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Kirby Dach Goes #3 To The Chicago Blackhawks

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Afternoon Line- Stan Bowman

"We're a week out from the [2019 NHL] Draft and we've already improved our defense, and we're going to keep looking at ways to improve our defense and the rest of our team. So, from that perspective, I expect it to be active over the next couple of weeks."...

"This is the time of year when there's a lot of player movement, with the draft and then July 1 [free agency] on the horizon. So, I think we're going to continue to look at other ways to improve our team through trades, and if none of that comes to be, we'll look at the free-agent market."

-Stan Bowman, GM of the Chicago Blackhawks.  Tracey Myers of NHL.com has more.

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The Pittsburgh Penguins Send Olli Maatta To Chicago

added 8:12pm,


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Teams Announced For the 2019 NHL Global Series

NEW YORK/TORONTO (March 21, 2019) – The National Hockey League (NHL) and the National Hockey League Players’ Association (NHLPA), in conjunction with Live Nation Sweden, today announced that the Buffalo SabresChicago BlackhawksPhiladelphia Flyers and Tampa Bay Lightning will participate in the 2019 NHL Global Series.

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Video- Morning Line - Joel Quenneville

via WGN (just under 2 minutes to watch),

Inlcuded in the video is Quenneville on his future.


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The Young, Offensive Duo In Chicago

from Andrew Berkshire of Sportsnet,

Outstanding offensive performance is mostly what’s behind this streak because the Blackhawks remain one of the worst defensive teams in the league. They allow the fourth-most high danger chances against and the fifth-most scoring chances on net against in the league, not to mention that only two teams allow a higher proportion of their shot attempts against from the slot at 43 per cent.

To win despite that you’ve got to manufacture a lot of offence, and Patrick Kane is getting the most credit for that right now, which makes sense because he’s the Hawks’ best scorer. But did you know that since Jan. 1, Alex DeBrincat has scored 20 goals in 29 games? Only Leon Draisaitl has more over that time.

DeBrincat had a great rookie season last year and this year he’s not just feeding off the great years being put together by Kane and Jonathan Toews. In fact, DeBrincat’s currently forming one of the most explosive third lines in the league with Dylan Strome. Having Kane on one line, Toews on another, the duo of DeBrincat and Strome on a third and watching each of them score at a point-per-game pace or better gives the Hawks the ability to be terrible on defence and still win....

When Strome and DeBrincat are on the ice right now, the puck is zipping around the offensive zone more efficiently than not just most third lines, but a fair amount of first lines around the league, too.


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No Structure In Toronto’s Loss To Chicago

from Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun,

The dressing room was open and silent and empty, a mirrored version of this rather pathetic, more than troubling night of Maple Leafs hockey.

No one was at their stalls. No one was undressing by their nameplates. Only the individual players forced to stand by the Leafs banner were dragged out to face the music on a night when no music played in the dressing room.

It is hard to know where to begin as the Leafs imploded for the second consecutive home game, looking nothing like the contender they are supposed to be, lacking speed and structure and effort and, in the words of John Tavares — always first out to speak when no one else will — saying you can’t win when you chase the puck and chase the game and don’t win any of those races along the way.

This has to be terribly upsetting for Mike Babcock, coach in question, who preaches and teaches structure and then none of it appears evident once the puck is dropped. On Monday, it might have been understandable, as the Leafs were playing the best NHL team in years.

On Wednesday night, with Boston losing on Tuesday, with this being a game in hand on the Bruins, with the Chicago Blackhawks still listed as playoff longshots, with something tangible to play for, the Leafs played as though they paid no attention to what Babcock was pushing at the morning skate: Defensive zone coverages. How to play without the puck and where to position yourself.


Below, watch the highlights of Chicago's 5-4 win over Toronto...

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Duncan Keith - Biohacker

from Bee Shapiro of the New York Times,

Duncan Keith 35, is a three-time Stanley Cup champion and Conn Smythe Trophy winner, who recently played his 1,000th professional hockey game, all with the Chicago Blackhawks. A small-town guy at heart, he splits his time between Chicago and Penticton, British Columbia, where he grew up.

He took a moment out of his punishing National Hockey League season (his 14th!) to share his workout and wellness secrets, and why he is obsessed with infrared therapy lights.

Morning Lab Work

I get up around 8 a.m. In the 45 minutes before I leave the house, I have a routine: I go upstairs to my lab, where I have a bunch of little things that I do to stay healthy. I try to get as much sunlight as possible, but I also have Joovv lights — they’re red and infrared lights, which are very healing.

Then I lay on my Bemer mat, which has electromagnetic currents, for eight minutes. I also have my supplements like glutathione and vitamin C, and liquid herbs like ashwaganda. Sometimes at night, I’ll sleep with a hydrogen inhaler. I’m a biohacker and a part-time hockey player. It’s basically better living with the help of science.


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Video- Remembering Ted Lindsay

I expect some thunder and lightning today as Ted Lindsay enters the gates of heaven.



added 8:43am, throughout the day, I will be adding to this post, so check back when you can.

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Video- Drake Caggiula Concussed By Rickard Rakell Hit

via Jason Lieser of the Chicago Sun-Times,

The Blackhawks lost a key part of their top line in the 4-3 win over Anaheim on Wednesday. Left wing Drake Caggiula suffered a concussion in the second period when Ducks forward Rickard Rakell smashed him into the glass as Caggiula chased down a puck.

Caggiula stayed down for a minute before being helped off the ice and went immediately to the locker room. The Hawks have no initial indication of the severity of the concussion, though coach Jeremy Colliton said there was no additional injury on the play.

“We’ll see how it goes,” Colliton said. “It’s tough to tell. Sometimes it looks terrible and you’re back right away, and sometimes it looks innocent and it takes forever. So we’ll see.”


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