Blackhawks Rumors & News

  • Blackhawks' Richards dreamed of being their goalie "Brad Richards always thought he might play for the Chicago Blackhawks one day. But idolizing Eddie Belfour, Richards wanted it to be at another position. "I always wanted to be a goalie, but my dad, Glen, would never let me," Richards told Blackhawks team historian Bob Verdi in an interview..." July 26

  • Crawford says it’ll be ‘an easy transition’ to new goalie coach

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Chicago Blackhawks adding former goaltender Jimmy Waite to the coaching staff as the goalie coach gives Corey Crawford a new voice to listen to. While Crawford’s former goalie coach, Stephane Waite, is Jimmy’s brother, he’s not expecting the difference between the two to be drastic as Blake..." July 20

  • With big expectations, Saad not worried about contract

    CSN Chicago "Brandon Saad would’ve loved to have his own Jonathan Toews or Patrick Kane contract moment this summer. No, we’re not talking in terms of massive money; the Blackhawks forward hasn’t gotten to that point yet. But much like Toews and Kane, he could have signed a new extension this..." July 20

  • Brad Richards on center stage as No. 2 center

    Chicago Tribune "Newly acquired Blackhawks center Brad Richards didn't get the typical free-agent news conference when he signed. There was no horde of reporters for a jersey presentation. No, the first real chance Richards had to speak publicly came Saturday before more than 2,000 fans at the Blackhawks..." July 20

  • Oduya hopes he’s not traded, but ‘we’ll see what happens’

    CSN Chicago "The Blackhawks are currently $2-plus million over the salary cap and have to get down to $69 million before the regular season begins. Oduya’s name has been bandied about in trade rumors. The defenseman, who said the Blackhawks haven’t indicated what may happen with him, added that he takes it..." July 20

  • Move to Blackhawks a new challenge for Richards "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 worth a reported $2 million, the veteran center is meeting most of his new teammates this weekend at the Seventh..." July 19

  • Blackhawks GM Bowman preaches patience

    CSN Chicago "Stan Bowman didn’t have to answer any more questions regarding Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane’s extensions, thanks to those getting done more than a week ago. One big question still looms, however, for the Blackhawks’ general manager: How are you getting below the salary cap? OK, we all..." July 19

  • Johnny Oduya suffered broken foot in finale vs. Kings

    Chicago Sun-Times "Defenseman Johnny Oduya showed up at the Blackhawks’ fan convention Friday at the Hilton Chicago sporting a thick beard and shaved temples. It was almost enough to distract people from noticing the walking boot on his right foot. ‘‘See? That’s smart,’’ he said. ‘‘That’s why I have it.’’ It..." July 19

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    Brian Hedger @BrianHedger

    #Blackhawks top prospect Teuvo Teravainen: "My goal is to play NHL and I'm going to go to training camp and try to get it."

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    Chris Kuc @ChrisKuc

    Free-agent defenseman Sheldon Brookbank talking to a few teams and source said a return to #Blackhawks hasn't been ruled out if spot opens.

  • Blackhawks will 'make it work' with Toews, Kane deals

    CSN Chicago "Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane were handsomely paid in their latest extensions, eight-year deals worth $84 million each that will kick in at the 2015-16 season. They certainly could’ve gotten more. As their agent Pat Brisson said on Wednesday, “they could’ve come in at $13.8 million each.” But..." July 17

  • Blackhawks hire Dineen as assistant coach "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 members of the Hartford Whalers. “Kevin brings proven leadership qualities, having served as an..." July 14

  • Report: Johnny Oduya could be traded

    Pro Hockey Talk "Via the Edmonton Journal, here’s Sportsnet’s John Shannon, talking on the radio about how the Chicago Blackhawks are going to get under the salary cap next season: “I keep hearing Johnny Oduya’s name. I keep hearing they’re going to find a way to move Johnny Oduya and get rid of the dollars he..." July 12

  • Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane get 8-year extensions from Blackhawks

    CBC Sports "The Chicago Blackhawks have agreed to matching eight-year contract extensions with star forwards Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane. The team didn't release financial details, but multiple reports said each player will earn $84 million US. The new deals go into effect for the 2015-16 NHL season..." July 09

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    Josh Rimer @JoshRimerHockey

    Hearing that Maple Leafs have some interest in signing Nikolai Khabibulin to back up Bernier. It may not happen but told there's interest.

