<![CDATA[NBC Chicago - Madhouse Enforcer | Chicago Blackhawks NHL Blog]]>Copyright 2016http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/madhouse-enforcer http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/5-Chicago-Blue.png NBC Chicago http://www.nbcchicago.comen-usFri, 01 Jul 2016 17:35:35 -0500Fri, 01 Jul 2016 17:35:35 -0500NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[NHL Free Agency: Central Division Roundup]]> Fri, 01 Jul 2016 15:26:06 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/462082324-nhl-logo-generic.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks were active on the first day of free agency, but their Central Division rivals were too as a slew of new players will join the division race next season.

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<![CDATA[Garret Ross, 3 Others Not Issued Qualifying Offers by Blackhawks]]> Fri, 01 Jul 2016 12:38:28 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Garret+Ross.png
Garret Ross, a Chicago Blackhawks prospect who was embroiled in a "revenge porn" case earlier this year, was not issued a qualifying offer by the team, making him an unrestricted free agent.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Sign Brian Campbell to 1-Year Contract]]> Fri, 01 Jul 2016 12:17:10 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Brian+Campbell.png
Soup's back on in the Windy City, as the Chicago Blackhawks have agreed to a one-year deal with defenseman Brian Campbell.

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<![CDATA[Three Positions the Blackhawks Should Address in Free Agency]]> Thu, 30 Jun 2016 15:48:39 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Brian+Campbell+5112011.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks have quite a few needs and not a lot of salary cap room, but there are still moves that Stan Bowman could make to better the roster before next season.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Sign Rozsival and Mashinter to Contracts]]> Thu, 30 Jun 2016 11:06:05 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/170769033.jpg
Free agency officially begins Friday, but the Chicago Blackhawks did a little housekeeping on Thursday as they re-signed Michal Rozsival and Brandon Mashinter to new contracts.]]>
<![CDATA[Toews Says Goodbye to Bickell, Shaw on Instagram]]> Tue, 28 Jun 2016 13:03:01 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Toews5.png
Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews took to Instagram to say goodbye to a pair of former teammates Monday night.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Look to the Future with NHL Draft Picks]]> Sat, 25 Jun 2016 11:48:17 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/chicago+blackhawks+GettyImages-496336432.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks finally got to pick a player in the NHL Entry Draft on Saturday, and they started with a bang as they picked 50-goal scorer Alex DeBrincat in the second round.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Trade Andrew Shaw to Montreal]]> Fri, 24 Jun 2016 19:01:01 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/ap-andrew-shaw-blackhawks.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks have made a trade on the opening night of the NHL Entry Draft, as they've sent Andrew Shaw to the Montreal Canadiens.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Looking to Deal as NHL Entry Draft Begins]]> Fri, 24 Jun 2016 18:09:13 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/ap-andrew-shaw-blackhawks.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks don't have a first round pick in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft, but they could move back into the opening round if they're willing to part with a veteran forward.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Shopping Two Key Players: Reports]]> Thu, 23 Jun 2016 18:18:46 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/183*120/474031896.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks are still trying to clear out more salary cap space as the NHL Entry Draft and free agency loom, and the team is reportedly shopping two of their more popular players.

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<![CDATA[Patrick Kane Wins Hart Trophy as NHL's Most Valuable Player]]> Wed, 22 Jun 2016 20:15:06 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/patrick+kane+100+goals+0403.jpg
For the first time in nearly 50 years, a Chicago Blackhawks player has won the Hart Trophy, as Patrick Kane was named the winner of the prestigious award on Wednesday night.

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<![CDATA[Artemi Panarin Wins Calder Trophy as NHL's Best Rookie]]> Wed, 22 Jun 2016 18:14:01 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Panarin.png
Chicago Blackhawks forward Artemi Panarin took home the Calder Trophy on Wednesday night as the NHL's best rookie.

