claimed that he was rooting against the Hawks in the playoffs last season after he lost the backup..." October 08

  • Rangers blitz Cup champion Blackhawks to capture opener

    New York Post "The Rangers had waited more than four months to get back on the ice following their bitter Game 7 Eastern Conference finals loss to the Lightning, so another half hour or so would not deter them from their rounds. After being stuck in their room for nearly 40 minutes while the Blackhawks..." October 08

  • Patrick Kane 'excited' to be playing hockey, focused on season

    ESPN Chicago "Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane said Wednesday he's focused on playing hockey and the start of the NHL season while he continues to be investigated for an alleged sexual assault. "I feel good," Kane said after the Blackhawks' morning skate. "I'm excited to be here at the rink today, excited to..." October 07

  • Blackhawks recall Ville Pokka, assign Viktor Svedberg to Rockford

    CSN Chicago "Coach Joel Quenneville said the Blackhawks had some decisions to make “for cap purposes.” A few hours later they made those moves, and they all involved defensemen. The Blackhawks recalled defenseman Ville Pokka from the Rockford IceHogs, assigned Viktor Svedberg to Rockford and placed Michal..." October 07

  • NHL acknowledges more players using cocaine

    TSN "The National Hockey League, responding to what it says is a possible increased use of cocaine among its players, has kick-started talks with the NHL Players Association to add the drug and others like it to the list of banned substances for which the league regularly monitors. "The number of..." October 06

  • Bryan Bickell gets the message from Hawks

    Chicago Sun-Times "Joel Quenneville got the response he wanted out of Bryan Bickell. Now the question is, will the fire he lit last? “I liked his game [Saturday night],” Quenneville said. “I thought he had a real good game. Much more effective, noticeable.” The Blackhawks put Bickell on waivers on Friday,..." October 06

  • NHL odds: Blackhawks open season as Stanley Cup favorites

    CBS Sports "The NHL hasn't had a repeat Stanley Cup champion since the Detroit Red Wings won back-to-back titles in the late 1990s. Even though it's an incredibly difficult trophy to win once, and even harder to win twice, and even though the Chicago Blackhawks have undergone significant roster changes over..." October 05

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    Mark Lazerus @MarkLazerus

    Bryan Bickell clears waivers, per a source.

  • Bryan Bickell Placed on Waivers

    Chicago Sun-Times "Two weeks ago, Marko Dano was lighting it up at Notre Dame on the Blackhawks’ top line. On Friday, he was cut from training camp. For now, at least. The Hawks all but finalized their roster on Friday by sending several players to Rockford. Kyle Baun, who has had three goals in a very strong..." October 02

  • Blackhawks still trying to trade Bryan Bickell

    CBS Sports "The Chicago Blackhawks still are in a rough position when it comes to their salary cap. Depending on which projections you look at, they're either just beneath or a couple hundred thousand above. With that in mind, the Blackhawks still have to actively be thinking about moving players. It's..." October 01

  • Blackhawks: Antti Raanta's comments weren't reason for Cup exclusion

    ESPN Chicago "The negative comments Antti Raanta made about the Chicago Blackhawks in a Finnish publication were not the reason he was excluded from the team's 2014-15 season Stanley Cup engravings, a Blackhawks representative said Wednesday. The Blackhawks submitted to the Hockey Hall of Fame their list of..." October 01

  • Commissioner: No timetable for NHL expansion "The NHL continues to explore the possibility of expansion but no firm timetable has been set for the process, Commissioner Gary Bettman said Tuesday at the fall Board of Governors meeting. Earlier Tuesday, the Board's executive committee heard presentations from representatives from the Quebec..." September 30

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    Chicago Blackhawks @NHLBlackhawks

    The #Blackhawks assign Tanner Kero to the @goicehogs. The Blackhawks have also released defenseman Jan Hejda from training camp.

