Chicago Blackhawks – NHL

Ryan Shea cementing legacy at Northeastern as Blackhawks future awaits
The Chicago Blackhawks have a relatively robust defensive prospect pipeline in their farm system. Adam Boqvist and Dennis Gilbert have developed into NHL-caliber players, Lucas Carlsson has shown consistency with... Read more »
ANALYSIS: Where is this alleged Blackhawks accountability?
It is February 17, 2020. The Blackhawks just wrapped up a 1–4 Canadian road trip.  They have a February record of 2–4–2.  Their overall record is 26-25-8 which is just... Read more »
Prospect game report: Evan Barratt vs. Wisconsin
Evan Barratt played a solid game overall against the University of Wisconsin Badgers, in Madison, Wisconsin, on Friday. Barratt, a third-round pick in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft by the... Read more »
Along the boards: Blackhawks succumb to fatigue and the Winnipeg Jets
With the Chicago Blackhawks’ fleeting playoffs chance hanging in the balance, the team needed to finish off the second game in a back-to-back against the Winnipeg Jets on Sunday night.... Read more »
Along the boards: Blackhawks extinguish Flames in Calgary, 8–4
After Jacob Markstrom won Wednesday’s game for the Canucks, the Blackhawks looked to rebound against the Calgary Flames for some Saturday night hockey. The Blackhawks wasted no time getting things... Read more »
Analysis: Hawks need a roadmap and better leaders (Bowman and McDonough must go)
Those who’ve read my blogs—starting in 2009 over at and continuing on through the last 2+ years since Jeff Osborn and I founded The Rink—may recall my love-hate relationship... Read more »
Along the boards: Slide hits five in a row as Markstrom blanks Blackhawks 3-0
It was an emotional scene in Vancouver at the Rogers Arena Wednesday night. Daniel and Henrik Sedin were honored with an hour long pregame ceremony as they had their numbers... Read more »
Blackhawks Rinkcast – Season 3, Episode 12 – “As we’ve been saying…” co-hosts “Gatekeeper” and “Double J” get together to discuss the Blackhawks latest slide, and the upcoming trade deadline. The Blackhawks play has them falling down the standings. Alex DeBrincat... Read more »
Along the boards: Blackhawks drop fourth in a row, defeated by Oilers 5-3
After losing to the Winnipeg Jets on Sunday, the Blackhawks looked to get back on track against the McDavid-less Edmonton Oilers. This morning, head coach Jeremy Colliton announced that Dylan... Read more »
Along the boards: Jets soar, comeback to defeat Blackhawks 5–2
After an agonizing loss on Wednesday night against Boston, the Blackhawks looked to rebound in game number one of the five game road trip with a win against the Winnipeg... Read more »
Along the Boards: Blackhawks lose 2–1 in overtime to Original Six foe Boston Bruins
Coming off Tuesday night’s overtime loss, the Blackhawks were looking to chip away at a three-point deficit in the wild card standings with a win against an Original Six opponent,... Read more »
Along The Boards: The Blackhawks Fail to Show up In Minnesota
The Chicago Blackhawks came into Minnesota riding high after a strong showing in Phoenix and they looked to build on their momentum. Meanwhile, the Minnesota Wild were returning action after... Read more »
Along the Boards: Blackhawks avoid season sweep with 3-2 shootout win over Coyotes
Coming off the 10-day hiatus for the NHL All-Star Break, the Blackhawks entered tonight’s game already down in the season series 0–2 and on the verge of being swept for... Read more »
Catching up with Chicago’s 2019 NHL Entry Draft selections
Chicago “won the lottery” with the third overall pick in the 2019 NHL Entry Draft, moving up from potentially the 12th pick. Additionally, General Manager Stan Bowman made an obvious... Read more »
Blackhawks Rinkcast – Season 3, Episode 11 – “Mid” season discussion host “Gatekeeper” gets together with Blackhawks and Steel writer Ray Napientek to discuss the state of the team at the all-star break. What are the Blackhawks at the... Read more »
Analysis: Stan Bowman’s Blackhawks TDL T-D-L
(For those following along at home: that means “trade deadline to-do-list”) Unlike past trade deadlines, we don’t have any information on which way the Blackhawks are leaning—just reading the tea... Read more »
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