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Second City Hockey 9 hours ago
MBS: Golden Knights, Sharks to meet in 2nd round

MBS: Golden Knights, Sharks to meet in 2nd round

Our daily look at Blackhawks news and the happenings around the hockey world. The San Jose Sharks defeated the Anaheim Ducks 2-1 on Wednesday night to complete a four-game first-round sweep at SAP Center. The Sharks will face the Vegas Golden Knights, who swept the Los Angeles Kings, in the second round. BLACKHAWKS **Hawks never-ending woes on special teams (SCH) **Panarin would not have fixed Hawks (SCH) **Goalie issues doomed Hawks in 2017-18 (SCH) **Hawks prospect Jokiharju could get vital experience at Worlds (The Athletic) **Calder Cup playoffs: IceHogs vs. Wolves schedule...
Blackhawk Up 10 hours ago

Chicago Blackhawks Morning Links: Rooting Interest In Tommy Wingels

The Chicago Blackhawks have several former players in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, but Tommy Wingels and the Boston Bruins’ success can benefit the Blackhawks Earlier this season, the Chicago Blackhawks sent forward Tommy Wingels to the Boston Bruins in exchange for a conditional fifth-round pick in the 2019 NHL Draft.  The conditions were if the […] Chicago Blackhawks Morning Links: Rooting Interest In Tommy Wingels - Blackhawk Up - Blackhawk Up - A Chicago Blackhawks Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Second City Hockey Apr 18, 2018
The Blackhawks never-ending woes on special teams

The Blackhawks never-ending woes on special teams

The PK and PP were not OK in Chicago. If I can summarize the Chicago Blackhawks power play performance from the last two seasons in a single tweet, it’d be this one from former Chicago Tribune reporter Chris Hine in November: Blackhawks get another power play as Cullen heads off for holding. No they can't decline the penalty.— Chris Hine (@ChristopherHine) November 5, 2017 The man advantage has been more of a detriment to Chicago for the last two seasons. During the 2016-17 season, Chicago was ranked 19th in the NHL with an 18.03 percent power play percentage. This season, it...
Second City Hockey Apr 18, 2018
Artemi Panarin would not have fixed the 2017-18 Blackhawks

Artemi Panarin would not have fixed the 2017-18 Blackhawks

Offense is not what was lacking in the Chicago lineup. As if enduring a postseason without the Chicago Blackhawks in it wasn’t difficult enough, watching former Hawk Artemi Panarin light up the scoreboard for the Columbus Blue Jackets has made the first week of the Stanley Cup Playoffs a frustrating experience around these parts. And it didn’t help that Panarin thrived in his new home all season long, while the two main pieces that came back in the summer blockbuster deal — Brandon Saad and Anton Forsberg — underwhelmed with their performances this season. While keeping Panarin...
Chicago Tribune Apr 17, 2018

Former Blackhawk Richard Panik arrested in Arizona

Former Blackhawks forward Richard Panik was arrested for trespassing last week in Scottsdale, Ariz., according to ABC15-TV. Panik, 27, reportedly refused to leave the entrance of Bevvy, a sports bar, on April 8 and appeared to be intoxicated, police said. Panik, whom the Hawks traded to the Coyotes...