1. Chicago Blackhawks: Michal Handzus Acquired, Dave Bolland Injured

    The Chicago Blackhawks picked up a center Monday. They also may have lost one for a few days. GM Stan Bowman swapped a fourth-round draft pick this summer for San Jose 's Michal Handzus , presumably to provide depth at the center position...

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  2. Chicago White Sox: Opening Series Comes Against Pesky Kansas City Royals

    The Chicago White Sox start off with a clean slate this afternoon. Hosting the Kansas City Royals to open the 2013 season, Chicago is atop the AL Central standings, if only alphabetically...

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  3. NHL Trade Deadline: 3 Prospects the Chicago Blackhawks Could Use in a Deal

    The Chicago Blackhawks have a hole they could fill on their roster. To do that, GM Stan Bowman needs to have something to offer in a possible trade before the April 3 trade deadline...

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  4. Chicago Blackhawks Farm Report: IceHogs Battle Division Rivals for Playoff Spot

    The Chicago Blackhawks AHL affiliate in Rockford has missed the playoffs in each of the two previous seasons. To get there this spring, the IceHogs will have to separate themselves from some very familiar faces...

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  5. Chicago Blackhawks: Despite Record, Ray Emery Is Still the Backup Goalie

    Chicago Blackhawks goalie Ray Emery had an eventful night in Tuesday's 2-0 win over the Calgary Flames . Emery posted his first shutout of the season and set the NHL mark for consecutive wins for a goalie to start a season...

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  6. Chicago Blackhawks: Home Stretch Starts with Michael Frolik Monday vs. Kings

    For the Chicago Blackhawks , the home stretch starts Monday in more ways than one. Over the next month, the 'Hawks have 18 games to hold off Anaheim for the top spot in the NHL 's Western Conference...

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  7. Chicago Blackhawks: 5 Ways to Get Through an Idle Weekend

    The Chicago Blackhawks are off for a few days. Unfortunately, the 'Hawks didn't finish their last game on a positive note...

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  8. Chicago Blackhawks: Benching of Brent Seabrook Should Send a Clear Message

    The Chicago Blackhawks continue to roll on the road, winning their third game in a row in Colorado Monday night. In the aftermath of the 'Hawks 5-2 win comes a strong message from coach Joel Quenneville...

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  9. Chicago Blackhawks Farm Report: Late Tussle with Chicago Wolves Caps Weekend

    The Chicago Blackhawks AHL affiliate, the Rockford IceHogs , concluded their second three-game weekend in wild fashion Sunday, getting in a brawl with the Chicago Wolves that involved both benches...

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  10. Chicago Blackhawks: 'Hawks Thoughts as the Road Wins Continue to Pile Up

    The Chicago Blackhawks have been road warriors all season long. Saturday night's 8-1 spanking of the Stars in Big D assured at least a .500 road trip and showcased the league's best team in front of yet another club's home crowd...

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  11. Chicago Blackhawks: What We Can Expect from Jimmy Hayes Against Columbus

    The Chicago Blackhawks will have a new skater in the lineup when they visit Columbus Thursday night. Jimmy Hayes was recalled Tuesday and could see his first action for the Blackhawks since last April...

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  12. Chicago Blackhawks: What Becomes of Steve Montador and Rostislav Olesz?

    The Chicago Blackhawks have two players with pricey contracts coming off of injuries this week. Steve Montador cleared waivers yesterday. Rumor has it that they have placed Rostislav Olesz on waivers Wednesday...

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  13. Chicago Blackhawks Farm Report: A Host of Players Could Wind Up in Rockford

    The Chicago Blackhawks' AHL affiliate in Rockford has been rolling as of late, winning eight of their last 10 games. They are coming off of a weekend in which they came back to win a pair of thrillers in Oklahoma City before losing in Chicago...

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  14. Chicago Blackhawks: A Good Time for a Few Days off After 2-Loss Weekend

    The Chicago Blackhawks have three days off before setting out on a four-game road trip Thursday in Columbus. It couldn't come at a better time...

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  15. Chicago Blackhawks: Let's Look Forward, Not Back at the Streak

    The Chicago Blackhawks have had an eventful first half of the 2013 season. It would be easy to revel in their accomplishments...

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  16. Chicago Blackhawks: Defending Brandon Bollig and the 5-Minute Men

    Chicago Blackhawks forward Brandon Bollig is not a particularly skilled hockey player. He certainly wasn't an indispensable part of the 'Hawks juggernaut that feasted upon the Western Conference over the past two months...

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  17. Chicago Blackhawks: Previewing a Weekend Against the Young Guns

    The Chicago Blackhawks have a pair of games against what could be two dangerous teams this weekend. Sure, the 'Hawks have victories against both Colorado and Edmonton this season...

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  18. Chicago Blackhawks: Sit the Extra D-Men and Bring Up the Kids from Rockford

    The Chicago Blackhawks ' 3-2 victory over Colorado Wednesday night was a costly one in terms of manpower. It's possible that at least two skaters could miss significant time. It might be time to turn to the talent in Rockford...

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  19. Chicago Blackhawks: Why the Point Streak Could End Against Colorado Avalanche

    The Chicago Blackhawks are eventually going to drop a game in regulation this season. The law of averages is going to catch up with them at some point in 2013...

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  20. Chicago Blackhawks: Returning Dave Bolland Has a Lot to Prove

    The Chicago Blackhawks should be returning Dave Bolland to their lineup Tuesday night. He will have a lot to prove when he hits the ice...

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  21. Chicago Blackhawks: Patrick Kane's Magic and Viktor Stalberg's Hustle Beat Wings

    The Chicago Blackhawks won their ninth-straight game Sunday with a combination of skill and hustle. Patrick Kane was the magician late in the game, and Viktor Stalberg provided the effort...

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  22. Chicago Blackhawks: Bryan Bickell Making the Most of a Contract Year

    The Chicago Blackhawks have several players to make decisions about following the 2013 season. One of those players is a guy who was lucky to see his name in the lineup a year ago...

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  23. Chicago Blackhawks: Oshie May Have Delivered 'Defining Blow' to Corey Crawford

    Chicago Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford left Thursday's contest with the St. Loius Blues with what was termed an upper-body injury by coach Joel Quenneville...

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  24. Chicago Blackhawks: Corey Crawford's Departure Dampens Domination of St. Louis

    The Chicago Blackhawks won their seventh straight game in impressive fashion Thursday night. However, the possible loss of Corey Crawford to another upper-body injury casts a bit of gloom to what was otherwise a dominating 'Hawks effort...

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  25. Chicago Blackhawks: 6-Game Winning Streak on the Line in Battle with Blues

    The Chicago Blackhawks have won their last six games at home and have lengthened their consecutive points streak to open the 2013 season to 19 games. Thursday night presents a tough road test right down I-55 when Chicago travels to take on the St...

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