6:57 AM EDT, Wed September 22, 2021
Blackhawk Up 17 hours ago

If All Goes to Plan, how Good could the Blackhawks be?

The Blackhawks made an overhaul of their roster, parting ways with promising youngsters for proven veterans. The Chicago Blackhawks made a full 180 from their claim of a rebuild (as you all know), signing veterans to help them win, headed by Marc-Andre Fleury. The new cast of veterans join the old in Patrick Kane and […] If All Goes to Plan, how Good could the Blackhawks be? - Blackhawk Up - Blackhawk Up - A Chicago Blackhawks Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Second City Hockey 19 hours ago
What Brian Urlacher’s past may tell us about Jonathan Toews’ future

What Brian Urlacher’s past may tell us about Jonathan Toews’ future

Photo by Jonathan Daniel/ It’ll all make sense. We promise. The Chicago Blackhawks kick off training camp this Thursday and one of the biggest storylines during it — and the entire season — will be the health of captain Jonathan Toews. While there’s been no official word yet that Toews will be on the ice with his teammates, all signs are pointing to No. 19 being just as ready as everyone else. As for what to expect from Toews this season, though, there’s a decent comparison worth exploring regarding another Chicago star athlete and team captain who missed an...
Blackhawk Up 20 hours ago

Blackhawks: Alex Nylander’s Keys To Success, Profile, And Expectations

The Chicago Blackhawks will get Alex Nylander back this season after he missed last year with an injury. What he brings to the table and how he plays early could decide whether or not he stays with this team moving forward. The Blackhawks and Alex Nylander are in a different position than the last time […] Blackhawks: Alex Nylander’s Keys To Success, Profile, And Expectations - Blackhawk Up - Blackhawk Up - A Chicago Blackhawks Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Blackhawk Up 22 hours ago

The Blackhawks Are Counting On Marc-Andre Fleury To Lead The Team

The Chicago Blackhawks are entering a new season with a Vezina Trophy Winner on their roster. Having Marc-Andre Fleury be the best he can be is something the team is counting on this year. The Blackhawks are lucky to have added Marc-Andre Fleury this offseason. While there was debate as to whether or not Fleury […] The Blackhawks Are Counting On Marc-Andre Fleury To Lead The Team - Blackhawk Up - Blackhawk Up - A Chicago Blackhawks Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Second City Hockey 22 hours ago
Morning Bag Skate: 9-21-21

Morning Bag Skate: 9-21-21

SetNumber: X21097 TK1 R2 F6 A daily look at hockey news around the world. This is your daily thread to talk about the latest hockey news. BLACKHAWKS “It just gives you motivation”: Seth Jones eager to shut his critics down and lift the Blackhawks up (The Athletic) 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:...
Blackhawk Up Sep 20, 2021

Blackhawks: Seth Jones’s Keys To Success, Profile, And Expectations

The Chicago Blackhawks added their number one defenseman of the future in Seth Jones. Now let’s profile everything he brings to the team and what the team can expect from him. Seth Jones will be a big step up from the defensemen the Blackhawks have had the past few seasons. Jones was the guy on […] Blackhawks: Seth Jones’s Keys To Success, Profile, And Expectations - Blackhawk Up - Blackhawk Up - A Chicago Blackhawks Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Blackhawk Up Sep 20, 2021

Blackhawks: Now Is The Time To Get Excited The Season Is Almost Here

The start of the Chicago Blackhawks season has always been something I have gotten excited about year in and year out. The idea of a fresh start with some new and returning faces is exciting, and watching the first few games of the year is always exciting. Not only is the ice fresh each night […] Blackhawks: Now Is The Time To Get Excited The Season Is Almost Here - Blackhawk Up - Blackhawk Up - A Chicago Blackhawks Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Blackhawk Up Sep 20, 2021

Blackhawks: Why Early Extensions are Essential to be Competitive

The Blackhawks are going to enter an offseason where many top prospects will need new contracts next summer. Seth Jones’ mammoth 9.5 million cap hit will be in effect starting next season with many Blackhawks young guns needing new deals. The Blackhawks must take advantage of the offseason to sign these players to such new […] Blackhawks: Why Early Extensions are Essential to be Competitive - 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 19, 2021
Second City Hockey’s 2021-22 season preview: Nashville Predators

Second City Hockey’s 2021-22 season preview: Nashville Predators

Photo by John Russell/NHLI via Can the Predators expect to reach the playoffs in back-to-back seasons? Now that we’ve taken brief glimpses at the other three divisions on the NHL, it’s time to hone in on the Central Division, which features the teams that stand tallest between the Blackhawks and a return to the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Here’s the other team that was also in Chicago’s division last season: the Nashville Predators. Last season: 31-23-2 (64 points), fourth place in Central Division, lost in first roundKey losses: D Luca Sbisa, D Ryan Ellis, F Erik...
Blackhawk Up Sep 19, 2021

Blackhawks: Lukas Reichel is Good, But He is Missing One Thing

Lukas Reichel was the standout skater of the prospect showcase for the Blackhawks. There is a lot to like about his game, and a few things that needs work. The Blackhawks found a gem in the 2020 draft in Lukas Reichel. Many thought of him as a reach and yes, he still isn’t proven, but […] Blackhawks: Lukas Reichel is Good, But He is Missing One Thing - Blackhawk Up - Blackhawk Up - A Chicago Blackhawks Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Second City Hockey Sep 18, 2021
Second City Hockey’s 2021-22 season preview: Dallas Stars

Second City Hockey’s 2021-22 season preview: Dallas Stars

Photo by Tom Pennington/ Can the Stars find a way to bounce back into the playoffs and avoid being a one-year wonder? Now that we’ve taken brief glimpses at the other three divisions on the NHL, it’s time to hone in on the Central Division, which features the teams that stand tallest between the Blackhawks and a return to the Stanley Cup Playoffs. We’ll start with the two teams that were in Chicago’s division last season and the Dallas Stars are up first. Last season: 23-19-14 (60 points), fifth place in Central DivisionKey losses: F Andrew Cogliano, F Jake...
Second City Hockey Sep 17, 2021
Blackhawks at Prospect Showcase: How to watch, game discussion

Blackhawks at Prospect Showcase: How to watch, game discussion

Photo by Chase Agnello-Dean/NHLI via An open thread for the weekend and (kind of) Blackhawks hockey! Consider this an open thread for the whole weekend and for the pair of games that members of the Blackhawks organization will be playing in as part of the Tom Kurvers Prospect Showcase in Minnesota. What: Blackhawks prospects vs. Minnesota Wild prospects at Tom Kurvers Prospect Showcase Where: TRIA Rink at Treasure Island Center, St. Paul When: Friday, Sept. 17 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 19 at 1 p.m. How to Watch: Minnesota Wild’s YouTube channel The Blackhawks...
Chicago Tribune Sep 17, 2021
Patrick Kane says he ‘didn’t know anything’ about sexual assault allegations against a former Chicago Blackhawks video coach

Patrick Kane says he ‘didn’t know anything’ about sexual assault allegations against a former Chicago Blackhawks video coach

Chicago Blackhawks star Patrick Kane said Friday he has participated in the investigation into allegations that a then-assistant coach sexually assaulted two players in 2010, adding that he did not know anything happened at the time.
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...

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