Thursday, October 13, 2016

How the Blackhawks’ division rivals changed over the summer

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As the Chicago Blackhawks Jersey deal with another crisis salary cap, rivals in the Central Division only grow. Three games against division rivals in the blue and predators on the agenda to start the season will offer a small sample of expectations.

With that in mind, here's a look at how the division changed during the off-season:

Nashville Predators

Primary movements: Traded Shea Weber K. P. Subban

After negotiating Seth Jones for Ryan Johansen in January, which could have predicted the general manager David Poile had more magic to come.

If trade Jones-Johansen was a blockbuster, then there is no adjective for predators indiscreet K. P. Subban - a true superstar at its best - of the Montreal Canadiens. In the process, Nashville GM David Poile rid of an albatross contract at Shea Weber, who has 10 years left on his contract and was becoming a problem weighing. While Weber was a beloved captain, who is in decline and no longer one of the professionals of the sport at age 31. In his favor, he had no qualms Poile greatly improving your team, loyalty nonetheless.

Until further notice, this is the best core team. They are now one of the favorites for the Stanley Cup. Nobody can pull the caliber of four lines and defensive pairs have predators. A lid that has six Johansen, Filip Forsberg, and James Neal and others will create magic. A group completed by Craig Smith and Calle Jarnkrok is negligible.

Where predators are especially frightening it is now on the defensive. No one else has four possible defenses No. 1 in Subban, Roman Josi, Mattias Ekholm, and Ryan Ellis. However it is divided up, all can lead to play with the best of them.

All hopes however Pekka Rinne goalkeeper disappear if not pick it up. The 33-year-old had the second worst percentage saving his career last season and seems to be declining. hip injuries and heavy use have reached a crescendo. He will not see much work given the size of their defense, and that makes it more likely the potential scapegoat.

Dallas Stars

Primary movements: Signed Dan Hamhuis and Jiri Hudler

Jamie Benn and Tyler Seguin are legitimate superstars that you almost can secure a playoff berth on their own. Jiri Hudler, Patrick Sharp, and others will be humming away as snipers in his 30 years old. But Dallas did not improve on their weaknesses.

When it comes to the porters, who are known raw materials. Antti Niemi and Kari Lehtonen had mediocre .906 and .905 save percentage last season respectively. Both are 30 years old. They will not change and the stars have too much money tied it go early. The one on the network will allow many goals and often. Dallas can improve here if negotiated for a veteran like Ben Bishop or Marc Andre-Fleury, but that conversation comes next.

The defense has hope, but not mileage for concern. Dan Hamhuis help buoy the third pair, but it is almost going to be a real difference maker for 33 years. The 35-year-old Johnny Oduya has played a lot of hockey in the last four seasons, because of its permanence Blackhawks and intermittent fighting in points last year. A continuing decline is almost a foregone conclusion.

However, if the young guys in Klingberg John and Stephen Johns continue to develop, that might not matter. Klingberg is already one of the best tracers NHL blue lines. Let us not forget defensive perspective Julius stars Honka waiting in the wings. Kane jERSEY. This trio represents a long list of possibilities to help the actors hold.

However, everything else could still weigh them down.

St. Louis Blues

Primary movements: Traded Brian Elliott, Nail Yakupov acquired

Evidently, St. Louis thought he could live without a goalkeeper Brian Elliot high level when traded to the Calgary Flames on draft night in June.

Now, they have saddled themselves with Jake Allen again, a goalkeeper who has shown no absolute confidence in the before, and someone who vanishes every time the postseason begins. Blues can sell themselves in whatever they want Allen, but it is better not Elliott. Do not be surprised if you see new backup Carter Hutton beginning often come February.

There balance, however.

Vladimir Tarasenko will more than 40 goals again. Robby Fabbri looks like a young star. At any time it is tied with Tarasenko for the team leader in playoff points at 15, you will open your eyes. Jori Lehtera and Patrik Berglund solid form deep center. And Alex Steen silent one of the most underrated players in the NHL. Even the newly acquired project, Nail Yakupov, could become a phenomenal investment has deployed whenever guys who can cover the defensive.

On the inside, Colton is a machine Parayko possession after being the best man on the blue line last spring. Others, like Kevin Shattenkirk and Alex Pietrangelo, continue to control playback. There were discussions of trade Shattenkirk, but blue seem to have come to their senses, for now.

With most skaters unchanged except for the loss of former captain David Backes (this could be positive), Elliott giving away could be the death sentence by one this team in the spring. Well, that and just have a real talent to break the game Tarasenko, unless Fabbri explodes quickly.

Minnesota Wild

Primary movements: Signed Eric Staal, hired Bruce Boudreau

Of all central teams, the Wild are mired in most of the no man's land.

Yes, hiring Bruce Boudreau as head coach of the franchise pointing in the right direction, but this list did not improve much sans Eric Staal. In addition, the main theme of this franchise has been successful playoffs not producing a quality regular season. Boudreau has done a lot of the latter and not much of the first in his previous stops.

