Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Blackhawks Roster Preview: Forwards

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Chicago Blackhawks do not get to start their season until October 12 against the St. Louis Blues, but speculation on the opening day of the team list is already creeping performance. With that in mind, this article will be the first of a series of three that provides an overview of the list of current Blackhawks and the most likely players to be included when returning to the United Center Hawks.

Forward is a group, the most intriguing position to watch the camp entrance and I'll start there. While nearly half of the 12 starting positions will be filled with staples Chicago both old and new, the rest of the range any guarantees.


Perhaps the most important position on the team that is responsible for controlling the middle of the ice. Jonathan Toews was the main man responsible for maintaining the quality of this position group for the Blackhawks since arriving on the scene during the 2007-08 season. Fortunately, it will return to anchor this slot again in 2016-17, although the rest of the group around him has undergone some dramatic changes in recent months and years.

Although the second line center position was one of weakness for years under Joel Quenneville, Artem Anisimov seems to have solved the problems of Chicago there for the foreseeable future. The consistent and intelligent Russian had instant chemistry with Patrick Kane and Artemi Panarin Jersey last season by scoring 20 goals in a year for only the second time. It will again provide some much needed stability and strong two-way game behind Toews.

Monday, September 26, 2016

Blackhawks sign Alexandre Fortin to 3-year entry-level contract

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The Chicago Blackhawks have signed forward Alexandre Fortin in an entry-level three-year contract, the team announced Sunday.

Fortin, 19, an undrafted center scored five goals and an assist in three games simulated team prospect camp in July. This performance earned him an invitation to the rookie tournament in Traverse City, Mich., And a test for the team training camp, he used to score two goals in the fray on Friday and Saturday using to secure a contract.

The 174 books 6-foot forward has 19 goals and 24 assists in 54 games for the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies of the QMJHL this past season, but was plagued by a hip injury.

He also received some advice from his uncle, former NHL goaltender Jean-Sebastien Giguere, who won the Stanley Cup with the Anaheim Ducks in 2007.

"Of course, I had a few meetings with him just before coming here. He had a great career. He helped me on this. I can call every time, ask him, "Fortin said CSN Chicago." It's good to see the guys veterans. You have to use them as an example. It is what I do. I have to learn to be a pro. "

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Blackhawks open camp with D Duncan Keith back on the ice

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CHICAGO (AP) Duncan Keith was back on the ice after a short first practice of the Chicago Blackhawks of preseason camp.

Two-time winner of the Norris Trophy as the best NHL defenseman of the team attended roughly 25-minute workout on Friday.

Keith withdrew from Team Canada at the World Championship in ice hockey to continue rehabbing his right knee. He said it was skating this month '' just trying to go 'and he is happy with the' progression, it was basically since I started skating again. ""

Assistant coach Mike Kitchen - who is running the team while coach Joel Quenneville is the Canadian team at the World Cup of Hockey - said the plan is for Keith to '' come at their own pace. "

"" It will let us know when it is ready to intervene in the scuffle, and we can rev it a little bit in practice, doing some individual drills with him, if it gets to that point, '' said the kitchen.

The team also posted a video Keith walking towards the playing surface before Friday's practice.

Three-time Stanley Cup winner with the Blackhawks had surgery last October to repair a torn meniscus. He returned less than a month later, and finished the season with nine goals, 34 assists and an average ice time of 25 minutes, 14 seconds.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Dated and uninspiring: no wonder USA failed at the World Cup of Hockey

Phil Kessel muistutti jääkiekko maailmassa, kuinka paljon he ovat olleet kateissa häntä kuin myöhään. Pittsburgh Penguins ampuja jätettiin pois Team USA roster World Cup of Hockey, kyseenalainen päätös parhaimmillaan ottaen hän johti joukkueen pisteytyksen vuoden 2014 talviolympialaiset.

Kessel ehdottomasti paahdettu amerikkalainen joukkue, ehkä tarkemmin aivoissa luottamus, loppupuolella 4-2 tappion Team Kanadan lähes täydellinen titityy.

Se oli hilpeä, mutta myös hulvattoman kertoo: Kessel ei ollut jäällä amerikkalaisille ja he kärsivät vain pystyy kokoamaan kaksi maalia kahden pelejä World Cup Hockey. Kanssa tiistai-illan tappion Team Canada yhdysvaltalaiset turnauksesta.

