It can be dangerous to draw conclusions based on small sample sizes, particularly in the early portion of a season. With that in mind, I still think the Blackhawks and GM Stan Bowman look pretty good for deciding as they did on their goaltender for 2010-11.
This season has been a new one for the Blackhawks and their fans. Instead of being up and coming title contenders, they’re defending champions. Another change has been the goalie and his style of play.
By ALAN FERGUSON, STATS Writer (AP) — Not long after celebrating the end of a 49-year title drought, the Chicago Blackhawks began feeling the weight of the NHL salary cap. Whether the Blackhawks can become […]
NEW YORK (AP) Forget about celebration hangovers and short summers, the biggest threat to the Chicago Blackhawks’ hopes to repeat as Stanley Cup champion might be the salary cap. The cloud that has hung over […]
Joel Quenneville is taking a good long look at a number of young players as he tries to fill out the roster for the Blackhawks’ upcoming season. In Wednesday night’s 4-2 loss to the Joel […]
By JOSH DUBOW, AP Sports Writer SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) The San Jose Sharks begin training camp with a stark reminder of how last season ended and of the offseason changes the team underwent since […]
CHICAGO (AP) The defending Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks believe they can buck both recent NHL history and the impact of league’s salary cap. No team has won consecutive Cups since Detroit captured back-to-back titles […]
CHICAGO (AP) The Chicago Blackhawks are close to finding a place for goaltender Cristobal Huet to play this season and eliminating his $5.625 million annual salary cap hit. General manager Stan Bowman said Friday he […]
The Score’s Jay Zawaski has reported that Stanley Cup winning goalie Antti Niemi will play for the San Jose Sharks next year. According to Zawaski, Niemi signed a one-year $2 million deal.
After Antti Niemi and the Blackhawks met in an arbitration meeting Thursday to determine the goaltender’s salary for the up coming season, both sides must wait. The arbitrator will have a decision sometime Saturday fora […]
Today the Chicago Blackhawks and Antti Niemi met in an arbitration hearing to determine the salary of the goaltender for next season. Both sides, after having made their cases as to what they feel a […]
The Blackhawks confirmed on their team website that they have re-signed forwards Brian Bickell to a three-year contract and Jack Skille to a one-year contract. Bickell, a former Blackhawk draft pick played in 16 games […]
Sox games against the Mariners are nice. There should be more of them. The first two innings should result in additions to the hyphenated same of Seattle’s starting pitcher, Ryan Rowland-Smith-Bad-Thanks.
The 34 or so hours between now and the next pitch for the White Sox will feel longer than that, now that they are in first place and set to open Part II against Minnesota. […]
On July 29th Antti Niemi will have his arbitration hearing to determine his salary for the 2010-11 NHL season. That is, of course, if the Blackhawks and Niemi don’t come to terms on a deal […]
What a road it’s been for the Chicago Blackhawks franchise since the strike year of 2004. A franchise that was voted the worst run franchise in professional sports has morphed themselves into the hottest ticket […]
After losing Game 1 by four goals and barely managing to squeeze out a then-“must-win” Game 2, you might have bet the Hawks would have been just fine with splitting two games in Vancouver and making […]