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Chicago Tribune

Blackhawks trying to trade up in NHL draft but aren't finding willing partners — yet

Despite holding the No. 8 selection in this weekend’s NHL draft — the highest the Blackhawks have picked since taking Patrick Kane first in 2007 — general manager Stan Bowman has been exploring trades to move up as high as the No. 3 spot. Consensus among NHL analysts is that the Sabres and Hurricanes...

Second City Hockey

MBS: NHL to unveil 2018-19 season schedule

Our daily look at Blackhawks news and the happenings around the hockey world. The NHL will announce its schedule for next season at 4 p.m. Thursday on NHL Network and streamed on NHL.com. BLACKHAWKS **Hawks emergency backup goaltender Scott Foster saves the show at NHL Awards (SCH) **Bettman: Salary cap will be $79.5-80 million for next season (SCH) **Hawks to host Maple Leafs for 2018-19 home opener (SCH) **NHL draft preview: Top 10 forwards (SCH) **2018 NHL draft: Hawks picks, news, rumors, updates (SCH) CENTRAL DIVISION **Visitor’s guide to Dallas for the NHL draft (Defending Big...

Second City Hockey

Bowman: Hawks open to moving up from No. 8 pick

Chicago is willing to make a move to slide up in the first round of the NHL draft. Chicago Blackhawks general manager Stan Bowman said during Thursday’s media conference call that he’s open to moving up from the No. 8 overall pick in the NHL draft. Stan Bowman said Blackhawks are open to moving up from No. 8, but said there's not a lot of interest in the top seven teams moving down.— Mark Lazerus (@MarkLazerus) June 21, 2018 Chicago has two first-round picks in this year’s draft, which begins Friday at American Airlines Center in Dallas. The Hawks have the Nos. 8 and 27 picks,...

Last Word on Hockey

2018 NHL Entry Draft – Central Division Team Needs

With the NHL entry draft on the horizon, teams are gearing up for a busy weekend in Dallas on June 22nd and 23rd. This year's draft class is deep and a has a ton of foreign talent, three of which are the projected top 3. It also includes one player who is a generational talent and has all the makings to be an instant superstar. We will take a look at the Central Division team needs and who they will potentially pick in this year’s draft. 2018 NHL Draft - Central Division Team Needs Chicago Blackhawks Draft Position: 8th and 27th overall Recent First Round Picks: Henri Jokiharju, Nick...

Second City Hockey

2018 NHL draft preview: Top 10 forwards

The Blackhawks will have plenty of good options at No. 8 The overwhelming consensus for the 2018 NHL draft is Swedish defenseman Rasmus Dahlin is the best player available. There’s a noticeable gap between Dahlin, who’s widely regarded as one of the best blueline prospects in recent memory, and the remaining crop of players who’ll be selected with the first few picks. But there’s still plenty of talent available here, including some familiar last names with storied NHL backgrounds of their own. Last year’s No. 1 overall pick, Nico Hischie,r appeared in all 82 games for the New...

Blackhawk Up

Chicago Blackhawks’ Possible Marian Hossa Contract Trade Packages

It’s finally draft week, so the rumors will be coming in hot over the next few days. Let’s break down some of the latest rumblings in Chicago Blackhawks country. The NHL draft is only four days away, which means all Chicago Blackhawks fans are on high alert, refreshing their Twitter throughout the day to see […] Chicago Blackhawks’ Possible Marian Hossa Contract Trade Packages - Blackhawk Up - Blackhawk Up - A Chicago Blackhawks Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Chicago Tribune

Some reasons the Blackhawks could trade their lottery pick

Your key to the Blackhawks draft this weekend: It doesn’t matter. Not for this team. Not right now. Not if they draft a defenseman with their first-round pick instead of trading it. Yes, the Hawks need defensemen who can both shelter a team albatross such as Brent Seabrook and also not inexplicably...

Second City Hockey

MBS: 2018-19 NHL salary cap to be announced this week

Our daily look at Blackhawks news and the happenings around the hockey world. The NHL’s salary cap for the 2018-19 season will be announced sometime this week. NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daley said May 28 that the cap is projected to be around $80 million, up $5 million from this season. BLACKHAWKS **Jokiharju eyes opening night roster spot (SCH) **Deep NHL draft has Hawks excited to be near top (Chicago Tribune) **History is on Hawks’ side as they pick No. 8 overall (Chicago Sun-Times) CENTRAL DIVISION **As draft and free agency looms, Blues need more scoring punch (St. Louis...

