Blackhawks Roundtable: Goalies, Defense & Marian Hossa

Welcome to our second monthly installment of The Hockey Writers Chicago Blackhawks roundtable! In our first roundtable, we discussed line combinations, the state of management, and our opinion on bringing back Marcus Kruger. Today Meghan Dillon, Greg Boysen, and Gail Kauchak give their view on three more questions regarding the Blackhawks. Let’s get started. The […]

NHL Rumors: Skinner, Panarin, Stone, More

In today’s rumor rundown, the Buffalo Sabres and Jeff Skinner may be thinking long-term extension behind the scenes but you’d never know it by what they’re saying. Artemi Panarin might be interested in a move back to Chicago, William Nylander isn’t worried about his contract extension in Toronto and Mark Stone’s signing for one year […]

NHL Rumors: Trouba, Offer Sheets, and the Blackhawks

In today’s rumor rundown Jacob Trouba and the Winnipeg Jets have both submitted their ask for the purpose of salary arbitration and the two sides are far apart. Another report suggests the practice of tendering offer sheets in the NHL is vanishing quicker than a speeding ticket and the Chicago Blackhawks appeared to have hurried […]

NHL Rumors: Skinner, Pacioretty, Nurse, More

The big news on Thursday and heading into Friday was that the Chicago Blackhawks cleared up a ton of cap space in the move that sent Marian Hossa’s deal to Arizona. The Blackhawks are looking to spend that newly acquired money and there seem to be a number of names on their target list. So […]

Blackhawks Trade Hossa, Hinostroza & More to Coyotes

The Chicago Blackhawks have traded Marian Hossa, Vinnie Hinostroza, Jordan Oesterle and a third-round pick in the 2019 NHL Entry Draft to the Arizona Coyotes in exchange for Marcus Kruger, Mackenzie Entwistle, Jordan Maletta, Andrew Campbell and a fifth-round pick in the 2019 fifth-round draft pick, the Blackhawks announced Thursday. OFFICIAL: The #Blackhawks have acquired Marcus […]

Time for Kane, Toews to Unite on Blackhawks’ Top Line

Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews don’t play on the same line. That’s been the doctrine largely followed by coach Joel Quenneville and his staff en route to three Stanley Cups since 2010 in this era of Chicago Blackhawks brilliance. Separating their two superstar forwards has provided depth and balance through the club’s top-six and made […]

Blackhawks & Hurricanes: Trade Winds Blowing

Chicago Blackhawks general manager Stan Bowman made two huge moves prior to the 2017 NHL Entry Draft when he traded with the Arizona Coyotes and Columbus Blue Jackets, completely changing the look of his team. As we approach this year’s draft, Bowman could be working on another big deal with a familiar trading partner. New […]

Getting To Know Blackhawks’ Nilsson

The Chicago Blackhawks signed Swedish free agent forward Jacob Nilsson last Thursday to a one-year deal for the 2018-19 season. Nilsson is a 24-year-old, left-handed shot, who stands at 5-foot-10 and weighs 181 pounds. He can play both center and left wing and is known for his strong skating, backchecking and skill. Nilsson played for […]

5 Blackhawks Prospects to Watch

The Chicago Blackhawks had a rather unsuccessful 2017-18 season, but the same can’t be said for their American Hockey League affiliate, the Rockford IceHogs. They had a record of 40-28-4 in the regular season and swept the Chicago Wolves and Manitoba Moose in the first two rounds of the Calder Cup Playoffs before falling to […]

Sun Setting on Blackhawks’ Toews, Kane, Keith?

The Stanley Cup Final is about to start and free agency is still more than a month away, with the NHL’s annual offseason reshaping of rosters not quite ready to commence in full. Despite that, the numerous predictions about what’s in store for the Chicago Blackhawks in 2018-19 have evoked a sense of certainty. The […]