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Second City Hockey 1 hour ago
On Alex DeBrincat, the rebuild and the Blackhawks’ road ahead

On Alex DeBrincat, the rebuild and the Blackhawks’ road ahead

Photo by Kirk Irwin/ Some final thoughts before a pivotal stretch of days for the Blackhawks’ entire organization. It’s starting to feel inevitable, isn’t it? On Wednesday, Daily Faceoff’s Frank Seravalli used the phrase “when, not if” as he discussed whether or not the Chicago Blackhawks are going to trade Alex DeBrincat. He later stated that DeBrincat’s “days are numbered,” although Seravalli added that the move may not occur this weekend and could come at next year’s trade deadline. Still, I just cannot embrace the notion of trading away a...
Second City Hockey 2 hours ago
Blackhawks Reacts Survey: Your reactions to the new coaching hire and DeBrincat rumors

Blackhawks Reacts Survey: Your reactions to the new coaching hire and DeBrincat rumors

Photo by Chase Agnello-Dean/NHLI via We asked, you answered. Welcome to SB Nation Reacts, a survey of fans across the NHL. Each week we ask questions of the most plugged-in Chicago Blackhawks fans and fans across the country. Last week, we asked a trio of questions as the Blackhawks embarked on a busy — and pivotal — offseason schedule. First, Blackhawks fans seemed to generally approve of the hire of Luke Richardson as the team’s head coach: As trade rumors continue to swirl around all-star forward Alex DeBrincat, Blackhawks fans didn’t seem too...
Second City Hockey Jul 6, 2022
Morning Bag Skate: 7-6-22

Morning Bag Skate: 7-6-22

Photo by Bruce Bennett Studios via Studios/ A daily look at hockey news around the world. This is your daily thread to talk about the latest hockey news. BLACKHAWKS Recapping Seth Jones’ impressive debut season with the Blackhawks (SCH) Even if Blackhawks trade rights to Strome, Kubalik, they won’t get much back (Sun-Times) Where do Riley Stillman and Caleb Jones fit in the Blackhawks rebuild? (SCH) Column: Blackhawks’ clock hinges on Alex DeBrincat’s status — and trading him could have huge repercussions (Tribune) Blackhawks draft primer: What we’re...
The Hockey Writers Jul 5, 2022

5 Most Logical Trade Destinations for Blackhawks’ Alex DeBrincat

The Chicago Blackhawks have a whole host of things to do this offseason. Now armed with a full-time GM in Kyle Davidson and a new head coach in Luke Richardson,…
Second City Hockey Jul 5, 2022
Morning Bag Skate: 7-5-22

Morning Bag Skate: 7-5-22

Set Number: X39480 TK1 R13 F30 A daily look at hockey news around the world. This is your daily thread to talk about the latest hockey news. BLACKHAWKS Where do Riley Stillman and Caleb Jones fit in the Blackhawks rebuild? (SCH) Column: Blackhawks’ clock hinges on Alex DeBrincat’s status — and trading him could have huge repercussions (Tribune) Blackhawks draft primer: What we’re hearing about DeBrincat, picks, trading up and more (The Athletic) Blackhawks Bits: Chicago to play Wild in Milwaukee; a rejected offer for DeBrincat (SCH) Musings on Madison, Episode...
Chicago Tribune Jul 3, 2022
Column: Chicago Blackhawks’ clock hinges on Alex DeBrincat’s status — and trading him could have huge repercussions

Column: Chicago Blackhawks’ clock hinges on Alex DeBrincat’s status — and trading him could have huge repercussions

The Chicago Blackhawks didn't deny Alex DeBrincat trade rumors, and a deal would have large repercussions for coach Luke Richardson.
Second City Hockey Jul 1, 2022
Morning Bag Skate: 7-1-22

Morning Bag Skate: 7-1-22

Photo by Dave Reginek/NHLI via A daily look at hockey news around the world. This is your daily thread to talk about the latest hockey news. BLACKHAWKS Blackhawks Bits: Chicago to play Wild in Milwaukee; a rejected offer for DeBrincat (SCH) Musings on Madison, Episode 93 — Blackhawks hire Luke Richardson as head coach (SCH) Luke Richardson says all the right things during introductory press conference (SCH) Luke Richardson Q&A: On the Blackhawks rebuild, the draft, Alex DeBrincat, defensive systems (The Athletic) Being hired by Blackhawks affirms Luke Richardson’s...
Second City Hockey Jun 30, 2022
Musings on Madison, Episode 93 — Blackhawks hire Luke Richardson as head coach