Second City Hockey

Hawks ‘unlikely’ to trade No. 8 pick, but have discussed trading No. 27, per report

Chicago isn’t looking to move its top-10 pick. The Chicago Blackhawks are “unlikely” to trade their No. 8 overall pick in this year’s draft, but have discussed trading the No. 27 pick, reports Jay Zawaski of 670 the Score. Chicago has a top-10 pick for the first time since 2007, when they selected Patrick Kane with the top overall pick. As Zawaski notes there’s plenty of talent players the Hawks are “excited” about, and he says the Hawks could use the No. 27 pick as a way to upgrade the center position. Zawaski’s report comes only a week after Scott Powers of The Athletic...

Chicago Tribune

Deep NHL draft has Blackhawks excited to be near top but hopeful high pick is last for a long time

When playing the game of trying to nail down whom the Blackhawks will take with the eighth overall pick in the upcoming NHL draft, it serves you well to consider the characteristics they value in their players. And for that we turn to Mark Kelley, the Hawks’ vice president of amateur scouting. ...

Hockey Wilderness

2018 NHL Mock Draft: Chicago Blackhawks Select 'intriguining' forward Serron Noel

Due to a trade back in February of 2017 that sent Ryan Hartman and a fifth-round pick (‘18) to Nashville in exchange for Victor Ejdsell, a first-round pick (‘18) and a fourth-round pick (‘18), the Chicago Blackhawks will be picking twice in the first round out in Dallas later this week. One of those picks will be at the number 8 spot and the other will be at the number 27 spot. And so, with the 27th pick in the Hockey Wilderness NHL Mock Draft, the Chicago Blackhawks Select, Serron Noel, Right Wing, from the Oshawa Generals of the OHL. Scouting Report Serron Noel is a very intriguing...

Last Word on Hockey

Chicago Blackhawks Draft Targets – Part 6

The 2018 NHL draft is less than a week away on June 22nd and 23rd. The Chicago Blackhawks are preparing for the draft looking to get some immediate help for their storied franchise after a disastrous 2017-18 season. They currently have the eighth overall pick this year, one of their highest picks in years. They have four picks in the first three rounds, and eight picks total. There is a lot of speculation on how this draft will unfold for a team looking to return to playoff contention next season. Part 6 - Draft Targets Summary, Trade Rumors, and More In the first 5 pieces of the Chicago...

Second City Hockey

MBS: Hawks give Hayden, Hinostroza extensions

Our daily look at Blackhawks news and the happenings around the hockey world. The Chicago Blackhawks signed forwards John Hayden and Vinnie Hinostroza to two-year contract extensions Friday. BLACKHAWKS **Hawks sign Hayden, Hinostroza to 2-year extensions (SCH) **Hawks release 2018 preseason schedule (SCH) **Prospects Ess, Barratt named to Team USA’s initial roster for 2018 World Junior Summer Showcase (SCH) **SBN mock draft: Hawks select Calen Addison with No. 27 pick (SCH) **Former Hawk Ben Smith wins Calder Cup (SCH) **Anisimov ranked No. 29 best Russian player by Sport-Express...

Chicago Tribune

Vinnie Hinostroza agrees to 2-year extension with Blackhawks

Homegrown Blackhawks forward Vinnie Hinostroza has agreed to a two-year contract extension, the team said Friday. The deal runs through the 2019-20 season. The Bartlett-born Hinostroza was a sixth-round draft pick in 2012. He spent the past few seasons shuttling between Chicago and the Hawks’ minor-league...

Second City Hockey

2018 NHL draft: Hawks picks, news, rumors, updates

The Chicago Blackhawks have eight draft picks in this year’s draft. The Chicago Blackhawks enter the offseason with eight draft picks for the NHL draft, which is June 22-23 at American Airlines Center in Dallas. Among Chicago’s eight picks two are in the first and third rounds. The Hawks will have a top-10 pick for the first time since they selected Patrick Kane with the top overall pick in 2007. Chicago will select No. 8 overall after dropping one spot in the draft lottery. Its second first-round selection at No. 27 comes from Nashville via the Ryan Hartman trade. The Hawks also have...

