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Author: Bryan Oakley

Marian Hossa Traded, Prospects Camp = Chicago Blackhawks Summer Fun

CHICAGO, IL – SEPTEMBER 21: Alex DeBrincat #12 of the Chicago Blackhawks controls the puck against the Detroit Red Wings during a preseason game at the United Center on September 21, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) It’s the off-season in Chicago. The Blackhawks summer has been a roller coaster ride, to say the least. After another disappointing season, the Blackhawks certainly need to make this summer one for fans to remember. The off-season in Chicago has been less than exciting up until now. The Chicago Blackhawks summer rebuild was, to begin with, the 2018 NHL Draft...

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Marian Hossa Contract And Its Affect on Chicago Blackhawks Roster Moves.

NASHVILLE, TN – APRIL 20: P.K.Subban #76 of the Nashville Predators slides into teammate Mattias Ekholm #14 as they try to defend against Marian Hossa #81 of the Chicago Blackhawks during the second period in Game Four of the Western Conference First Round during the 2017 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Bridgestone Arena on April 20, 2017 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images) Marian Hossa signing as a free agent with the Chicago Blackhawks on July 1st, 2009 was a momentous achievement by former general manager Dale Tallon. Unfortunately for Tallon, the Marian Hossa contract signing would be one...

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Chicago Blackhawks Rebuild Plan A to Z

CHICAGO, IL – JUNE 23: Chicago Blackhawks general manager Stan Bowman is interviewed during the 2017 NHL Draft at the United Center on June 23, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) Sunday, July 1st was the 2018 NHL Free Agent Frenzy. In many cities across the league, there were celebrations as teams made moves looking to rebuild or improve their rosters. Fans of several teams were ecstatic as they watched their favourite team “go all in” on the season ahead. For example, the Toronto Maple Leafs snagged the top free agent available John Tavares. The Vegas...

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Chicago Blackhawks Looking For Solutions Through Free Agency

October 19, 2016: Leafs James van Riemsdyk (25) takes a shot during the Winnipeg Jets vs Toronto Maple Leafs game at the MTS Centre in Winnipeg MB. (Photo by Terry Lee/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) At the end of last season, the Chicago Blackhawks were facing an unusually long off-season. It was the first time they had not made the playoffs since 2006-07. Consequently, the team and its faithful fans were left looking for answers. The long off-season offered several ways for the Blackhawks to improve after the disappointing season. Could they recover that swagger of the team that...

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Chicago Blackhawks Draft Their Future Defence

DALLAS, TX – JUNE 22: Adam Boqvist poses after being selected eighth overall by the Chicago Blackhawks during the first round of the 2018 NHL Draft at American Airlines Center on June 22, 2018 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) The 2018 NHL Draft was this past weekend in Dallas. The two-day event was a chance for many teams to restock or reload their roster for next season and beyond. The Chicago Blackhawks had eight picks in the seven rounds and were expected to address many future needs after not making the playoffs last season. After winning the Stanley Cup in...

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