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<![CDATA[Kane, Panarin Up for Big Prizes at Wednesday's NHL Awards]]> Wed, 22 Jun 2016 15:02:12 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/162*120/GettyImages-512864156.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks will have two players up for big awards on Wednesday night, as Patrick Kane and Artemi Panarin hope to win serious hardware in Las Vegas.

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<![CDATA[Chicago Blackhawks: Full 2016-17 Regular-Season Schedule]]> Tue, 21 Jun 2016 22:47:38 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/United+Center2.png
The Chicago Blackhawks the full schedule for their 2016-17 regular season Tuesday.

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<![CDATA[Patrick Kane to Stay in Chicago This Offseason]]> Tue, 21 Jun 2016 17:58:15 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Patrick+Kane.png
Normally Chicago Blackhawks winger Patrick Kane spends his summers in his hometown of Buffalo, but he'll spend the majority of his offseason in a different city this year.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Announce 2016-17 Home Opener Opponent]]> Mon, 20 Jun 2016 12:00:18 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/blackhawks+jersey+retire+0526.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks will play their home opener on October 12, the team announced on Monday.]]>
<![CDATA[Blackhawks Sign Nick Schmaltz to Entry Level Contract]]> Sun, 19 Jun 2016 17:36:17 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/nick+schmaltz+GettyImages-520106402.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks are going to be relying on some young players to make big steps forward next season, and one of their top prospects will officially be a part of the mix after agreeing to a deal with...

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Extend Affiliation Agreement With IceHogs]]> Thu, 16 Jun 2016 17:08:15 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/blackhawks+GettyImages-523604050.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks and Rockford IceHogs have extended their affiliation agreement with a new five year contract, the teams announced Thursday.

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<![CDATA[Bryan Bickell Pens Goodbye Message to Hawks Fans]]> Thu, 16 Jun 2016 08:04:13 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Bryan+Bickell.png
Bryan Bickell took to Twitter to address fans following his unexpected trade to the Carolina Hurricanes Wednesday.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Re-Sign Richard Panik to 1-Year Contract]]> Wed, 15 Jun 2016 15:10:44 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Richard+Panik+getty.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks were pleasantly surprised by Richard Panik after he came over via trade, and they signed him to a one-year contract for next season.

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<![CDATA[Analysis: What Does Teravainen Trade Mean for Blackhawks?]]> Wed, 15 Jun 2016 13:49:11 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Teuvo+Teravainen.png
The Chicago Blackhawks sent Bryan Bickell and Teuvo Teravainen to the Carolina Hurricanes on Wednesday, but what does it mean for the team moving forward?

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Trade Bickell, Teravainen to Carolina]]> Wed, 15 Jun 2016 10:55:45 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/211*120/bickell_tuevo.png
The Chicago Blackhawks have traded Bryan Bickell and Teuvo Teravainen to the Carolina Hurricanes for a pair of draft picks.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Break Ground on New Training Facility]]> Wed, 15 Jun 2016 12:31:58 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/212*120/Blackhawks2.png
The Chicago Blackhawks are preparing to build a brand new 125,000-square foot practice facility near the United Center, and the team will break ground on the complex Wednesday.

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<![CDATA[Odds Set for Blackhawks' Next Stanley Cup Quest]]> Mon, 13 Jun 2016 12:08:41 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/blackhawks+united+center+GettyImages-523560146.jpg
Chicago Blackhawks fans are hopeful that their team will win a Stanley Cup in the 2016-17 season, and oddsmakers have weighed in on the club's chances of doing so.

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<![CDATA[Rocky Wirtz Issues Statement on Gordie Howe's Passing]]> Fri, 10 Jun 2016 12:48:14 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/gordie+howe.jpg
Chicago Blackhawks Chairman Rocky Wirtz issued a statement on Friday following Gordie Howe's passing, lauding 'Mr. Hockey' for his contributions to the sports world.

