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9 Reasons for the Blackhawks to be Optimistic Next Season

The first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs is underway, but the Chicago Blackhawks once again are not in the mix. After winning three Stanley Cups in six years, the Hawks haven’t made the postseason in two years. It’s been disheartening for everyone. After an uneventful offseason last summer and after firing future Hall of Fame coach Joel Quenneville, 33-year-old Jeremy Colliton took the helm in November. Things got even uglier as the new coach tried to implement a new system on the fly. ...
Tags: Usa, Sport, Chicago, Arizona, Finland, Hockey, NHL, Hall of Fame, Chicago Blackhawks, Kane, Keith, Edmonton Oilers, Blackhawks, Hawks, Joel Quenneville, Patrick Kane


Your Team USA Captain Will Be Patrick Kane

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Patrick Kane (Buffalo, N.Y.), a three-time Stanley Cup champion with the NHL's Chicago Blackhawks, will serve as captain of the 2019 U.S. Men's National Team it was announced today by USA Hockey. The squad will compete in the upcoming IIHF Men's World Championship, set for May 10-26 in Kosice and Bratislava, Slovakia. USA Hockey expects to name its preliminary roster for the 2019 U.S. Men's National Team later this week. Continue reading "Your Team...
Tags: Colorado, Sport, NHL, Chicago Blackhawks, Patrick Kane, USA Hockey, Men s National Team, Kosice, U S Men s National Team, Colo Patrick Kane, Bratislava Slovakia USA Hockey


Do You Know Your Blackhawks Trivia?

As one of the Original Six teams, the Chicago Blackhawks have a long and storied history in the NHL. We’ve uncovered some key moments, distinguished players and influential coaches in the franchise’s history. So let’s get to it and find out how much you know. How Well Do You Know the Blackhawks’ History? Who holds the Blackhawks’ franchise record for goals? Bobby Hull scored 604 career goals. The next-closest scorer is Stan Mikita with 541. The closest active player is Patrick Kane with 285....
Tags: Usa, Boston, Sport, Chicago, Rangers, Hockey, NHL, Francis, Detroit, Archives, Calgary Flames, Hull, Hall of Fame, New York Rangers, Chicago Blackhawks, Boston Bruins


Final Central Scouting Rankings

from Mike G. Moreale of NHL.com, Jack Hughes, a center with USA Hockey's National Team Development Program Under-18 team is No. 1 on NHL Central Scouting's final ranking of North American skaters for the 2019 NHL Draft at Rogers Arena in Vancouver on June 21-22. Central Scouting on Monday revealed its final list of the top North American skaters and goalies, and top International skaters and goalies. Right wing Kaapo Kakko of TPS in Finland is No. 1 in the final list of Intern...
Tags: Sport, Finland, Vancouver, NHL, New York Rangers, Chicago Blackhawks, New Jersey Devils, Mike G Moreale, NHL com Jack Hughes, NHL Draft at Rogers Arena, Kaapo Kakko of TPS


Revisiting David Poile’s Draft – 2001

For the past few weeks, I’ve been diving into David Poile’s draft history as general manager of the Nashville Predators. Since he’s been the franchise’s only GM, he’s been at the helm for every draft since 1998. Beginning with that first draft, I’m working forward to the present, with this installment covering the 2001 Draft. For reference, here are the drafts I’ve covered so far: 1998: Franchise’s Inaugural Draft1999: Erat Leads to Forsberg2000: Scott Hartnell and Nothing Else The 2001 Dr...
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Pool Outlook for Chicago

The top-heavy Chicago Blackhawks were not short on offense in the 2019 season, they were still a hockey pool favourite, when it came to collecting points and helping to win money.  I mean, that's what we're here for, so the Blackhawks were good, right?  Overall, not really. No, the Blackhawks had a hard time keeping the puck out of their own net, a really hard time, in fact.  Sure, the [Author: opiatedsherpa]
Tags: Sport, Chicago, Hockey, Chicago Blackhawks, Blackhawks, Pool Outlook, Opiatedsherpa


