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Kruger wants long-term deal with Blackhawks, but short-term mig…

Kruger wants long-term deal with Blackhawks, but short-term might be the only fit

thehockeynews.com NHL.com Updated 13 hours ago
The Chicago Blackhawks have less than $500,000 in salary cap space, but that doesn’t mean Marcus Kruger will be going anywhere. Kruger, 25, may have only scored 17 points with the Blackhawks this past season, and he may have only registered two goals an…
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  • Mayers joins Blackhawks staff as community liaison

    Mayers joins Blackhawks staff as community liaison

    NHL.com Jul 27 (yesterday)
    The Chicago Blackhawks announced today that 2013 Stanley Cup champion and former Blackhawks forward Jamal Mayers joins the Blackhawks front office as Community Liaison. "We are proud to welcome Jamal back to the organization in this role. We en...
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  • Comparing fitness freak Duncan Keith to your average gym bro

    Comparing fitness freak Duncan Keith to your average gym bro

    thehockeynews.com Jul 26 (2 days ago)
    If some gym bro said he works out for half an hour but it takes him almost three hours to do it, you’d probably laugh him off. And you’d be perfectly justified in doing so. Why, then, is it any different for an NHL player? Throughout the playoffs, a ton…
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  • Chronicles of Stanley: Celebrating Suomi-style with Timonen, Te…

    Chronicles of Stanley: Celebrating Suomi-style with Timonen, Teravainen and Raanta

    yahoo.com Jul 26 (2 days ago)
    The Chronicles of Stanley is an occasional series this summer that tracks the Chicago Blackhawks as they each get their special alone time with the Stanley Cup. Get your passport and neck pillow ready, it's time to take an approximately nine and half ho…
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  • In The Cards: Looking back on Orr’s Blackhawk days

    In The Cards: Looking back on Orr’s Blackhawk days

    thehockeynews.com Jul 25 (3 days ago)
    One of the biggest free agent deals took place when the Chicago Blackhawks signed Bobby Orr away from the Boston Bruins in June 1976. Orr’s time in Chicago was a forgettable end to his legacy, which also resulted in two terrible hockey cards. For their …
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  • Stars D-man Johns hopes to make NHL debut in '15-16

    Stars D-man Johns hopes to make NHL debut in '15-16

    NHL.com Jul 22 (6 days ago)
    Stephen Johns was traded by the Chicago Blackhawks to the Dallas Stars along with Patrick Sharp earlier this month, but unlike Sharp, the defenseman is no lock for an NHL roster spot. "I am just going to be like every other guy here, battling f...
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  • Illinois farm creates A-MAIZE-ING Blackhawks corn maze (Photo)

    Illinois farm creates A-MAIZE-ING Blackhawks corn maze (Photo)

    yahoo.com thehockeynews.com Jul 22 (6 days ago)
    Have to hand it to Blackhawks fans. They sure do know how to celebrate their team. Last week we had the guy who tattooed the logo on his head. Now we have the world's largest corn maze commemorating the champs. Each year, the Richardson Adventure Farm c…
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  • Taylor Swift cost Blackhawks a goal by distracting Patrick Kane

    Taylor Swift cost Blackhawks a goal by distracting Patrick Kane

    yahoo.com Jul 22 (7 days ago)
    What we know about Patrick Kane: Dynamic goal-scorer, great American and, in his youth, a bit distracted by the ladies now and again. In 2007-08, Kane was a rookie for the Chicago Blackhawks under coach Denis Savard. At the Blackhawks Fan Convention las…
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  • Benn, Seguin excited to have Sharp playing for Stars

    Benn, Seguin excited to have Sharp playing for Stars

    NHL.com Jul 20
    DALLAS -- Patrick Sharp wasn’t a player any of the Dallas Stars enjoyed facing during his 10 seasons with the Chicago Blackhawks. That was particularly true over the past two seasons, when he scored six goals and had nine assists against Dallas...
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  • Sharp: Trade to Stars 'reignites passion to play'

