1. Chicago Blackhawks: No Getting Around a Lackluster Start to the Season

    The Chicago Blackhawks have opened up the first month of the season in lukewarm fashion. There is just no other way to say it...

    Jon Fromi Written by Jon Fromi about 11 months ago 1,831 reads 11 comments

  2. Chicago Blackhawks: What Recent Call-Ups Could Mean for Michal Handzus

    The Chicago Blackhawks might be planning on giving Michal Handzus a seat this weekend...or possibly a bit longer. A pair of call-ups from Chicago's AHL affiliate in Rockford suggests some sort of shake-up to the lineup...

    Jon Fromi Written by Jon Fromi about 11 months ago 1,802 reads 1 comments

  3. Blackhawks: Nikolai Khabibulin Visits Past Glories vs. Tampa Bay Lightning

    Chicago Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville has elected to give Corey Crawford the night off Thursday when his squad visits the Tampa Bay Lightning . In net instead for the 'Hawks will be Nikolai Khabibulin , a familiar face to both fanbases...

    Jon Fromi Written by Jon Fromi about 11 months ago 1,008 reads 6 comments

  4. Chicago Blackhawks Piling Up Points Despite Third Period Woes

    The Chicago Blackhawks have not been a third-period team so far in the 2013-'14 NHL season. You would hardly know it from their overall record, however...

    Jon Fromi Written by Jon Fromi about 11 months ago 1,326 reads 9 comments

  5. Chicago Blackhawks: Florida Panthers Gunning for the Defending Champs

    The Chicago Blackhawks come to Florida as a marked team Tuesday night. A quick look at the Florida Panthers team website says it all: Beating the defending Stanley Cup champions would be a feather in the cap of a struggling team...

    Jon Fromi Written by Jon Fromi about 11 months ago 1,293 reads 3 comments

  6. Chicago Blackhawks Farm Report: Joakim Nordstrom Joins Hot Rockford IceHogs

    The Chicago Blackhawks announced Sunday morning that forward Joakim Nordstrom had been assigned to the club's AHL affiliate in Rockford...

    Jon Fromi Written by Jon Fromi about 11 months ago 3,041 reads 0 comments

  7. Chicago Blackhawks: Brandon Pirri Making the Most of His Limited Minutes

    Chicago Blackhawks center Brandon Pirri has been itching for a chance to prove he belongs in the NHL . The rookie seems intent on making his case to head coach Joel Quenneville — even with the limited playing time he is receiving...

    Jon Fromi Written by Jon Fromi about 11 months ago 1,984 reads 5 comments

  8. Blackhawks Can Welcome Dave Bolland Back by Beating Maple Leafs

    The Chicago Blackhawks need to do their best to spoil the homecoming of former center Dave Bolland . Once the game starts, that is. The Rat returns to the United Center Saturday night when his new team, the Toronto Maple Leafs , visits Chicago..

    Jon Fromi Written by Jon Fromi about 11 months ago 1,737 reads 0 comments

  9. Chicago Blackhawks vs. Carolina Hurricanes: 5 Keys to an Inter-Conference Win

    The Chicago Blackhawks continue their run though the Eastern Conference Tuesday night with a brief jaunt to Raleigh, N.C. Waiting for the 'Hawks there will be the Carolina Hurricanes ...

    Jon Fromi Written by Jon Fromi about 11 months ago 1,358 reads 2 comments

  10. Chicago Blackhawks Farm Report: Rockford IceHogs Holding Their Own on the Road

    The Chicago Blackhawks affiliate in the American Hockey League, the Rockford IceHogs , are off to a solid start in the 2013-14 season...

    Jon Fromi Written by Jon Fromi about 11 months ago 1,699 reads 2 comments

  11. Chicago Blackhawks: Thoughts on a 4-Point Weekend and a Roster Change

    The Chicago Blackhawks took care of business in a pair of weekend contests, grabbing four points from their guests from the Eastern Conference...

    Jon Fromi Written by Jon Fromi about 11 months ago 1,883 reads 0 comments

  12. Chicago Blackhawks: 5 Things to Watch in a Big Weekend at Home

    The Chicago Blackhawks are facing a big weekend as they prepare for Friday night's contest with the New York Islanders . The 'Hawks have a lot to play for in back-to-back nights in front of the home fans...

    Jon Fromi Written by Jon Fromi about 11 months ago 1,619 reads 6 comments

  13. Chicago Blackhawks: Faulty Penalty Kill Is an Issue but No Reason to Panic

    The Chicago Blackhawks penalty kill was one of the NHL 's best over the course of last season. Through their first three games in 2013-14, it is by far the league's worst...

