1. Under-the-Radar Players Giving Chicago Blackhawks a Big Boost in 2014-15

    The Chicago Blackhawks have been talking about being a legitimate championship contender this year since the start of training camp. They went out and proved that they could live up to that status during their recently completed 5-1-0 road trip...

    Steve Silverman Written by Steve Silverman about 1 month ago 2,115 reads 3 comments

  2. NBA Coaches with the Most Command over the Locker Room

    Coaching in the NBA is one of the most complicated jobs in all of sports. It's not just about coming up with a cohesive starting lineup and knowing when to turn to the bench...

    Steve Silverman Written by Steve Silverman about 1 month ago 20,694 reads 58 comments

  3. Chicago Blackhawks Make Statement with Convincing Win Over Los Angeles Kings

    Going into the Chicago Blackhawks ' six-game road trip, head coach Joel Quenneville knew that his team would face a test as they careened around the Western Conference and confronted ...

    Steve Silverman Written by Steve Silverman about 2 months ago 4,588 reads 11 comments

  4. Predicting Which Chicago Blackhawks Players Will Have Best Plus-Minus in 2014-15

    The Chicago Blackhawks are usually a team that dominates on the scoreboard and in puck possession, and their top players usually have impressive plus-minus numbers as the team plays confidently in the regular season...

    Steve Silverman Written by Steve Silverman about 2 months ago 957 reads 3 comments

  5. Chicago Blackhawks Make Advances on First Half of 6-Game Road Trip

    It has largely been an ordinary start for the Chicago Blackhawks this season, but the annual "Circus" road trip scheduled around Thanksgiving is normally a jumping-off point for Joel Quenneveille's team...

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  6. 5 Biggest Reasons for the Chicago Blackhawks' Lackluster Start to 2014-15 Season

    The Chicago Blackhawks make no secret of their long-term goals. They want to win the Stanley Cup every season—and general manager Stan Bowman and head coach Joel Quenneville ...

    Steve Silverman Written by Steve Silverman about 2 months ago 1,774 reads 0 comments

  7. Latest Updates on the Top Prospects for the Chicago Blackhawks

    The Chicago Blackhawks don't live in a vacuum. While they have a roster loaded with superstar players such as Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane and Duncan Keith, all of whom are capable ...

    Steve Silverman Written by Steve Silverman about 2 months ago 2,922 reads 4 comments

  8. Comparing the Blackhawks' Jonathan Toews to the Best All-Around Centers in NHL

    Jonathan Toews has been contributing at a high level since his rookie season in 2007-08, and he has arguably been the Chicago Blackhawks ' best player since his sophomore campaign...

    Steve Silverman Written by Steve Silverman about 2 months ago 3,073 reads 6 comments

  9. Chicago Blackhawks Must Pick Up Scoring Pace Against Western Conference Foes

    When the Chicago Blackhawks go to Detroit Friday night to take on the Red Wings , there may be a sigh of relief as they take the ice against their old rivals...

    Steve Silverman Written by Steve Silverman about 3 months ago 846 reads 5 comments

  10. Ranking the Best Highlights for the Chicago Blackhawks So Far in 2014-15

    The Chicago Blackhawks (9-6-1) have played decent hockey through the first four-plus weeks of the season, but they have not yet hit the kind of stride that head coach Joel Quenneville envisions for his team...

    Steve Silverman Written by Steve Silverman about 3 months ago 1,040 reads 0 comments

  11. Who Must Step Up for the Chicago Blackhawks After Patrick Sharp's Injury?

    The Chicago Blackhawks know that replacing Patrick Sharp is going to be a difficult task over the next three to four weeks while the high-scoring winger recovers from a knee injury, as noted by ESPN's Scott Powers...

    Steve Silverman Written by Steve Silverman about 3 months ago 2,755 reads 4 comments

  12. How Much Longer Can the Chicago Blackhawks Afford to Rely on Brad Richards?

    The decision to sign Brad Richards to a free-agent contract last summer resulted from a weakness on the Chicago Blackhawks roster that has existed for several seasons...

    Steve Silverman Written by Steve Silverman about 3 months ago 6,083 reads 11 comments

  13. Grading the Positional Units for the Chicago Blackhawks Through Four Weeks

    As the page turned on the calender from the first month of the season to the second, it's a fair time to take stock of the Chicago Blackhawks ...

