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Blackhawk Up Oct 14, 2021

Blackhawks: Great End, Horrible Start the Story in 4-2 Loss to Avalanche

The Blackhawks gave up 3 goals in the first to later fight back to a 4-2 loss. Okay, the first game of the season didn’t start the way the Blackhawks had hoped. Not only did they fall to a 3-0 deficit in the first period, but they almost lost both Kirby Dach and Alex Debrincat […] Blackhawks: Great End, Horrible Start the Story in 4-2 Loss to Avalanche - Blackhawk Up - Blackhawk Up - A Chicago Blackhawks Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Second City Hockey Oct 6, 2021
Morning Bag Skate: 10-6-21

Morning Bag Skate: 10-6-21

Photo by Gregory Shamus/ A daily look at hockey news around the world. This is your daily thread to talk about the latest hockey news. BLACKHAWKS Blackhawks Bits: Connolly placed on waivers; Kalynuk injured (SCH) Blackhawks’ opening night roster still unclear entering final week of training camp (Sun-Times) RECAPS: Blackhawks 6, Red Wings 4 (SCH) (The Athletic) (Sun-Times) (Tribune) Jake McCabe has called Chicago home for years and now he’s at home with the Blackhawks, too (The Athletic) Alex DeBrincat learning to hold on to the puck for an “extra second”...
Second City Hockey Oct 5, 2021
Morning Bag Skate: 10-5-21

Morning Bag Skate: 10-5-21

Photo by Gregory Shamus/ A daily look at hockey news around the world. This is your daily thread to talk about the latest hockey news. BLACKHAWKS RECAPS: Blackhawks 6, Red Wings 4 (SCH) (The Athletic) (Sun-Times) Jake McCabe has called Chicago home for years and now he’s at home with the Blackhawks, too (The Athletic) Alex DeBrincat learning to hold on to the puck for an “extra second” (Sun-Times) Not-so-dazzling debuts, “killer” mentalities, roster battles and a secret broken leg: 10 Blackhawks observations (The Athletic) After struggling as a rookie, Ian...
Second City Hockey Oct 4, 2021
Motor City Madness: Blackhawks at Red Wings preseason preview

Motor City Madness: Blackhawks at Red Wings preseason preview

Photo by Stacy Revere/ Chicago is sending a fairly loaded lineup to the Motor City. The Chicago Blackhawks will travel to Detroit to face the Red Wings for the second time this preseason. It will be their third game total and the one with the most NHL player heavy roster yet. The Blackhawks will be led by two lines that have already performed well together this preseason. Alex Debrincat, Tyler Johnson, and Patrick Kane look to be locked in as the top line going into the regular season while Philipp Kurashev is getting another look with the reunited duo of Dominik...
Chicago Tribune Oct 1, 2021
Alex DeBrincat recognizes ‘I don’t need to score every game’ for the Chicago Blackhawks, but he’s intent on becoming a better playmaker

Alex DeBrincat recognizes ‘I don’t need to score every game’ for the Chicago Blackhawks, but he’s intent on becoming a better playmaker

Last season, Alex DeBrincat was challenged to be a stronger scoring threat and he responded by leading the Chicago Blackhawks with 32 goals, good for third-most in the NHL.
Second City Hockey Oct 1, 2021
The Good Left Undone: Blackhawks-Blues preseason preview

The Good Left Undone: Blackhawks-Blues preseason preview

Photo by Chase Agnello-Dean/NHLI via Kane, DeBrincat, Fleury and Seth Jones are among the expected preseason debuts The Chicago Blackhawks’ second game of the preseason on Friday night at home against the St. Louis Blues will see several more players make their preseason debuts. It starts with the top line of Alex DeBrincat, Tyler Johnson and Patrick Kane, who’ve been together since the start of training camp and will take the United Center ice for the first time this evening. That group will also feature heavily on any Chicago power plays, with Jonathan Toews and...
Blackhawk Up Sep 29, 2021

Blackhawks: Alex Debrincat Will Need to Step Up This Season

Alex Debrincat is expected to be named an alternate captain over the likes of Connor Murphy and Seth Jones. Alex Debrincat has caught the attention of the front office and the coach with his play on ice, but his leadership seems to have caught their attention as well. He is expected to be announced as […] Blackhawks: Alex Debrincat Will Need to Step Up This Season - Blackhawk Up - Blackhawk Up - A Chicago Blackhawks Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Blackhawk Up Sep 28, 2021

Blackhawks: Alex DeBrincat Wearing the “A” Is The Right Choice

The Chicago Blackhawks are entering this season without Duncan Keith and Brent Seabrook. This year some other players are going to have to step up and take on a leadership role with letters on their jerseys. Obviously, Jonathan Toews is the captain, and Patrick Kane is going to wear an A on his jersey as […] Blackhawks: Alex DeBrincat Wearing the “A” Is The Right Choice - Blackhawk Up - Blackhawk Up - A Chicago Blackhawks Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Second City Hockey Sep 20, 2021
Morning Bag Skate: 9-20-21

Morning Bag Skate: 9-20-21

Photo by Bill Smith/NHLI via A daily look at hockey news around the world. This is your daily thread to talk about the latest hockey news. BLACKHAWKS Lukas Reichel will push for an NHL spot: 10 thoughts from the Blackhawks rookie games (The Athletic) Kirby Dach, healthy at last, hopes intensive summer training leads to explosive season (Sun-Times) A different approach: Here’s a Blackhawks prospect pyramid (SCH) 2021 Blackhawks Top 25 Under 25: Reactions and full ballot reveal (SCH) 2021 Blackhawks Top 25 Under 25: Alex DeBrincat is a natural No. 1 (SCH) Blackhawks...
Second City Hockey Sep 17, 2021
A different approach: Here’s a Blackhawks Prospect Pyramid

A different approach: Here’s a Blackhawks Prospect Pyramid

Photo by Jonathan Daniel/ Another way to consider how things look within the Blackhawks prospect pipeline. In a surprise to absolutely no one, Alex DeBrincat was the No. 1 player on our annual ranking of the Chicago Blackhawks’ Top 25 Under 25 players, as revealed earlier on Friday. But ranking players 1-25 can be an incredibly difficult task when the players are merely prospects. How should players like Landon Slaggert and Evan Barratt be handled, who are both yet to reach the NHL but have roughly similar skill sets? How much credit should a player receive for...
Second City Hockey Sep 17, 2021
2021 Blackhawks Top 25 Under 25: Alex DeBrincat is a natural No. 1

2021 Blackhawks Top 25 Under 25: Alex DeBrincat is a natural No. 1

Alex DeBrincat of the Chicago Blackhawks passes against the Nashville Predators at the United Center in Chicago. | Photo by Jonathan Daniel/ DeBrincat regained form in 2021 and was arguably the Blackhawks’ best forward. Second City Hockey’s 2021-22 preseason Blackhawks Top 25 Under 25 series ranks the organization’s top 25 players under the age of 25 by Oct. 1, 2021. The rankings are determined by a composite score from all four SCH writers. Each participant used their own metric of current ability and production against future projection to rank each player. All...

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