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  • Franchise of the Decade: Chicago Blackhawks

    NHL.com "As the Chicago Blackhawks celebrated their 2010 Stanley Cup championship against the Philadelphia Flyers in June of that year, they reveled in knowing they had ended decades of frustration with their first Cup in 49 years.  But it was just the beginning of what would be an..." January 17

  • Blackhawks place Dylan Strome on injured reserve, recall Brandon Hagel from AHL

    Second City Hockey "The Blackhawks placed Dylan Strome on injured reserve, retroactive to Jan. 7 with a right ankle injury, and recalled Brandon Hagel from Rockford in the AHL on Thursday. Strome has missed the past four games with a right ankle injury after he..." January 16

  • 7 Maple Leafs trade targets who could help shore up the blue line

    Sportsnet "The Toronto Maple Leafs’ tumultuous season has seen a new dose of chaos thrown into the mix. If a coaching change, an off-season blockbuster deal that hasn’t panned out, and injuries to Mitch Marner and John Tavares weren’t enough to shake things up, the loss of..." January 15

  • 20 NHL trade candidates you’ll hear about before the deadline

    Sportsnet "There’s still lots to sort out between now and the NHL trade deadline on Feb. 24. Who will buy, who will sell? What will the standings even look like? And, how many trades will be made before the final day of dealing? All of this is going to influence which players are..." January 14

  • New skills event will have players shooting pucks from stands

    The Score "The NHL is unveiling a new skills competition event at the 2020 All-Star Weekend that will feature players shooting pucks from up in the stands into targets on the ice, sources told ESPN's Greg Wyshynski. Eight players will stand in a section of the Enterprise Center in St. Louis..." January 14

  • NHL extends agreement with Buffalo to host combine through 2022

    Buffalo News "Buffalo will remain the final stop for prospects before the National Hockey League's entry draft. The league and the Buffalo Sabres announced Monday the two sides signed a three-year contract to continue to hold the combine in KeyBank Center and LECOM Harborcenter through 2022...." January 13

  • Women's 3-on-3 event arranged for NHL All-Star Weekend

    Yahoo! Sports "Hockey’s greatest rivalry is set to take the spotlight during the 2020 NHL All-Star Weekend in St. Louis, Missouri. A 3-on-3 matchup featuring the top women’s hockey players from the United States and Canada will take place at some point during the..." January 13

  • Robin Lehner won't take pay cut to remain with Blackhawks

    NHL.com "Robin Lehner said he is open to re-signing with the Chicago Blackhawks, but the 28-year-old goalie won't take a pay cut to do it. Lehner, who can become an unrestricted free agent after this season, signed a one-year, $5 million contract with Chicago on July 1, 2019, after he..." January 11

  • Blackhawks' depth takes another hit as Dylan Strome becomes latest with injury

    NBC Sports Chicago "The last thing the Blackhawks need is another injury to a key player, but that's what happened in Tuesday's 2-1 loss to the Calgary Flames. Dylan Strome left in the second period after twisting his right ankle before crashing awkwardly into the boards. He immediately went to..." January 09

  • Potential targets for the Colorado Avalanche as we approach the NHL trade deadline

    Mile High Hockey "As the 2020 NHL trade deadline draws closer, it’s only a matter of time before the rumor mill picks up steam. We’re set to hear dozens of teams and player mentioned in ‘rumors’ and ‘rumbling’ on a nearly daily basis. Some rumored trades will come to..." January 09

  • NHL's Bill Daly says trend of players skipping All-Star Game 'a concern'

    ESPN "The decision by Washington Capitals star Alex Ovechkin to skip back-to-back All-Star Weekends has the NHL concerned it could start a trend among players, according to deputy commissioner Bill Daly. "In terms of player participation, is that a concern? Yes, I..." January 08

  • NHL unveils black-and-white 2020 All-Star Game jerseys

    Yahoo! Sports "The best players across hockey will convene in St. Louis this year for the annual NHL All-Star Game, and with it comes the yearly debate about whether or not the jerseys displayed on ice are aesthetically pleasing, or doomed to be forgotten at best, and ridiculed at worst. The 2020..." January 08

