The Chicago Blackhawks were linked to a handful of familiar names heading towards the NHL trade deadline Wednesday afternoon. Ryan Kesler, Martin Brodeur, and David Legwand were all attached to trade talks involving the Hawks. In the spirit of not rocking the boat, general manager Stan Bowman made trades that made minimal ripples to the roster. Draft picks, Peter Regin, … [Read more...] about Chicago Blackhawks will benefit from minor moves
The Chicago Blackhawks recalled Brandon Pirri from the IceHogs Monday. With the team looking bored and/or uninterested during their current woes, the addition of the offensive-minded 22-year old could be what the Hawks need. Chicago is about to embark on a west coast road trip in which they play four opponents that could make noise in the playoffs. Three of the teams are in … [Read more...] about With offense sputtering, Chicago Blackhawks recall Brandon Pirri
After going largely unscathed on the injury front for the first half of the season, the Chicago Blackhawks have been getting bitten by the bug in a big way in recent weeks. You have Marcus Kruger out with a concussion (although he is skating now and should be back soon), Daniel Carcillo down with a knee injury that he sustained on his incredibly stupid hit on Tom … [Read more...] about Sharp Out 3-4 Weeks; Is it Panic Time for Stan Bowman?
Despite his assurances on Monday that he is completely healthy, the Chicago Blackhawks took out an extra insurance policy on goaltender Corey Crawford on Wednesday, bringing up keeper Alexander Salak from Rockford. Ray Emery has also been feeling under the weather, so the goalie lineup for the Hawks going into Thursday’s game against the Winnipeg Jets is anyone’s guess at this … [Read more...] about Blackhawks Notes: Salak Recalled, Saad Sent to Saginaw
Lost in the shuffle amid all the roster moves that were made today by the Chicago Blackhawks as they prepare for their regular season opener on Friday was the fact that the roster for the Rockford IceHogs, their AHL affiliate, was solidified as well. Several players who were sent down today, including Brandon Pirri, Dylan Olsen, and Marcus Kruger, undoubtedly will be looked at … [Read more...] about Chicago Blackhawks Season Preview: Meet the IceHogs