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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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Previewing the Chicago Blackhawks series with the St. Louis Blues

You should know the drill by now. Seven games. Two teams. One advances. Once again, the Chicago Blackhawks will kick off another Stanley Cup chase in a first-round meeting against hated divisional rival St. Louis. Let’s get to it. Any discussion of the Blues starts with 24-year-old Vladimir Tarasenko, who’s sure to be a thorn in the side of the Hawks again this series. He's go ...

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A look back at predictions for the Chicago Blackhawks 2015-16 season

Before we jump ahead to the playoffs, let’s go back and revisit our season preview (click that link for a reminder) from the start of the season to see just how wrong I was. I’ve got Teuvo Teravainen scoring at least 52 points this season: I should’ve put Artemi Panarin here, although I don’t think anyone expected Panarin to be quite as good as he was this year. I settled on 52 points because that was the n ...

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Storylines to follow in the 2015-16 Chicago Blackhawks season

In a little less than 24 hours, we’ll get to witness the final act in yet another Stanley Cup victory for the Blackhawks, as the 2015 Stanley Cup Champions banner will be raised to the United Center rafters. Then that'll be a memory and it'll be time for a new season. So let's get right to it: here are some storylines to keep an eye on this winter: I've got Teuvo Teravainen scoring at least 52 points this s ...

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Blackhawks, Niklas Hjalmarsson Report: Slow Return On Risky Investment

Just as any business looks for ways to ensure profitability, the Chicago Blackhawks look for the same out of its players.  Many risks were taken during the 2010 off-season, unknowing of what was to come.  It was simply the price to be paid of a long-run to a Stanley Cup and a couple years of salary inflation. Now in the midst of a season in which the Blackhawks have yet to carve an identity, we can start to ...

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