  • Stan Bowman assesses state of Blackhawks and whether playoffs are still attainable

    NBC Sports Chicago "No general manager was more active this past summer than Stan Bowman, who made six trades and several free-agent signings, one of which was Vezina Trophy finalist Robin Lehner. He made it a priority to shore up what ailed the Blackhawks last season. But the performance and..." January 08

  • Connor McDavid, Auston Matthews and the value of a supporting cast

    TSN "Two of hockey’s superstars will square off Monday night in Toronto as Connor McDavid and the Edmonton Oilers face Auston Matthews and the Maple Leafs (6:30 p.m. ET on TSN 4). Any time you get a head-to-head matchup between players of this calibre, it is..." January 06

  • Rene Fasel: NHL needs to make Olympic decision by end of August

    The Score "IIHF president Rene Fasel has set a deadline for the NHL to decide whether or not the league will participate in the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing. Speaking at the closing press conference at the world juniors Sunday, Fasel said he needs a decision from commissioner Gary Bettman by..." January 06

  • John Tortorella’s nonsensical fine reeks of NHL hypocrisy

    New York Post "It is always amusing when Colin Campbell leaps to the defense of the integrity of the league, as the NHL’s director of hockey operations indirectly did when castigating John Tortorella’s “unprofessional and unacceptable” Dec. 29 postgame tirade against the..." January 06

  • Robin Lehner day to day for Blackhawks with knee injury

    NHL.com " Robin Lehner is day to day for the Chicago Blackhawks with a right-knee injury the goalie sustained during a 7-5 loss at the Vancouver Canucks on Thursday. "We're still trying to figure out exactly how serious it is," Blackhawks coach Jeremy Colliton said..." January 05

  • Which team should the Minnesota Wild face in the 2021 NHL Winter Classic?

    Hockey Wilderness "It’s official, folks. The Minnesota Wild will finally host a Winter Classic! The big game will take place on New Year’s Day 2021 at Target Field, which can contain close to 40,000 fans. The entire week leading up to the game will essentially be one massive party,..." January 03

  • Five most underrated stars heading into 2020

    Pro Hockey Talk "Like in all sports, the NHL has some players that are both overrated and underrated. Players might fall into either category because of where they play, which players they play with or their personalities both during interviews and on social media. Today, we don’t want to focus..." January 03

  • Four potential trade destinations for Rangers winger Chris Kreider

    Sportsnet "The first marquee trade chip of the season has already been dealt. With elite winger Taylor Hall shipped from New Jersey to Arizona in mid-December, the trade market has officially opened. And as is often the case with big-ticket deals, the fallout is just as important as the initial..." January 03

  • Blackhawks assistant Marc Crawford returns from suspension

    NHL.com "Marc Crawford is back as an assistant coach with the Chicago Blackhawks and hoping some good can come from his month-long suspension from the team. Crawford returned to the ice for the Blackhawks morning skate Thursday for the first time since being suspended from team activities on..." January 02

  • NHL All-Decade Power Rankings: Blackhawks reign supreme

    The Score "Welcome to a special edition of theScore's NHL Power Rankings, which will encompass the last 10 seasons. With the new decade now underway, it's time to take one last look back at the previous 10 years and see which franchises were the class of the league. Let's rank how..." January 01

  • Columbus Blue Jackets coach John Tortorella accepts blame for postgame rant on officiating

    Columbus Dispatch "Less than 24 hours later, John Tortorella pointed a finger at himself. Following practice Monday at Nationwide Arena, the Blue Jackets coach said that his rant after a 3-2 shootout loss Sunday to the Chicago Blackhawks wasn’t the right way to handle a beef about a timekeeping..." December 31

  • Breaking down the most egregious 2020 NHL All-Star team snubs

    Sportsnet "The rosters for the NHL’s four divisional All-Star squads are nearly set. After announcing the four captains earlier this month — Connor McDavid, Nathan MacKinnon, David Pastrnak and Alex Ovechkin, who’s elected to skip the festivities to rest up for the..." December 31

  • John Tortorella is right: the NHL's timekeeping should be better

    National Post "Dear NHL: Figure it out. It’s OK to admit things didn’t go right sometimes. It would also be good if you’d talk about how you’re going to be better. Elias Pettersson may have taken the highest road possible on Saturday when asked about a blatant trip..." December 31