NHL draft experts split on who Blackhawks could take at No. 3 overall

Jack Hughes and Kaapo Kakko are expected to be the No. 1 and 2 overall picks in the 2019 NHL Draft. The Blackhawks can go in a number of different directions. Earlier in the week, we broke down six potential draft candidates for the Blackhawks at No. 3 overall.
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Unlucky Ducks Must Improve Draft Position

Wednesday’s draft lottery did not go as the Anaheim Ducks and their fans wanted. It did go largely as expected, with the Ducks having the eighth-best odds to secure the No. 1 pick or at least a top-three pick. However, instead of obtaining the No. 8 pick, they fell one spot to No. 9. That’s not even the highest pick the Ducks have had in a decade. In 2012, they drafted Hampus Lindholm No. 6 overall in a season where they finished with the same amount of points that they did this season. Now ...
Tags: Florida, Sport, Chicago, Hockey, NHL, San Jose Sharks, Terry, Columbus, Ducks, Jones, Tampa Bay Lightning, New York Rangers, Chicago Blackhawks, Anaheim Ducks, New Jersey Devils, Murray


Flyers’ Quest for Relevancy Already Proving Difficult

No one would mistake the hockey gods treatment of the Philadelphia Flyers this season as hospitable, but what they did on Draft Lottery night was just cruel. Even after the conclusion of a season marred by inconsistency and some plain bad luck, the Flyers received more bad news. Not one, but two Metropolitan Division rivals, the New Jersey Devils and New York Rangers, struck gold at the NHL Draft Lottery. They will pick No. 1 and No. 2 overall, respectively, at the 2019 NHL Entry Draft on Jun...
Tags: New York, Sport, Newark, Hockey, NHL, Hall of Fame, New York Rangers, Chicago Blackhawks, Ottawa, New Jersey Devils, Florida Panthers, Scott, Philadelphia Flyers, Flyers, TSN, Blackhawks


NHL Rumors: Canadiens, Canucks, Kings, More

In today’s NHL rumor rundown, there are whispers out of Montreal that the Canadiens could be aggressive this summer, the Vancouver Canucks are starting to think about their goaltending situation, and the Los Angeles Kings feel stuck with a certain forward not named Ilya Kovalchuk who didn’t produce. Canadiens to Be Aggressive Stu Cowan of the Montreal Gazette is writing that the Montreal Canadiens may look to spend to the salary cap this coming season despite being $8 million under it ov...
Tags: Usa, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Gm, Vancouver, Hockey, NHL, Montreal, Seattle, Chicago Blackhawks, Los Angeles Kings, Montreal Canadiens, Canadiens, Carter, Oilers


NHL News & Notes: NHL Draft Lottery, Voynov & More

In today’s News & Notes, the NHL Draft Lottery took place Tuesday, Slava Voynov has been suspended for the entirety of the 2019-20 season and Antti Niemi won’t be returning to the Montreal Canadiens according to Marc Bergevin. NHL Draft Lottery Results The New Jersey Devils have won the NHL’s Draft Lottery for the second time in three seasons. The Devils would win the Lottery in 2017 when they would move all the way up to No. 1 overall from fifth-overall to select Nico Hischier. In two s...
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How Do the Predators Stack up to the Stars?

Tonight the Nashville Predators take on the Dallas Stars in the first round of the 2019 Playoffs. As the winner of the Central Division, the Predators have home-ice advantage, while the Stars are the Western Conference’s first wild card team. How do the two teams stack up, and what will be the keys to a Predators series win? Let’s dig into it. 2018-19 Predators and Stars Stats The Predators won the Central Division with a 47-29-6 record and 100 points. They won the division by on...
Tags: Usa, Sport, Stars, Dallas, Nashville, Hockey, Bishop, Chicago Blackhawks, New York Islanders, Dallas Stars, Central Division, Nashville Predators, Tyler Seguin, Ben Bishop, Roman Josi, Josi