  • Toews, Kane deals not likely until after weekend

    Chicago Tribune "Jonathan Toews let out a slight chuckle when he was asked recently if there was any scenario he could envision that ended with him not signing a contract extension with the Blackhawks. "Very doubtful," the captain said with a grin. The question still remains when and not if Toews and Patrick..." July 05

  • Obama congratulates Kings, Dustin Brown takes Hawks jab "President Barack Obama has been busy racking up the phone minutes the last couple of days, recently calling not only American soccer stars Clint Dempsey and Tim Howard but Stanley Cup champion and Los Angeles Kings captain Dustin Brown. With general manager Dean Lombardi beaming by Brown's..." July 04

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    Chris Kuc @ChrisKuc

    Source says contract extensions for Jonathan Toews & Patrick Kane not expected to be done until some time after holiday weekend. #Blackhawks

  • 26d
    Mark Lazerus @MarkLazerus

    #Blackhawks sign defenseman Kyle Cumiskey to a one-year deal. He played in Sweden last season.

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    Pierre LeBrun @Real_ESPNLeBrun

    Tremendous value at one year, $2-M for Blackhawks in Brad Richards. That's a July 1 deal you don't regret.

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    Chris Kuc @ChrisKuc

    #Blackhawks agree to terms with goaltender Scott Darling and forwards Cody Bass and Pierre-Cedric Labrie on one-year contracts.

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    Bob McKenzie @TSNBobMcKenzie

    Peter Regin heading back to CHI.

  • Bowman on Hawks' draft: 'We’re happy with the breadth of players'

    CSN Chicago "The Blackhawks weren’t looking to fill immediate needs in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft; they have enough prospects waiting in the wings that can do that. This weekend, they were looking for talent to cultivate, talent to develop. And they seemed to find it. The Blackhawks drafted nine players, a..." June 29

  • Lower salary cap could force Hawks to unload some veterans

    Chicago Sun-Times "The week began with plenty of talk about the Blackhawks adding a key piece to another Stanley Cup run. The week ended with the Hawks having to seriously consider moving key pieces of their previous Stanley Cup runs. Of all of Friday’s developments — the Anaheim Ducks beating out the Hawks for..." June 28

  • Hawks GM: Not worried about price "Chicago Blackhawks general manager Stan Bowman said Saturday he isn't worried about the price tag associated with re-signing Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews to contract extensions. Kane and Toews asked for a reported $12 million each per season when negotiations recently began between Bowman..." June 28

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    Pierre LeBrun @Real_ESPNLeBrun

    Hawks trade Bolig to Calgary for the 83rd pick

    2014 NHL Draft Day Rumors - Live Blog

    PSD Staff The 2014 NHL Entry Draft goes on Friday and Saturday in Philadelphia. While this year's NHL draft will certainly not be able to match the talent pool of Thursday's NBA Draft, or even most other NHL Drafts for that matter, there are still some extremely talented players available. The best part... June 28

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    Chris Kuc @ChrisKuc

    Source says #Blackhawks are listening to offers for winger Patrick Sharp.

  • Blackhawks agree to terms with Smith and Raanta "The Chicago Blackhawks announced today that they have agreed to terms with forward Ben Smith and goaltender Antti Raanta on two-year contract extensions, which run through the end of the 2015-16 National Hockey League season. Smith, 25, recorded career highs in nearly every statistical category..." June 27

  • Report: Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane may be seeking $12M annually "While unrestricted free agency is going to grab most of the headlines, July 1 also represents the first day clubs can start working on extensions for players on the last year of their contract in 2014-15. The two biggest names in that group are on the same team. Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane..." June 26

  • Trade rumor hits nerve with Patrick Sharp's agent

    Chicago Tribune "'Tis the season for trade rumors in the NHL, and one in particular has the Blackhawks' Patrick Sharp and his agent hopping mad. Earlier this week, Sportsnet in Canada's Nick Kypreos reported the Hawks had made Sharp available for trade. According to Sharp's agent, Rick Curran, the rumor is "a..." June 26

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    Mark Lazerus @MarkLazerus

    Patrick Sharp's agent, Rick Curran, says that Stan Bowman has assured him that Sharp will NOT be traded. #Blackhawks

  • Blackhawks' Keith captures 2nd Norris Trophy

    Chicago Tribune "Not long after capturing the Norris Trophy in 2010, Duncan Keith took a look at the names attached to it and something stood out to the Blackhawks defenseman. “I was kind of surprised to see some of the players who have only won it once,” Keith said Tuesday at the NHL Awards in Las Vegas...." June 25

  • Blackhawks reportedly in running as Kesler rumors continue

    CSN Chicago "The Ryan Kesler (potential) sweepstakes have garnered plenty of attention in this offseason. And the Chicago Blackhawks apparently continue to be part of the conversation. ESPN’s Pierre LeBrun, citing sources, wrote Tuesday that the Blackhawks and the Anaheim Ducks are among the top contenders..." June 25

  • Blackhawks’ Patrick Sharp ‘available’ "Chicago Blackhawks winger Patrick Sharp could be on the move this summer. The Blackhawks are looking to add a centre, and Sharp is available as a potential trade chip, Sportsnet’s Nick Kypreos said Tuesday on Hockey Central at Noon on Sportsnet 590 The Fan. In 82 games last season, the..." June 24

  • Capitals will host Blackhawks in Winter Classic

    Pro Hockey Talk "The 2014-15 NHL schedule is out and one of the obvious highlights will be the 2015 Winter Classic. We already knew that the Washington Capitals were going to host the event, but the NHL has confirmed that the Chicago Blackhawks will be their opponents. The game is scheduled for 1:00 p.m. ET on..." June 22

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    Bob McKenzie @TSNBobMcKenzie

    CHI will be WSH's opponent in the 2015 Winter Classic.