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<![CDATA[The 6 Best Moments From Blackhawks' 2010 Stanley Cup Win]]> Thu, 09 Jun 2016 12:43:28 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-101673435.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks have won three Stanley Cup championships over the last six years, and it all started on this date six years ago. To celebrate, we count down our top six favorite moments from that...
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<![CDATA[Rankings: Chicago Not Number One Hockey City in America]]> Wed, 08 Jun 2016 13:19:18 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/blackhawks+playoffs+fans05.jpg
Three Stanley Cups in six seasons would seem to make Chicago one of the top hockey spots in the country, but apparently it wasn't good enough to make it number one on a new ranking.

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<![CDATA[Report: Andrew Ladd Reveals Whether He'll Stay With Hawks]]> Thu, 02 Jun 2016 18:43:36 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/166*120/GettyImages-512862994.jpg
Chicago Blackhawks winger Andrew Ladd is set to become a free agent on July 1, but will the Hawks be offering the veteran a contract?

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<![CDATA[Bob Verdi Named Elmer Ferguson Award Winner]]> Thu, 02 Jun 2016 18:42:02 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/173*120/GettyImages-504406782.jpg
Legendary journalist Bob Verdi, who currently works for the Chicago Blackhawks as the team's historian, was named the recipient of the Hockey Hall of Fame's Elmer Ferguson Memorial Award on Thursday.

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<![CDATA[13 Blackhawks Set to Play in World Cup of Hockey This Summer]]> Fri, 27 May 2016 18:02:58 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Blackhawks1.png
The Chicago Blackhawks will have over half of their roster playing in the World Cup of Hockey this summer, as 13 players were among those named to the final rosters set on Friday.

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<![CDATA[Which Current Blackhawks Deserve Jersey Retirement?]]> Thu, 26 May 2016 16:27:44 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/blackhawks+jersey+retire+0526.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks have honored seven players by retiring their jerseys, but which players from the current era will receive the same distinction when their careers wrap up?

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Well Represented in World Championship Quarterfinals]]> Thu, 19 May 2016 07:36:00 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/USA1.png
The IIHF World Championships will hold their quarterfinal round on Thursday, and Chicago Blackhawks players will participate in all four games held in Russia.

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<![CDATA[Patrick Kane Named as a Finalist for Hart Trophy]]> Sat, 07 May 2016 13:07:55 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Patrick+Kane.png
Just weeks after winning the Art Ross Trophy for leading the National Hockey League in scoring, Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane was named as one of three finalists for the 2016 Hart Memorial Trophy on Saturday.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Sign Gustav Forsling to ELC: Report]]> Wed, 04 May 2016 14:29:40 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/177*120/GettyImages-511685190.jpg
It looks like the Chicago Blackhawks will have one of their top prospects competing for a roster spot in training camp this summer, as Gustav Forsling has reportedly signed a three-year entry level contract.

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<![CDATA[Artem Anisimov Undergoes Surgery on Right Wrist]]> Tue, 03 May 2016 16:04:25 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/ARTEM+ANISIMOV1.jpg
With the Chicago Blackhawks done for the season, players continue to get injuries taken care of as Artem Anisimov underwent surgery on his right wrist.

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<![CDATA[Artemi Panarin Named as a Finalist for Calder Trophy]]> Mon, 02 May 2016 20:53:56 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Panarin.png
The Chicago Blackhawks had been shut out on NHL Awards voting until Monday night, when they finally got on the board with a finalist.

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<![CDATA[Corey Crawford Fails to Earn Vezina Trophy Nomination]]> Wed, 27 Apr 2016 21:04:15 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/crawford+GettyImages-506091184.jpg
The NHL revealed the three nominees for the Vezina Trophy on Wednesday night, and Chicago Blackhawks fans will not be happy with the three players selected.

