Jay Zawaski

Brandon Saad. (Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Zawaski: Making Sense Of The Brandon Saad Deal

The Hawks sent Saad, defenseman Michael Paliotta and forward Alex Broadhurst to the Blue Jackets for four forwards, including Artem Anisimov and Marko Dano.

CBS Chicago–06/30/2015

Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville, left, and general manager Stan Bowman. (Getty Images)

Zawaski: Breaking Down Blackhawks’ 2015 Draft Class

Chicago drafted four wingers and three defensemen. Sean White gives analysis on all seven.

CBS Chicago–06/30/2015

Blackhawks winger Brandon Saad. (Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Zawaski: Brandon Saad, Blackhawks Further Apart On Deal Than Initially Expected

NHL free agency opens Wednesday, and re-signing Saad is a priority.

CBS Chicago–06/29/2015

Antti Raanta. (Credit: Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Zawaski: Blackhawks Make A Trade, But Not The One You Were Expecting

Chicago sent backup goaltender Antti Raanta to the New York Rangers in exchange for winger Ryan Haggerty.

06/27/2015

Blackhawks defenseman Trevor van Riemsdyk, left. (Getty Images)

Zawaski: Trevor van Riemsdyk ‘Available’ To Play, But Should He?

Defensive depth has been Chicago’s problem in the postseason.

CBS Chicago–06/05/2015

Blackhawks defenseman Brent Seabrook. (Getty Images)

Zawaski: Blackhawks-Lightning Stanley Cup Preview

Both sides have offensive firepower, and this figures to be a fast-paced series.

CBS Chicago–06/02/2015

Blackhawks defenseman Duncan Keith saves a goal in Chicago's 5-2 win against Anaheim in Game 6 of the Western Conference Final. (Getty Images)

Zawaski: Duncan Keith Leads Blackhawks With Performance For The Ages

Keith had three assists, saved a goal and logged big ice time again.

CBS Chicago–05/28/2015

The Blackhawks and Ducks battle in front of Chicago's goal in Game 1. (Getty Images)

Zawaski: Ducks Prevail In Opener, But It’s No Time To Worry About Blackhawks

Chicago controlled play for much of Sunday’s 4-1 loss in Game 1 against Anaheim.

CBS Chicago–05/17/2015

Chicago's Bryan Bickell, left, tries to elude Anaheim's Nate Thompson. (Getty Images)

Zawaski: Blackhawks-Ducks Preview

Chicago has dominated puck possessions against Anaheim this season.

CBS Chicago–05/14/2015

Chicago's Johnny Oduya, right, battles Minnesota's Jonas Brodin. (Getty Images)

Zawaski: Blackhawks’ Depth Shines Against Wild

From top to bottom, Chicago has found consistency.

CBS Chicago–05/06/2015

Patrick Kane. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Zawaski: Blackhawks-Wild Preview

Can Chicago solve Minnesota goalie Devan Dubnyk?

CBS Chicago–04/30/2015

Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford. (Getty Images)

Zawaski: It’s Time For Blackhawks To Go Back To Corey Crawford

Scott Darling allowed four goals on 28 shots in a Game 5 loss.

CBS Chicago–04/24/2015

Predators goalie Pekka Rinne will be a key figure in the first-round series against the Blackhawks that begins Wednesday. (Getty Images)

Zawaski: Blackhawks-Predators Preview

Pekka Rinne will look to carry Nashville to victory.

CBS Chicago–04/14/2015

The Blackhawks celebrate after a win. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Zawaski: Are Predators Or Blues A Better Playoff Matchup For Blackhawks?

Nashville is tough as nails defensively, while St. Louis has more offensive firepower.

CBS Chicago–04/09/2015

Blackhawks defenseman Duncan Keith, left. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Zawaski’s Shorties: Blackhawks Dominate Kings, Move Back Into Division Race

Duncan Keith and Johnny Oduya have stepped up, just when they’re needed most.

CBS Chicago–03/31/2015

Andrew Shaw. (Getty Images)

Zawaski’s Shorties: Blackhawks Win, But Troubles Not Masked

If this version of the Blackhawks is going to escape the first round, they need to recommit.

CBS Chicago–03/30/2015

Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford. (Getty Images)

Zawaski’s Shorties: Blackhawks Weather The Storm In Carolina

Corey Crawford’s been remarkable lately, and he stopped 44 more shots Monday night in a win.

CBS Chicago–03/24/2015

Antoine Vermette, left. (Getty Images)

Zawaski’s Shorties: Blackhawks Find Good Form Against Coyotes

Jay Zawaski is full of observations on Antoine Vermette, Teuvo Teravainen, the power play and more.

CBS Chicago–03/13/2015

Chicago Blackhawks v Columbus Blue Jackets

Zawaski: Vermette A Top Prize For Blackhawks

Chicago has made a big push in its quest for a Stanley Cup.

CBS Chicago–02/28/2015

Kimmo Timonen #44 of the Philadelphia Flyers takes to the ice following the game against the Montreal Canadiens at the Wells Fargo Center on December 12, 2013 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Flyers defeated the Canadiens 2-1. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Zawaski: Breaking Down The Timonen Trade

Assuming (and hoping) Kimmo Timonen is healthy, the Hawks have acquired exactly what they needed to acquire, Jay Zawaski writes.

CBS Chicago–02/27/2015

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