<![CDATA[NBC Chicago - Madhouse Enforcer | Chicago Blackhawks NHL Blog]]> Copyright 2015 http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/madhouse-enforcer http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/5-Chicago-Blue.png NBC Chicago http://www.nbcchicago.com en-us Thu, 27 Aug 2015 21:51:57 -0500 Thu, 27 Aug 2015 21:51:57 -0500 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Report: Patrick Kane Meets With Investigators]]> Mon, 24 Aug 2015 20:38:31 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/patrick+kane88.jpg
The Buffalo News reports that sources tell them investigators with the Erie County District Attorney's office have met with Patrick Kane as part of an investigation into allegations of a sexual assault.

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<![CDATA[5 Hawks Featured in Fantasy Hockey Rankings]]> Thu, 20 Aug 2015 19:47:31 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Blackhawks-Lightning-G6-9.jpg
The NHL season gets underway in seven weeks, and several Chicago Blackhawks are ranked among the top fantasy hockey players in the game.

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<![CDATA[Hawks' Opening Night Could Conflict With Cubs' Playoff Game]]> Tue, 18 Aug 2015 11:50:07 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/164*120/GettyImages-484036064.jpg
Chicago Blackhawks fans could be left with an interesting dilemma on October 7, as the Chicago Cubs could be playing in a winner-take-all postseason game on the same night that the Hawks raise their championship...]]>
<![CDATA[Report: Off-Duty Cop Was Kane's Driver on Night of Alleged Rape]]> Sun, 16 Aug 2015 17:41:14 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Blackhawks-Lightning-G6-2.jpg
An off-duty Buffalo police officer served as Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane's chauffeur on the night of an alleged rape at Kane's home in Hamburg, New York, according to a new report.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Single Game Tickets On Sale Monday]]> Thu, 13 Aug 2015 14:22:49 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-475797592.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks made an important announcement for fans Thursday, revealing that single game tickets for the 2015-16 season will go on sale Monday morning.

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<![CDATA[Kane's Attorney Responds to New Report on Investigation]]> Thu, 13 Aug 2015 11:44:22 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-477271848.jpg
Patrick Kane’s attorney on Wednesday responded to claims made in a recent article by the Buffalo News surrounding an alleged investigation into the Chicago Blackhawks star.

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<![CDATA[New York DA Questioned About Patrick Kane Case]]> Wed, 12 Aug 2015 18:01:23 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/frank+sedita.jpg
For the first time since the case opened, reporters on Wednesday questioned the district attorney in Erie County, New York, about the investigation into an incident that allegedly occurred at Blackhawks forward...]]>
<![CDATA[EA Sports Pulls Patrick Kane From Cover of NHL 16]]> Wed, 12 Aug 2015 17:04:08 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/patrick+kane+stanley+88.jpg
The sports video game company EA Sports announced Wednesday it is dropping Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane as spokesperson for the launch of EA Sprots NHL 16 in light of the recent investigation into an incident...

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<![CDATA[Video: Toews Brings Stanley Cup, Street Hockey to Winnipeg]]> Wed, 12 Aug 2015 12:57:09 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/179*120/GettyImages-477604632.jpg
Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews brought the Stanley Cup to Winnipeg recently, and he used the occasion to challenge kids to a game of street hockey.

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<![CDATA[Versteeg, Demers Dance to Sia's 'Chandelier' at NHL Wedding]]> Mon, 10 Aug 2015 21:25:45 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Versteeg+Dance.png
NHL veteran Devin Setoguchi tied the knot over the weekend, and to celebrate the momentous occasion Chicago Blackhawks’ Kris Versteeg and Dallas Stars’ defenseman Jason Demers put on a show that – for better or...

