The Hawks are now 0-2-2 in their season openers dating back to 2007. Heading into Thursday’s loss against the Colorado Avalanche, the Hawks were tied for the longest active winless streak in the NHL. We all know what happened last year and the year before. So there is no reason to panic at all. “It’s
DENVER — Forgive rookie defenseman Nick Leddy if he feels a bit jittery Thursday. He’ll be playing in his first NHL game when the Hawks meet the Colorado Avalanche at the Pepsi Center. “It’s obviously very exciting,” the 19-year-old said Thursday after the Hawks’ morning skate. “I don’t think I’ll be taking a nap today.”
Just how good is the Central Division? With the Blackhawks and Detroit Red Wings, the division is the class of the Western Conference, having two of the past three Stanley Cup champions. And it’s deep. Two seasons ago, four of the division’s five teams made the playoffs: the Red Wings, Hawks, St. Louis Blues and
Just when it looked as if rookie winger Jeremy Morin had earned himself a spot on the Blackhawks roster, the team announces Monday that he’s been assigned to the Rockford IceHogs. With Morin gone, the Hawks have 13 forwards and nine defenseman, including rookie Nick Leddy, remaining on their roster with two days left to
Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville was the bearer of bad news Saturday. But it could have been much worse. Quenneville said defenseman Brian Campbell will be out four to five weeks with a right knee sprain. Asked if it could have been worse, Quenneville said “if you get the ACL in there and all of sudden
Only 26 players remain. The Blackhawks, as expected, made more cuts Friday sending forwards Kyle Beach, Igor Makarov, Brandon Pirri and Ben Smith and defenseman Brian Connelly to the Rockford IceHogs. Jeremy Morin and Nick Leddy both remain with the team for at least the weekend, earning a longer look from Stan Bowman and Co.
The names of the Blackhawks are finally engraved on the Stanley Cup. But it had to be fixed — Kris Versteeg’s name was spelled incorrectly. The “s” and the “t” in his last name were out of order. So, the Cup originally had “Kris Vertseeg” instead of “Kris Versteeg.” Above is a picture of the
Like everyone else, I’m interested in seeing what line combos Joel Quenneville rolls out for the Hawks come the season opener Oct. 7 in Colorado. The defense pairings are set: Duncan Keith-Brent Seabrook, Niklas Hjalmarsson-Brian Campbell, Jordan Hendry-Nick Boynton/John Scott. The only thing the Hawks have to find is a replacement for Brent Sopel on
Defenseman Brent Seabrook is in the final year of his second contract with the Blackhawks. So it’s time for the Hawks to start looking at keeping him around.
Hawks coach Joel Quenneville made it official Thursday. Goalie Cristobal Huet won’t be at training camp. Asked if Huet was going to be at camp on Thursday, Quenneville simply said “No.” The Hawks’ plan is go with new starter Marty Turco and longtime prospect Corey Crawford as the backup. Hannu Toivonen also will get a