  • Divisional imbalance sure to impact NHL playoff races

    TSN "One story I’ve been monitoring since the National Hockey League adopted a division-based playoff format at the onset of the 2013-14 regular season is how divisional imbalance influences playoff races. There were a few reasons for realignment, but the league’s primary bet..." December 31

  • Colin Campbell: Tortorella's rant 'unprofessional' and 'unacceptable'

    The Score "NHL director of hockey operations Colin Campbell was not amused by John Tortorella's postgame tirade. Campbell called Tortorella's comments "unprofessional" and "unacceptable" after the Columbus Blue Jackets head coach heavily criticized..." December 31

  • NHL unveils All-Star Game rosters, Last Men In candidates

    NHL.com "The National Hockey League announced today the four divisional rosters for the 2020 Honda NHL® All-Star Weekend as well as the return of the 2020 NHL All-Star Last Men In presented by adidas, which gives fans the ability to vote for the final player on each All-Star..." December 30

  • Edmonton Oilers Interested In Chicago’s Brandon Saad

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Edmonton Oilers are not getting much offense from their other lines and desperately need help. Almost all of the team’s offense has come from their top line of Connor McDavid (22-41-63), Leon Draisaitl (22-39-61) and Zack Kassian (13-13-26). James..." December 29

  • Concussions dominated the 2010s, but the NHL is still fighting its demons

    The Score "Tim Thomas didn't expect this - the pain, the suffering, being open about both. Yet there he was, signature goatee and all, speaking candidly with a small group of reporters earlier this month in Washington. His voice trembled. Tears streamed down his cheeks. He bore it..." December 27

  • How the Blackhawks should utilize their newfound cap space

    NBC Sports Chicago "The Blackhawks dropped significant news on Thursday, announcing season-ending injuries to defensemen Calvin de Haan and Brent Seabrook. First and foremost, you think about the health of both players and the potential long-term effects. It's the second major surgery on his right..." December 27

  • NHL players most likely to be traded this season

    Yardbarker "Even though the NHL trade deadline is still two months away, it is not too early to start looking at the players who could be on the move. We already saw one of the biggest names make headlines this month when the New Jersey Devils traded Taylor Hall to the Arizona Coyotes. Here..." December 27

  • Brent Seabrook, Calvin De Haan Out For The Season

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The status quo in Chicago will shift dramatically when the team returns to action. The Blackhawks have announced that two of their starting defensemen will miss the remainder of the season due to injury. Both Brent Seabrook and Calvin de Haan will..." December 26

  • Top five defencemen of the decade: Karlsson embodies evolution of game

    Sportsnet "It feels like a great time to be a defenceman in the NHL. The position has evolved a lot in the past 10 years, following the league’s trend towards faster, shiftier puck-movers while also very much still valuing the traditional big body on the blue line. Some of the..." December 26

  • The World Junior Championship Is a Prospect-Lovers Paradise Thanks to a Strong Draft Class

    The Hockey News "If your favorite NHL team is down in the dumps, help is on the way. The World Junior Championship is always seen as the ultimate test for the best prospects in the world, both drafted and undrafted. And while the 2020 edition will have its fair share of top drafted NHL prospects, such..." December 26

  • Top 5 Stanley Cup playoff series of the decade

    The Score "There's been plenty of memorable playoff hockey over the past decade, and as the calendar shifts to 2020, it's time to count down the top five series of the 2010s. 5. Flyers vs. Penguins - 2012 Result: Flyers in 6 Lasting memory: Giroux pastes Crosby..." December 26

  • Nine bold NHL predictions for 2020

    Sportsnet "Did you know a year in advance that P.K. Subban would get traded (again), Patrick Marleau would find his way back to San Jose, and Artemi Panarin and Sergei Bobrovsky would split from Columbus after the playoffs? We did. We’re not guaranteeing all of these nine NHL..." December 26

  • Kathryn Tappen: Jeremy Roenick's comments 'unacceptable,' we remain friends

    The Score "NHL on NBC host Kathryn Tappen released a statement Tuesday condemning the recent comments made by co-worker Jeremy Roenick that led to his indefinite suspension from the network. "While Jeremy and I continue to be good friends, what he said was unacceptable, especially..." December 24

