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
Blackhawks Face Much Bigger Challenge in 2nd Round
By Paul M. Banks In their 54th all-time Stanley Cup Playoff appearance, the Chicago Blackhawks advanced to the Western Conference Semifinals 4-2 where they’ll meet the 3rd seeded Vancouver Canucks. If that 54 sounds super-high, remember that the Hawks are one of the NHL’s original six franchises. This series will be the third all-time Stanley Cup Playoff meeting between the … [Read more...] about Blackhawks Face Much Bigger Challenge in 2nd Round
Kris Versteeg Latest of Young Hawks Stars to Emerge
By Paul M. Banks The rise of the Chicago Blackhawks franchise from obscurity to fan and media darling has been well documented. But there’s another (and even more positive ) story that also needs to be told. As bright as the present currently is, the future looks even better. The team’s leaders are a very young core of players whose best days are likely still in front of … [Read more...] about Kris Versteeg Latest of Young Hawks Stars to Emerge
Q & A with Coach Q.
Paul M. Banks interviews Joel Quenneville Quenneville talked about the team's recent skid, following the franchise record winning streak that preceeded it... “I think the whole process is going to be good for us, during that stretch pucks were going in for us left and right, but lately they’re all low scoring affairs and we have to be ready to play that game because … [Read more...] about Q & A with Coach Q.