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Chris Jelinek

I am 19 years old and currently study at the University of Iowa. I began writing for Chi City Sports in July of 2010. I am a big fan of all Chicago Sports teams besides the White Sox. Also a big follower of Notre Dame. I mainly focus on writing about the Cubs and Blackhawks but occasionally pitch in on covering the Bears and other breaking news. Follow me on twitter, @Cjelinek16

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Cubs Minor League Report: Week 1

With another sub .500 season expected for the Chicago Cubs in 2014, most attention will be focused on their minor league affiliates. After the Cubs began their season last Monday, the minor league teams got started on Thursday, except for Short-A Boise which will start in June. Here is a look at some of the highlights from the first weekend of play down on the farm.   AAA Iowa Cubs: Iowa is the current home ...

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Chicago Cubs prosect Mike Olt makes Opening Day roster

Chicago Cubs general manger Jed Hoyer announced on Thursday that third baseman Mike Olt has made the Cubs opening day roster. Olt, 25, was acquired by the Cubs from the Texas Rangers last July in the package for Matt Garza. MLB.com had Olt ranked as the 14th prospect in the Cubs system. Although a 14th ranked prospect doesn't seem like much to be excited about, Olt has a lot of potential. In 2012, the Cubs ...

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Chicago Cubs Preview: Rizzo looks to have big year

Heading into a season with a lot of uncertainty at numerous positions for the Chicago Cubs, first base is one of few sports that they solidified starter that will be there for the entire season in Anthony Rizzo. After signing a seven-year contract extension with the Cubs in May of last season, Rizzo had disappointed at the plate for the rest of the season. He finished the season with a .233 average and a .3 ...

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Chicago Blackhawks: Three Keys for the Hawks Post Olympic Break

The Chicago Blackhawks return to action on Thursday night in New York after almost a month off for the Winter Olympics. For some players the Olympics were a chance to get away, relax, and prepare for another run at a Stanley Cup. But 10 Blackhawks were in Sochi playing for their countries and had a mix of success and failure. Four Hawks players came away empty-handed, three left with silver medals and three ...

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2014 Chicago Cubs Top 20 Prospects

Another baseball season is around the corner as Chicago Cubs pitchers and catchers will report to the new facilities is Mesa, Arizona this week. While the expectations at the major league level are still very low, a big part of the Cubs future continues to develop in the minor league levels. This year will be a big year to gauge where the Cubs will be in their rebuilding process. If there big time prospects ...

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Blackhawks bring back Kris Versteeg in deal with Florida

After a overtime victory against the Phoenix Coyotes on Thursday night, the Chicago Blackhawks and their fans have another reason to celebrate, Kris Versteeg will be once again wearing the indian head sweater. The Blackhawks made the deal official Tuesday night with the Florida Panthers as they will receive Versteeg and Phillippe Lefebrve in return for forward Jimmy Hayes and defenseman Dylan Olsen. The Pan ...

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Cubs showing interest in Tanaka and Granderson

Just two days into the first, typically more quiet round of GM meetings in Orlando, rumors are already swirling about possible landing spots for star Japanese pitcher Masahiro Tanaka and former Yankees center fielder Cutris Granderon. The Cubs have been connected to rumors involving the 25 year old Tanaka for quite some time now. His stock rose significantly after posting a 24-0 record for Tohoku Rakuten th ...

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Blackhawks Sign Shaw to Two Year Extension

The Chicago Blackhawks announced on Tuesday that they have reached a two year contract extension with forward Andrew Shaw. Shaw was drafted by the Blackhawks in the fifth round in 2011. While the Hawks made a number of extensions this past off-season, Shaw was one of the big names set to become a free agent at the end of the 2013-2014 season. According the sources, Shaw will make $2 million a season in a co ...

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Hawks stars shine in 5-2 win against Dallas

The Chicago Blackhawks traveled to Dallas on Saturday night to battle their new divisional foe, the Stars. While the Hawks found themselves killing penalties early and often, the penalty kill rose to the occasion and the big guns took it from there. With two penalties in the first four minutes of the game, the Hawks did not get off to the start they wanted on the road. Although they were able to kill off bo ...

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Blackhawks prospect update

While the Chicago Blackhawks continue to remain as one the top teams in the NHL and are in the midst of fighting for a third Stanley Cup in five years, no a lot of attention is spent on prospects in the Hawks system. If there is a hockey version of the St. Louis Cardinals, the Blackhawks are just it. Just like the Cardinals, the Blackhawks have found a successful blueprint of competing for championship and ...

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