Musings on Madison, Episode 93 — Blackhawks hire Luke Richardson as head coach

Photo by Chase Agnello-Dean/NHLI via This week the crew gives thoughts on the newest head coach of the Chicago Blackhawks, Luke Richardson. Welcome to Episode 93 of Musings on Madison, here on the Second City Hockey podcast network, your weekly destination for a roundup of all things involving the Chicago Blackhawks. This week, Dave, Shepard, Mil and Betsy discuss the hiring of new Blackhawks head coach Luke Davidson, the 2022 Stanley Cup Final and the future of Alex DeBrincat. Thank you for tuning in this week! Don’t forget to subscribe, rate us and follow us on...
Second City Hockey Jun 30, 2022
Morning Bag Skate: 6-30-22

Morning Bag Skate: 6-30-22

Photo by Bruce Bennett/ A daily look at hockey news around the world. This is your daily thread to talk about the latest hockey news. BLACKHAWKS Luke Richardson says all the right things during introductory press conference (SCH) Luke Richardson Q&A: On the Blackhawks rebuild, the draft, Alex DeBrincat, defensive systems (The Athletic) Being hired by Blackhawks affirms Luke Richardson’s self-belief in coaching abilities (Sun-Times) 5 things we learned about Luke Richardson, including why you might see the new Blackhawks coach in purple (Tribune) Blackhawks notebook:...
The Hockey Writers Jun 22, 2022

Blackhawks Should Avoid Trading Alex DeBrincat This Offseason

It’s going to be a long time before the Chicago Blackhawks are competitive again. As the team continues rebuilding, it would not be surprising to see some fan favorites leave…
Second City Hockey Jun 18, 2022
Morning Bag Skate: 6-18-22

Morning Bag Skate: 6-18-22

Photo by Harry How/ A daily look at hockey news around the world. This is your daily thread to talk about the latest hockey news. BLACKHAWKS How can the Blackhawks get the most out of Henrik Borgstrom? (SCH) Why the Blackhawks are likely to trade Alex DeBrincat this offseason (The Athletic) Trading Alex DeBrincat would be short-sighted madness by the Blackhawks (The Athletic) Why Hawks would be hit with cap penalty if Keith retired (NBC Sports Chicago) Are the Blackhawks bad enough to tank (The Athletic) Everything about a potential Alex DeBrincat trade feels wrong...
Second City Hockey Jun 16, 2022
Morning Bag Skate: 6-16-22

Morning Bag Skate: 6-16-22

Photo by Denis Brodeur/NHLI via A daily look at hockey news around the world. his is your daily thread to talk about the latest hockey news. BLACKHAWKS How can the Blackhawks get the most out of Henrik Borgstrom? (SCH) Why the Blackhawks are likely to trade Alex DeBrincat this offseason (The Athletic) Trading Alex DeBrincat would be short-sighted madness by the Blackhawks (The Athletic) Why Hawks would be hit with cap penalty if Keith retired (NBC Sports Chicago) Are the Blackhawks bad enough to tank (The Athletic) Everything about a potential Alex DeBrincat trade...
Second City Hockey Jun 15, 2022
Morning Bag Skate: 6-15-22

Morning Bag Skate: 6-15-22

Photo by Chase Agnello-Dean/NHLI via A daily look at hockey news around the world. This is your daily thread to talk about the latest hockey news. BLACKHAWKS How can the Blackhawks get the most out of Henrik Borgstrom? (SCH) Why the Blackhawks are likely to trade Alex DeBrincat this offseason (The Athletic) Trading Alex DeBrincat would be short-sighted madness by the Blackhawks (The Athletic) Why Hawks would be hit with cap penalty if Keith retired (NBC Sports Chicago) Are the Blackhawks bad enough to tank (The Athletic) Everything about a potential Alex DeBrincat...
Second City Hockey Jun 14, 2022
Morning Bag Skate: 6-14-22

Morning Bag Skate: 6-14-22

Chris Kunitz of the Chicago Blackhawks in action during the second period of the NHL game against the Arizona Coyotes | Photo by Christian Petersen/ A daily look at hockey news around the world. This is your daily thread to talk about the latest hockey news. BLACKHAWKS Are the Blackhawks bad enough to tank (The Athletic) Everything about a potential Alex DeBrincat trade feels wrong (SCH) Blackhawks draft strategy: New amateur scouting director Mike Doneghey lays out his plans (Sun-Times) Report: Blackhawks “sought permission” to interview Luke Richardson, Brad Shaw...
Second City Hockey Jun 13, 2022
Everything about the idea of trading Alex DeBrincat feels wrong

Everything about the idea of trading Alex DeBrincat feels wrong

Photo by Harry How/ So let’s talk about it. Alex DeBrincat remains the biggest question of this entire rebuild process, and his name was the centerpiece of internet chatter last week for those outside of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. On Thursday, Daily Faceoff’s Frank Servalli posted an article of the offseason’s top trade targets and put the Blackhawks winger atop said list. Let’s quote Seravalli’s words directly here: The question seems to be ‘when’ and not ‘if’ the Hawks will move the two-time 40-goal scorer. Is it this summer, or before next...

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