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Where do Riley Stillman and Caleb Jones fit in the Blackhawks rebuild?

Where do Riley Stillman and Caleb Jones fit in the Blackhawks rebuild?

Photo by Bill Smith/NHLI via An in-depth look at a few of Chicago’s bottom-pairing defensemen from last season. Although there’s been a lot of focus on the Chicago Blackhawks forward group so far, general manager Kyle Davidson has decisions to make on the blue line as well. There are three defensemen — Seth Jones, Connor Murphy, and Jake McCabe — who are likely not going anywhere, barring some magic trade offer. But there are several question marks to filling out the other spots on defense. The two biggest question marks are part of the same overall question:...
Second City Hockey Jun 24, 2022
Morning Bag Skate: 6-24-22

Morning Bag Skate: 6-24-22

A daily look at hockey news around the world. This is your daily thread to talk about the latest hockey news. BLACKHAWKS Blackhawks announce front-office moves to complete hockey operations staff (SCH) (Sun-Times) (NBC Sports Chicago) (ESPN) Finding Connor Murphy’s best fit within the Blackhawks lineup (SCH) The Blackhawks’ forgotten Stanley Cup Final hat trick: Dirk Graham’s first-period magic (The Athletic) Q&A with Hawks director of amateur scouting Mike Doneghey (NBC Sports Chicago) What it means for Blackhawks, Oilers cap situations if Duncan Keith retires (The...
Second City Hockey Jun 23, 2022
Morning Bag Skate: 6-23-22

Morning Bag Skate: 6-23-22

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 Blackhawks announce front-office moves to complete hockey operations staff (SCH) (Sun-Times) (NBC Sports Chicago) (ESPN) Finding Connor Murphy’s best fit within the Blackhawks lineup (SCH) The Blackhawks’ forgotten Stanley Cup Final hat trick: Dirk Graham’s first-period magic (The Athletic) Q&A with Hawks director of amateur scouting Mike Doneghey (NBC Sports Chicago) What it means for Blackhawks,...
Second City Hockey Jun 22, 2022
Morning Bag Skate: 6-22-22

Morning Bag Skate: 6-22-22

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 Finding Connor Murphy’s best fit within the Blackhawks lineup (SCH) The Blackhawks’ forgotten Stanley Cup Final hat trick: Dirk Graham’s first-period magic (The Athletic) Q&A with Hawks director of amateur scouting Mike Doneghey (NBC Sports Chicago) What it means for Blackhawks, Oilers cap situations if Duncan Keith retires (The Athletic) As Kirby and Colton Dach prepare for NHL future together, Dale Dach amazed by...
Second City Hockey Jun 21, 2022
Finding Connor Murphy’s best fit within the Blackhawks’ lineup

Finding Connor Murphy’s best fit within the Blackhawks’ lineup

Connor Murphy of the Chicago Blackhawks controls the puck during a game against the Dallas Stars | Photo by Stacy Revere/ A blue-line partner that can compliment Murphy’s game would help Murphy — and the whole team. Connor Murphy remains one of the most important members of the Chicago Blackhawks’ blue line, having just wrapped up his fifth season with the team — the longest tenure of any Chicago defensemen. He also remains one of the best defensive-minded members of the roster, with only two players — Seth Jones and Henrik Borgstrom — ending the...

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