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What’s Next For Corey Crawford?

from Barry Rozner of the Chicago Daily-Herald,

While we wait to see if he returns to the Blackhawks this week, next month or never -- from a concussion suffered Sunday night -- much will be said about what the goaltender should do.

But only Crawford will be able to answer the question of whether he can come back from another concussion after the last one kept him out of the net for 10 months.

And more important, whether he wants to.

There was much discussion behind the scenes about Crawford's desire to ever play hockey again as he rehabbed in 2018. Many questioned his interest in the game, which is almost always the case when the return is repeatedly delayed and especially when the injury is not visible to the naked eye.

The road to Halifax is paved with the careers of players whose hearts were questioned because they did not reappear in a time frame deemed appropriate by coaches and execs, thinking them malingerers but later determined to be seriously damaged.

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Video- Corey Crawford Injured In Goalmouth Collision

Blackhawks say his status will be updated after the game.


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The Struggles Continue For The Pittsburgh Penguins

from Jonathan Bombulie of the Pittsburgh Tribune,

The Pittsburgh Penguins have earned themselves an unenviable distinction in the first two months of the season.

They’re the team that struggling clubs want to play in order to get back on the right track.

The 13-11-6 record the Penguins have fashioned through 30 games is good enough to keep them in the playoff hunt in the Eastern Conference, but four of the 11 regulation losses they suffered came against teams that probably won’t sniff the postseason come April.

Here’s a look at those losses.

— Wednesday night: Chicago 6, Penguins 3

The Blackhawks came into the game on an eight-game losing streak. They played the night before in Winnipeg. They had given up the first goal in 11 straight games. The Penguins trailed most of the game anyway. Even a Bryan Rust hat trick couldn’t save the day.


Game highlights are below.

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Video-Darren Dreger With Some Trade Talk

via NBC Sports,

How active will 'Hawks, Blues be in trade market?

The Chicago Blackhawks and St. Louis Blues are off to disappointing starts, and could be sellers in the trade market.

Leafs and Flyers mentioned too.


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Afternoon Line- Jared Clinton On The Chicago Blackhawks

The Blackhawks’ intention entering the campaign was never for this to be a lost season or a consecutive campaign outside the playoff picture. Results over the past month, though, have left Chicago in a position where that will almost certainly be their fate. Is there a way to save the season? Maybe, but it’s likely a season that’s beyond the point of no return. And that’s OK, so long as the Blackhawks keep their sights set on ensuring this lost season sets them up for a better future.

-Jared Clinton of The Hockey News where you can read more on the Blackhawks.

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The Coaching Change In Chicago Isn’t Going So Well

from Jimmy Greenfield of the Chicago Tribune,

After Thursday night’s 4-3 loss to the Golden Knights, Blackhawks coach Jeremy Colliton has been in charge for 15 games. That’s the same number of games Joel Quenneville was given before he was fired earlier this season.

Their respective records?

Quenneville went 6-6-3.

Colliton has gone 3-10-2.

The Hawks have played a hellish schedule during Colliton’s initial period as coach but it doesn’t get much easier. The Hawks play nine games over 15 days beginning Sunday, including games against the Avalanche, Predators, Sharks and two against the Jets.

Here are three takeaways from the loss in Las Vegas.


Game highlights below....

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The Streaking Anaheim Ducks

from Elliott Teaford of the OC Register,

The Ducks continued to win the battles they lost as recently as a few weeks ago. They continued to generate the sort of sustained pressure that was missing earlier in the season. They continued to move the puck into the attacking zone with a crispness that was absent last month.

Have they finally found the pace at which they’d like to play?

Well, not quite, but they approached it at times during their 4-2 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Wednesday night at Honda Center, their fifth consecutive win and their seventh in their past eight games. Above all, they played under control at a higher tempo and they produced results.

There was still room for improvement, as Coach Randy Carlyle reminded reporters at game’s end, but he acknowledged the Ducks’ game was in a better place than it was earlier in the season. They’ve learned to play their new speed game better. They’re faster, but not frantic, as they once were.


Game highlights below.

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Video- ‘Big Foot’ Mike Smith

from Wes Gilbertson at the Calgary Sun,

Every guy on the Calgary Flames’ bench, every one of their proud fathers in attendance at United Center, every fan watching in high-def back home, must have been wondering aloud the same thing …

‘How in the heck did he stop that?’


“Big feet,” grinned Flames goaltender Mike Smith, the hero in Sunday’s 3-2 victory over the home-standing Chicago Blackhawks.

Big feet.

Huge save.


Watch the save below.

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Videos- Duncan Keith Earns 29 Minutes Of Penalty Time

from Steve Greenberg of the Chicago Sun-Times,

Duncan Keith had enough. Of the Blackhawks getting embarrassed by yet another opponent, probably. Of the Predators’ Miikka Salomaki, definitely.

With the Hawks down 3-0 early in merely the latest first period gone horribly wrong, Keith came unglued. First, he answered a heavy hit from Salomaki by tackling the winger behind the play and punching him. After Alex DeBrincat and Predators defenseman Matt Irwin had a row, Keith seemed to snap, rushing Salomaki again, taking him down to the ice, putting him in a headlock and flipping him onto his back.

For his troubles, Keith was shown the door to the dressing room — his night finished, and his teammates left to try to kill seven minutes of penalties on his lengthy tab. In all, Keith received two minutes for roughing, two for instigating, five for fighting and 10 for misconduct, plus a 10-minute game misconduct. His 29 penalty minutes were the most by a Hawk since David Koci had 30 in 2007.

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Below, watch the incident from both the Chicago and Nashville broadcast.

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Report- The Chicago Blackhawks Will Have Interest In Artemi Panarin

from John Dietz of the Chicago Daily-Herald,

Two minutes after the Blackhawks traded Artemi Panarin to Columbus on June 23, 2017, this thought went through my head: He'll be back.

And now, it's looking like that may be the case as a source has told the Daily Herald that the Blackhawks will be going "all in" if Panarin becomes an unrestricted free agent next summer....

"Artemi is a proud member of the Columbus Blue Jackets," agent Dan Milstein said Saturday. "He's genuinely happy playing in Columbus. If and when he hits the free market, we would be looking at all options and he will be the one to make the decision."

Two sources have said that Panarin and Patrick Kane are in "regular" contact with each other. They grew extremely close during Panarin's two seasons in Chicago, and Kane was not happy when the trade went down.

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