  • Patrick Kane accuser will cooperate with hoax investigation: attorney "An attorney for Patrick Kane’s accuser says she will cooperate in the investigation of her mother. Erie County District Attorney Frank Sedita presented proof on Friday that investigators put rape kits in boxes, not bags. It came days after Thomas Eoannou, an attorney for Kane’s accuser,..." September 27

  • Blackhawks sign defenseman Brent Seabrook to 8-year extension

    Sporting News "The Blackhawks signed defenseman Brent Seabrook to an 8-year extension worth $54.8 million, the team announced Saturday. Seabrook, 30, won his third Stanley Cup with Chicago last season and was entering the final year of a five-year, $29 million deal, which carried a $5.8 million salary cap hit." September 27

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    Tracey Myers @TramyersCSN

    Q said Artemi Panarin (upper) should skate Monday. Hopes he plays in last two preseason games but re-evaluate Monday. #Blackhawks

  • Prosecutors Believe Supposed Tampered Evidence In Patrick Kane Case Was "Elaborate Hoax"

    Deadspin "A story that has never been anything but bizarre gets even stranger. On Wednesday, the lawyer of the woman who accused Blackhawks star Patrick Kane of rape claimed someone had left an opened evidence bag at the accuser’s mother’s house. Yesterday, the woman’s lawyer resigned, saying he no longer..." September 26

  • Patrick Kane 'focused' on hockey

    CSN Chicago "There have been plenty of bizarre twists and turns in the Patrick Kane investigation the past few days, but the Blackhawks right wing said his mind remains on hockey. “Especially after the past couple of days, right now, I’m just trying to focus on the game tonight, coming out in practice today..." September 26

  • District attorney says accuser's mom lied about bag

    ESPN Chicago "The prosecutor overseeing the sexual assault investigation of Chicago Blackhawks star Patrick Kane says the accuser's mother lied about finding an evidence bag in her doorway. Erie County District Attorney Frank Sedita said during a news conference Friday that he is not sure how the two-day..." September 26

  • Patrick Kane's lawyer says case is 'forever tainted'

    CSN Chicago "Not long after the lawyer of Patrick Kane’s accuser withdrew from the case over “misrepresentations” about an evidence bag that was allegedly tampered with, Kane’s lawyer said the case should be stopped because the integrity of it is “forever tainted.” Attorney Thomas Eoannou, who was..." September 25

  • District Attorney in Kane case to address tampering allegations

    TSN "Erie County district attorney Frank Sedita has called a news conference for 11 a.m. ET on Friday to address tampering allegations made in the investigation of Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane. The lawyer for the accuser in the alleged sexual assault investigation, Thomas Eoannou, announced on..." September 25

  • Patrick Kane witness reportedly reluctant to testify

    Sporting News "A witness who was a college friend of the NHL star's accuser no longer backs her version of events and is reluctant to testify, according to the Chicago Tribune. The woman was allegedly one of four people, including the Blackhawks star and his accuser, who were driven to his home by an off-duty..." September 25

  • Lawyer for Patrick Kane accuser withdraws from case on ethical grounds

    Yahoo! Sports "Lawyer Thomas J. Eoannou, who was representing the woman accusing Chicago Blackhawks star Patrick Kane of sexual assault, withdrew from the case in a hastily called press conference on Thursday night. Eoannou’s decision came one day after he dropped a bombshell: That a rape kit from the..." September 25

  • Wife of NHLer Duncan Keith loses bid for $150,000 in monthly support

    Vancouver Sun "The wife of National Hockey League star Duncan Keith has lost an interim bid in B.C. Supreme Court to get her husband to pay $150,000 per month in spousal support. Kelly Keith had sought the huge interim payout, along with $69,270 per month in child support, claiming she had suffered “economic..." September 24

  • Kane's attorney responds to allegations of evidence tampering

    CSN Chicago "Patrick Kane's attorney, Paul Cambria, held his own press conference following a Wednesday press conference by the attorney for Kane's accuser in which the attorney, Thomas J. Eoannou, said that the rape kit evidence bag was tampered with and delivered anonymously to the accuser's mother's home..." September 24

  • Police issue statement on evidence in Patrick Kane case

    Sportsnet "The Town of Hamburg Police have issued a statement regarding the handling of evidence in the Patrick Kane case. Thomas Eoannou, the attorney for the woman who alleges she was sexually assaulted by Chicago Blackhawks star Patrick Kane, held a press conference in his downtown Buffalo office..." September 24

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    Scott Levin @ScottLevinWGRZ

    CONFIRMED: Lawyers for alleged #patrickkane rape victim will hold a news conference Wed at 1pm Cornell Mansion @wgrz

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    Chris Johnston @reporterchris

    NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly says Patrick Kane's playing status remains unchanged. He's still in camp with the #blackhawks.

