Blackhawks Rumors & News

  • Hockey’s Loonie Problem May Cost NHL $200 Million, Bettman Says

    Bloomberg "The National Hockey League may miss out on as much as $200 million this season because of the slide of the Canadian dollar, according to league commissioner Gary Bettman. Bettman said in an interview on Bloomberg Television that while he still believes the NHL will set a revenue record this..." May 25

  • It ‘doesn’t look very good’ for NHL participation in 2018 Winter Olympics: IIHF president

    Pro Hockey Talk "The NHL appreciates the effort IIHF president Rene Fasel is making to get the best hockey players in the world to the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea. But that doesn’t mean the league is going to open its wallet to help him out. “Rene is a friend of hockey and a champion for the sport,”..." May 17

  • Blackhawks Close to Signing Kempny

    Fox Sports "The Blackhawks apparently aren’t waiting to begin overhauling the group of defensemen in the organization. Chicago formally announced the signing of Gustav Forsling on Wednesday, and now reports from the World Championships are that KHL defenseman Michal Kempny might be close to joining the..." May 12

  • Blackhawks agree to terms with Forsling "The Chicago Blackhawks announced today that they have agreed to terms with defenseman Gustav Forsling on a three-year contract. Forsling, 19, registered 21 points (6G, 15A) through 48 games with the Swedish Hockey League’s Linkoping HC. The Linkoping, Sweden, native added three points (1G, 2A)..." May 11

  • NHL UFA Rumours: Latest on Stamkos, Lucic, Okposo

    Sportsnet "With the Stanley Cup Playoffs in full swing and the off-season already underway for some, we rank the 16 most compelling impending unrestricted free agents of Summer Sixteen. Sure, Stammergeddon has dominated all debate and speculation regarding this summer’s free agency class — and rightly so..." May 09

  • Benn, Crosby, Kane finalists for Hart Trophy "Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby will have a chance to win the Hart Trophy for a third time. Crosby, Dallas Stars forward Jamie Benn and Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane were named Saturday as finalists for the Hart, which is awarded "to the player adjudged to be the most..." May 07

  • Jamie Benn, Braden Holtby and Patrick Kane are the finalists for Ted Lindsay Award "The National Hockey League Players’ Association (NHLPA) announced today the three finalists for the 2015-16 Ted Lindsay Award: forward Jamie Benn of the Dallas Stars, goaltender Braden Holtby of the Washington Capitals and forward Patrick Kane of the Chicago Blackhawks. The Ted Lindsay Award is..." May 06

  • Ted Kulfan's top NHL free agents

    Detroit News "When LeBron James hit NBA free agency in summer 2010, it set off one of the most frenzied and speculated-about periods in league history. The NHL might get a taste of that kind of hysteria this year. Steven Stamkos, who scored 36 goals for the Lightning this season, becomes an unrestricted..." May 05

  • Anisimov out six to eight weeks after undergoing ‘successful’ wrist surgery

    Pro Hockey Talk "Artem Anisimov on Tuesday underwent successful surgery on his injured right wrist, the Chicago Blackhawks announced. “We anticipate his return to full hockey activities in approximately six to eight weeks,” said team physician Dr. Michael Terry in a statement. The news comes eight days after..." May 03

  • Gostisbehere, McDavid, Panarin named Calder finalists "Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Shayne Gostisbehere, Edmonton Oilers forward Connor McDavid and Chicago Blackhawks forward Artemi Panarin were named as finalists for the Calder Memorial Trophy, awarded to the top rookie in the NHL. Members of the Professional Hockey Writers Association voted on..." May 03

  • Bishop, Holtby and Quick Named 2015-16 Vezina Trophy Finalists

    Hockey Fights "Ben Bishop of the Tampa Bay Lightning, Braden Holtby of the Washington Capitals and Jonathan Quick of the Los Angeles Kings are the three finalists for the 2015-16 Vezina Trophy, which is awarded "to the goalkeeper adjudged to be the best at his position," the National Hockey League announced..." April 28

  • Blackhawks guarded on future of 'irreplaceable' Shaw

    The Score "For the first time in four seasons, the cost of winning arrives without winning a playoff round for the Chicago Blackhawks. Nine players on the Blackhawks playoff roster require new deals this summer, with none more important than the sandpapered Andrew Shaw - a player head coach Joel..." April 27