  • Blackhawks name hasn't been as controversial as Redskins

    Chicago Tribune "The Chicago Blackhawks declined to comment about the Washington Redskins’ loss of trademark protection Wednesday, but an expert said there’s little reason to believe the hockey team’s name and Indian head logo could face similar jeopardy. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office found in a 2-to-1..." June 20

  • Shot-first mentality key to Kane's evolution

    ESPN Chicago "An even more offensively dangerous Patrick Kane could be returning to the ice for the Chicago Blackhawks next season. Darryl Belfry, who is a skills analyst and development coach at Pro Playmakers, has trained Kane for much of his life and has witnessed Kane evolve to where he currently stands..." June 16

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    Bob McKenzie @TSNBobMcKenzie

    CHI has told Michal Handzus it is going in a different direction. Big veteran Slovak centre will be going to UFA. #TSN

  • Oddsmakers tab Hawks as 2015 Cup favorite

    ESPN Chicago "The Chicago Blackhawks are favored by multiple oddsmakers to win the 2015 Stanley Cup. The Blackhawks were given the best odds to win next season’s Stanley Cup by Bovada and TopBet, two high-profile sports-betting sites. The Blackhawks have 15/2 odds on Bovada and are followed by the..." June 16

  • Bowman plans to have Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane signed by July 1

    Chicago Sun-Times "General manager Stan Bowman has made it clear that his top priority this summer is to sign Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane to long-term contract extensions. And he isn’t wasting any time. With one year left on their matching deals, the two Blackhawks superstars are eligible to sign new deals July..." June 12

  • Blackhawks agree to terms with forward Rasmussen "The Chicago Blackhawks on Tuesday agreed with forward Dennis Rasmussen on a one-year contract. Financial terms were not disclosed. Rasmussen, 23, had 40 points (16 goals, 24 assists) in 52 games this season with Vaxjo of the Swedish Hockey League. He led Vaxjo in points, ranked second in goals..." June 10

  • Bickell plans on 'big summer' to improve "The Stanley Cup playoffs drive Chicago Blackhawks forward Bryan Bickell to play at another level. The Blackhawks would like Bickell to be just as motivated for the regular season. Bickell is undoubtedly a different player when it comes to the playoffs and the proof is in the statistics...." June 07

  • Blackhawks take batting practice at Wrigley Field

    Chicago Tribune "Bryan Bickell swung the bat with authority, and Patrick Sharp said Friday's experience brought back memories of playing baseball during his youth. The pair joined Blackhawks teammates Michal Handzus and Sheldon Brookbank to take batting practice at Wrigley Field before the Cubs hosted the..." June 07

  • Will Kane-Saad-Shaw line stick?

    CSN Chicago "It was a combination that was thrown together near the end of the Chicago Blackhawks’ run, and it proved to be a successful bunch. Brandon Saad, Andrew Shaw and Patrick Kane clicked instantly when coach Joel Quenneville put them together entering Game 5 of the Western Conference Final. After..." June 05

  • Re-signing Toews, Kane is Blackhawks' 'highest priority'

    CSN Chicago "Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane have been the cornerstones of the Blackhawks' resurgence back to NHL greatness. They’re at the forefront of this team, the top engines that make it go. And the Blackhawks’ general manager said re-signing them is right at the top of his offseason list. General..." June 04

  • Kings stun Blackhawks in Game 7 overtime, advance to Stanley Cup Final

    L.A. Daily News "Kings defenseman Matt Greene whipped the puck deep into the Blackhawks’ end of the ice early in overtime of Game 7 of the Western Conference finals on Sunday. Teammate Justin Williams hustled after it a nanosecond later and gained control behind the net. Williams then slipped a pass to..." June 02

  • How the Blackhawks reload for 2014-15 "If there was a team that could repeat, it was this one. Led by Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane, the Chicago Blackhawks are as good as any team in the league. They know how to win in the postseason. They’re deep, experienced and everything else you'd want in a championship contender. Even so,..." June 02

  • Rangers will watch tonight to find out their Stanley Cup Final opponent

    North Jersey "The Rangers will watch Game 7 of the Western Conference finals tonight to find out if they will be flying Monday to Chicago or Los Angeles to begin the Stanley Cup Final Wednesday night. “There’s nothing else to watch,” center Derick Brassard joked. “I love watching hockey games and, obviously,..." June 01

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