Tuesday, October 11, 2016
Ryan Hartman remember the last few days to be stressful as he waited to find out whether or not he made the Blackhawks Jersey' opening-night roster. It includes the Saturday after the last preseason game.
"You know it's coming;. You know it's gonna be someone only after walking around the St. Louis game, you get a machine, you're looking around, wondering what's going on and try to figure it out," Hartman said. "It's stressful, but you need to trust in yourself and think you did enough to make the team. But I feel really honored to be on this team to start the season."
Hartman, Michal Kempny, Gustav Forsling, Tyler Motte, Nick Schmaltz and Vinnie Hinostroza are part of the Blackhawks' roster out of camp, and they should all be line-season opener vs. the St. Louis Blues on Wednesday night. For those who were a bubble, the wait was a little stressful . But now when decisions are made, it is necessary to breathe - now.
Saturday, October 8, 2016
When Marian Hossa Jersey returned to practice on Friday, he returned to the same line that ended the playoffs: the third.
For a player who was now a top-six constant for a lot of years player, it can be difficult to make the change. But the Blackhawks Hossa may well start where the last season ended, and if that is the case it will.
"I talked to Q it wants to balance the lines. I will go wherever I can help the team," Hossa said following Friday's practice. "I ended the season with the third line and play as much ice time, all the time you're playing you're okay with it."
The 37-year-old Hossa struggled last season, posting just 33 points in 64 games. The overall top line was inconsistent as the Blackhawks had a hard time finding the right wing left to play with Jonathan Toews and Hossa all season. As for Hossa, he looked much better in the postseason, when he recorded three goals and two assists in the Blackhawks' seven games against the St. Louis Blues. During the first-round series, Hossa was with Marcus Kruger.
Tuesday, October 4, 2016
The Blackhawks took a complete list of prospects and young players in Detroit and fell to the Red Wings 6-3 Sunday at Joe Louis Arena.
"We chipped away, we returned to the hockey game, but probably did not deserve to be in this game," said Joel Quenneville coach.
The Red Wings opened a three-goal lead in the first period on Hawks guard Ivan Nalimov behind goals from Luke Glendening, Martin Frk and Danny DeKeyser.
The Hawks found some offense of their own, however. Alexandre Fortin had a smooth movement on a breakaway to score on Red Wings goalie Petr Mrazek 15 minutes, 25 seconds of the first period, while Dennis Rasmussen put in a backhand behind the back to 9:17 of the second period.
"It never ceases to intrigue us as we go along here," Quenneville said Fortin.
The Red Wings then extended their lead to 5-2 on goals by Dylan Larkin and Anthony Mantha after Lars Johansson took over in net for the Hawks midway through the second period. Then Brandon Mashinter scored on a breakaway for the Hawks at 2:20 of the third period to make it 5-3. The Red Wings added an empty-net goal Andreas Athanasiou at 17:27 of the third.
The Hawks will face the Red Wings again on Tuesday at the United Center.
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Not even a week in Blackhawks training camp, Andrew Desjardins is already sports the look of a fourth line grinder.
The veteran striker has four stitches across the bridge of his nose and a long scratch on his right cheek, courtesy of a goal-mouth scramble during a melee. Desjardins is again a ticket for a seat on one of the bottom lines of the Hawks, where he will focus on defense and tight figures to contribute to the penalty kill.
The roles are not glamorous, but embraces Desjardins.
"There is a certain pride in playing these roles," he said. "There are jobs out there. If you can be the best ship fourth in the league, what is wrong with that? That's a good way to think. (And) he tries to be the best (penalty killer) possible."
Monday, September 26, 2016
Les Blackhawks de Chicago ont annoncé aujourd'hui qu'ils ont accepté de termes avec l'avant Alexandre Fortin (pour-TEEN) sur un contrat de trois ans.
Fortin, 19 ans, a enregistré 43 points (19G, 24A) en 54 matchs de saison régulière avec les Huskies de Rouyn-Noranda de la Ligue de hockey junior majeur du Québec la saison dernière; il a enregistré 105 tirs au but, quatre buts gagnants et un +13 plus / moins. Le Laval, Québec, natif ajouté sept points (4G, 3A) en 20 matchs éliminatoires en route pour premier championnat Coupe du Président de l'organisation. Fortin a également décroché trois passes en cinq concours 2016 de la Coupe Memorial.
L'attaquant undrafted recueilli 40 points (11G, 29A) en 67 matchs avec Rouyn-Noranda au cours de sa première saison dans la LHJMQ en 2014-15. Avant sa carrière junior, il a récolté 61 points (30G, 31A) en 69 matchs de saison régulière avec le Collège Esther-Blondin Phénix du Québec Midget AAA 2012-14. Il a également affiché 35 points (14G, 21A) en 22 matchs des séries éliminatoires à travers deux saisons avec le Collège Esther-Blondin.
Saturday, September 24, 2016
The first day of the last three Blackhawks training camps in South Bend all had one thing in common: the crowds, the big lines and huge enthusiasm from the fans.
This year? Well, it would not be too farfetched to say you could hear a pin drop at Johnny's Icehouse West on Friday.
Unlike the thousands of people who filled the Compton Family Ice Arena from 2013-15, only about two dozen took action this year. The fact that most of the big names are not here to Hawks like to participate in the World Cup of Hockey in Toronto is the likely reason.
The Hawks held two practices and also managed the brawl, which was divided into two 25-minute halves. Quality of hockey was about what you'd expect when the top line were Andrew Desjardins-Dennis Rasmussen-Ryan Hartman on one side and Tyler Motte-Nick Schmaltz-Richard panic on the other side.
Thursday, September 22, 2016
In June 2010, 9-year-old Javi Ubane wake up some morning mist in her sleep-deprived at Glenview.
The reason? He could not turn his attention to the Chicago Blackhawks' run away through the Stanley Cup playoffs.
"I would sneak my phone in my room and hide under the pillow," said Ubane. "I would watch super nervous, they hope to win."
Six years later, the 15-year-old is a sophomore Ubane Glenbrook South. Also, 5 feet 9, 175-pound Illinois Team, a group of elite hockey club is based in Lake Zurich West Dundee and Bensenville is considered a defenseman. A child who watched anxiously such heroes as Blackhawks defenseman Duncan Keith is now the Blackhawks' playing style and tempo emphasizes puck possession want to duplicate.
"Our system, using our skills instead of his more gritty or excitement about having him," said Ubane. "Absolutely, you will see the effect."