  • Will Arnett to host 2016 NHL Awards on June 22 "The NHL Awards™ will return to Las Vegas this summer at the world-famous Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, the National Hockey League announced today. The 2016 NHL Awards will be held on Wednesday, June 22, at The Joint, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino's state-of-the-art concert and entertainment venue and..." April 27

  • Blues best Blackhawks, eliminate champs in Game 7

    The Sports Xchange "ST. LOUIS -- All that mattered to Troy Brouwer was that the red light went on and the puck went in the net. "That's the ugliest goal I've ever scored and probably the most timely," said Brouwer, whose goal midway through the third period broke a 2-2 tie and gave the St. Louis Blues a 3-2 win..." April 26

  • Three major challenges facing the Chicago Blackhawks, who won’t be the champs in 2016

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Chicago Blackhawks lost to an excellent team in the St. Louis Blues. If a few bounces had gone their way, they could’ve beaten that excellent team. But they lost, and now, for the first time since 2011, they’re out after the first round of the playoffs. While the future isn’t exactly..." April 26

  • Losing ‘doesn’t really feel right’ for Kane, Blackhawks

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Chicago Blackhawks didn’t fold when the St. Louis Blues managed a 2-0 lead in Game 7, but they ultimately lost 3-2 anyway. For a team with three recent Stanley Cup rings on their resume, moral victories probably don’t do a lot of good. features full reactions from a..." April 26

  • Blackhawks beat Blues to set up Game 7

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- Chicago Blackhawks right winger Dale Weise knew to skate to the left circle and release a high, hard shot as quickly as possible. At long last, the puck found the back of the net. Weise picked a perfect moment to snap an 18-game scoring drought and notch his first goal as a..." April 24

  • Gary Bettman Misses The Reality Of Pat Foley's Rant

    St. Louis Game Time "Last night, NBCSN picked up the CSN Chicago feed of game five between the Blackhawks and Blues. Game five, like games one, two, and four, began at 8:45 Central, or 9:45 Eastern. That is a late start time, and the late starts have been exacerbated by the fact that these are two teams who have..." April 23

  • IOC unwilling to pay operating costs to bring NHL players to Olympics, IIHF boss says

    The Score "The NHL's involvement at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang appears further dim. The International Olympic Committee is reportedly unwilling to cover transportation and insurance costs required to have NHL players participate in the event, International Ice Hockey Federation president Rene..." April 23

  • Kane saves Blackhawks' season with OT winner vs. Blues

    The Sports Xchange "ST. LOUIS -- Duncan Keith needed only three words to describe the importance of Patrick Kane's goal 3:07 into the second overtime Thursday night that propelled the team to a 4-3 win over the St, Louis Blues. "Saved our season," Keith said. The defending Stanley Cup champion Chicago..." April 22

  • Pietrangelo: 'It's going to be fun to win it in Chicago'

    The Score "The St. Louis Blues have remained markedly poised throughout their first-round clash with the Chicago Blackhawks and that didn't change Thursday when Patrick Kane rescued the opposition, forcing Game 6 in double overtime. To wit, Alex Pietrangelo, the NHL's on-ice leader in the playoffs,..." April 22

  • Blackhawks to put Patrick Kane, Jonathan Toews together for Game 5

    CBS Sports "Desperate times call for nuclear measures. The Chicago Blackhawks will have a bit of a new look to their lineup with their season on the line in Game 5 against the St. Louis Blues Thursday night. Head coach Joel Quenneville is going with the so-called “Nuclear Option” of putting Jonathan..." April 21

  • Blues edge Blackhawks, grab 3-1 series edge

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- St. Louis Blues captain David Backes smiled and shook his head as he spoke about the goal-scoring ability of teammate Vladimir Tarasenko. "I don't know how he shoots the puck like that," Backes said. "I wish he would tell me his secrets." The Blues are working to uncover..." April 20

  • Blackhawks' Shaw suspended 1 game for using homophobic slur

    The Score "Chicago Blackhawks forward Andrew Shaw has been suspended one game for using a homophobic slur and fined $5,000 for directing an inappropriate gesture toward a referee during Game 4 of the team's first-round series with the St. Louis Blues, the league announced Wednesday. "While Mr. Shaw was..." April 20

