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Blackhawks prospect needs for 2019 NHL draft The Blackhawks have selected five defensemen in the first two rounds in the last three years, including three in the first round. Since 2016, the Blackhawks have taken 11 defensemen and only four have made their professional debut in the AHL or NHL.

2018-19 NHL Awards: Finalists, projected winners and snubs Still, they deserve attention: as much as hockey is a sport that values the team over the individual in all things, the personal legacies of the game's greatest players are formed to a large extent based on these annual honors.

Bowen Byram could be Blackhawks’ next No. 1 defenseman if they take him at No. 3 Despite the fact that he's just turned 18, Byram could very well be in the starting lineup for the Blackhawks in four months if they elect to draft him at No. That's because of two factors: the Blackhawks defense, as presently constructed, isn't good and Byram is that impressive of a prospect.

Chicago Blackhawks: Joe Pavelski worth a short-term deal The Chicago Blackhawks can use another good player to join their forward core, especially one as elite and as accomplished as this San Jose Sharks player….

Blackhawks to face Bruins, Capitals, Red Wings in 2019 preseason Chicago will close its seven-game preseason schedule with an exhibition in Germany.

What Will Patrick Kane Do Next? Patrick Kane has seen a lot of success in his 12-year career with the Chicago Blackhawks. But his career is far from over. What will he accomplish next?

Blackhawks Need to Target These 3 Sharks Right Now If the Blackhawks are looking to add another body to the mix in the bottom 6, then Joonas Donskoi could be their guy. He won\u2019t cost much either, as he is fresh off of a 2-year, $3.8 mil contract.

Blackhawks’ Tommy Hawk first NHL mascot inducted into Mascot Hall of Fame Blackhawks mascot Tommy Hawk made history this past weekend when he was the first NHL mascot inducted into the Mascot Hall of Fame in Whiting, Indiana. Tommy Hawk, who was introduced in 2001, was joined by his United Center counterpart in Benny the Bull of the NBA's Chicago Bulls.

NHL Rumours: Pittsburgh Penguins, Boston Bruins, Chicago Blackhawks Today we have NHL rumours from the Pittsburgh Penguins, Boston Bruins, Chicago Blackhawks, and the Vancouver Canucks. Rumour: Dan Kingerski of says that a league source has said the Pittsburgh Penguins could look at signing Wayne Simmonds this summer.

Joe Pavelski could be interested in coming to the Chicago Blackhawks Mark Lazerus of The Athletic Chicago posted an article on Monday discussing four offseason possibilities for the Chicago Blackhawks and one note was very interesting. Pavelski, turning 35 in July, scored 38 goals last season and while he wants to return to San Jose, there may not be enough money to spread the wealth around in San Jose.

Capitals Announce 2019-20 Preseason Schedule Today the Washington Capitals have announced their 2019-20 Preseason Schedule which will feature six games against three opponents. The Capitals will take on the Chicago Blackhawks, 2019 First Round rival Carolina Hurricanes, and the 2019 Stanley Cup Champion Saint Louis Blues.

Where Blackhawks’ forwards go after Dominik Kahun trade With offseason free agent signings Dominik Kubalik and Anton Wedin pushing for roster spots along with others within the Blackhawks' system, the forward became a group of strength to trade from for Bowman. Kahun, who turns 24 in July, scored 13 goals and 37 points as a rookie last season while playing throughout Chicago's lineup.

Olli Maatta trade: Expectations, impact on Blackhawks’ future Blackhawks general manager Stan Bowman made a change to the team's lineup by acquiring left-handed defenseman Olli Maatta from the Penguins in exchange for winger Dominik Kahun and a fifth-round pick in this year's draft. Maatta, who turns 25 years old in August, is signed for three more seasons at a $4.083-million salary cap hit.

The future is fascinating for both Chicago and Pittsburgh The Blackhawks just traded Dominik Kahun and a fifth-round draft pick to the Penguins in exchange for defenseman Olli Maatta. It's an interesting deal between two franchises that have fallen from their heights, but haven't given up on the future just yet.

On the Clock, Episode 2: Blackhawks scouting at under-18 World Championship In the second episode, general manager Stan Bowman and his scouting staff watch prospects.

Blackhawks' 3 Best Options with First Pick Byram is the top-rated player after Hughes and Kakko and would normally be an easy choice for the Blackhawks at number three. However, the top four prospects in the Blackhawks system are all blueliners: Nicholas Beaudin, Adam Boqvist, Henri Jokiharju and Ian Mitchell.

NHL Rumors: Lots Of Trade Talk Going On And The Chicago Blackhawks May Not Be Finished Lots of trade talk going on and the Chicago Blackhawks may not be finished.

Chicago Blackhawks: They should trade No. 3 if they don't want Byram The top two picks are locks. Jack Hughes is going to the New Jersey Devils and Kaapo Kakko is going to the New York Rangers. The intrigue begins when the Blackhawks are on the clock. There is a crop of young players that could, by definition, go to the Hawks at three.

Ottawa Senators, Anthony Duclair Agree To Extension The Ottawa Senators landed an additional second-round pick in the 2021 NHL Draft when former star Erik Karlsson reportedly agreed to an extension with the San Jose Sharks earlier today. They have now made the most of another one of their big trades from this past season.

Where Blackhawks’ defense goes after acquiring Olli Maatta He's a defensive defenseman that ranked ninth in blocked shots per game, 26th in defensive zone puck battles won, 40th in blocked defense zone passes and 47th in outlet passes in 60 games, according to The Point. He had 14 points one season after recording a career-high 29 points during a full season.

Four offseason scenarios for the Blackhawks, who figure to… Just how active will the Blackhawks be this offseason? Mark Lazerus lays out four different options.

State of the Blackhawks prospects: Lots of potential among… The Blackhawks might look to their forward prospects to be specialized players.

Morning Bag Skate: 6-17-19 Our daily look at Blackhawks news and the happenings around the hockey world.

Brace Yourself Blackhawks Fans: More Trades Are Comin' Today, Stan Bowman, Blackhawks GM, told told the press that he "expects the Blackhawks to continue to be active in the trade market over the next couple weeks." It's no surprise, after missing playoffs two seasons in a row there was bound to be more changes on the rise.

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