    Sharp: Trade to Stars 'reignites passion to play'

    NHL.com Jul 20
    DALLAS -- Patrick Sharp is the type of player the Dallas Stars felt they needed if they are to take the next step in becoming a perennial Stanley Cup contender, so they went and got him in a July 10 trade with the Chicago Blackhawks. "When you ...
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  • Six-foot, 100-pound chocolate Stanley Cup is the holy grail of …

    Six-foot, 100-pound chocolate Stanley Cup is the holy grail of hockey treats

    The greatest prize in hockey, the Stanley Cup, weighs 34.5 pounds and stands 35.25 inches tall. It only makes sense then that the chocolate Stanley Cup should be the greatest prize in confectionary art. It does, after all, dwarf the very trophy it is mo…
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  • Chronicles of Stanley: Corey Crawford and the man with the Blac…

    Chronicles of Stanley: Corey Crawford and the man with the Blackhawks tattoo (on his head)

    The Chronicles of Stanley is an occasional series this summer that tracks the Chicago Blackhawks as they each get their special alone time with the Stanley Cup. Corey Crawford takes the #StanleyCup to his old high school (HBS) (Châteauguay, QC) @NHLBlac…
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  • Stars GM compares Benn, Seguin to Toews, Kane

    Stars GM compares Benn, Seguin to Toews, Kane

    NHL.com Jul 19
    The Dallas Stars are admittedly measuring themselves against the Chicago Blackhawks, so the comparison from general manager Jim Nill was not out of the blue. "The Benns and Seguins remind me of [Jonathan] Toews and [Patrick] Kane when they were...
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  • Bryan Bickell somehow believes he’ll be with Blackhawks next se…

    Bryan Bickell somehow believes he’ll be with Blackhawks next season

    yahoo.com Jul 18
    Even after trading Patrick Sharp to the Dallas Stars, the Chicago Blackhawks remain a kitten whisker away from the salary cap ceiling: Just $231,540 in cap space, according to General Fanager, with Marcus Kruger still floating out there as a restricted …
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  • Stanley Cup Champion Blackhawks hurting after moves forced by s…

    Stanley Cup Champion Blackhawks hurting after moves forced by salary cap

    NHL.com Jul 17
    CHICAGO - Barely a month after winning their third Stanley Cup in six seasons, the Chicago Blackhawks hinted they're experiencing greater-than-expected pain inflicted by the NHL's salary cap. Even if the league's most resilient, successful te...
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  • Duncan Keith opens up about divorce, Patrick Sharp rumors

    Duncan Keith opens up about divorce, Patrick Sharp rumors

    yahoo.com Jul 17
    Duncan Keith won’t be in attendance at this weekend’s Chicago Blackhawks Convention. He felt he owed the fans an explanation, and made a sad revelation to David Haugh of the Chicago Tribune: He needs to be home with his 2-year-old son, as Keith and his …
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  • Video - Blackhawks Blank Rangers 01:14

    Blackhawks Blank Rangers

    Mar 18
    Brad Richards' 11th goal of the season lifted the Blackhawks past the Rangers 1-0.
  • Video - Blackhawks Blank Rangers 01:14

    Blackhawks Blank Rangers

    Mar 18
    Brad Richards' 11th goal of the season lifted the Blackhawks past the Rangers 1-0.
  • Video - 'SportsCenter's' Inside The NHL 16:06

    'SportsCenter's' Inside The NHL

    Mar 17
    John Buccigross, Barry Melrose and Scott Burnside kick around the rule changes proposed by the general managers, look at the turmoil in San Jose and make their picks at the tight race for the Presidents' Trophy.
  • Video - Toews Leads Blackhawks Past Islanders 00:40

    Toews Leads Blackhawks Past Islanders

    Mar 17
    Jonathan Toews had two goals and two assists in Chicago's 4-1 win over New York.

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