Blackhawks need to jettison Dan Carcillo


Dan Carcillo

Dan Carcillo was playing so well by his standards. Then Dan Carcillo Dan-Carcillo’d all over himself.

This may come as surprising news to you, but ‘Carbomb’ has more than worn out his welcome. His latest antics cost him six games. For some reason, the left winger decided cross-checking a defenseless Mathieu Perreault was necessary. The Winnipeg Jet suffered an upper body injury because of the check.

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Teuvo Teravainen Time requires patience from Blackhawks fans


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Chicago Blackhawks fans may indeed become witness to the next Patrick Kane as Teuvo Teravainen is now up with the parent club. However, it’s going to take awhile to get there. He got called up on January 2nd, but he hasn’t scored a goal or an assist yet.

The #18 overall pick in the 2012 NHL Draft was second on the Rockford Icehogs (the Blackhawks American Hockey League affiliate) with 23 points (six goals, 17 assists) and 92 shots on goal in 33 games before arriving in Chicago.

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San Jose Sharks loan Blackhawks legend Adam Burish to Wolves


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When Adam Burish was in Chicago, he was the best sports soundbite in the city. Unfortunately, the rock star from the 2010 Stanley Cup Champions had to leave as he was made part of the Hawks’ summer yard sale that followed capturing the Cup. It was a ten player sell-off of 1992 San Diego Padres proportions.

However, Burish is back in The Chi now.

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Chicago Blackhawks hurt by lack of third defensive pair


Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Michal Rozsival

The Chicago Blackhawks are blessed with some of the better, if not the best, defensemen comprised on one team…until you get to the third pairing.

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Finally, it’s Teuvo Teravainen time for Blackhawks


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Chicago Blackhawks fans can put to rest the hashtag #FreeTuevo now.

The #18 overall pick in the 2012 NHL Draft, Tuevo Teravainen has loads of potential, and in this new year, we’ll begin to see it. Teravainen began the season at Rockford, but Friday night it became official:  Tuevo is coming up to the parent club.

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2015 Winter Classic pits storied franchise vs league’s best scorer


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The 2015 Winter Classic will be hosted by the nation’s capital as the Washington Capitals face off against the Chicago Blackhawks. The New Year’s Day marquee game will be the first hosted in Washington D.C. It will be the second appearance for each team. Chicago also hosted a Stadium Series game last season.

The Winter Classic is now in it’s 7th edition, and has grown into something much larger than one game.

“I noticed today just counting up, since our first NHL outdoor telecast at Ralph Wilson Stadium, that was seven years ago there have been 110 of these games played,” said Mike ‘Doc’ Emrick, NBC’s play-by-play announcer for the Winter Classic. “Hershey Park Stadium, Red Square, nine other countries, Mexico City, and 17 of the 110 have been at Fenway Park.  It has taken on quite a life and each one of them has its own set of memories and I know this one will, too.” [Read more…]

Ben Eager joins Chicago Wolves, another ex Blackhawks player on team


Ben Eager, Chicago Wolves

Photo: Chicago Wolves

Ben Eager spent little time in between teams. The former Chicago Blackhawk is now a member of the Chicago Wolves. Eager is the third member of the 2009-10 Stanley Cup Champion Blackhawks on the Wolves’ roster joining forward Colin Fraser and defenseman Brent Sopel.

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Trevor van Riemsdyk: very pleasant surprise for Blackhawks


Trevor van Riemsdyk

Trevor van Riemsdyk surprised many by making the Chicago Blackhawks roster out of training camp. His addition led to the subtraction of Nick Leddy. Leddy was going to eventually command more money and it has been well-documented that the Hawks are against the salary cap.

The move was widely panned, but what fans and critics of the trade can agree upon is that van Riemsdyk has been a pleasant surprise through one month of the NHL season.

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Marian Hossa: Blackhawks’ consistent, reliable 2-way player


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When Marian Hossa signed a monster twelve-year contract with the Chicago Blackhawks in 2009 he came to the team having played for the Stanley Cup runner-up the two previous seasons (2009 Detroit Red Wings and 2008 Pittsburgh Penguins). After winning two Stanley Cups with the Blackhawks, his career is more “complete.”

But he’s always been a very special player. Even though he goes overlooked sometimes. Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews are the faces of the franchise. After that, Patrick Sharp is the fan favorite. (Especially female fans). In terms of “star power,” a very unscientific and arbitrary metric (Highly debatable too), Marian Hossa might even be behind Duncan Keith and Corey Crawford too.

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2014-15 Chicago Blackhawks season preview


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Many hockey pundits, including Sports Illustrated, predicted the Chicago Blackhawks to win it all this year. So anything less than those coveted 16 postseason wins in spring/summer 2015 will constitute a disappointment. Yes, that’s the standard. Two Stanley Cups in a four year span will do that.

NHL on NBC Analysts Mike “Doc” Emrick, Pierre McGuire and Eddie Olczyk (yes the hometown call is national too) met the media on conference call to preview the upcoming NHL season. It all gets started tonight in Dallas.

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Special chance to re-live both Blackhawks title clinchers


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Comcast SportsNet Chicago, television partner of the Blackhawks, Bulls, Cubs and White Sox, will be celebrating its 10th anniversary throughout the month of October beginning on the official launch date – Wednesday, October 1st. As the Blackhawks have been the biggest winner by far during that decade, they have been the network’s biggest cash cow.

So among the top 10 moments in Chicago sports history since 2004, CSN has a couple Blackhawks moments that you can re-live:

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VIDEO: Blackhawks’ Jim Cornelison sings national anthem on Colbert Report


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Jim Cornelison, the full time national anthem singer for the Chicago Blackhawks, has performed the Star Spangled Banner at numerous venues in addition to the United Center. Cornelison has performed the Star Spangled banner before NFL and college football games; as well as NASCAR races.

Last night, on the eve of the Star Spangled banner’s 200th birthday, he flexed his vocal muscles on Comedy Central’s The Colbert Report. Stephen Colbert closed his show last night by interviewing his guest, Lonn Taylor, author of “The Star Spangled banner: the making of an American Icon,” then introducing Cornelison.

Watch below:

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