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Blackhawks/Wild Showdown Set For Sunday

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Blackhawks/Wild Showdown Set For Sunday

By Randy Holndoner (@bhawkschatter) The Minnesota Wild currently hold a 3 point lead over the Chicago Blackhawks for the lead in the Central Division and the Western Conference. Sunday, they get together for what will feel like a 10:30am start, thanks to the television scheduling and daylight savings time switch where we lose an hour.  […]

New Look Stars Gaining Momentum

New Look Stars Gaining Momentum

It is funny how sometimes when a situation appears beyond repair, that a team can finally just settle down and start playing without inhibitions. This appears to be the case with the Dallas Stars. There is currently an undoubted joy and innocent freedom to their game. Only one week ago General Manager Jim Nill auctioned […]

Blackhawks Looking Good, Bye and Bye

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Blackhawks Looking Good, Bye and Bye

By Randy Holndoner (@bhawkschatter)   Before their bye week in mid-February, the Chicago Blackhawks had a 6-game road trip to finish first.  Entering the trip, the Blackhawks decided to go gangbusters and play that set of games as if they were the last of the playoffs.   They won five of those six games.  Three […]

Panik Making Big Contributions For Blackhawks

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Panik Making Big Contributions For Blackhawks

By Randy Holndoner (@bhawkschatter) The Chicago Blackhawks couldn’t be happier with the play of Richard Panik and how he has developed since being acquired last January in a trade with the Toronto Maple Leafs for Jeremy Morin. It was a trade that was considered minor since neither Panik nor Morin had made any real contributions […]

Reviewing Maple Leafs Deadline Deal

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Reviewing Maple Leafs Deadline Deal

In the midst of a sleeper of a trade deadline, the Toronto Maple Leafs made one minor move. Toronto acquired recently waived Eric Fehr, depth defenseman Steve Oleksy and a 4th round pick in the 2017 NHL Draft for scarcely used defenseman Frank Corrado. Fehr carries a $2 million cap hit through next year and […]

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 […]