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Second City Hockey Apr 11, 2015

Morning Bag Skate: Blackhawks regular-season finale

Our daily look at Blackhawks news and the happenings around the hockey world. The Chicago Blackhawks play the Colorado Avalanche on Saturday in their regular-season finale at Pepsi Arena in Denver. The Hawks must pick up at least a point to draw the Nashville Predators otherwise they'll head to Anaheim or St. Louis for the first round. Here's the latest news: **Kris Versteeg misses Patrick Kane more than anyone (SCH) **Andrew Shaw fined $2,000 for diving by NHL (SCH) **Blackhawks not intimidated by starting playoffs on the road (CSN Chicago) **Baffling Blackhawks' playoff fate impossible...
Second City Hockey Apr 10, 2015

Kris Versteeg misses Patrick Kane more than anyone

Everyone has suffered the loss of Patrick Kane, but arguably nobody more than Kris Versteeg. It cannot be stressed enough that most players need to be put into favorable conditions to succeed. For every superlative superstar like Sidney Crosby who can get his own no matter what, there are dozens of NHL players who need their teammates and coaches to do their jobs in order to be productive themselves. That brings us to Kris Versteeg, who's been as inconsistent as a player could possibly be during this season with the Chicago Blackhawks. Over the past few months, we've seen every version of...
Second City Hockey Apr 1, 2015

Morning Bag Skate: It's time for a chill pill, and for Versteeg to step up

Our daily look at Blackhawks news and the happenings around the world of hockey. Victories on Sunday and Monday night may have tilted the Hawks' season back into the right direction, and those efforts were further aided on Tuesday night. The Predators blew a lead and lost to the Canucks in a shootout and the Jets lost in regulation to the Rangers. The intrigue, it builds. To the news: **Take a deep breath and relax, fellow Hawks fans. (Chicago Tribune) **Kris Versteeg has no goals, just two points in 14 games since Patrick Kane's injury. (Sun Times) **Vincent Hinostroza signed an amateur...

Blackhawks Player News

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    Corey Crawford

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  • Patrick Kane

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  • Jonathan Toews

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  • Scott Darling

    Corey Crawford to start Game 1 for Blackhawks against Wild

  • Brent Seabrook

    Brent Seabrook goal gives Blackhawks 3-2 victory in triple overtime

  • Duncan Keith

    Morning Bag Skate: Blackhawks advance to second round

  • Kimmo Timonen

    Flyers say they need more leadership

  • Bryan Bickell

    Bryan Bickell not scoring goals, but ready to breakout for Blackhawks

  • Andrew Desjardins

    Andrew Desjardins quietly Stan Bowman's best move of trade deadline

  • Antoine Vermette

    Blackhawks vs. Predators Game 3 preview: Antoine Vermette will play