  • Chicago Blackhawks Andrew Shaw appears to use gay slur after getting a critical penalty "Andrew Shaw of the Chicago Blackhawks picked up a critical penalty late in his team's 4-3 loss to the St. Louis Blues on Tuesday. He was caught on camera in the penalty box uttering what appears to be a gay slur.. It's clear that he says "fucking" and "fuck you" and also appears that he inserts..." April 20

  • Blackhawks don’t have their usual depth, and it shows

    Sportsnet "St. Louis Blues coach Ken Hitchcock calls it, “The Knowledge.” He’s dwelled on it all series long, that intangible disadvantage for his club, an edge the Chicago Blackhawks have accrued by winning three Stanley Cups in the past six seasons. “Knowledge no one else has, that we’d all love to..." April 20

  • Playoff TV ratings down a ‘shocking’ 61 percent in Canada

    The Hockey News "Having no Canadian teams in the Stanley Cup playoffs was expected to have an adverse effect on TV ratings, but even people in the industry are taken aback at how viewers north of the 49th parallel have tuned out this year’s tournament in CBC and Sportsnet. Through the first five nights of..." April 19

  • NHL offside coach’s challenges must die

    Yahoo! Sports "Those NHL coach’s challenges for blown offside calls on scoring plays? Kill them. End them. As soon as possible. Sometimes it takes a while before one sees the error of their ways, and such is the case with NHL rules changes. It took the Brett Hull incident in 1999 … um, we mean “a..." April 18

  • Schwartz's late goal gives Blues series lead

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- St. Louis Blues left winger Jaden Schwartz knew exactly what to do on the power play. Teammate Vladimir Tarasenko set up at the point with the puck. David Backes stationed his 6-foot-3, 221-pound frame at the side of the net. Schwartz skated to the low slot and stayed ready...." April 17

  • Controversial calls go Blackhawks way in win vs. Blues

    The Sports Xchange "ST. LOUIS -- Joel Quenneville's decision to make a coach's challenge Friday night might have turned the opening-round series between the Chicago Blackhawks and the St. Louis Blues. With 7:46 to play in the third period of a 1-1 game, the Blues' Vladimir Tarasenko appeared to score his second..." April 16

  • Tarasenko told Blues to get Panarin before Blackhawks signed him

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Chicago left winger Artemi Panarin was a bit of a revelation to the NHL this season, breaking into the league and putting up 77 points in 80 games as a rookie. It was not a surprise to Vladimir Tarasenko, who had told the Blues previously about the talent of his close friend and fellow..." April 15

  • Blues best Blackhawks on Backes' goal

    The Sports Xchange "ST. LOUIS -- David Backes could not have picked a better time for his first shot on goal Wednesday night. Backes' shot 9:04 into overtime went off the skate of Chicago defenseman Trevor van Riemsdyk and past goalie Corey Crawford to give the St. Louis Blues a 1-0 win over the Blackhawks in..." April 14

  • A bandwagon fan’s guide to the 16 Stanley Cup Playoff teams

    Sportsnet "Let’s be honest: Playoff bandwagon-hopping is a contentious subject. For some fans, it’s a total non-starter – you get one team and one team only, with no backup plans allowed. If your favourite team didn’t make the playoffs, then you’re just out of luck. You settle in for the playoffs and enjoy..." April 13

  • Andrew Ladd a game-time decision for Blackhawks

    Chicago Tribune "Andrew Ladd is a game-time decision for Game 1 of the Blackhawks' playoff series with the Blues after Ladd's wife, Brandy, went into labor in Chicago with the couple's third child. Ladd is with his wife as she delivers the child and will attempt to make it to St. Louis in time for the Hawks'..." April 13

  • NHL refutes report that it’s banning fan-created GIFs

    Yahoo! Sports "Is the NHL about to ruin fans’ Playoff GIF Parties? Mark Scheig of The Hockey Writers reported on Tuesday that the “NHL is now not allowing anyone to post gifs. Huge news given playoffs are about to start.” Well, yes, it would be. This news was fueled by the ever-present concern about how..." April 12

  • Toews, Kane top list of NHL's best-selling jerseys

    The Score "A pair of Chicago Blackhawks boast the NHL's highest-selling jerseys this season. Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane rank 1-2 on the list, while young Connor McDavid cracked the top 10, despite missing a large chunk of his rookie season to injury. Here's the full list:" April 12

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    Mark Lazerus @MarkLazerus

