1. Ben Smith, Frozen Four MOP, Signs with Chicago Blackhawks

    On Sunday, the Blackhawks announced that they had signed right wing, and NCAA Frozen Four MOP, Ben Smith to a two-year contract. Smith, 21, helped Boston College win the NCAA Championship this season...

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  2. Antti Niemi Shuts Out Predators, Shuts Up Critics

    I know, it’s only two games… but… The playing field in the NHL postseason is level; every series split the first two games. This is the first postseason to have every series go 1-1 since 1987...

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  3. Chicago Blackhawks-Nashville Predators Game One Recap: You're Welcome, Nashville

    I'm writing this late Saturday morning because I needed at least 12 hours to cool down and get some of the Chicago Blackhawks' 4-1 loss to the Nashville Predators on Friday night out of my system...

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  4. NHL Trade: A Summer Blockbuster That Works

    As the Stanley Cup Playoffs steamroll ahead, there are 14 teams that have already started their offseason evaluations...

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  5. 2010 NHL Playoffs: Brian Campbell Return Coming Soon?

    The balance of power in the Western Conference may have shifted at the United Center two days before the Blackhawks and Predators play their first playoff game...

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  6. NHL Draft Lottery 2010: Who Picks Where and What They Need

    On Tuesday evening the NHL held their annual draft lottery, which determines the top half of the 2010 entry draft. Similar to the NBA Draft Lottery, the worst teams in the NHL have the best chances to win the top pick...

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  7. Chicago Blackhawks Playoff Focus: The Fourth Line

    Anyone who has watched the Blackhawks since the Olympics knows to expect one thing: The unexpected. Kim Johnsson has disappeared, Brian Campbell is hurt, Dustin Byfuglien is back on the blue line, and the Hawks are hosting Nashville in the first round...

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  8. 2010 NHL Playoffs: 25 Bold Predictions for the Playoffs

    As fans get ready for the Stanley Cup playoffs to begin, it's time to look forward and consider some predictions. It's easy to predict that Sidney Crosby will have an awful mustache in a week, or that fans in every city will drink too much...

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  9. 2010 NHL Playoff Preview: Chicago Blackhawks vs. Nashville Predators

    Starting Friday , the Chicago Blackhawks begin their quest to bring Lord Stanley’s Cup home to Chicago by hosting division rival Nashville at the United Center. How do the two teams match-up? Let’s take a look...

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  10. 2010 NHL Playoff Predictions: Predicting the First Round

    Sunday afternoon, the NHL's playoff picture finally achieved clarity. With two exciting overtime finishes and a winner-take-all shootout, the seeds are set and the matchups are known...

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  11. NHL Playoffs Predictions: 5 Keys for Chicago Blackhawks Postseason

    The playoffs start in only a week, and every team has some questions and concerns as we head to the second season. For the youngest team in the league, the Chicago Blackhawks, the roles have dramatically changed from just one year ago...

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  12. 2010 NHL Playoff Predictions: Sexy Matchups We Want to See in Round One

    As the final week of the NHL regular season is under way, the dust remains far from settled in both conferences playoff chase. April 6 could be a big night for Calgary and Colorado as they play to keep their playoff hopes alive...

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  13. 2010 NFL Mock Draft: Post Donovan McNabb-to-Redskins Trade Edition

    Easter's trade of Donovan McNabb from Philadelphia to Washington changes a lot on the draft board. The Redskins, who had called Notre Dame's Jimmy Clausen in for a weekend workout ...

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  14. Donovan McNabb Dealt To Washington Redskins

    Reports late Sunday are that the Philadelphia Eagles have traded veteran quarterback Donovan McNabb to their division rival Washington Redskins...

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  15. Blackhawks-Devils: Antti Niemi Outduels Martin Brodeur in Blackhawks Win

    Martin Brodeur of the New Jersey Devils has arguably the best netminder resume in the history of the National Hockey League. Entering Friday night, Brodeur had 598 wins (most all time) and 108 shutouts (also most all time)...

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  16. Chicago Blackhawks' Schedule Could Decide Western Conference Seeds

    The Chicago Blackhawks have just six games remaining in the regular season, and sit just three points behind the San Jose Sharks for the top spot in the Western Conference with a game in-hand...

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  17. Chicago Blackhawks March Review: It's Going To Be... OK?

    Six Flags could have sponsored the Chicago Blackhawks month of March, but now that the dust has settled there is reason for hope. The Hawks ended March with a 6-7-2 record that, at times, felt more like a 0-15-0 tailspin...

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  18. Chicago Blackhawks Prospect Kyle Beach Coming on Strong

    For those Blackhawks fans that haven’t heard, the Hawks organization has a number of strong prospects that might factor into the team’s roster in 2010-11. Arguably the best prospect, and a name fans should know, is Kyle Beach...

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  19. Jonathan Toews Enters Canada's Record Books

    Canada Hockey viewed Jonathan Toews as a 13th forward, possibly centering the fourth line of forwards coming into the Games...

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  20. Andres Blanco Dealt from Chicago Cubs To Texas Rangers

    In a minor move that is nonetheless surprising, the Chicago Cubs dealt backup middle infielder Andres Blanco to the Texas Rangers on Saturday for a player to be named or cash...

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  21. Cristobal Huet, Chicago Blackhawks Have Been at Their Worst vs. Columbus

    On Thursday night, the Blackhawks got blown out in Columbus by a Blue Jackets team that sits at the bottom of the Central Division. On paper, the Jackets are terrible. Against the Blackhawks this year, not so much...

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  22. Tyler Colvin About To Be Wasted by the Chicago Cubs?

    It appears the Chicago Cubs will carry a rookie, Tyler Colvin, as their fifth outfielder when the come north for the regular season. And to me, it might be a shame. The Cubs have a lot of money tied up in their outfield...

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  23. Chicago Blackhawks: Not Alone with Questions in Net Headed into Playoffs

    A lot of people, including me, have questioned whether or not the Blackhawks have the right goalie to make a run at the Stanley Cup in 2010...

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  24. Antti Niemi Bandwagon Back in Business for The Blackhawks

    After Tuesday night's shut out of the Phoenix Coyotes, it appears that Antti Niemi is the man in net for the Chicago Blackhawks. A deeper look at the numbers should give Blackhawks fans more confidence in the rookie moving into April...

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  25. Chicago Blackhawks-Phoenix Coyotes: Antti Niemi Takes Coyotes to the Kennel

    Number One. After Tuesday night's 2-0 shut out win over the Phoenix Coyotes, that's where the Blackhawks stand in the Western Conference with 99 points...

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