  • Lawyer for Kane's accuser: Rape kit bag anonymously delivered to accuser's mother

    The Score "The lawyer for Patrick Kane's accuser in the ongoing sexual assault investigation involving the Chicago Blackhawks forward told media that the rape kit evidence bag in the case was anonymously delivered to the accuser's mother's home. Attorney Thomas J. Eoannou said at a press conference..." September 23

  • Vegas odds for every NHL team’s playoff chances

    Pro Hockey Talk "It’s often interesting to see how Vegas odds line up to your own expectations when it comes to the NHL (and various other interests, naturally). Brovada shared its odds for every single NHL team making the playoffs in 2015-16, and some of them provide some rather interesting insights. Here..." September 23

  • Report: Lawyers for Patrick Kane's accuser to hold news conference

    CSN Chicago "The lawyers for the woman who has accused Patrick Kane of rape have scheduled a news conference on Wednesday, according to reports on Tuesday night. Several Buffalo outlets, including WGRZ and The Buffalo News, report the press conference will be held at 1 p.m. ET at the Cornell Mansion in..." September 23

  • Patrick Kane expected to play in Blackhawks' preseason opener

    CBS Sports "Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane is on the lineup sheet for Tuesday night's first preseason game against the Detroit Red Wings. Kane, who was not dressed for the team's intrasquad scrimmage Monday along with other star players, will be in action for the first time since being accused of..." September 22

  • Marko Dano has a fan in Joel Quenneville

    Chicago Sun-Times "Coach Joel Quenneville likes him some Marko Dano. At the end of the Blackhawks’ sojourn to Notre Dame, Quenneville was asked which players stood out over the long weekend. The first player Quenneville mentioned was Dano, saying he had a “real nice week.” Artemi Panarin, who was also..." September 21

  • It’s not NHL’s place to pass quick judgment on Patrick Kane

    New York Post "If Patrick Kane is guilty of sexual assault, then he has no business wearing an NHL uniform until after he has served his sentence. If the Blackhawks winger is indicted by a grand jury, then Chicago management and the NHL face a decision regarding his status, even if he proclaims innocence, for..." September 21

  • Lack of DNA evidence exists in Patrick Kane sexual assault probe

    ESPN Chicago "Tests from a rape kit show no evidence of DNA from Chicago Blackhawks star Patrick Kane in the accuser's genital area or her undergarments, The Buffalo News reported Saturday, citing sources. Kane, who remains under investigation, has not been charged for the incident, which allegedly took..." September 20

  • Seabrook named alternate captain "Joel Quenneville announced today that Brent Seabrook will join Duncan Keith and Jonathan Toews as the team’s captains. “I’m very honored to be a part of the (leadership) group up here and wear a letter for the Chicago Blackhawks,” Seabrook said. Seabrook takes over the assistant captain role..." September 19

  • Bryan Bickell still feeling vertigo symptoms

    CSN Chicago "Bryan Bickell said he felt like he was staying with the Blackhawks when he talked at the team convention back in July. And as Blackhawks training camp begins, he is. “There’s always rumors and thoughts but I felt comfortable from last year to be a Hawk,” Bickell said after the first day of..." September 19

  • Blackhawks agree to terms with Rozsival "The Chicago Blackhawks announced today they have agreed to terms with defenseman and two-time Stanley Cup champion Michal Rozsival on a one-year contract, which runs through the end of the 2015-16 National Hockey League season. Rozsival, 37, notched 13 points (1G, 12A) in 65 games with the..." September 19

