Chicago Blackhawks News, Rumors, Injuries & Recruiting
Second City Hockey: Blackhawks in contract talks with David Kampf, per report
The Blackhawks did not qualify forward David Kampf by the Tuesday's deadline, but the team is still talking to him about a potential new contract, reports Scott Powers of The Athletic.
Kampf, 24, was a full-time NHL starter last season, with 19 points (four goals, 15 assists) in 63 games. Evolving Hockey has projected he will receive a two-year deal with a $1,169,651 salary cap hit.
Unlike some teams, the Blackhawks do not make it publicly known which players they have qualified.
Forwards Victor Ejdsell, Brendan Perlini, John Quenneville and Dylan Sikura (2014 sixth rounder) were all qualified, according to Scott Powers of The Athletic.
Second City Hockey: Joe Pavelski brings risk, but also high-danger chances for Blackhawks on free agent market
As part of a continuing series before free agency begins, Second City Hockey breaks down potential offseason targets for the Blackhawks. Here's Joe Pavelski, the captain of the San Jose Sharks, who will hit the open market and has said he's interested in Chicago.
The Blackhawks have an interest in a captain that's not theirs. And that captain has an interest in them. That's Joe Pavelski, the current Sharks captain, who will hit the open market July 1.
Fansided: The Effects of Blackhawks' Loyalty to Keith, Seabrook
To me, those rumors show an issue and a blessing the Chicago Blackhawks have had in recent years, which is loyalty.
Brent Seabrook and Duncan Keith will always be legends in Chicago. The two Blackhawks' alternate captains are 3 time Stanley Cup Champions and arguably the best defensive pair in franchise history.
They also hold the best and worst contracts in the history of the Toews-Kane era.
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CSN Chicago: Sports Talk Live Podcast: What will be Stan Bowman's next move?
The Stanley Cup Final is over. The NHL Draft is in the books. Free agency still looms, but Chicago can officially start looking ahead to next season.
The Blackhawks, in conjunction with the rest of the league, released their 2019-20 schedule on Tuesday so it's time to get out the sharpie and mark your calendars.
Some quick notes:
-- The Blackhawks' longest homestand of the season is seven games, from Oct. 10-24. They also have a five-game homestand from March 22-31.
-- The longest road trip of the season is five games, from Feb.
Second City Hockey: Marcus Johansson could be key depth player for Blackhawks to target in free agency
As part of a continuing series before free agency begins, Second City Hockey breaks down potential offseason targets for the Blackhawks. Here's Marcus Johansson, who split the 2018-19 season between the Devils and the Eastern Conference Champion Boston Bruins.
When did the Blackhawks lose their mojo? When they traded both Artemi Panarin and Niklas Hjalmarsson? Was it when they lost Marian Hossa to a debilitating skin allergy?
My NHL Trade Rumors: NHL Trade Analysis: Calvin de Haan Traded to Chicago
The "salary dumps" continue as Calvin de Haan was traded to the Chicago Blackhawks on Monday night. Chicago traded Anton Forsberg and Gustav Forsling while Carolina also sent Aleksi Saarela to the Blackhawks.
Let's quickly dig into the trade impacts for both teams and what repercussions may come.<strong>What the Calvin de Haan trade means for the Carolina Hurricanes</strong>
Carolina arguably had an excess of defensemen and a bit of a cap bind when it came to the CBA. With a presumed impending buyout of Scott Darling, a signed goaltender was needed temporarily.
Second City Hockey: Top 10 key dates for Blackhawks' 2019-20 regular-season schedule
The Blackhawks released their 2019-20 regular-season schedule Tuesday, giving fans a look at what the road to returning to the playoffs after a two-year absence will look like.
Here are 10 key dates from next season's schedule:
Oct. 4: Blackhawks at Flyers in Prague -- Season opener
The Blackhawks open the season on the road -- overseas. Chicago will face off against the Flyers in Prague, Czech Republic, as part of the NHL Global Series. The last time the Blackhawks opened the season overseas was the 2009-10 season, when they split two games against the Panthers in Helsinki, Finland, then went on to win the Stanley Cup.
Second City Hockey: Blackhawks announce 2019-20 regular-season schedule
The Blackhawks will begin their quest to return to the playoffs after a two-year absence on the road against the Flyers on Oct. 4 in Prague, Czech Republic, to open their 2019-20 regular-season.
After their season opener, the Blackhawks travel back to the United States to face the Sharks on Oct. 10 in their home opener. Chicago is 5-2-1 in home openers this decade, including a 1-2-1 record in their last four.
The Blackhawks' longest homestand of the season will be its first with seven straight games from Oct. 10-24. They'll have 10 back-to-back sets, and their bye week comes at the end of January.
ESPN.com: Teams that drafted a new No. 1 prospect: Why Dach leads the pack in Chicago
A number of teams were able to significantly change their franchise's fortunes in the first round of the 2019 NHL draft. And many more managed to add key players of real significance to the fold.
Here's a look at the teams that have new No. 1 prospects in their system, the best value picks from each round of the draft and four project selections whom I find particularly intriguing even though they will need some extra time to find their way. I also spoke with some scouts after the 217 names were called for some team insight into how the draft played out.
Second City Hockey: NHL 2019-20 schedule reveal: How to watch on TV, online
Three days removed from the 2019 NHL draft, the league will unveil the complete regular-season schedule for the 2019-20 season Tuesday.
The schedule reveal will happen at 11 a.m. Central time, and can be viewed on NHL Network. The league announced the home openers for all 31 teams Friday prior to the first round of the NHL draft.
Two of the Blackhawks' 82 regular-season games are already known. They'll open the season as the road team against the Flyers on Oct. 4 in Prague, Czech Republic, as part of the NHL's Global Series.
Second City Hockey: Blackhawks acquire Calvin de Haan from Hurricanes in 4-player trade
The Blackhawks acquired left-handed defenseman Calvin de Haan and forward prospect Aleksi Saarela from the Hurricanes in exchange for goaltender Anton Forsberg and left-handed defenseman Gustav Forsling on Monday night.
De Haan, 28, is more of a defensive first blue liner that the Blackhawks need after giving up the most goals in the NHL last season. After missing 49 games with a lower-body injury during the 2017-18 season, de Haan bounced back and put up 14 points (one goal, 13 assists) and strong possession metrics with a 55.
ESPN.com: Blackhawks acquire de Haan in trade with Canes
CHICAGO -- The Chicago Blackhawks have acquired defenseman Calvin de Haan in a trade with the Carolina Hurricanes.
The Blackhawks also received minor league forward Aleksi Saarela from the Hurricanes in exchange for defenseman Gustav Forsling and goaltender Anton Forsberg.
Chicago has been looking to upgrade its defensemen since it missed the playoffs last season for the second straight year. It acquired Olli Maatta in a trade with Pittsburgh on June 15.
De Haan was selected by the New York Islanders with the 12th overall pick in the 2009 draft.
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Fansided: Blackhawks: Breaking Down the Calvin de Haan Trade
What a deal for the Blackhawks! If we're being honest, this was a salary dump by the Hurricanes, but I'll gladly take it. They owed us for that infamous Bryan Bickell and Teuvo Teravainen deal back in 2016.
The Hurricanes received a young defenseman in Gustav Forsling, who has some upside but hasn't quite panned out in Chicago, and a depth goalie in Anton Forsberg.
In this seemingly lopsided trade, Chicago gains a legitimate Top 4 defenseman, in Calvin de Haan, that they've been desperately searching for over the past couple of seasons. The Blackhawks missed out on signing de Haan last season, but better late than never.
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