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<![CDATA[Which Blackhawks Player Should be Named Alternate?]]> Mon, 10 Aug 2015 17:26:45 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-477283624.jpg
With Patrick Sharp's departure, the Chicago Blackhawks will need to name a new alternate captain this season. Which player on their roster will fill the role?]]>
<![CDATA[Report: Woman Who Accused Kane of Assault Had Bite Marks]]> Sun, 09 Aug 2015 19:35:53 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/patrick+kane88.jpg
Chicago Blackhawks star Patrick Kane has not been charged with a crime, but on Sunday the Buffalo News reported new details about an investigation into an incident that allegedly occurred at Kane's New York home...

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<![CDATA[Patrick Kane Hires Lawyer Amid Investigation]]> Sat, 08 Aug 2015 19:25:42 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Blackhawks-Lightning-G6-2.jpg
Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane hired a criminal defense attorney amid a police investigation centering on his home in Hamburg, New York.

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<![CDATA[Kane Opts for Private Celebration With Stanley Cup]]> Sat, 08 Aug 2015 18:18:28 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/patrick+kane88.jpg
Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane is scheduled to have his day with the Stanley Cup on Saturday, but in the wake of an investigation, the celebration will be a muted one.

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<![CDATA[How Kane Investigation Could Affect Hawks Franchise: Expert]]> Fri, 07 Aug 2015 20:06:31 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-477496548+%281%29.jpg
Investigators and the Chicago Blackhawks’ front office staff are taking their time to ensure that all the information they have is correct before they say anything more on the alleged incident.]]>
<![CDATA[Police Investigate Alleged Incident at Patrick Kane's Home]]> Fri, 07 Aug 2015 10:20:40 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/224*120/hamburg+chief.jpg
Police in upstate New York confirmed Friday they are investigating an incident that allegedly occurred at the home of Chicago Blackhawks star Patrick Kane.]]>
<![CDATA[Chicago Reacts to Reports of Patrick Kane Police Probe]]> Thu, 06 Aug 2015 18:26:52 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000013647951_1200x675_499954243778.jpg
When news broke that Blackhawks star Patrick Kane might be the subject of a police investigation in Buffalo, fans had a tough time believing it. NBC 5's Christian Farr reports.]]>
<![CDATA[Kane Under Investigation for Allegation of Rape: Reports]]> Thu, 06 Aug 2015 19:18:10 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-462101706.jpg
Police are investigating an incident involving Chicago Blackhawks star Patrick Kane in upstate New York, according to a report by the Buffalo News.]]>
<![CDATA[Blackhawks Announce Roster for Alumni Game ]]> Wed, 05 Aug 2015 15:37:40 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/207*120/chicago+hawks+game.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks will play in an outdoor game for the fourth time in team history next season, but for the first time, they will be bringing a team together for an alumni game against a team of Wild...]]>
<![CDATA[Young Hawks Fan Loses It After Learning About Sharp Trade]]> Fri, 31 Jul 2015 14:30:07 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/anthony+kamiski+crying.jpg
A young Blackhawks fan did not take the news of Patrick Sharp’s trade well.
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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Detail Plans For New Practice Facility]]> Sun, 02 Aug 2015 09:09:57 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/240*120/CoummnityCenter3.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks will soon get a new practice facility.

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<![CDATA[Hawks Headlines: Kruger Angling for Long-Term Deal]]> Wed, 29 Jul 2015 13:58:36 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-477280384.jpg
In this edition of Hawks Headlines, we take a look at what Chicago Blackhawks center Marcus Kruger is thinking about as the team tries to re-sign him, and we also reveal when preseason tickets go on sale for the...

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<![CDATA[Chicago Named 2018 WJC Finalist ]]> Tue, 28 Jul 2015 15:55:56 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-460938574.jpg
The city of Chicago has become used to hosting the Stanley Cup Final, but another big hockey event could come to town as the city has been named a finalist to host the 2018 World Junior Championships.

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<![CDATA[Oswego Man Meets Jonathan Toews Hiking in Peru]]> Tue, 28 Jul 2015 13:17:03 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/214*120/AP533433648522.jpg
One lucky suburban man got to meet his "hockey hero" in a most unexpected place — Machu Picchu.

