A league-high six Blackhawks made the fan ballot for the 2011 All-Star game. Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane, Marian Hossa, Duncan Keith, Brent Seabrook and Brian Campbell all made the fan ballot. From Nov. 15 to Jan. 3, fans have a chance to select up to six players by position — three forwards, two defensemen and
For the first time this season, the Blackhawks will be back at full strength. Center Dave Bolland is due back in the lineup Saturday in Nashville, ending an early bout of injuries that also saw Brian Campbell and Marian Hossa miss extended periods of time.
For the second consecutive season, the Blackhawks wore camouflage jerseys during pre-game warmups for Veterans Day. Members and veterans of the military are honored during all Hawks home games. They take part in the national anthem, and in the second period, they’re introduced, always receiving a standing ovation. The Hawks always notice the reception they
The NHL and NHLPA officially announced their changes to the All-Star game on Wednesday. The most interesting change is having captains pick teams. The captains themselves are picked by the All-Star players. “I don’t want to be one of those captains picking the teams,” Hawks forward Patrick Sharp said with a laugh. “There’s nothing like
Center Dave Bolland won’t be in the lineup Wednesday when the Hawks host the Phoenix Coyotes at the United Center. Bolland, who has been on injured reserve since Nov. 1 with an apparent rib injury, practiced Tuesday and took part in most drills. “I felt pretty good,” Bolland said. “It’s good to be back with
Jeremy Morin’s highly anticipated call-up lasted only two games. The Blackhawks sent their top prospect back to the Rockford IceHogs Monday. The 19-year-old winger played nine minutes, three seconds Sunday against the Edmonton Oilers, recording only one shot. His NHL debut Saturday in Atlanta will be remembered for his willingness to block a shot that
ATLANTA — Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville abruptly ended the morning skate before Saturday’s game against the Atlanta Thrashers. It was clear that he wanted to get a message across to his team, which has lost three of its last four games and had developed bad habits. Morning skates are typically 30 minutes. The Hawks only
Ben Eager told me over the phone that the one player he was looking forward to facing the most was his old roommate Dave Bolland. But that won’t happen Saturday when the Hawks meet Eager and the Thrashers in Atlanta.
The irony of the situation wasn’t lost to Jeremy Morin. The Blackhawks recalled Morin from the Rockford IceHogs Friday. He will be on the second line with Patrick Sharp and Troy Brouwer Saturday when the Hawks face Dustin Byfuglien, Andrew Ladd, Ben Eager, Brent Sopel and the rest of the Atlanta Thrashers.