Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Veteran Blackhawks get in line with new partners heading into season

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Blackhawks' right wing Patrick Kane won the Hart Trophy as league MVP and the left wing Artemi Panarin won the Calder Trophy as the top rookie playing on the same line last season.

Center Jonathan Toews Jersey and right wing Marian Hossa has been a great success along with the top line a number of times of the year.

But when the Hawks open the 2016-17 campaign against the Blues on Wednesday night at the United Center, it is likely that neither of these combinations are playing together.

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Blackhawks considering NHL trial run for Alexandre Fortin

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The Chicago Blackhawks Jerseys do not quite know what they have in 19 years, Alexandre Fortin yet, but might take some time early in the season to find out. Coach Joel Quenneville said on Thursday that the team is still considering giving Fortin trial of nine games to open the 2016-17 season.

Fortin has been a perspective break to Chicago from that perspective camp joined the team in July. The striker was undrafted in the last two years, but entry-level contract three years earned from the Hawks in September.

Now, after a strong preseason, there is even a possibility that Fortin could start next season on the roster of the Hawks. Under the rules of the NHL, any player who signs an ELC at 18 or 19 and 20 does not turn on 31 December of the year of its signature may appear in a maximum of nine games in the NHL / AHL without burning a year of his contract.

That means Fortin can play up to nine games with the Blackhawks to open the season and still has its "sliding" contract, which means that his contract expires after the 2019-20 season instead of the 2018-19 season. So the Hawks could potentially give an extended period Fortin hearing to open this season then decide whether to keep and burn a year of his ELC, or sent back to the QMJHL to develop and "slide" the contract. Jonathan toews jersey.

Fortin has already flown expectations at every stop in recent months, so maybe the Hawks are curious if he can do it again at the NHL level. It would be a remarkable career for a teenager who was undrafted last two years, but coach Q is seriously considering at least one hearing.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Which Blackhawks jersey should you get this season?

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Buy jersey of your favorite player Chicago Blackhawks can be tricky business. Anyone who bought a Brandon Saad, Andrew Shaw or Teuvo Teravainen jersey in the past two years knows that. You spent like $ 175 on the jersey of a current blue jacket, Hab or hurricane. It is probably not what you had in mind.

So with the 2016-17 season right around the corner, we might as well look at what Blackhawks jerseys are definitely worth buying, and you might want to avoid. Obviously this is subjective - if you really want a bikini Brandon Mashinter, do not let anyone crush your dreams - but I feel like someone needs to be there to remind everyone to probably wait a few months before Artemi Panarin buy that sweater.

In addition, a final side: none of these recommendations are for the Green "St." day jerseys Patrick. I prefer to see someone rocking a sweater Jordin Tootoo red and black than trying to understand why people continue to buy ugly green jerseys for a team that offers these fantastic primary excavations. We have good options.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016


Spencer Abbott enjoyed his short stay in Rockford, which came after it was acquired by the Blackhawks in February 2015. At the time, he thought coming here was his most likely plan.

Then he got an offer Frölunda, Sweden.

"I thought, 'why not give it a shot? Perhaps it will be a good experience and bring it with me, "said Abbott Monday. "It was worth it, for sure. I have no regrets."

Abbott, who is back with the Blackhawks, has never been to Europe before getting this job Frölunda. But his first trip across the pond was a good as Abbott was part of the race Frölunda his Swedish titles and league hockey champions. Abbott had 14 goals and 21 assists in 51 regular season games. Abbott won many games, but not nearly as much as he did in the team training camp.

"The first month and a half that you are there, you're 8 [a.m.] to 4 [p.m.] every day. I think here there is a rule prohibiting to be here for more than 3-4 hours, but not there. It's like a 9-5 job for a month and a half, a lot of work, a lot of cycling. So for me, which was good because I had never been in this kind of shape before, "said Abbott, who added that he tries to incorporate some of that into his routine here." training camps here are difficult, but they are just different there. There is a lot of ice, more ice [abroad], so they really determine you. So my packaging can be a little better. "

Abbott much enjoyed his time in Sweden, he finally wanted to be back in the NHL. So when the Blackhawks was offered a one-year contract, he jumped on it. He had a good start this training camp, scoring some goals early scrimmages team.

"I do not know how it would play, to be honest. I am 28 and early in the summer, they showed an interest, "said Abbott. "This is one of the places I really wanted to come, because I really like the organization when I was here for this short period of time. Now I get the full effect as long as they are me. It is a good organization. "

Abbott would probably have continued to play overseas, but he wanted another chance in the NHL. He is happy, he is once more coming in the Blackhawks organization.

"It's overwhelming. There are so many places to play hockey nowadays in Europe. There are tons of leagues there. But it did not interest me, "he said." I wanted to come back and give it another chance. "

Monday, September 26, 2016

Blackhawks Sign Alexandre Fortin, Trim Training Camp Roster To 57

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(CBS) The Blackhawks signed forward Alexandre Fortin in a three-year contract, they announced Sunday.

The 19-year-old Fortin had 43 points in 54 regular season games for Rouyn-Noranda in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League last season. He is a native of Laval, Quebec, who went undrafted.

On Monday, the Blackhawks ready the alignment of training camp to 57 players by releasing forward Radovan Bondra, John Dahlstrom, Nathan Noel and Roy Radke.

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Chicago-area junior hockey teams adopt Blackhawks' playing style

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In June 2010, 9-year-old Javi Ubarri woke several morning at his home in Glenview sleep deprived haze.

Reason? He could turn his attention from running the Chicago Blackhawks' through the playoffs to the Stanley Cup.

"I would sneak my phone in my room and hide under my pillow," said Ubarri. "I'd watch the Super nervously hope of winning."

Six years later, Ubarri 15-year-old Glenbrook South sophomore. He is also a 5-foot-9, 175-pound defender for Team Illinois, elite club hockey team based in Lake Zurich, who plays in West Dundee and Bensenville. A child who anxiously watched heroes like Blackhawks defender Duncan Keith are now trying to emulate the Blackhawks' game style that emphasizes puck possession and tempo.

"In our system, it's more about using your skills instead of gritty or intoxicating," said Ubarri. "You can totally see the impact."

Blackhawks effect 'on Chicago-area junior hockey is extensive. Former Blackhawk and two-time Stanley Cup Daniel Carcillo recently joined the team coaching staff for Illinois under 15 squad. Anders Sorenson's player development coach with the Blackhawks and Woodridge Chicago-based missions, another prominent junior club.

Blackhawks in the first round draft pick Nick Schmaltz and Ryan Hartman missions alum and former Team Illinois forward Anthony Louis was a sixth-round pick Hawks in 2013. Former Hawks goalie and Park Ridge native Craig Anderson played for the Chicago Young Americans, who are based in Libertyville and play home matches in Lincolnwood.

Mission, young Americans, Team Illinois and Chicago Fury are all AAA clubs. AAA hockey's highest level of youth hockey in the United States and Canada.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Chicago Blackhawks Morning Links- Who Cares?

Chicago Blackhawks fans Good morning! Now that the World Cup Hockey Team USA had removed the question for me is who cares?

Hockey World Cup in full swing with the exception of Team USA who was removed from Tuesday night, and just like Patrick Kane and Team USA apparently disappeared before the start of the tournament.

I saw the PTI on Wednesday evening, and they had the same thought about the World Cup, I imagine like most people do, and that is, who cares preseason hockey skill are higher than we usually get those spots.

I really like the Olympic hockey and I'm still under the terms will speed and, therefore, pro which may be the next Winter Olympics in the order, but not in a tournament two years only happens once, or so, that's hard to get into something about it, especially the middle of September.