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The defending Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks are not looking to add any players at the trade deadline, general manager Stan Bowman said Saturday.
“We aren’t focused on the deadline,” Bowman said prior to the Blackhawks’ game against the Pittsburgh Penguins at Soldier Field. “We’re really happy with the team we have.”
Blackhawks general manager Stan Bowman has never been shy to pull the trigger on a trade. But with the Blackhawks playing as one of the NHL’s top teams, is there a move out there that can make the defending champs even better?
Patrick Sharp is on one of those streaks. It seems almost every time he shoots, the puck ends up in the net.
Sharp had his second hat trick in five games and the Chicago Blackhawks avoided a rare second straight loss with a 5-3 victory over the New Jersey Devils on Friday night.
Versteeg went on WGN radio in Chicago this morning and not only said he hoped former Chicago defenseman Brian Campbell would eventually follow him to the Second City, but that other teammates sounded a little jealous in their text messages to him.
Campbell said he never mentioned to Versteeg that he wanted to be in Chicago.
The Blackhawks acquired Kris Versteeg from the Florida Panthers, general manager Stan Bowman announced following Chicago’s 5-4 shootout win over the Phoenix Coyotes.
During the course of an NHL season, some games set up better than others for the backup goaltender get the call.
The Blackhawks’ contest against the struggling Oilers on Sunday night at the United Center — their second of back-to-back games — appeared to be the perfect scenario for Nikolai Khabibulin to return to the crease.
Heard from another team that the Blackhawks are shopping center Dave Bolland…
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With the Stanley Cup winding down to its final stages, sports betting online was in its full swing until today, when the Blackhawks managed to steal the show for the fifth time. The game 6 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs gave something to cherish to all the Chicago supporters for a lifetime. The Chicago Blackhawks managed to pull off certainly one of the most doubtful comebacks in the history of this championship. With just 76 seconds left on the clock, Blackhawks gave bettors a reason to spend the next couple of days in delight. With a lead of 3-2 already in their hands after Game 5, it wasn’t a surprise to see them picking up the trophy and bringing summers two days earlier than what the Bruins expected.
The final performance of the surging Blackhawks can be dedicated to some critical aspects of their game that showed the desperate Bruins the way back home.
A source confirmed to the Daily Herald on Saturday that the Blackhawks and Islanders have been talking multiplayer trade with the centerpiece of the deal being New York center Frans Nielsen.
According to the source, the Hawks are seeking help on defense because they are nervous about going into the playoffs with Johnny Oduya as their fourth defenseman.
As the April 3 NHL trade deadline approaches, speculation continues to swirl around Calgary Flames captain Jarome Iginla.
The Blackhawks had internal meetings last week in which they drew up their short list of trade targets.
“We’ve identified players that we think would help us,” Bowman told ESPN.com. “I’ve called to let those teams know: ‘This is a player we’re interested in, you may not be interested in moving him now or ever, but …’ they take note of it. Nobody I’ve talked to yet has wanted to talk further about it, they filed it away. So it’s a waiting game.”
With the Toronto Maple Leafs scratching John-Michael Liles, it’s clear they’re trying to shop him. The arrival of Mike Kostka from their AHL farm team, makes Liles redundant. Question is why he was signed to that four-year, $15.5-million contract last. His $3.8-million salary-cap hit makes a trade tough, but teams can work deals now to pick up a percentage of salary.
Word about the record started trickling into the Blackhawks’ dressing room after their victory Friday against the San Jose Sharks.
The Hawks were closing in on the most successful start in NHL history. Not only that, but the three teams to go the furthest into a
season without losing a game in regulation — a group the Hawks had joined with that victory — all had won the Stanley Cup.
The 2006-07 Anaheim Ducks started 12-0-4 and finished as champions. The 1984-85 Edmonton Oilers started 12-0-3 and finished as champions. The 1943-44 Montreal Canadiens started 11-0-3 and finished as champions.
‘‘Interesting stat,’’ Hawks coach Joel Quenneville said.
The Hawks are 12-0-3, the second-best season-opening point streak in NHL history. A victory or overtime/shootout loss Tuesday against the Vancouver Canucks at the United Center would match the all-time mark. They could break it Friday against the Sharks.