    Marian Hossa and Andrew Shaw both say they're good to go for Game 1. #Blackhawks

  • Tavares, Kane, Ovechkin named NHL’s three stars of the week

    Pro Hockey Talk "Star-studded release from the NHL today as the Isles’ John Tavares, the Blackhawks’ Patrick Kane and the Capitals’ Alex Ovechkin were named the three stars for the week ending Apr. 10. More: Tavares led the NHL with 4-5—9 in four games to power the Islanders (45-27-10, 100 points) to seven..." April 11

  • Patrick Kane first American to lead NHL in scoring

    ESPN "The Art Ross Trophy has gone to the top scorer in the NHL each season since 1947-48, but it wasn't until Sunday that it has been won by an American. Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane, a Buffalo native, finished the season with a career-high 106 points to outpace the Dallas Stars' Jamie..." April 11

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    Mark Lazerus @MarkLazerus

    Jonathan Toews on the ice late. Perhaps he's taking tonight off. Looks like Ehrhoff is in. #Blackhawks

  • 51d
    Tracey Myers @TramyersCSN

    Per #Blackhawks, Hossa, Shaw, Keith and Anisimov are NOT traveling to Columbus.

  • Blues beat 'Hawks, clinch home ice

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- St. Louis Blues coach Ken Hitchcock always is confident that right winger Vladimir Tarasenko will be ready in the biggest moments of a game. "He's a guy that we count on," Hitchcock said. "He can score from anywhere. He can score at any time." Just ask the Chicago..." April 08

  • Blackhawks GM not upset about Panarin’s bonus

    Pro Hockey Talk "If Blackhawks rookie Artemi Panarin finishes in the top 10 in scoring among NHL forwards, he’ll receive a $1.725 million bonus that could force his club into making some tough decisions this summer. And it’s looking right now like he’ll achieve that goal. However, that doesn’t bother Chicago..." April 08

  • Blackhawks Sued Drunk Fan + Goal = Disaster

    TMZ "Question: How drunk is too drunk at a hockey game? Answer: When you sloppily fall out of your seat and crush the guy in front of you ... this according to a new lawsuit. A guy named John Cooke is suing the Chicago Blackhawks claiming he was enjoying the game at the United Center on May..." April 08

  • Blackhawks center Artem Anisimov out with upper body injury

    ESPN "The Chicago Blackhawks will be without goaltender Corey Crawford and forwards Artem Anisimov, Marian Hossa and Andrew Shaw when they take on the St. Louis Blues. Crawford, Anisimov and Shaw are out with upper-body injuries, and Hossa is making his way back from a lower-body injury. Crawford and..." April 07

  • Coyotes' Antoine Vermette won't face discipline for hit on Artem Anisimov

    Chicago Tribune "Coyotes center Antoine Vermette will not face additional discipline for his hit on Blackhawks center Artem Anisimov on Tuesday night that forced him to leave the game. The hit occurred during the second period of the Hawks' 6-2 victory. With Anisimov hunched over while playing the puck near..." April 07

  • Blackhawks put it together against Coyotes

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- Jonathan Toews figured it was just a matter of time before the Chicago Blackhawks put things together following a skid when not much of anything was working. The timing of the Blackhawks resurgence could not be better. Toews had a goal and two assists and rookie Artemi..." April 06

  • Wayne Gretzky Laments Decline of Scoring (and Creativity) in N.H.L.

    New York Times "With 102 points in 80 games, Patrick Kane of the Chicago Blackhawks is poised to win the Art Ross Trophy as the N.H.L.’s top point scorer. His superlative season has evoked achievements from an earlier era. He is the first American-born player with a 100-point season in 20 years. His 26-game point..." April 06

  • With injuries mounting and playoffs looming, ‘Hawks recall Bickell

    Pro Hockey Talk "All it took for Bryan Bickell to get back in the mix was an injury to Andrew Shaw. And Marian Hossa. And Artem Anisimov. And, probably, the pending commencement of the Stanley Cup playoffs. On Wednesday, Chicago announced it had recalled Bickell from AHL Rockford, getting him back into..." April 06

  • Concussion case will get worse before better

    Sportsnet "A few of you have wondered (via Twitter) why I haven’t commented on the NHL email dump. It’s pretty simple: some of mine are included. I don’t have access to my old CBC correspondence. Tough to comment when you don’t know what’s there. The fight to unseal the documents is Lawyering 101, an..." April 05