    Steve Silverman Written by Steve Silverman about 3 months ago 2,071 reads 1 comments

  14. How Corey Crawford Compares Favorably with Habs Star Keeper Carey Price

    There was trouble brewing for the Montreal Canadiens . The visiting Chicago Blackhawks were coming into the Bell Center with a full head of angry steam...

    Steve Silverman Written by Steve Silverman about 3 months ago 1,719 reads 7 comments

  15. Goaltending Depth Has Chicago Blackhawks in a Postion to Succeed

    Goaltending depth has not always been an advantage that the Chicago Blackhawks could claim. It's become one as the 2014-15 season heads into the second month of the season. Corey Crawford is a strong No...

    Steve Silverman Written by Steve Silverman about 3 months ago 1,738 reads 7 comments

  16. 5 Stats That Should Make the Chicago Blackhawks Worried Moving Forward

    There is no trouble in paradise, at least not yet. The Chicago Blackhawks started the season with one goal, and that goal remains the same. It is to win the Stanley Cup for the third time in the last six seasons...

    Steve Silverman Written by Steve Silverman about 3 months ago 2,733 reads 2 comments

  17. Chicago Blackhawks' Scoring Woes Continue in Shutout Loss to Ducks

    There's a tendency to classify any meeting between two of the top teams in the Western Conference and say that it had a playoff-like atmosphere...

    Steve Silverman Written by Steve Silverman about 3 months ago 1,748 reads 0 comments

  18. Chicago Blackhawks vs. St. Louis Blues: Which Rival Makes an Opening Statement?

    The Chicago Blackhawks face their first red-letter opponent of the season when they travel to the Scottrade Center Saturday night to take on the team they eliminated in the first round of the playoffs last season: the St...

    Steve Silverman Written by Steve Silverman about 3 months ago 2,106 reads 7 comments

  19. Who's Overachieving, Underperforming for the Chicago Blackhawks This Season

    The pain of losing the seventh game of the Western Conference Final to the Los Angeles Kings haunted the Chicago Blackhawks all summer...

    Steve Silverman Written by Steve Silverman about 3 months ago 5,881 reads 10 comments

  20. How Corey Crawford's Sharp Start Eases the Pressure on the Blackhawks Goalie

    The Chicago Blackhawks have been a strong puck-possession team for several seasons. Due to the high skill level of players like Jonathan Toews , Patrick Kane, Patrick Sharp, ...

    Steve Silverman Written by Steve Silverman about 3 months ago 702 reads 0 comments

  21. Will the Chicago Blackhawks' No. 2 Line Continue to Produce at a High Level?

    The Blackhawks thought they made a key move when they signed Brad Richards at the start of free agency last summer...

    Steve Silverman Written by Steve Silverman about 4 months ago 2,524 reads 6 comments

  22. Grading the Chicago Blackhawks' Stars Through the First Few Games of 2014-15

    It's a long season in the NHL , and one might operate under the theory that teams can easily make up for a slow start by turning things around at midseason and peaking for the playoffs...

    Steve Silverman Written by Steve Silverman about 4 months ago 1,885 reads 1 comments

  23. How Slow Starts for the Chicago Blackhawks Will Become an Issue If Not Addressed

    The Chicago Blackhawks have played two games, and they have started the season with two wins. So everything is just fine in head coach Joel Quenneville's world, correct? The bottom ...

    Steve Silverman Written by Steve Silverman about 4 months ago 3,794 reads 12 comments

  24. Why the Chicago Blackhawks Power-Play Unit Must Step Up in 2014-15

    The Chicago Blackhawks power play did not show up for the preseason. Head coach Joel Quenneville and assistant coach Kevin Dineen wanted all areas of the team to get up to speed ...

    Steve Silverman Written by Steve Silverman about 4 months ago 1,118 reads 5 comments

  25. Bold Predictions for the Chicago Blackhawks as the 2014-15 NHL Season Begins

    A look at the Chicago Blackhawks ' roster, the team's past achievements and their high expectations means that there is only one prediction that truly matters for this team: Will ...

    Steve Silverman Written by Steve Silverman about 4 months ago 5,890 reads 26 comments