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<![CDATA[Hawks Get 21 National TV Games in 2015-16]]> Mon, 27 Jul 2015 12:28:59 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-477496582.jpg
Thanks to their soaring popularity and three Stanley Cup championships in six seasons, the Chicago Blackhawks will appear on national TV 21 times during the 2015-16 season.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Add Mayers to Front Office ]]> Mon, 27 Jul 2015 12:26:16 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/176*120/129609209.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks have helped the sport of hockey grow in popularity in the community, and they continued their work toward that goal as they hired Jamal Mayers as a Community Liaison Monday.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Championship Movie Available Tuesday]]> Mon, 27 Jul 2015 12:23:54 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/196*120/Coach+Q+Trophy.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks are enjoying a brief summer off, but fans can relive their historic Stanley Cup championship run when the official movie is released on Tuesday.

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<![CDATA[Patrick Kane Distracted by Taylor Swift at Hawks Game]]> Wed, 22 Jul 2015 19:47:21 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-475639274.jpg
Chicago Blackhawks winger Patrick Kane has earned the nickname "Showtime," but a brush with a big-time celebrity during his rookie season left him distracted according to former coach Denis Savard.]]>
<![CDATA[WATCH: Young Hawks Fan Surprises Team at Convention ]]> Tue, 21 Jul 2015 17:05:08 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/209*120/Kane.png
The Chicago Blackhawks made a 16-year old fan's dream come true by having her meet Patrick Sharp and attend a game in January, and fans were treated to a surprise as she made an appearance at Blackhawks...]]>
<![CDATA[Who Should Blackhawks Protect in NHL Expansion Draft? ]]> Tue, 21 Jul 2015 11:16:35 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/181*120/GettyImages-459635672.jpg
The NHL is looking to expand in the next few years, but if the league were to add two teams today, which players should the Chicago Blackhawks protect in an Expansion Draft?]]>
<![CDATA[Hawks Ask Fans to Help Decide Fate of Stanley Cup Ice]]> Wed, 22 Jul 2015 19:03:53 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-477284300.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks have asked for help from fans in deciding the fate of the United Center ice they won the 2015 Stanley Cup on.

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<![CDATA['World's Largest' Corn Maze Features Epic Hawks Design]]> Tue, 21 Jul 2015 11:54:01 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/hawks+maze.jpg
The “world’s largest” corn maze now has a design fit for champions.

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<![CDATA[Patrick Sharp Dons Dallas Stars Jersey for First Time]]> Mon, 20 Jul 2015 21:14:13 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000013376686_1200x675_488283715833.jpg
It's not a sight most Blackhawks fans wanted to see, but Monday Patrick Sharp donned his Dallas Stars jersey for the first time.]]>
<![CDATA[Kids Ask Hawks Players Hilarious Questions]]> Tue, 21 Jul 2015 09:56:51 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/189*120/hawks+fan3.jpg
Chicago-area kids asked Blackhawks players a series of questions during a seminar at the Blackhawks convention over the weekend. NBC Chicago's Peggy Kusinski moderated the event.

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<![CDATA[WATCH: Patrick Kane Spins One Direction at Chicago Bar]]> Mon, 20 Jul 2015 06:11:10 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/164*120/GettyImages-477604958.jpg
Apparently, Patrick Kane is a Directioner.

