1. Chicago Cubs: Could Former Managerial Candidate Pete Mackanin Join the Cubs?

    Following a disappointing season in Philadelphia, the Phillies fired three coaches after their last game of the season. Among those coaches was Pete Mackanin , who interviewed for the Cubs ' managerial opening back in November of 2011...

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  2. Chicago Blackhawks: Forward Prospect Vince Hinostroza Starts Strong

    This summer, Bartlett native Vince Hinostroza got everything started on a high note. First drafted by his hometown team, he then helped his Waterloo Black Hawks teammates win the 2012 World Junior Club Cup in Omsk, Russia...

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  3. Chicago Blackhawks Prospect Report: Goalie Prospect Mattson Rocked in Chicago

    On Saturday evening, the Tri -City Storm came to town to take on the Chicago Steel . Both teams were playing the second game of their 64-game USHL schedule...

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  4. Carolina Hurricanes: A Scouting Report on 2012 Draftee Jaccob Slavin

    In the fifth round of the 2012 NHL Draft, the Hurricanes selected Jaccob Slavin , a defenseman out of the United States Hockey League...

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  5. Chicago Blackhawks: Top Hockey Options During the Lockout

    As seems to be his forte as commissioner, Gary Bettman has once again guided the NHL and NHLPA to such an impasse that a player lockout has occurred...

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  6. Chicago Blackhawks: 5 Blackhawks Who Could Benefit from a Lockout

    For the third time since he's assumed the role of Commissioner of the NHL , Gary Bettman faces another lockout. The 1994-95 lockout cost the NHL 36 games, 104 days, and all cross-conference games...

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  7. Chicago Blackhawks: Is It Time to Re-Consider a Trade for Ladislav Smid?

    During the height of the 2011 trade season, the Blackhawks had a clear interest in Edmonton defenseman Ladislav Smid . Trade talks quickly ground to a halt when the Oilers asked for Nick Leddy in return...

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  8. Chicago Blackhawks: 6 Reasons to Take a Chance on Dominik Hasek

    Recently, longtime NHL goaltender Dominik Hasek said that he'd like to come back to the NHL and is " very motivated "...

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  9. Chicago Blackhawks: Why Kyle Beach Has to Step Up in 2012/13

    On June 20, 2008, former Blackhawks G.M. Dale Tallon rolled the dice on Kyle Beach , a player considered to be of high skill and physicality, but also known to have some character issues...

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  10. Chicago Blackhawks: Why Jon Cooper Should Be the New Assistant Coach

    Two years ago, Jon Cooper was the head coach/general manager of the USHL's Green Bay Gamblers. By the end of this offseason, he could be sitting behind an NHL bench...

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  11. Report: Chicago Cubs Sign Jorge Soler to a Nine Year Contract

    Theo and Jed got their man. As was first reported by Joel Sherman , and later confirmed by Ken Rosenthal , the Chicago Cubs won the bidding on prized Cuban outfielder Jorge Soler, ...

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  12. Chicago Blackhawks: Johnny Oduya and Jamal Mayers Re-Signed

    In a joint press release , the Chicago Blackhawks announced on Tuesday that they had completed contract extensions with impending unrestricted free agents Johnny Oduya and Jamal Mayers...

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  13. Chicago Blackhawks: Five Potential Replacements for Mike Haviland

    The Mike Haviland era in Chicago has come to an end. As was first reported by the Chicago Tribune , the Hawks have relieved assistant coach Mike Haviland of his duties behind the Blackhawks bench...

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  14. Chicago Cubs: 5 Unexpected Facts about the Club Through 29 Games

    The first year of the Epstein/Hoyer/Sveum era has been... well, odd. In spring training, guys such as Joe Mather and Steve Clevenger , who were considered to be ticketed for AAA Iowa, forced their way onto the ball club...

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  15. Chicago Blackhawks: Why Marcus Kruger Can Replace Dave Bolland in 2012-13

    Before I begin this article, I'd like to make one thing clear: I like Dave Bolland . He's a top-flight checking center, able to occasionally make a great play and Kryptonite to the Sedin brothers up in Vancouver ...

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  16. Chicago Cubs: Why It's Time to Admit That Trey McNutt Is a Relief Pitcher

    After a brilliant 2010 campaign that saw 2009 32nd-round draft pick Trey McNutt climb all the way to AA Tennessee with a sparkling 2.48 ERA for the year, many wanted to believe that McNutt was a future ace...

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  17. NHL Playoffs 2012: What Now for the Eliminated Teams?

    When Adam Henrique got his goal past Jose Theodore after 83:47 of hockey, the first round of the 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs finally came to an end. For eight teams, their Stanley Cup dreams remain alive...

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  18. Chicago Blackhawks: The Top 5 Offseason Priorities

    Six games. That's all the vaunted Chicago Blackhawks were able to last in the postseason. A measly 2-4 record against Phoenix in the postseason ended it all...

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  19. Chicago Cubs: Why Bryan LaHair Will Benefit Cubs in the Short and Long Term

    Right now, the best two position players for the Cubs are easily star shortstop Starlin Castro and longtime minor leaguer Bryan LaHair . While many called for top prospect Anthony Rizzo to start the season at first, LaHair was given the job...

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  20. NHL Playoffs 2012: Analyzing Nashville Predators Matchup Against Phoenix Coyotes

    Before the Chicago-Phoenix series had reached its conclusion, the series already held the interest of the Nashville Predators , as their opponent would be the winner of that series...

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  21. NHL Playoffs 2012: Chicago Blackhawks Blame Lies Firmly on Their Own Shoulders

    Well, that's all she wrote for the 2011/12 Blackhawks . A season that started with so much promise ended at the United Center with only six postseason games to show for it. Many of the supposedly solid moves quickly negated themselves...

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  22. Chicago Cubs: Analyzing Michael Bowden's Long-Term Role with the Cubs

    In exchange for five months of Marlon Byrd's services, the Cubs received local pitcher Michael Bowden and a player to be named later...

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  23. NHL Playoffs 2012: Chicago Blackhawks Stay Alive, Shaw to Return in Game 6

    Five games, five overtimes. Despite the Coyotes getting the first goal, the Blackhawks battled back to win in Phoenix Saturday night, and will play again this season...

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  24. NHL Playoffs 2012: Why Chicago Blackhawks Should Start Carter Hutton in Game 5

    Call me crazy, but I genuinely believe that a goalie with no NHL experience is the Blackhawks' best choice to fight back from their 3-1 deficit against the Phoenix Coyotes ...

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  25. Chicago Cubs: Former Top Prospect Angel Guzman Suspended for Drug Use

    After a breakout 2009 season, Angel Guzman seemingly fell off the face of the baseball world. The former Cubs top prospect—he appeared on Baseball America's "Top 100 Prospects" list three times—put it all together in '09...

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