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PensBurgh 13 hours ago
Dominik Kahun’s speed is a major asset when it comes to avoiding the penalty box

Dominik Kahun’s speed is a major asset when it comes to avoiding the penalty box

The newest member of the Pittsburgh Penguins has quite a reputation for staying out of the sin bin. As the dust continues to settle on the Olli Maatta for Dominik Kahun trade, we are starting to learn more and more about the versatile, young winger. In addition to the many positives that have already been discussed about Kahun such as his speed, youthfulness, and small cap hit, one attribute that may not get enough attention is his ability to play clean hockey. Here’s a section from a Chicago Tribune article on Kahun and the rate at which he took penalties while playing in Germany: Kahun...
Second City Hockey 15 hours ago
Morning Bag Skate: 6-18-19

Morning Bag Skate: 6-18-19

Our daily look at Blackhawks news and the happenings around the hockey world. Nothing new on the Blackhawks’ front from Monday. On Tuesday, the Cubs and White Sox begin their crosstown series at Wrigley Field. Red Stars striker Sam Kerr and Australia play Jamaica at the World Cup. Fire midfielder Djordje Mihailovic and the United States men’s national team play Guyana in Group D play in the Gold Cup at Allianz Field in Saint Paul, Minnesota. (Photo: Brandon Pirri at 2009 NHL draft) BLACKHAWKS Where Blackhawks’ forwards go after Dominik Kahun trade (SCH) Where Blackhawks’ defense...
Second City Hockey Jun 17, 2019
Olli Maatta trade: Expectations, impact on Blackhawks’ future

Olli Maatta trade: Expectations, impact on Blackhawks’ future

Chicago adds a young left-handed defenseman. Blackhawks general manager Stan Bowman made a change to the team’s lineup by acquiring left-handed defenseman Olli Maatta from the Penguins in exchange for winger Dominik Kahun and a fifth-round pick in this year’s draft. Maatta, who turns 25 years old in August, is signed for three more seasons at a $4.083-million salary cap hit. The soon-to-be 24-year-old Kahun has one more year left on his entry-level contract worth $925,000. The move leaves Chicago without a fifth-round pick in this year’s draft and six total. According to...
Dominik Kahun 'very excited' to join Penguins, thinks he'll fit right in

Dominik Kahun 'very excited' to join Penguins, thinks he'll fit right in

Dominik Kahun, acquired over the weekend for Olli Maatta, is “very excited” to join Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin and the Penguins.
The Hockey Writers Jun 17, 2019

Penguins’ Kahun “Starts from Zero,” Rises to Challenge

Dominik Kahun spent 82 games with the Chicago Blackhawks last season, proving that rookie status didn’t affect his ability to read the ice, nor did it disqualify him from playing on lines with the likes of Jonathan Toews and Brandon Saad. Instead of gearing up for his sophomore season in the red and black, Kahun […] The post Penguins’ Kahun “Starts from Zero,” Rises to Challenge appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
Second City Hockey Jun 17, 2019
Where Blackhawks’ defense goes after acquiring Olli Maatta

Where Blackhawks’ defense goes after acquiring Olli Maatta

How does the trade impact Chicago’s lineup? Blackhawks general manager Stan Bowman acquired his fourth former first-round pick in the last seven months Saturday when he traded winger Dominik Kahun and a 2019 fifth-round pick to Pittsburgh for defenseman Olli Maatta. Maatta, who turns 25 in August, is a left-handed shooting defenseman that missed 21 games last season due to a shoulder injury and carries a $4.083-million salary cap hit. He’s a defensive defenseman that ranked ninth in blocked shots per game (2.05), 26th in defensive zone puck battles won (2.45), 40th in blocked defense...
Puck Prose Jun 16, 2019

Jim Rutherford’s offseason retool of the Penguins has begun

The Pittsburgh Penguins offseason is underway after Olli Maatta got traded for Dominik Kahun. Jim Rutherford’s summer retool of the Pittsburgh Penguins has officially begun. On Saturday, Pittsburgh acquired forward Dominik Kahun and a 5th round draft pick from the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for Olli Maatta. As a rookie last season, the 23-year-old Kahun was […] Jim Rutherford’s offseason retool of the Penguins has begun - Puck Prose - Puck Prose - NHL
Blackhawk Up Jun 16, 2019

Best Options to Fill Dominik Kahun’s Shoes in 2019-20

The Blackhawks’ first major move of the offseason came on Saturday evening. The Chicago Blackhawks traded forward Dominik Kahun and a 2019 5th round pick to the Pittsburgh Penguins for defenseman Olli Maatta. The Blackhawks added another defenseman to their core group, but we won’t touch on that right now. What we will touch on […] Best Options to Fill Dominik Kahun’s Shoes in 2019-20 - Blackhawk Up - Blackhawk Up - A Chicago Blackhawks Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Blackhawk Up Jun 16, 2019