However, their best forward, Zach Parise, could have persistent back problems. Mikael Granlund is the player who has never arisen. Charlie Coyle enjoyed a nice season 2015-16, but is out of place in a top line. The rest of the front and Jason Zucker, Mikko Koivu, etc., just leave a still softer taste in the mouth. Do not expect Staal is a panacea.

This reflects in defense with Ryan Suter and more so.

This team is going to hang his hat on overwork is holed goalkeeper, Devan Dubnyk. Dubnyk started 73 of 88 games Minnesota (including playoffs) last season. The previous year, when it was purchased from Edmonton, which started 51 consecutive games (including playoffs) since January. Wild Dubnyk would do well to fall into the 50s or risk of ruin. It is the only chance to lead this squad just above the average for April.

Colorado Avalanche

Primary movements: Hiring Jared Bednar

It was a toss-up between the bottom two, but Colorado gets the edge for a better goalkeeper Semyon Varlamov in. Former coach Patrick Roy did not slow the terrifying set of the front.

Matt Duchene, Nathan MacKinnon and Gabriel Landeskog all can set the ice on fire. Seeing play Duchene is like poetry in motion. Not many people can slide as it does from end to end. Jarome Iginla also puffing, still casually scoring 20 goals in 39 years.

However, the Avalanche are fast and have a goalkeeper who steals plane games ever so often. They are always game to frustrate the top dogs. aRTEMI PANARIN jERSEY. Jared Bednar - quality coach with a resume - also gives Colorado approach. A dangerous sentiment for the contenders.

Winnipeg Jets

Primary movements: Writing Patrik Laine, Ondrej Pavelec degraded, Jacob became angry Trouba

The Jets, a team of bright spots, and not much else.

Patrik Laine, the No. 2 overall pick, has the total package. Some thought should be considered for the top pick for Toronto in El Salvador Auston Matthews.

The Jets could match the left wing with center Laine 23-year-old Mark Scheifele, forming a dynamic duo. Blake Wheeler is basically the Max Pacioretty of the West, meaning that ice turns to his team every turn. Add Mathieu Perreault, Bryan Little etc., and there is a solid mix of young veterans.

Will they be better goalkeeper too, after renouncing Ondrej Pavelec maligned as Connor Hellebuyck intervenes.

Defensively, however, this equipment can not operate Jacob Trouba. They need to build around beyond the top of veteran pairing of Dustin Byfuglien and Toby Enstrom. While prepared to respectability, if this equipment is to say, they need more on defense. It is difficult to see how this happens without Trouba.

Saturday, October 8, 2016


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The United Center, Chicago Blackhawks, Chicago Bulls and partner hospitality Levy Restaurants announced today the details of Chicago Pours a bar experience that meets drinks brand and the experience of 15 favorite bars in Chicago that will be presented along the season. The concept, which includes rooms renovated in Lexus Club level United Center, is based on the Chicago Board program last year, which introduced beloved restaurants throughout the city to the sand.

Beginning with the start of the Bulls and Blackhawks Jersey' regular seasons, the Chicago experience Pours present a dynamic cocktail menu rotates every game and event. The cocktail menu centers handmade using the freshest ingredients of a who's who of the bars and mixologists critically acclaimed Chicago. Pour Chicago will also feature appearances and mixologist pop-up shows, curated by Levy Breakthru drinks and restaurants. Chicago poured partners include:

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Red Wings Beat Blackhawks In Preseason Action

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Martin Frk and Andreas Athanasiou each had a goal and an assist to lead the Detroit Red Wings to a 6-3 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks in Detroit.

Frk, Luke Glendening and Danny DeKeyser scored first. Dylan Larkin and Anthony Mantha added goals in the second period, and the goal of Athanasiou in the third ended the scoring.

Petr Mrazek played the entire match in goal for Detroit, and made 11 saves on 14 shots.

Alexandre Fortin, Dennis Rasmussen and Brandon Mashinter scored for the Blackhawks. Ivan Nalimov started and allowed three goals on 16 shots, and was replaced by Lars Johnson, who stopped 12 of 15 shots he faced.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Chicago Blackhawks Morning Links- Cutting Down

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Hello Chicago Blackhawks fans! Chicago Blackhawks are in the midst of training camp, and when he feels like it just started, the first cuts were made at Chicago Blackhawks training camp Monday.

The Chicago Blackhawks took their first training camp cuts that the franchise has sent some of their children to their teams during the off season in junior hockey.

The best part of cuts means that the season is approaching Chicago Blackhawks alone be 16 days of the opening of the night when the St. Louis Blues visit the United Center.

Patrick Kane to be back in the camp is good news, although most fans wish they could see a little more of him in the World Cup of Hockey, but I'm sure all the fans Blackhawks being selfish are pleased that he has only played 3 games in the World Cup and is now back at home.

Chicago Blackhawks are now one day away from their first pre-season game that also brings some excitement with a lot of young players who are trying to make their mark and get a full-time place on the list this year in Chicago.