Ja se on hyvä asia. Joukkueen puute pisteytyksen on näkynyt, eikä lisäämällä pelaajat kuten Kessel ja Tampa Bay Lightning eteenpäin Tyler Johnson niiden line-up vain korostettiin juuttunut menneisyyteen USA jääkiekko parhaaseen vs. paras taso on.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Chicago Blackhawks Morning Links: Go Team North America

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Good morning, Chicago Blackhawks fans. Training Camp Festival Blackhawks is three days away, but what most hockey fans focus now is the World Cup of Hockey. And boy, were probably disappointed American fans Tuesday.

US team quickly he fell out of the race for a place in the semifinals, dropping a decision Canada 4-2 in the preliminary game on Tuesday. This came two days after the Americans were surprisingly shut out by the European team in a 3-0 defeat.

And so remaining US team play against the team of Czech Republic is just to show (for both teams, really). Team Canada and Europe have advanced equipment of Group A, while the team is in Sweden in Group B. All that remains is to see who will advance out of Group B between the North America team and the Russian team with the Finnish team already eliminated from contention.

Monday, September 19, 2016

Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane Pop!s will soon be here

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You guys know what's great? Funko Pop! FIGS. They are simple, they are aesthetically pleasing, they actually tend to resemble their subjects most of the time; in short, they are impressive.

Except there was one thing missing strongly about them: you can not get anyone in the NHL. There was Pop's NFL, those NBA, MLB mascots same - but nothing for the NHL.

Until now. And there in the first wave, are Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane.

Toews Jersey is one of six coming in both home and away uniforms (although away seems to be a Canadian exclusive). His is a great figure, too; I mean, look how he looks serious. It is a perfect representation of a miniature Captain Serious.

Kane jersey, meanwhile? I do not know - personally, I think they could be a little generous with her hair ...

The Blackhawks are the only team in this wave for several players represented, which of course, is both kind of expected and still pretty impressive. And they are probably best for all collectors - because they are certainly on the point.

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Red Wings prospects blanked by Blackhawks

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Alexander Fortin scored a pair of goals in the first period and Brent Moran made 29 saves as the Chicago Blackhawks defeated the Detroit Red Wings 5-0 on Saturday INT NHL Prospects Tournament in I.C.E. Center in Traverse City.

Both teams are 1-1. After a day off for all teams on Sunday, the game will resume on Monday.

Mike Borkowski scored twice in a 6-4 victory over Columbus.

Gustav Forsing, Nathan Noel and Alex Debrincat also scored the Blackhawks. Red Wings goaltender Jake Paterson allowed five goals on 24 shots.

Tyler Bertuzzi and Alex Globke gave Red Wings with four shots each.

Saturday, September 17, 2016

New Blackhawk Michal Kempny's adjustments begin with World Cup of Hockey

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Grasp of Michal Kemp knee of English, native is easy in the Czech Republic he was well developed that it is reportedly wanted to postpone the interview until it can be brought over an interpreter.

When the conversation in a language other than the Czech Republic, he is one of the many adjustments that Kempny has been made has continued his journey to the Black Hawks and the NHL. In his last stop in front of the training camp, the World Cup of hockey start Saturday Kemp knee Toronto, the numbers have played a major role in the Czech Republic. Team USA, the Czech Republic while the face off against Team Europe will take on Canada in qualifying.

At 26, Kempny can be thought of as a late bloomer. Including the HC Brno rice and 5 - - he played six seasons in the Czech league, May 24 before the raid Hawks in the general manager Stan Bowman in a different Omsk Avangard and KHL, 1 year on the left side, $ nine hundred twenty-five thousand signed a defense agreement -handed shooter has been pencil to the starting point on the Hawks blue line.

"The last two years in Brno in the Czech league, I a lot of minutes, so he played the coach believe me, it helped very good for me," Kempny said. "And, in Omsk last year, because I think it was good for my confidence, I, (power play), (penalty kill), played all. It had again great season there. Now, I am pleased to be signing in Chicago. "

So Bowman hit a home run when he was signed from the KHL last season in Artemi Panarin Jersey is located. Winger, won the Calder Trophy as rookie of the year in the NHL.

It Kempny is to overcome the lack of last season on the depth of the defense, you can contribute to the instant the first Hawks team of outside could not bowed to the round of the playoffs to the blues expected the was created.