  • Top five right wingers of the decade: Kane, Kucherov take the offensive reins

    Sportsnet "A look at the crop of right wingers who did their best work over the past decade tells a story of where the league’s been and where it’s going. An exceptionally impressive pool of talent has gathered on that right side of the ice, and the 2010s featured a little bit of..." December 24

  • All-Star Game rosters as selected by NHL.com

    NHL.com "Rosters for the 2020 Honda NHL All-Star Game have yet to be announced by the League's Hockey Operations Department, but NHL.com staff writers are getting a head start. Four writers, one per division, were asked to fill out their own teams to go along with the four captains already..." December 24

  • NBC suspends Jeremy Roenick for inappropriate comments on podcast

    The Score "NBC has suspended Jeremy Roenick indefinitely without pay for inappropriate comments made about his co-workers during a recent appearance on the "Spittin' Chiclets" podcast, the network announced on Monday, according to Stephen Whyno of The Associated Press. On the..." December 23

  • Blackhawks Place Brandon Saad On Injured Reserve

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Chicago Blackhawks have the least number of victories in the Western Conference and while the team is hoping it can rebound from their poor record, but they will have to do it without one of their most productive scorers as the Blackhawks announced they have placed..." December 21

  • Future Watch: Five Rookies Tearing Up The AHL This Season

    The Hockey News "Welcome to the Lucas Elvenes show. In our 2019-20 Yearbook, Elvenes didn’t crack the top 10 NHL prospects list, which makes sense given that he was coming off a disappointing season with Rogle in the Swedish league where he failed to show much improvement. But up until a few..." December 20

  • Friday Five: What will the NHL look like next decade?

    TSN "What a decade it’s been. The 2010s brought the Golden Goal, a seventh Canadian club in Winnipeg, and a shot in the arm for franchises in Edmonton, Toronto and Vancouver with the arrivals of Connor McDavid, Auston Matthews and Elias Pettersson. There was the..." December 20

  • Five players looking for a fresh start in 2020

    Pro Hockey Talk "The year is winding down and some people around the NHL will be happier to see it come to an end than others. 2019 was kind to players like Ryan O'Reilly, Nikita Kucherov and Mark Giordano, but there are others who are ready for a fresh start and a new..." December 20

  • Avalanche's Samuel Girard fined for boarding Blackhawks' Alex DeBrincat

    Pro Hockey Talk "The NHL Department of Player Safety announced Thursday morning that Colorado Avalanche defenseman Samuel Girard has been fined $1,957.89, the maximum allowable under the Collective Bargaining Agreement, for boarding Blackhawks winger Alex DeBrincat.  Girard's hit on..." December 19

  • 4 NHL Players Who Could Be Dealt Next After Taylor Hall Trade

    12 Up "With Taylor Hall heading across the country to the Arizona Coyotes, NHL trade rumors should be in full swing before the deadline this winter. Here are four players who could be the next to find new homes in the NHL. 4. Kyle Turris The Predators are paying Turris $6..." December 18

  • 3 teams that could bring in Ilya Kovalchuk

    The Score "Ilya Kovalchuk's tenure with the Los Angeles Kings officially lasted for just under a year and a half after the forward cleared unconditional waivers Tuesday, according to TSN's Pierre LeBrun. Kovalchuk signed a three-year, $18.75-million contract with L.A. in 2018 and appeared in..." December 18

  • The NHL's Great Pretenders: Teams that are not what they seem

    ESPN "Last week we looked at some players who were prime regression candidates, for both good and bad reasons. It's an especially useful mental exercise to go through at this point of the season, because we're at a crossroads point of sorts in the calendar. We now have enough..." December 18

  • Akim Aliu accepts equipment manager's apology for blackface incident

    The Score "The minor-league equipment manager who went to a 2011 Halloween party dressed in blackface as Akim Aliu apologized directly to the player and will keep his job. Colorado Eagles owner Martin Lind said in a statement Tuesday that he and Tony Deynzer, the staffer in question,..." December 17