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How Does Central Division Look After Trade Deadline?

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How Does Central Division Look After Trade Deadline?

By Randy Holndoner (@bhawkschatter) The NHL trade deadline came and went today at 3PM ET. and there were some big moves made by almost every team in the Central Division. Not surprisingly, the Minnesota Wild and the Chicago Blackhawks enhanced their teams the most with key trades at the deadline compared to the rest of […]

Does Carey Price want out?

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Does Carey Price want out?

Slowly but surely, summer is coming. As it does, there is always an exercise to be made to evaluate the best upcoming UFAs for the July 1st frenzy. As we stand today, the top player available would be Carey Price if the Montreal Canadiens can’t get an agreement with the superstar before due date. Seems […]

Jordie Benn: A Tale of Resolve

Jordie Benn: A Tale of Resolve

“It’s tough, you never want to lose a teammate, and when it’s your brother it makes it a little bit more tough” Stars Captain Jamie Benn The concept of brothers playing together in the National Hockey League is surprisingly common. Recent history is full of examples: you have the Sedin twins together in Vancouver, the […]

Oduya Returns To Blackhawks

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Oduya Returns To Blackhawks

By Randy Holndoner (@bhawkschatter) The Chicago Blackhawks reacquired defensemen, Johnny Oduya today from the Dallas Stars for forward Mark McNeill and a conditional 4th round pick. Oduya, a member of the 2013 & 2015 Stanley Cup championships will most likely be reunited with fellow Swede, Niklas Hjalmarsson.  The addition of Oduya now gives the Blackhawks […]

Maple Leafs Acquire Brian Boyle

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Maple Leafs Acquire Brian Boyle

All data courtesy of Corsica, hockey-reference, and stats.hockeyanalysis.com Per reports from Bob McKenzie, the Maple Leafs acquired center, Brian Boyle, from the Tampa bay Lightning. For the first time in a long time, the Maple Leafs are buyers instead of sellers at the deadline. In fact, they are one of the few teams to make […]

Kane, Toews, Leads Blackhawks Past Blues, 4-2

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Kane, Toews, Leads Blackhawks Past Blues, 4-2

By Randy Holndoner (@bhawkschatter)  Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane, both had a goal and an assist, and Scott Darling had 30 saves, as the Chicago Blackhawks beat the St. Louis Blues, 4-2. The Toews line started hot again as Nick Schmaltz fed Toews with a pretty pass, and Toews beat Allen with his 16th of […]

Blackhawks Acquire Tomas Jurco From Red Wings

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Blackhawks Acquire Tomas Jurco From Red Wings

By Randy Holndoner (@bhawkschatter) The Chicago Blackhawks made a depth move yesterday as they acquired left winger, Tomas Jurco from the Detroit Red Wings for a third round pick in the upcoming 2017 NHL Entry Draft.  With the confidence of players like Nick Schmaltz and Ryan Hartman, Blackhawks General Manager, Stan Bowman claimed he was […]

Dallas Stars at the Trade Deadline

Dallas Stars at the Trade Deadline

The trade deadline on March 1st is fast approaching and the Stars have several players who potentially could be moving on. The upcoming expansion draft in the summer has made the trade market a little more unclear than usual though. Nevertheless, the Stars do possess quite a few individuals who will be of great interest […]

Blackhawks’ Toews Heating Up With New Linemates

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Blackhawks’ Toews Heating Up With New Linemates

By Randy Holndoner (@bhawkschatter) The Chicago Blackhawks have found themselves winners of 7 of their last 8 games after defeating the Conference leading, Minnesota Wild in their own building for the 2nd time in two weeks, with a 5-3 victory, leaving them 5 points behind the Wild.  Coming off of the bye week, the Blackhawks […]

Will the Bye Week Help The Blackhawks?

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Will the Bye Week Help The Blackhawks?

By Randy Holndoner (@bhawkschatter) The bye week was introduced this year to help alleviate a long 82-game season for teams.  It was to give a minimum of five days off to rest and prepare for the rest of the grueling season and two months of post-season. Teams coming off of their break so far, are […]