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Don’t ever turn your back on the Blackhawks: Game 1 Reaction

Consider this a public service announcement, for those of you who are relatively new to the Stanley Cup Playoffs or are unfamiliar with its insane momentum swings. No matter how what you think of this year’s version of the Blackhawks, there will be moments in this postseason where the team you see on the ice will fail to resemble an NHL-caliber squad. There will be baffling mistakes made by your favorite pl ...

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Predicting the Blackhawks playoff chances a lesson in futility

How are you supposed to make any type of predictions about the Chicago Blackhawks postseason run this year? How are you supposed to know anything about the state of this team as it enters the Stanley Cup Playoffs for the seventh season in a row? The final month of the regular season has been a series of skyscraping highs and plunging lows. It started with Patrick Kane’s injury during a game against the Flor ...

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Chicago Blackhawks’ deadline moves could lead to more offense for captain Jonathan Toews

The trade deadline had, in the past few years, been a quiet part of the season for the Chicago Blackhawks. But some unique circumstances in the 2014-15 season forced the hand of Blackhawks general manager Stan Bowman, leading him to pick up the phone and swing a trio of trades over the weekend. Kimmo Timonen, Antoine Vermette and Andrew Desjardins were all added to the roster, with some draft picks, prospec ...

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Two Chicago Blackhawks among NHL’s best selling jerseys

https://twitter.com/NHLBlackhawks/status/551950876391526400 The NHL has released their best selling jersey list for 2014 and it's no surprise that two Chicago Blackhawks have landed in the top 5. Patrick Kane topped the list at No. 1, while Jonathan Toews came in at No. 3. Split between the two Blackhawks is Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby. Kane's sweater was No. 5 last year, while Toews stayed put ...

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Chicago Blackhawks dominate early NHL All-Star selections

  Columbus is going to have a major Windy City feel later this month. The first batch of NHL All-Star selections were revealed earlier today and five Chicago Blackhawks were named to the team. The only non-Blackhawks player named to the first six selections was Buffalo Sabres center Zemgus Girgensons. Forwards Patrick Kane, Jonathan Toews, defensemen Brent Seabrook and Duncan Keith join goalie Corey Cr ...

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Jonathan Toews takes the Ice Bucket Challenge

The ice bucket challenge is all the rage right now and already a few Chicago athletes have taken the challenge. The latest? Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews. Toews starts his challenge by wakeboarding, then proceeding to dump a bucket of ice water over him. Impressive Captain, impressive. Just another reason why we have the best captain in the NHL. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iHiVBehzP9E ...

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The fortunes of the Chicago Blackhawks and the Pittsburgh Penguins after their first Stanley Cup victories

As the calendar turned from 2009 to 2010 about four-and-a-half years ago, both the Chicago Blackhawks and Pittsburgh Penguins appeared to be embarking on a long run of dominance in the NHL. The Penguins were riding high off of their 2009 Stanley Cup Championship victory over the Detroit Red Wings and boasted two of the world’s best players in Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin. The Blackhawks, meanwhile, were ...

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Patrick Kane, Jonathan Toews agree to deal with Blackhawks

The cornerstones of the Chicago Blackhawks will be around until at least 2022-23, as Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews have agreed to deals with the team. The duo both agreed to a eight-year deal worth $84 million each. With their contracts up after this upcoming season, getting these deals done now were key. Both will stay in the franchise and surely have Chicago in contention. Toews has 195 goals and 246 as ...

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Report: Blackhawks Toews and Kane to ask for $12 million annually?

https://twitter.com/TSNBobMcKenzie/statuses/482175029270958080 The Blackhawks have made it clear that signing Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews to extensions will be the top priority this off-season. A report from TSN's Bob McKenzie says the two will ask for $12 million annually each to start off the negotiations. Realistically, the duo will likely get around $10 million annually as McKenzie also reports. The ...

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Chicago athletes nominated for ESPY awards

The ESPY award nominations have officially been released and three Chicago athletes have been nominated.  The ESPY's will aired live on July 16th at 8 p.m. CST on ESPN, and hosted by musical artist Drake. BEST NHL PLAYER Sidney Crosby, Pittsburgh Penguins Ryan Getzlaf, Anaheim Ducks Anze Kopitar, Los Angeles Kings Henrik Lundqvist, New York Rangers Jonathan Toews, Chicago Blackhawks The Captain is nominated ...

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