NHL Draft Lottery: What Blackhawks, Rangers gained; what Kings, Avalanche lost

On Tuesday night 15 NHL teams had a significant part of their future come down to a couple of ping pong balls. In the end, it was the New Jersey Devils getting the No. 1 overall pick in the 2019 draft for the second time in three years, going from the third spot in the lottery up to the top spot. It is there that they will have the opportunity to select prized prospect Jack Hughes and add him to their core alongside Nico Hischier (the No. 1 overall pick two years ago) and, hopefully, Taylor Hall...
Tags: News, NHL, Chicago Blackhawks, New Jersey Devils, Taylor Hall, Jack Hughes, Blackhawks Rangers, Nico Hischier


The NHL’s Coaching Merry-Go-Round

Here we go again. As the NHL’s 2018-19 regular season ended, the merry-go-round ride of coaches has already started. Almost half of the 14 teams that failed to qualify for the postseason are likely getting new coaches. This includes five teams with interim coaches that took over during the season. Phil Housley was relieved of his duties last weekend. (Danny Wild-USA TODAY Sports) Seven head coaching gigs have or will likely open up: Anaheim Ducks (interim coach Bob Murray), Buffalo ...
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Early NHL mock draft: Six potential candidates for Blackhawks at No. 3 overall

There's no debate about which players are going No. and 2: Jack Hughes and Kaapo Kakko. The No.
Tags: News, NHL, Chicago Blackhawks, Blackhawks, Jack Hughes


New Jersey Devils win NHL draft lottery for second time in three years

TORONTO — Devils general manager Ray Shero has made it clear his team needs to accumulate more talent.The luck of the draw helped New Jersey take a huge step in that direction Tuesday.The Devils will pick first at June's NHL draft after the lottery balls fell in their favour — bumping the franchise up to the top spot from No. 3.Shero wouldn't tip his hand after the order was revealed, but presumptive No. 1 pick Jack Hughes was already on everyone's mind."I've seen Jack play a...
Tags: News, Colorado, Toronto, Los Angeles, New Jersey, Rangers, Vancouver, NHL, Montreal, Jack, Calgary Flames, Hall of Fame, Edmonton, Hall, New York Rangers, Chicago Blackhawks


NHL Draft Lottery Results

TORONTO (April 9, 2019) -- The New Jersey Devils, New York Rangers and Chicago Blackhawks own the first, second and third overalldrafting positions, respectively, for the First Round of the 2019 NHL Draft as a result of the 2019 NHL Draft Lottery Drawing in Toronto. The clubs that did not qualify for the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs – or the clubs that acquired the first-round picks of the non-playoff clubs – participated in the 2019 NHL Draft Lottery. The order of selection for the first 15 ...
Tags: Toronto, Sport, NHL, Chicago Blackhawks, NHL Draft, NHL Draft Lottery Results, NHL Draft Lottery Drawing, New Jersey Devils New York Rangers


The New Jersey Devils Have The First Pick In The NHL Draft

from Mike G. Morreale of NHL.com. The New Jersey Devils have the No. 1 pick in the 2019 NHL Draft after winning the NHL Draft Lottery on Tuesday. The New York Rangers won the No. 2 pick, and the Chicago Blackhawks won the No. 3 selection. The Devils, who had an 11.5 percent chance of winning the lottery, will pick No. 1 for the second time in three years. They won the 2017 NHL Draft Lottery and selected center Nico Hischier with the No. 1 choice. The 2019 NHL Draft will be hel...
Tags: New York, Sport, Chicago, New Jersey, Vancouver, Detroit Red Wings, NHL, New York Rangers, Chicago Blackhawks, Los Angeles Kings, New Jersey Devils, Buffalo Sabres, Ottawa Senators, Devils, Rogers Arena, Jack Hughes