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<![CDATA[Andrew Shaw Discusses Future With Blackhawks]]> Wed, 27 Apr 2016 17:33:15 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/andrew+shaw+GettyImages-522513894.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks will have a tough decision to make regarding forward Andrew Shaw, and the winger spoke about his future as the team cleaned out their lockers Wednesday.]]>
<![CDATA[Artemi Panarin Set to Represent Russia at World Championships]]> Wed, 27 Apr 2016 16:17:53 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Panarin.png
Chicago Blackhawks winger Artemi Panarin isn't done playing hockey for the summer, as he will pull on a new jersey this May.

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<![CDATA[Blues' Organist Delivers 'Chelsea Dagger' to Blackhawks After Loss]]> Tue, 26 Apr 2016 18:24:18 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-524252222.jpg
Normally when the Chicago Blackhawks hear the song "Chelsea Dagger," it means the team scored a goal. On Monday night, the tune took on a whole different meaning in St. Louis.

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<![CDATA[What Went Wrong for Blackhawks vs. Blues?]]> Tue, 26 Apr 2016 15:47:28 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-524277332.jpg
With the Chicago Blackhawks now eliminated from the postseason, there's one question on the minds of fans: what went wrong for the defending Stanley Cup champions?

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<![CDATA[Who to Root For: A Blackhawks Fan's Guide to the Playoffs]]> Tue, 26 Apr 2016 15:42:21 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/173*120/GettyImages-504406782.jpg
With the Chicago Blackhawks eliminated from the playoffs, which bandwagon should their fans jump onto?

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<![CDATA[Fans React to Disappointing Game 7 Loss]]> Tue, 26 Apr 2016 09:04:20 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000017521912_1200x675_673839683576.jpg
“There’s always next year” wasn't something we were prepared to have to say about our Chicago Blackhawks Monday night. NBC 5's Lauren Petty reports.]]>
<![CDATA[Quest for Cup Comes to Early End: Hawks Eliminated in Game 7]]> Tue, 26 Apr 2016 07:08:36 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Patrick+Kane1.png
The St. Louis Blues have eliminated the Chicago Blackhawks from the playoffs with a 3-2 victory in Game 7 on Monday night.]]>
<![CDATA[Blackhawks vs. Blues: Three Keys to a Game 7 Victory]]> Mon, 25 Apr 2016 17:29:59 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/blackhawks+bluesGettyImages-521056044.jpg
Players dream of playing in a Game 7, and the Chicago Blackhawks will be looking to finish off an impressive comeback as they take on the St. Louls Blues on Monday night.]]>
<![CDATA[Teuvo Teravainen Will Play in Game 7 vs. Blues]]> Mon, 25 Apr 2016 13:05:00 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Teuvo+Teravainen.png
The Chicago Blackhawks will have Teuvo Teravainen in their lineup in Game 7 after the winger was absent from morning skate before Monday's game.

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<![CDATA[How Have the Blackhawks Fared in Game 7 Action?]]> Mon, 25 Apr 2016 12:54:58 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Blackhawks1.png
The Chicago Blackhawks have played in four Game 7's under head coach Joel Quenneville. How have they fared as a team, and which players have stood out in those critical contests?

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks-Blues Start Time Set for Game 7]]> Sat, 23 Apr 2016 22:11:48 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-523591654.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks and St. Louis Blues will contest Game 7 of their series on Monday night, and the NHL announced the start time for the game after the Hawks' Game 6 win.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Beat Blues 6-3]]> Sat, 23 Apr 2016 22:00:01 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-522279592.jpg
There will be a Game 7 in the Gateway to the West Monday night as the Chicago Blackhawks beat the St. Louis Blues 6-3 on Saturday night at the United Center.

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<![CDATA[Blues vs. Blackhawks: Three Keys to a Game 6 Victory]]> Sat, 23 Apr 2016 14:59:16 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-523113780.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks will look to stay alive once again on Saturday night as they take on the St. Louis Blues in Game 6 of their series at the United Center.

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