  • Brent Seabrook closing in on long-term deal

    NBC Sports "Brent Seabrook has been a key component to the Chicago Blackhawks’ three Stanley Cup championships over the last six campaigns, but he’s scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent this summer. His contract uncertainty might soon be a thing of the past though. Seabrook and Chicago are..." September 18

  • Patrick Kane apologizes for being distraction amid investigation

    ESPN Chicago "Chicago Blackhawks star Patrick Kane talked about the sexual assault investigation against him for the first time Thursday, declaring he had "done nothing wrong" and that he expected to be absolved. The 26-year-old Kane acknowledged that it has been an "incredibly difficult time for many..." September 18

  • Daniel Carcillo retires from NHL, will now focus on helping former players

    CBS Sports "Daniel Carcillo announced his retirement from the NHL on Thursday morning after spending the past nine years playing a role where he had to do everything he could to get under the skin of his opponents. Now he is going to be doing everything he can to help players transition to the next stage..." September 18

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    Frank Seravalli @frank_seravalli

    Kane: "Once all the facts come to light, I am confident I will be absolved of having done nothing wrong."

  • Amid investigation, why would Patrick Kane want to go to Blackhawks camp?

    USA Today "It’s fair to wonder why Patrick Kane would want to be at Chicago Blackhawks training camp this weekend with a sexual assault accusation hanging over his head. It’s fair to second-guess the Blackhawks for not asking him to stay home until an Erie County (N.Y.) grand jury has its say about his..." September 17

  • Report: Tenuous talks of resolution in Kane case

    Pro Hockey Talk "Lawyers for both Patrick Kane and his accuser are undergoing “fragile” discussions regarding a possible resolution regarding rape allegations, according to the Chicago Tribune. An anonymous source shared some additional details with the Chicago Tribune: Attorneys for the parties have been in..." September 17

  • Quebec and Las Vegas to officially discuss expansion with NHL’s executive committee

    Puck Drunk Love "NHL expansion is getting a bit more official. Pierre LeBrun of ESPN wrote that while it’s unlikely a decision on expansion will come this month, two prospective NHL expansion locations, Quebec and Las Vegas, will officially present to the league’s board executive committee later this..." September 17

  • Kane’s agent says situation will be explained Thursday

    NBC Sports "The Chicago Blackhawks will hold a press conference tomorrow at 3 p.m. ET, at which time they’re expected to field questions about the Patrick Kane situation. The press conference will feature club president John McDonough, GM Stan Bowman, and head coach Joel Quenneville. It will be streamed..." September 16

  • Patrick Kane listed on Blackhawks' training camp roster, expected to attend

    The Score "The Chicago Blackhawks are set to begin training camp at the University of Notre Dame's Compton Family Ice Arena on Friday, and it appears as though Patrick Kane will be in attendance. The forward was listed on the team's 2015-16 training camp roster, released by the team Wednesday. The..." September 16

  • Blackhawks remain favorites to win 2016 Stanley Cup

    CSN Chicago "The Blackhawks opened as early favorites to win the 2016 Stanley Cup just one week after capturing their third title in six years, and oddsmakers haven't wavered on that. In fact, Bovada slightly increased the Blackhawks' chances to 13/2 odds after initially pegging them at 7/1 in..." September 16

  • NHL players survey: 34 of 35 say they'd accept an openly gay teammate

    USA Today "The NHL never has had an openly gay player, but if a player does come out, he will be accepted, according to results of an anonymous survey conducted by USA TODAY Sports at the NHL/NHL Players' Association Media tour Sept. 8-9, 2015, in Toronto. Thirty-five NHL players were asked whether they..." September 16

  • NHL has instructed teams to play 3-on-3 hockey in preseason even if games aren't tied

    Puck Drunk Love "The NHL’s new 3-on-3 overtime format begins this season and the league wants to make sure teams are ready for the change. In order to make sure teams have a chance to practice the concept in a competitive setting, the NHL has instructed all of their teams to play 3-on-3 hockey at least three times..." September 15

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