Kings drop from 2nd to 5th in NHL draft lottery; Ducks fall from 8th to 9th

The Kings had the second-worst record in the NHL this past season and went into the draft lottery with the second-best odds to pick first overall, possibly taking top overall prospect Jack Hughes. Instead, the Kings slipped from second to fifth in the lottery Tuesday. The Ducks dropped from eighth to ninth. The New Jersey Devils won the lottery and will select first. The New York Rangers moved up to second and the Chicago Blackhawks went from 12th to third. The NHL draft will be June 21-22 in Va...
Tags: Sports, Sport, Soccer, Kings, NHL, Ducks, New York Rangers, Chicago Blackhawks, Anaheim-ducks, Los-angeles-kings, New Jersey Devils, Jack Hughes


Predators Weekly: Central Division Champs

Predators Weekly is my series on how the Nashville Predators performed the previous week. Generally published on Tuesdays, Predators Weekly isn’t simply a recap of games, but rather my takes on said games and the themes that emerged throughout the week. Let me know in the comments below your thoughts on how the team performed this week, your views on the week’s themes and any other ideas or questions you have about the team. Related: Last Week’s Predators Weekly It’s hard to believe it, bu...
Tags: Column, Usa, Sport, Nashville, Hockey, NHL, Smith, Chicago Blackhawks, Dallas Stars, Buffalo Sabres, Central Division, Blackhawks, Nashville Predators, Vancouver Canucks, Canucks, Alex Ovechkin


‘We’ll Be Better Next Year – Canucks Look Forward as Season Ends

VANCOUVER — It's been a season of growth for the Vancouver Canucks, but after finishing outside of the playoffs for the fourth year in a row, players and coaches feel there's still work to be done. Standout performances from young players like Elias Pettersson, Brock Boeser and Bo Horvat highlighted a season that saw the Canucks (35-36-11) finish fifth in the Pacific Division — up eight points from the end of last year, but still nine points out of a wild-card spot. Despite a rash of injur...
Tags: Washington, Sport, Getty Images, Green, Vancouver, Slovakia, Hockey, NHL, Chicago Blackhawks, University Of Michigan, Pacific Division, Vancouver Canucks, Bo Horvat, Canucks, Daniel, Team USA


NHL Rumors: McLellan, Boeser, Wild, Blackhawks, More

In today’s NHL rumor rundown, there is news on a battle starting to take place for one specific coach, the Minnesota Wild have decided not to remove their bench boss and the Canucks are weighing options on Brock Boeser. A Battle for Todd McLellan? Dennis Bernstein of The Fourth Period is reporting that the Los Angeles Kings and Buffalo Sabres may be two of the teams battling it out for a chance to hire former Edmonton Oilers head coach Todd McLellan. Speculation is that the Kings alread...
Tags: Minnesota, Washington, Sport, Kings, Hockey, NHL, Chicago Blackhawks, Ottawa, Los Angeles Kings, Brock, Edmonton Oilers, Auston Matthews, Oilers, Buffalo Sabres, Ottawa Senators, Bruce Boudreau


Blackhawks Optimistic After Another Lost Season

CHICAGO — Patrick Kane dazzled once again. Jonathan Toews put together one of his best seasons, and Alex DeBrincat took another step forward. And it didn’t matter all that much. Not to them, anyway. The Chicago Blackhawks missed out on the playoffs for the second straight year, doomed by an awful start and one of the NHL’s worst defences . For a franchise that won three Stanley Cups during an impressive nine-year run that ended in 2017, it seems like a much longer absence from the post-s...
Tags: Minnesota, Sport, Chicago, Arizona, Nashville, Hockey, NHL, Chicago Blackhawks, Ottawa, Kane, Toronto Maple Leafs, Blackhawks, Hawks, Joel Quenneville, Patrick Kane, Jonathan Toews