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<![CDATA[Suburban Couple Gets Married With The Cup]]> Thu, 16 Jul 2015 19:46:48 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/wedding+5.jpg
Chicago Blackhawks fans lined up outside of Bolingbrook Golf Course Thursday eagerly anticipating getting their picture with the beloved Stanley Cup. But most had no idea they were also about to witness...]]>
<![CDATA[Oduya Says Sharp Recruited Him in Free Agency]]> Wed, 15 Jul 2015 13:25:29 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-459553361.jpg
Johnny Oduya is the newest member of the Dallas Stars, and apparently a former member of the Chicago Blackhawks had a hand in convincing him to come to the Lone Star State.]]>
<![CDATA[Oduya Signs Two-Year Deal With Dallas Stars]]> Wed, 15 Jul 2015 11:40:27 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/ducks+blackhawks+getty.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks took back one of the Dallas Stars' veteran defensemen in the Patrick Sharp trade, but the Stars responded by signing former Hawks blue liner Johnny Oduya to a two-year contract.

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<![CDATA[Oduya Will Not Return to Blackhawks ]]> Tue, 14 Jul 2015 16:16:39 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/166*120/GettyImages-162650839.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks will have to replace one of their veteran blue liners next season, as Johnny Oduya will not return to the organization.

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<![CDATA[Sharp Thanks Chicago Fans in Full-Page Ad]]> Sun, 12 Jul 2015 12:04:29 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/patrick+sharp+with+cup.jpg
Patrick Sharp may be leaving the Blackhawks, but the winger wants Chicago to know that he is thankful for his time spent in the Windy City.

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<![CDATA[4 Things the Patrick Sharp Trade Tells Blackhawks Fans]]> Sun, 12 Jul 2015 12:46:25 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/164*120/GettyImages-143341820.jpg
What does Patrick Sharp's departure tell us about the Chicago Blackhawks? These are the four things for fans to know after the deal that sent the winger to Dallas.]]>
<![CDATA[Sharp: "Mixed Emotions" After Trade]]> Sat, 11 Jul 2015 13:33:35 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-475639334.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks traded Patrick Sharp to the Dallas Stars on Friday, and even though he knew it was coming, the winger says he has "mixed emotions" on his exit from Chicago.]]>
<![CDATA[Blackhawks Trade Sharp to Stars]]> Fri, 10 Jul 2015 21:17:22 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/170*120/GettyImages-136538378.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks made a big splash on Friday night as they sent winger Patrick Sharp to the Dallas Stars in a blockbuster trade.]]>
<![CDATA[Relive Hawks Stanley Cup Win With Epic Flipbook]]> Wed, 08 Jul 2015 12:37:08 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/161*120/GettyImages-477279696.jpg
For Blackhawks fans looking to relive the team’s Stanley Cup victory in an epic way, look no further.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Sign van Riemsdyk to Two-Year Extension]]> Tue, 07 Jul 2015 10:48:47 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/160*126/456929468.jpg
He only played in 18 regular season games with the Chicago Blackhawks, but defenseman Trevor van Riemsdyk solidified his place as a piece for the future with a new two-year contract extension that he signed...]]>
<![CDATA[Blackhawks to Open Training Camp at Notre Dame]]> Mon, 06 Jul 2015 13:05:11 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/hawks+training+camp.jpg
For the third consecutive year, the Chicago Blackhawks will open training camp at the University of Notre Dame, the team announced Monday.

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<![CDATA[Blue Jackets Sign Saad for 6 Years ]]> Fri, 03 Jul 2015 16:01:33 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/saad1.jpg
The Columbus Blue Jackets made it clear when they traded for Brandon Saad that they intended to sign him to a long-term deal, and they did just that Friday as they signed him to a six-year contract.]]>
<![CDATA[Bowman Says Team Interested in Oduya Return]]> Fri, 03 Jul 2015 13:04:56 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/johnny+oduya+getty.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks have some salary cap issues that they have to address, but they might clear some room to bring back defenseman Johnny Oduya, according to GM Stan Bowman.

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<![CDATA[Desjardins Re-Signs With Blackhawks: Reports]]> Fri, 03 Jul 2015 10:49:26 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/andrew+desjardins+resigns.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks added another veteran winger to the roster on Friday, reportedly re-signing Andrew Desjardins to a two-year contract.

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