Second City Hockey

MBS: Marlies win 2018 Calder Cup

Our daily look at Blackhawks news and the happenings around the hockey world. Andreas Johnsson and Mason Marchment each scored twice and Garret Sparks made 29 saves as the Toronto Marlies defeated the Texas Stars 6-1 in Game 7 to win their first Calder Cup on Thursday. Former Blackhawk and Marlies captain Ben Smith scored an empty-net goal in the win. BLACKHAWKS **SBN mock draft: Hawks select Calen Addison with No. 27 pick (SCH) **Former Hawk Ben Smith wins Calder Cup (SCH) **Anisimov ranked No. 29 best Russian player by Sport-Express (SCH) CENTRAL DIVISION **Blues need to make push for...

Mile High Hockey

2018 NHL Draft: An argument for the Colorado Avalanche to trade up in the first round

While everyone is trying to trade down, there might be value in trading up at this year’s draft With less that two weeks remaining before the 2018 NHL Entry Draft, the volume of news and rumors is going to pick up significantly. We are hearing about a number of teams that are exploring the option of trading out of the top-10. The Montreal Canadiens might move pick three. The Ottawa Senators are exploring options to recoup some of the draft picks they’ve traded away. Then there are teams like the Chicago Blackhawks and Vancouver Canucks who simply refuse to accept a need for a...

Second City Hockey

NHL Mock Draft 2018: Hawks select Addison with No. 27 pick

Chicago picks a high-scoring Canadian defenseman. For the first time since 2011, the Chicago Blackhawks have two first-round picks. That year Chicago picked forwards Mark McNeill (No. 18) and Phillip Danault (No. 26). It was only the fourth time in franchise history the Hawks had two first-round picks with the other times coming in 1980, 1997 and 2001. With the No. 8 overall pick in this year’s SB Nation’s NHL mock draft, Second City Hockey selected right winger Oliver Wahlstrom. After selecting a potential top-six forward, SCH selects, from the Lethbridge Hurricanes of the Western...

The Hockey Writers

Blackhawks & Hurricanes: Trade Winds Blowing

Chicago Blackhawks general manager Stan Bowman made two huge moves prior to the 2017 NHL Entry Draft when he traded with the Arizona Coyotes and Columbus Blue Jackets, completely changing the look of his team. As we approach this year’s draft, Bowman could be working on another big deal with a familiar trading partner. New […] The post Blackhawks & Hurricanes: Trade Winds Blowing appeared first on The Hockey Writers.

Second City Hockey

Report: Hawks willing to trade No. 8 pick in ‘right situation’

Chicago has told at least one team they’ll part with their top-10 pick. The Chicago Blackhawks are willing to trade their No. 8 overall pick in this year’s NHL draft in the “right situation,” reports Scott Powers of The Athletic. Powers notes what the “right situation” would be is unknown, but acquiring a notable NHL player is the likely case. The Blackhawks haven’t had a top-10 pick since 2007, when they selected Patrick Kane with the top overall pick. The top-10 pick is an opportunity for Chicago to draft a potential franchise player for the future. The Hawks have drafted at...

Chicago Tribune

Blackhawks sign defenseman Henri Jokiharju to three-year contract

The Blackhawks agreed to terms on a three-year contract for defenseman Henri Jokiharju, the 29th overall pick in the 2017 NHL draft. Jokiharju, an 18-year-old from Finland, was named the Western Conference second all-star team with the Portland Winterhawks after recording a team-high 71 points...

Second City Hockey

Hawks sign Jokiharju to 3-year ELC

The 18-year-old Finnish defenseman scored a career-high 71 points last season in the WHL. The Chicago Blackhawks signed top defenseman prospect Henri Jokiharju to a three-year contract, the team announced Tuesday. Jokiharju, the 29th overall pick in the 2017 NHL entry draft, posted career-highs in points (71), goals (12) and assists (59) in 63 games during his second season with the Portland Winterhawks the Western Hockey League. The 18-year-old Finnish defenseman’s point total tied Swift Current’s Colby Sissions for third among all WHL blueliners. Last season, Jokiharju registered 20...