The cuts will continue to be on the list, the question is who will be standing when the final cuts are made, and the players we expected to be on the list will open their season in Rockford. It gets closer every day!

Here are some Chicago Blackhawks morning links to start your Tuesday morning.

See what the Chicago Blackhawks prospect Vincent Hinostroza had to say what he has to do in training camp for the team this season (Blackhawks)

Duncan Keith is still rehabbing his knee, and he will not play in any of the first four Chicago Blackhawks preseason games (Second City)

If you missed it, Alexandre Fortin signed a deserved three-year contract with his solid play, it shows this summer (Madhouse Enforcer)

The Chicago Blackhawks training camp list now stands at 49 (Indians engaged)

Here is an overview of what should be the Chicago Blackhawks department is the strongest defense with the addition of Brian Campbell (The Indian Committed)

I'm not a big fan of mascots, and the new mascot of the Edmonton Oilers is the new leader of mascots that I could do without (NHL)

St. Louis Blues Kevin Shattenkirk is about to have a big year for the Chicago Blackhawks biggest rival (Bleedin Blue)

Does the Team Canada takes seriously Team Europe before the World Cup final hockey (Puck Daddy)

Monday, September 26, 2016

Europe embraces wild card role at World Cup

Et qu'en est-il Krueger? Qu'en est-il entraîneur adjoint Brad Shaw? L'ancien Islanders de New York banc patron prêt pour un autre poste d'entraîneur-chef dans la LNH? Qu'en est-il de Ed Olczyk jeune frère Rick, actuellement directeur général adjoint avec les Hurricanes de la Caroline? Il a aidé à mettre cette liste ensemble. Est-il la prochaine NHL GM dans l'attente?

Krueger a tourné vers le haut de la liste des entraîneurs de la LNH dans l'attente. Les Oilers d'Edmonton devraient avoir jamais le laisser aller après son bref passage 48 matchs dans la saison 2013 de lock-out raccourci.

Douze heures après les Oilers lui ont tiré, Mike Babcock a téléphoné pour parler de leur passion commune pour le ski nautique et lui a offert un poste avec l'équipe olympique canadienne 2014. Krueger est respecté autant. Ses smarts de hockey et expertise en leadership ont été précieux dans le Sotchi montrant dominant par le Canada.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Chicago Blackhawks Morning Links- Revenge Game Again

jonathan toews jerseyGood morning Chicago Blackhawks fans! The World Cup of hockey does not seem to be building much of the steam however, know call the football season just starting this little thing, but tonight will be a great test for the tournament and qualifications when Team USA squares off against team Canada.

I've seen a bit of the hockey World Cup so far, and has been good to me, but nothing that should watch TV yet.

I saw Team USA giving up two goals in the first two periods on Saturday with Patrick Kane handing the disc to Team Europe in a 2 to 0 and so I changed the channel after the draw.

I saw parts of the night before comeback attempt by the North American team vs Team Russia last night and it was a little exciting hockey to watch. Young people in the North America team is fun to watch and speed for individual discs is amazing, especially the later it gets in the game.

They do not have enough in the tank last night, but it was impressive. Granted still he was not fully invested in the game as the Cubs and Bears playing Monday night.

Tonight we have the chance to see Patrick Kane Jersey going against Jonathan Toews again in the biggest game of ESPN can hype the tournament. The thing is that if the US team You want to leave the game the support they really need a win tonight over Team Canada stacked.

USA songs are really exciting during the Olympics, but just do not feel them still in this tournament, but things can change in a single game, maybe tonight is the game of the World Cup of Hockey.

Here are some links Chicago Blackhawks on Tuesday morning to start.

Missing Nick Schmaltz again, Chicago Blackhawks prospects Traverse City lost 3-2 on Monday night (Blackhawks)

Where did Nick Schmaltz range comes in the swimming Chicago Blackhawks prospect of going into this season and will have to be at the opening night of the team (the second city)

A preview of Chicago Blackhawks from the point of view of St. Louis Blues (Sportsblog)

A look back at the game last weekend at the World Cup and why the US team It is very slow (Indian committed)

Brad Marchand of a player everybody loves to hate is very popular in the wing of Sidney Crosby (SI)

Niklas Hjalmarsson makes his points without points (Sun-Times)

Sergei Bobrovsky saves the day for Team Russia (Puck Daddy)

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Blackhawks notes: Duncan Keith participating in informal skates

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Duncan Keith was among the Chicago Blackhawks, participating in informal skates on Icehouse Johnny this week, according to a source.

Keith decided not to participate in the World Hockey Championship for Team Canada to continue Rehabbing right knee. Keith had surgery to replace a torn meniscus in his right knee in October 2015.

"As Duncan continues to rehabilitate the off-season on the right knee injury that he sustained last season, we understand his decision not to participate in the world championship in the next hockey month," said Blackhawks head team physician Dr. Michael Terry said in a statement last month. "We believe that it is in his best interest to focus on getting stronger and not risk further injury."