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It’s time for the Chicago Blackhawks to be sellers at the trade deadline

The Chicago Blackhawks have been perennial buyers at the trade deadline for years, always looking to bolster the roster for a long playoff run. This year the Blackhawks are on pace for one of their worst seasons in the Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews era and will certainly miss the playoffs. The Blackhawks need to be sellers at the trade deadline, clearly this roster doesn't bring much to the table. Recentl ...

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Corey Crawford takes a step forward as he returns to ice

Chicago Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford was back on the ice today for the first time since he was placed on injured reserve on December 27th. Crawford has been dealing with post-concussion syndrome and it still isn't clear when the goalie will be cleared to play. But with a big second half of the NHL season here, the Blackhawks would love to have Crawford back for a potential boost to their playoff chances ...

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How do the Chicago Blackhawks get into the playoffs?

Believe it or not, all hope isn't lost quite yet lost on the Chicago Blackhawks securing a wild card spot. While the odds may seem insurmountable, the Blackhawks are just 6 points behind the Minnesota Wild and when its all put into perspective the Blackhawks are still in a good position. So just how do the Chicago Blackhawks get into the playoffs? The answer is 40, the Blackhawks need 40 points in the secon ...

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Chicago Blackhawks first half recap of the 2017-18 season

The Chicago Blackhawks finally made it to the NHL All-Star break. So far, this season has been rough for the Blackhawks and fans alike. At the half-way point, the Blackhawks find themselves dead last in the Central Division and a team lacking any sort of identity. This Blackhawks team doesn't know if they're going to get blown out by another last place team or if they'll beat one of the best teams in the NH ...

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What will the Chicago Blackhawks do without Corey Crawford?

According to a recent report by Chicago Sun-Times writer Mark Lazerus it's possible that Corey Crawford could miss the rest of the season due to vertigo like symptoms. This is terrible news for a struggling Blackhawks team that relies so heavily on Corey Crawford. While Lazerus is usually on top of things, this whole situation with Crawford feels off. The Blackhawks organization has been unusually quiet on ...

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The Chicago Blackhawks move on from Richard Panik

The Chicago Blackhawks made a move on Wednesday. The team traded forwards Richard Panik and Laurent Dauphin to Arizona in exchange for forward Anthony Duclair and defenseman Adam Clendening. After being a healthy scratch quite a few times the past couple weeks, it was clear that Panik needed a fresh start and so did the Blackhawks. With a $2.8 million cap hit over two years and Panik's recent performances, ...

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Are the Chicago Blackhawks truly a last place team?

This year the Central Division is proving to be extremely competitive, leaving the Blackhawks little room for error. Unfortunately, error is the only consistent thing for the Blackhawks this year. The Blackhawks are now at the bottom looking up at Winnipeg, St. Louis and Nashville. Thankfully the Blackhawks are only 3 points out of a wild card spot as of now and is entirely dependent on when Crawford gets b ...

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Chicago Blackhawks place goalie Corey Crawford on injured reserve

The Chicago Blackhawks have placed goaltender Corey Crawford on injured reserve for the second time this month. In a corresponding move, the Blackhawks recalled goalie Jeff Glass and forward David Kampf from the Rockford IceHogs It's not clear as of yet how much time Crawford will miss, any extended absence will hamper the Blackhawks playoff chances. Earlier this month Crawford was placed on injured reserve ...

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What should the Chicago Blackhawks do with Richard Panik?

Last year Chicago Blackhawks forward Richard Panik had a break-out year scoring 22 goals and 22 helpers, earning himself a 2 year $5.6 million contract with the team. This Season, Panik has gone completely off the radar with a few blips here and there. Panik is far from the 44 point player he was last year. In 31 games Panik has 14 points on pace for a 36 point season but with each game that number slightly ...

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Are the Chicago Blackhawks back on track?

After losing five games in a row the Chicago Blackhawks have now won three-straight games. Does this mean the Blackhawks are back to their winning ways? Unfortunately, it's a possibility that the Blackhawks are in fact far from those days of winning. Don't get excited, the Blackhawks won three games against some of the worst teams in the NHL and they didn't exactly win those games in a convincing fashion. I ...

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