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Blackhawks trade defenseman Nick Leddy to Islanders

The wait is over. According to sources, the Chicago Blackhawks have traded defensive man Nick Leddy to the New York Islanders. The move has been anticipated for a few months now as the Hawks had to get under the salary cap by opening night on Wednesday. There was debate about who the Hawks would trade. Some thought that the much older Johnny Oduya would be the odd man out. But with a couple of injuries and ...

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Blackhawks get rid of “The Stripper” during Shoot the Puck

It's a very popular contest during the Chicago Blackhawks games that draws a lot of interest, Shoot the Puck. Usually after the second period a man or child and a woman join a celebrity to compete in the event. It has become a tradition for the song The Stripper to be played during the contest, but from now on the song won't be played. Marissa Miller is pushing for some changes in the Blackhawks organizatio ...

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Blackhawks trade up to pick Nick Schmaltz at No. 20

The NHL draft took place Friday night and for the Chicago Blackhawks Friday was already a "garden work" kind of day. The Hawks took care of business Friday morning by inking goaltender Antti Raanta, forwards Ben Smith and Jeremy Morin to two-year extension deals just hours before the 2014 NHL draft took place. The Blackhawks originally had the 27th pick in the draft, but according to multiple Chicago Blackh ...

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Chicago Blackhawks to play Washington Capitals in 2015 Winter Classic

TSN's Bob McKenzie reports the Chicago Blackhawks will play the Washington Capitals in the 2015 Winter Classic. The game will be held in Washington but the venue has not been announced yet. Rumors were the Philadelphia Flyers were the opponent, but McKenzie reports it's the Blackhawks. The rest of the 2014-2015 NHL schedule will be released at a later date. ...

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Three Key Hawks in the Western Conference Finals

For the fourth time in six years, the Chicago Blackhawks will be playing in the Western Conference Finals. After knocking off the highly talented St. Louis Blues in the first round, it appeared that maybe the second round wouldn't be much of a test for the Hawks. However, the Minnesota Wild showed major improvement from 2013 when they lost in five games to the eventual Stanley Cup Champions. The road is obv ...

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Brandon Bollig suspended 2 games

The Blackhawks will be without forward Brandon Bollig for two games in their series with the Minnesota Wild, after the NHL announced his suspension on Saturday. Bollig was hit with a minor penalty for boarding Minnesota defenseman Keith Ballard during the second period of Chicago's 4-2 loss in Minnesota. The series is tied 2-2. Game 5 is Sunday night in Chicago.   ...

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NHL Playoffs: Know your opponent – Minnesota Wild

Road to the Stanley Cup series, sponsored by Can-Am Spyder's Open-Air, Three-Wheeler. Can-Am Spyder is an official sponsor of the NHL. The second round of the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs are here. After losing the first two games to the St. Louis Blues, the Blackhawks rallied to win four straight and advance. Their opponent, the Minnesota Wild, won Game 7 on the road in Colorado. Now the two teams battle for t ...

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NHL Playoffs: Three Key Blackhawks in Round 2

After closing out the St. Louis Blues Sunday afternoon, the Chicago Blackhawks had to wait until late Wednesday night to find out their next opponent. It took seven games, but the Minnesota Wild moved on with their series win over the Colorado Avalanche.   The Wild entered the playoffs as the first wild card team and upset the Colorado Avalanche on an overtime goal in Game 7. This will be the second year in ...

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Can the Hawks even the series up?

After two wild games in St. Louis, the Chicago Blackhawks returned home for Game 3 and shutout the Blues 2-0. It's a series again. The 'Hawks were in both of the games in St. Louis, leading with under a minute left in both before the Blues scored late goals to win both games and a commanding 2-0 series lead. Now the 'Hawks have life and they have the United Center behind them as they try to even the series ...

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Pittsburgh nor the elements were a match for defending champs

I began my drive up to Chicago after a 50 hour work week. Roughly a 300 mile drive from my home in Southern Indiana. Tired, cranky and sore, I begrudgingly shoved pairs of thick socks, thermals and sweaters into my duffle bag.  My fiancee turned me around for another hug and looked at my luggage. "Do you think you packed enough layers for the game? It'll be cold." Sorry, Danielle. I could've had a propane h ...

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