    Jon Fromi Written by Jon Fromi about 11 months ago 596 reads 0 comments

  14. Chicago Blackhawks: Brandon Saad out to Justify Last Year's Calder Nomination

    Chicago Blackhawks forward Brandon Saad started last season hoping to make the team. By the end of his rookie season, he was the owner of an awesome playoff beard and a Stanley Cup, as well as a Calder Trophy nomination...

    Jon Fromi Written by Jon Fromi about 11 months ago 913 reads 1 comments

  15. Chicago Blackhawks Farm Report: Meet The 2013-14 Rockford IceHogs

    The Chicago Blackhawks ' AHL affiliate, the Rockford IceHogs, are ready for action this weekend as they get their 2013-14 season underway...

    Jon Fromi Written by Jon Fromi about 12 months ago 3,457 reads 15 comments

  16. Chicago Blackhawks: Is Joakim Nordstrom Ready for the NHL?

    The Chicago Blackhawks raised their 2013 Stanley Cup banner with a 6-4 win over the Washington Capitals . Making his NHL debut was the young Swede who surprised fans by making the team out of training camp, forward Joakim Nordstrom ...

    Jon Fromi Written by Jon Fromi about 12 months ago 3,066 reads 13 comments

  17. Chicago Blackhawks: No Need to Push Brandon Saad for Second Line Center

    Chicago Blackhawks forward Brandon Saad was a Calder Trophy finalist last season as a wing. He had a very successful career at that position in juniors. He has never been anything but a wing...

    Jon Fromi Written by Jon Fromi about 1 year ago 2,522 reads 14 comments

  18. Chicago Blackhawks: Niklas Hjalmarsson's Extension a Swift Move by Stan Bowman

    Chicago Blackhawks general manager Stan Bowman is wasting little time tying up some of the key members of the defending Stanley Cup champions...

    Jon Fromi Written by Jon Fromi about 1 year ago 3,168 reads 5 comments

  19. Chicago Blackhawks Putting Faith in Corey Crawford with $36 Million Extension

    Chicago Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford celebrated his day with the Stanley Cup over the weekend. He now has even more cause to celebrate. Crawford and the Blackhawks finalized what is being reported by ESPNChicago...

    Jon Fromi Written by Jon Fromi about 1 year ago 2,856 reads 26 comments

  20. Chicago Blackhawks: Has Brent Seabrook Reached His Peak or Can He Bounce Back?

    The Chicago Blackhawks signed defenseman Brent Seabrook to a five-year, $29 million contract extension two seasons ago. With three years still to go on the deal, have we seen the best of Seabrook at age 28? Let's hope not...

    Jon Fromi Written by Jon Fromi about 1 year ago 4,073 reads 13 comments

  21. Chicago Blackhawks: Bryan Bickell Faces Raised Expectations Following New Deal

    Chicago Blackhawks forward Bryan Bickell recently capped off the biggest season of his career by getting married this summer . On the ice, Bickell can expect a honeymoon of sorts as well...

    Jon Fromi Written by Jon Fromi about 1 year ago 2,946 reads 19 comments

  22. Chicago Blackhawks: Brandon Pirri, Not Brandon Saad, Should Get Look at Center

    The Chicago Blackhawks have an opening at second-line center. That's no shock. The real surprise is who coach Joel Quenneville is touting as a front-runner for the position...

    Jon Fromi Written by Jon Fromi about 1 year ago 5,033 reads 17 comments

  23. Chicago Blackhawks: Joel Quenneville Earns His Extension But Challenges Remain

    The Chicago Blackhawks will be kicking off their annual fan convention Friday evening. The festivities will commence with news that coach Joel Quenneville will be sticking around for awhile...

    Jon Fromi Written by Jon Fromi about 1 year ago 678 reads 0 comments

  24. Chicago Blackhawks: 15 'Hawks Who Could Wind Up on an Olympic Roster

    The Chicago Blackhawks are sure to be well represented at the 2014 Olympic Games. As evaluation camp rosters are announced for the Olympic tournament in Sochi , Russia, there is a ...

    Jon Fromi Written by Jon Fromi about 1 year ago 3,834 reads 1 comments

  25. Chicago Blackhawks: Where Drew LeBlanc, Theo Peckham And Michael Kostka Fit

    The Chicago Blackhawks announced a trio of signings late Friday. The re-signing of Drew LeBlanc along with the pickups of defensemen Theo Peckham and Michael Kostka will have at least some effect on the bottom of the Blackhawks roster this fall...

    Jon Fromi Written by Jon Fromi about 1 year ago 6,842 reads 7 comments