Last Word on Hockey

Chicago Blackhawks Draft Targets – Part 5

The 2018 NHL draft is less than two weeks away. The Chicago Blackhawks are preparing to draft four times in the first three rounds with some of the highest picks in years. After last seasons huge disappointment, the Blackhawks must draft well to compete in the Western Conference playoff picture next season.  Draft Targets - Part 5 Over the last few weeks, we've covered the options available for the Blackhawks upcoming draft. In Part 1, we discussed the Blackhawks drafting an NHL ready defence prospect with the 8th overall pick. Part 2 of the series reviewed options for the franchise with...

Second City Hockey

MBS: Blackhawks host US Olympians at Hockey Camp

Our daily look at Blackhawks news and the happenings around the hockey world. Howdy y’all! There was no hockey yesterday night, so this morning’s bag skate is going to be chalked full of draft profiles and a new summer league in Chicago!? Brandon is out, so I’m going to try my best to follow in his footsteps with this - which means this is where my Portillo’s reference goes, right? BLACKHAWKS **Second City Hockey predicts the Chicago Blackhawks 8th pick in NHL mock draft (SCH) **Noah Dobson NHL Draft Profile (NHL.com/Blackhawks) **Blackhawks announce US Olympians Kendall Coyne,...

Second City Hockey

NHL Mock Draft 2018: Hawks select Wahlstrom with No. 8 pick

The dynamic goal scorer makes his way to Chicago. Unlike in past years, the Chicago Blackhawks have two things going for them heading into the NHL draft: Two first-round draft pick, including one in the top 10. After the first seven draft picks in SB Nation’s NHL mock draft there was still some top-tier talent available. With the No. 8 overall pick, Second City Hockey selects, from the United States National Development Program, forward Oliver Wahlstrom. The basics Name: Oliver WahlstromPosition: Right WingAge: 17Nationality: AmericanHeight: 6-foot-1Weight: 207 poundsShoots: Right 2017-18...

Second City Hockey

MBS: Marlies regain Calder Cup lead with Game 3 win

Our daily look at Blackhawks news and the happenings around the hockey world. Calle Rosen scored the game-winning goal on the power play in the second period for the Toronto Marlies in a 2-1 win over the Texas Stars in Game 3 of the AHL’s Calder Cup Final. The Marlies own a 2-1 lead with Game 4 set for Thursday in Texas. The Stanley Cup Final resumes Thursday with Game 5 as the Washington Capitals holding a 3-1 series lead and one win away from lifting the Stanley Cup. In the SB Nation NHL mock draft, picks from Detroit, Vancouver and Chicago will be revealed...

Blackhawk Up

Chicago Blackhawks Trade Rumors Heating Up Ahead Of NHL Draft

There has been a lot of discussion regarding the Chicago Blackhawks’ potential draft picks in the upcoming event.  But there is a new wrinkle out there now. The Rink’s John Jaeckel first mentioned the Chicago Blackhawks were looking at acquiring defenseman Justin Faulk from the Carolina Hurricanes. Per source: Hawks have discussed moving #27 overall […] Chicago Blackhawks Trade Rumors Heating Up Ahead Of NHL Draft - Blackhawk Up - Blackhawk Up - A Chicago Blackhawks Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Second City Hockey

Former Hawk Wisniewski breaks ‘a couple’ ribs in car crash

The 2002 Chicago draft pick was with PGA Tour golfer Bud Cauley in the wreck. Former Chicago Blackhawks defenseman James Wisniewski sustained “a couple broken ribs” in a car crash Friday night in Ohio, reports The Columbus Dispatch. Wisniewski, who Chicago drafted in 2002, owns a home in Dublin, Ohio, where the PGA Tour’s Memorial tournament was held during the weekend. PGA Tour pro Bud Cauley was staying with Wisniewski throughout the week, and pair got into a wreck with two other people in a car Friday. The incident was first reported by Golf Channel’s Todd Lewis on...

Toews, Kane select Jokiharju for Blackhawks at 29th overall

Watch as Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane announce the draft pick for the Chicago Blackhawks at 29th overall.

T&S: Chicago stealing headlines before NHL Draft

During Tim and Sid they discussed the trades that happened earlier today and on how the Chicago Blackhawks may have had to force their own hands after their disappointing exit from the NHL Playoffs.

Shannon on T&S: Get the best player...you win the trade

John Shannon joined Tim and Sid from Chicago to talk if there was a clear winner between the Chicago Blackhawks/Columbus Blue Jackets trade, the Connor McDavid contract estimates and the rumors that have come up so far before the NHL Draft.