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.