Breaking Down the Olli Maatta Trade to the Blackhawks

The Blackhawks added another defenseman to the mix on Saturday. The Blackhawks sent Dominik Kahun to the Pittsburgh Penguins with a 5th round pick in exchange for defenseman, Olli Maatta. Let’s take a closer look the trade and see what the Blackhawks lost and gained in this surprising trade. The Return Olli Maatta is a […] Breaking Down the Olli Maatta Trade to the Blackhawks - Blackhawk Up - Blackhawk Up - A Chicago Blackhawks Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Second City Hockey Jun 16, 2019
Olli Maatta scouting report: Strengths, weaknesses and what he’ll bring to Blackhawks

Olli Maatta scouting report: Strengths, weaknesses and what he’ll bring to Blackhawks

The newly-acquired defenseman is sound in his own end, but struggles with his skating. The Blackhawks acquired left-handed defenseman Olli Maatta from the Penguins in exchange for winger Dominik Kahun and a 2019 fifth-round pick Saturday night. Maatta, who will turn 25 in August, is signed for three more seasons with a $4.083-million salary cap hit. In order to get to know Maatta better and what he can bring to the Blackhawks, Second City Hockey asked a few questions to Jim Rixner (Hooks Orpik) of SB Nation’s Penguins site — Pensburgh. How much of Maatta’s down season in 2018-19 can...
PensBurgh Jun 16, 2019
More fall-out and reactions on the Olli Maatta for Dominik Kahun trade

More fall-out and reactions on the Olli Maatta for Dominik Kahun trade

How is everyone feeling the morning after? After making waves with a Saturday night trade, here’s a bit more information now as the dust settles for the Penguins sending Olli Maatta to the Chicago Blackhawks for forward Dominik Kahun. Brandon at our SBN sister site of Second City Hockey was kind enough to give a bit more detail on Kahun: Kahun jumped right into a top-six role and found success with Alex DeBrincat as his opposite winger then played throughout the lineup. Kahun is not going to put up a bunch of points and he’s not going to get burned defensively. He’s very quietly...
Puck Prose Jun 16, 2019

NHL trade grade: Penguins acquire Dominik Kahun from Blackhawks

The Pittsburgh Penguins have traded defenseman Olli Maatta to the Blackhawks for Dominik Kahun. Let’s take a look at what each side got. Late on Saturday, June 15, the Pittsburgh Penguins did the inevitable by clearing up space on their blueline. They traded defenseman Olli Maatta to the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for forward Dominik […] NHL trade grade: Penguins acquire Dominik Kahun from Blackhawks - Puck Prose - Puck Prose - NHL
On the Forecheck Jun 16, 2019
Sunday’s Dump & Chase: Slow Weekend Mornings

Sunday’s Dump & Chase: Slow Weekend Mornings

We’re settling into the offseason this Sunday, but we’ve still got some news for you. Nashville Predators News & Notes Do something, darn it. Something good. Other News & Notes Trade: Penguins send Olli Maatta to Blackhawks for Dominik Kahun and draft pick | ProHockeyTalkI've always had a soft spot for Maatta, poor kid. I wish it weren't Chicago. On the bright side, maybe now that he's out of the cursed radius of Pittsburgh he'll finally get healthy and I can stop feeling bad for him, so it won't matter that he's in Chicago? Canucks to turn back clock during 50th season with Black...
PensBurgh Jun 15, 2019
Player Profile: An in-depth look at new Penguins’ forward Dominik Kahun

Player Profile: An in-depth look at new Penguins’ forward Dominik Kahun

What can the Pens expect from the forward they got for trading Olli Maatta? News broke on Saturday night that the Pittsburgh Penguins and Chicago Blackhawks swung a pretty significant trade sending defenseman Olli Maatta to Chi-town for forward Dominik Kahun. Pittsburgh also adds a fifth round pick in the trade. The writing was on the wall for Maatta to be shipped out of town given he had a poor 2018-19 season and was a healthy scratch for the last three games of the playoffs. Moving forward, what can the Pens expect out of Kahun? What kind of player is he? Let’s dive into a quick and...
Chicago Tribune Jun 15, 2019

Blackhawks acquire defenseman Olli Maatta from Penguins for Dominik Kahun

The Blackhawks added to their blue line Saturday, acquiring Finnish defenseman Olli Maatta from the Penguins for promising forward Dominik Kahun and a fifth-round pick in next week’s draft. Maatta, 24, won two Stanley Cups in six seasons with the Penguins while scoring 107 points (25 goals, 82...

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