Rivalries, Repeats, Slumps & Droughts – The 2019 NHL Playoffs

From rivalries to repeats, there’ll be a lot on the line when the NHL playoffs begin on Wednesday. Here’s a look at some of the storylines to watch for: Lightning Strikes After a historic season, the Tampa Bay Lightning (62-16-4) are the favourite to hoist the Stanley Cup. The squad tied the 1995-96 Red Wings for the most regular-season wins in NHL history, and boast both the league’s top scorer (Nikita Kucherov with 128 points) and top netminder (Andrei Vasilevskiy with 39 wins). ...
Tags: Washington, Boston, Toronto, Sport, Lightning, Hockey, NHL, St Louis, Calgary Flames, San Jose Sharks, Sharks, Tampa, Tampa Bay Lightning, Chicago Blackhawks, Ottawa, Matt Stone


Panthers Hire Quenneville

On Monday, April 8, the Florida Panthers announced they had hired Joel Quenneville as their next head coach. The announcement comes on the heels of the news that they had fired Bob Boughner. Quenneville will be the Panthers’ 16th head coach in franchise history. Coach Q has landed! The @FlaPanthers have hired three-time @StanleyCup winner Joel Quenneville as the team's next coach. https://t.co/9Xk7eEgJDL— NHL (@NHL) April 8, 2019 The Panthers fired Boughner after two seasons an...
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Ranking the Senators 1990s 1st-Round Picks

The 1990s saw some of the very best NHLers in history get drafted. Some teams set themselves up for years with their picks in the first round. The New Jersey Devils drafted Martin Brodeur 20th overall in 1990. The Calgary Flames picked Jarome Iginla 11th overall in 1995. Shane Doan was taken by the Winnipeg Jets in 1995 as well. Even the ageless Jaromir Jagr was taken fifth overall by the Pittsburgh Penguins in 1990 . The Ottawa Senators came back into the league for the 1992-93 season an...
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Blackhawks take optimistic tone after another lost season

Chicago Blackhawks think they are on right track after finishing strong            [Author: AP]
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Official US Trailer for Hockey Doc 'Tough Guy: The Bob Probert Story'

"I've heard announcers say I get stronger as the fight goes on." Dark Star Pictures has revealed another new, official US trailer for the sports documentary Tough Guy: The Bob Probert Story, from director Geordie Day. We already featured the Canadian trailer for this late last year, but now there's another US one to promote its release in theaters this month. Tough Guy is an intimate portrait of legendary NHL "tough guy" player Bob Probert, one half of the "Bruise Brothers", told through exc...
Tags: Movies, Trailer, US, Documentaries, Detroit Red Wings, NHL, Chicago Blackhawks, Bob Probert, To Watch, Bruise Brothers, Probert, Geordie Day


Predators Rally to Beat Blackhawks – Clinch Central

NASHVILLE — Viktor Arvidsson scored the go-ahead goal at 3:33 of the third period, and the Nashville Predators won their second straight Central Division title by rallying from an 0-2 deficit to beat the Chicago Blackhawks 5-2 Saturday night. With St. Louis beating Vancouver 3-2 earlier Saturday, the Predators needed two points against Chicago to win the Central or risk going from division champs to possibly third if Winnipeg finished off with a win at Arizona later. The Predators, who will f...
Tags: Sport, Chicago, Arizona, Dallas, Nashville, Vancouver, Hockey, NHL, St Louis, Chicago Blackhawks, Blackhawks, Patrick Kane, Nashville Predators, Winnipeg, Ward, Boston University


Predators rally again, clinch Central beating Blackhawks 5-2

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Viktor Arvidsson scored the go-ahead goal at 3:33 of the third period, and the Nashville Predators won their second straight Central Division title by rallying from an 0-2 deficit to beat the Chicago Blackhawks 5-2 Saturday night. With St. Louis beating Vancouver 3-2 earlier Saturday, the Predators needed two points against […]
Tags: News, Sports, Nashville, Vancouver, St Louis, Chicago Blackhawks, Blackhawks, Nashville Predators, Tenn AP, Viktor Arvidsson



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