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Bottom pairing defensemen bright spot for Chicago Blackhawks

Usually, the Chicago Blackhawks bottom defensive pairings are a collection of defenseman whose best years are behind them and players that have no business playing in the NHL (Defenseman like David Rundblad, Rob Scuderi, Kyle Cumiskey and Michal Rozsival come to mind). This year is a different story. The days of the 3rd defensive pairing circus are numbered with the advent of smooth skating, puck moving, of ...

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Brandon Saad records hat trick in first game back with Chicago Blackhawks

Do you think Brandon Saad was happy to return to Chicago? The 24-year-old winger scored a hat trick in his first preseason game of the 2017 NHL season returning to the Blackhawks after being acquired via a trade. Just days later, he did it again but this time in a game that counts. Saad played a big role in the Chicago Blackhawks blowout win over the defending Stanley Cup Champion Pittsburgh Penguins in the ...

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How would you feel about this Blackhawks lineup?

The Chicago Blackhawks will open up the 2017-18 NHL season tonight, hosting the two-time defending Stanley Cup Champion Pittsburgh Penguins. After a disappointing exit from the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs, the hope is the Blackhawks can regain their form and make another run this season. Now that the roster is set, we'll have a better idea what the starting lineup might look like against the Penguins. Here is ...

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Chicago Blackhawks defeat the salary cap menace

The NHL has made the decision to allow the Chicago Blackhawks to place Marian Hossa on long-term injured reserve. The 12-year contract that Hossa signed with the Blackhawks became a problem when the 2013 CBA attached a salary cap recapture penalty to his contract. The 2013 CBA wanted to punish teams that circumvented the salary cap by signing long deals such as Hossa's 12-year, $63 million deal. If Hossa re ...

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Brandon Saad is the spark the Chicago Blackhawks need

After two long years with the Columbus Blue Jackets and John Tortorella, Brandon Saad is back at home with the Chicago Blackhawks. While Artemi Panarin had great chemistry with Patrick Kane, Saad is arguably more valuable to the Blackhawks. When Saad was traded away, Blackhawks fans and other hockey circles were quick to point out that he wouldn't be as good with Columbus because he spent most of his time w ...

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Shop for new 2017 Chicago Blackhawks adidas NHL jersey

The NHL ended its partnership with Reebok last season and decided to move on in its jersey sponsorship. The league signed a deal with adidas and Fanatics to be the exclusive apparel sponsors of the NHL, launching a new partnership that you can take advantage of today! Just weeks ago the sides revealed the new jersey looks for every team in the league, keeping them simple but adding a new twist to them. The ...

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Chicago Blackhawks acquire Brandon Saad for Atremi Panarin

Just minutes after trading Niklas Hjalmarsson to the Arizona Coyotes, the Chicago Blackhawks made another big move on Friday. According to reports, the Blackhawks have struck a deal to send Artemi Panarin, Tyler Motte and a 6th round pick to Columbus for Brandon Saad, Anton Forsberg and a 2018 5th round pick. https://twitter.com/PierreVLeBrun/status/878288680875466753 Saad returns to Chicago just two years ...

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Chicago Blackhawks trade Niklas Hjalmarsson to Arizona

Another well-liked Chicago athlete is on the move. Just hours before the 2017 NHL Draft, the Chicago Blackhawks announced they have traded defenseman Niklas Hjalmarsson to the Arizona Coyotes. In return, the Blackhawks are receiving defensemen Connor Murphy and Laurent Dauphin. Chicago Blackhawks General Manager Stan Bowman commented on the move via a press release sent out by the team: "Niklas' contributio ...

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Chicago sports Father’s Day gift guide

Father's Day 2017 is just under a week away, meaning you don't have much time left to get that perfect gift. Lucky for you we have our Father's Day gift guide ready making it easy to order items with just a click of a button. There's everything from memorabilia, electronics, jerseys and more. You should have no problem finding a great gift to make that father in your life smile. Check out some of our favori ...

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Patrick Kane has nice tribute for soldier on recent flight

Chicago Blackhawks star Patrick Kane may have just had one of the best stories of the NHL offseason so far. While on a American Airlines flight recently, Kane did something special for a soldier who was also on board that same flight. According to flight attendant Teri Truss, Kane gave up his first class seat for a soldier to sit in. Here's the tweet she posted: https://twitter.com/TeriTruss/status/86247198 ...

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