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Mattias Janmark To The Vegas Golden Knights From The Chicago Blackhawks

In a follow up tweet, Dreger says the Sharks are involved too.

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Pending Trade Call, David Savard Headed To Tampa

update 5:26pm, Trade completed, details here.

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Chicago/Florida Trade

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Eating With The Chicago Blackhawks

from Ben Pope of the Chicago Sun-Times,

Hockey players are notoriously ravenous. Simply to replenish their caloric output, Hawks players regularly consume food quantities that would add many pounds to the average person.

There is no McDonald’s on the menu, but there is some of everything else.

“We have meals pretty much all day, pretty much everything you can think of,” defenseman Connor Murphy said recently. “They coordinate with our trainers and nutritionists to make sure we’ve got the right stuff cooked a certain way.”

The Hawks have a reputation as one of the best teams, food-wise, in the league, Murphy said. That’s not only because of Chicago’s world-class array of restaurants, but because the food the organization cooks in-house or caters is especially tasty and abundant.

“That’s a perk that guys have here more so than other teams: the amount of food and everything being available to us all day long and on the road, [allowing us] to keep eating and getting recovered,” Murphy said.

“We have a full salad bar and pretty much any kind of food you can think of. A lot of guys go with the chicken and pastas and other cooked vegetables, so nothing too crazy there. But the food has been unreal.”


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Video- Nikita Zadorov With The Hit Of The Night

Heads up Patric Hornqvist.


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Video- Evening Line, Dominik Hasek On Patrick Kane

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Video- Top Saves By Dominik Hasek

If you are too young to have seen Hasek play, watch it.  If you saw Hasek play, watch it.


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Brent Seabrook Announces His Retirement

via the Chicago Blackhawks,

Statement from defenseman Brent Seabrook:

"I am so proud to have played my entire 15-year National Hockey League career in Chicago with the Blackhawks. It was an honor to play the game that I love, with teammates I love, in front of fans I love, in a city that my family and I have grown to love. After several surgeries, countless hours of rehab and training to get back on the ice at the level of my expectations, it will not be possible for me to continue playing hockey. This is what is best for me and my family. The love and support of my wife, Dayna, and my kids, Carter, Kenzie and Dylan has meant everything to me. My parents, Gary and Suzanne, and my brother Keith, have been behind me every step of the way and are my foundation.  

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No Timeline For A Return By Brent Seabrook

from Ben Pope of the Chicago Sun-Times,

Brent Seabrook is still far from returning from a back injury, leaving the Blackhawks “very concerned” about the 35-year-old defenseman’s accumulating ailments and physical longevity.

This back issue follows three surgeries for Seabrook last winter on his hip and shoulder, meaning he has suffered trauma to three major regions of his body since he last played an NHL game in November 2019.

Hawks general manager Stan Bowman provided long-awaited clarity on Seabrook’s situation in an interview Sunday. Is he concerned?

“We’re very concerned for him,” Bowman said. “He’s been a warrior for us. Think of his time in Chicago — he never really missed any games. But now we’re realizing he was playing through a lot of pain those years, and it’s caught up to him.

“He was dealing with his shoulders and his hips to the point where he probably should have had [the surgeries] done years ago, but that’s how he’s always been driven — to keep moving forward, don’t worry about injuries, play through it. So, yeah, we are concerned for him. We certainly hope he can get past it.”


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Bad Start To The Rebuild In Chicago

from Phil Thompson of the Chicago Tribune,

The Chicago Blackhawks’ season hasn’t started, and already their rebuild needs a restart.

Captain Jonathan Toews will miss training camp and likely the start of the season because of an unspecified illness, as first reported by TSN....

Toews’ absence could be temporary, but the more devastating developments happened to forwards Kirby Dach and Alex Nylander.

Dach broke his wrist trying to check an opponent during an IIHF World Junior Championships game in Edmonton, Ontario, and will miss four to five months.

Nylander injured his left knee during this summer’s playoffs and will need four to six months to recuperate from surgery to repair a torn meniscus.

The season starts Jan. 13 at Tampa Bay and ends May 8, a little more than four months from now. So two key pieces of the Hawks reboot likely will miss what was supposed to be a critical developmental season.

Missing a player for a season always is bad, but it’s worse when you’re working within the limited window the Hawks apparently have.

Unlike the Detroit Red Wings, who aren’t looking to be truly competitive for another four or five years, the Hawks didn’t go the route of a complete teardown of the roster.

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