<![CDATA[NBC Chicago - Madhouse Enforcer | Chicago Blackhawks NHL Blog]]> Copyright 2014 http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/madhouse-enforcer http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/5-Chicago-Blue.png NBC Chicago http://www.nbcchicago.com en-us Fri, 19 Sep 2014 15:21:43 -0500 Fri, 19 Sep 2014 15:21:43 -0500 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Most Important Blackhawks: #10 Duncan Keith ]]> Fri, 19 Sep 2014 13:20:55 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/479583305.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks have plenty of important players who will suit up for them this season, and we start examining who's who on that list with our #10 player, Duncan Keith.

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<![CDATA[Canvassing the NHL Central: Dallas Stars ]]> Fri, 19 Sep 2014 09:50:33 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Tyler+Seguin+042714.jpg
The Dallas Stars bolstered their offense this offseason, but will their defense be up to the task in the loaded Central Division?

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<![CDATA[Canvassing the NHL Central: Nashville Predators ]]> Fri, 19 Sep 2014 09:50:03 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/pekka-rinne-predators.jpg
The Nashville Predators were a disappointment last season, but with a new head coach and some new offensive firepower, can they challenge top dogs like the Chicago Blackhawks?

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Crack Top 10 in ESPN's Team Rankings ]]> Fri, 19 Sep 2014 08:48:54 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/hawks+parade+2010+getty.jpg
The Chicago Cubs have announced that they are leaving the Kane County Cougars and changing their Midwest League affiliation to South Bend, Indiana.]]>
<![CDATA[Canvassing the NHL Central: Minnesota Wild ]]> Fri, 19 Sep 2014 09:50:59 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/hawks_wild-5-2-1.jpg
The Minnesota Wild gave the Chicago Blackhawks all they could handle during the 2014 playoffs, but can Thomas Vanek push them to the next level this season?

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Training Camp: 5 Players to Watch ]]> Thu, 18 Sep 2014 11:05:29 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Jeremy+Morin1.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks already have a talented group of forwards, but could Teuvo Teravainen take things to another level in 2014-15?

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<![CDATA[Top 5 Blackhawks Camp Storylines: Teuvo Time? ]]> Wed, 17 Sep 2014 15:05:00 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Teravainen+new+getty+new.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks already have a talented group of forwards, but could Teuvo Teravainen take things to another level in 2014-15?]]>
<![CDATA[Top 5 Blackhawks Camp Storylines: Crawford's New Contract]]> Tue, 16 Sep 2014 15:01:21 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/161*120/494777645.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks gave Corey Crawford a lucrative contract extension before the start of last season, but now that it's kicking in, will he be able to give the Hawks bang for their buck?

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Boast NHL's Best Playoff Odds ]]> Tue, 16 Sep 2014 15:01:39 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/4854038871.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks are the Vegas favorites to win the Stanley Cup in 2015, and their odds of just making the postseason are reflective of that bullish outlook.

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<![CDATA[Video: Teuvo Teravainen Makes No-Look Assist to Mark McNeill]]> Tue, 16 Sep 2014 11:19:07 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/160*124/480591495.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks rookies hit the ice in London, Ontario this weekend for the annual Rookie Tournament, and Teuvo Teravainen stole the show with a beautiful no-look pass.

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<![CDATA[Top Five Blackhawks Camp Storylines: Special Teams ]]> Mon, 15 Sep 2014 13:32:37 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/479428817.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks are eager to report to training camp this week, and they'll have some new faces on special teams as the team looks to rebound from their playoff disappointment.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks, Capitals Will Appear on "24/7"-Style Show After All]]> Mon, 15 Sep 2014 13:18:22 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/475984677.jpg
So it's no surprise that when Stephen Colbert needed someone to sing the anthem to celebrate its 200th anniversary, the Comedy Central host drafted the Blackhawks official anthem crooner to belt it out.

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<![CDATA[Patrick Kane Teams Up With LeBron James For Commercial]]> Fri, 12 Sep 2014 19:30:29 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Kane_parise.jpg
Patrick Kane, LeBron James and McDonald's. It's happening, and fans could be loving it by the end of the month.

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<![CDATA[Cornelison Belts Anthem on Colbert Show]]> Fri, 12 Sep 2014 09:45:04 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/216*120/Cornelison+p1.jpg
So it's no surprise that when Stephen Colbert needed someone to sing the anthem to celebrate its 200th anniversary, the Comedy Central host drafted the Blackhawks official anthem crooner to belt it out. ]]>
<![CDATA[Blackhawks Could be Hurt by NHL Rule Changes ]]> Thu, 11 Sep 2014 15:33:39 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Patrick_Kane_commercial.jpg
The NHL announced a slate of rule changes for the 2014-15 season, and a couple of the tweaks could have a detrimental impact on the Chicago Blackhawks.

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<![CDATA[No "24/7" for Blackhawks, Capitals]]> Thu, 11 Sep 2014 13:20:35 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/475984677.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks and Washington Capitals will take the game outdoors in the 2015 Winter Classic, but HBO cameras won't be along for the ride as "24/7" will not be part of the festivities this season.

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<![CDATA[Central Division Preview: Colorado Avalanche]]> Fri, 19 Sep 2014 09:51:53 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/175*120/451176472.jpg
In the first entry of our new Canvassing the Central series, we take a look at the moves the Colorado Avalanche made during the offseason, and discuss whether they'll be enough for them to succeed in the...

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<![CDATA[Jim Cornelison to Appear on "The Colbert Report"]]> Wed, 10 Sep 2014 13:01:10 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Hawks_podium_corneilson.jpg
Chicago Blackhawks anthem singer Jim Cornelison is already loved by thousands of Chicagoans, but he will be taking his talents to a national stage Thursday as he performs the National Anthem on The...

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<![CDATA[Hawks Headlines: Kane Wants Revenge Against Kings]]> Wed, 10 Sep 2014 09:06:50 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/495442373.jpg
In this edition of Hawks Headlines, we take a look at what Patrick Kane had to say during a media junket in New York this week, as well as which Hawks player could be safe from the salary cap axe.

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<![CDATA[Venue Chosen for Blackhawks-Capitals Winter Classic]]> Mon, 08 Sep 2014 11:09:13 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/475926771.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks and Washington Capitals have known for a while they will be playing in the 2015 Winter Classic, but finally this week we have clarity on where they will play, as Nationals Park has...

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Player Evaluations: Patrick Sharp ]]> Sat, 06 Sep 2014 16:53:53 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/474407859.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks' leading goal scorer from 2013-14 is the subject of our latest player evaluation, as Patrick Sharp's season goes under the microscope.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Player Evaluations: Brent Seabrook]]> Sat, 06 Sep 2014 12:27:35 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/brentseabrookgetty.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks have some of the best defensive pairings in the league, and while Brent Seabrook didn't have his best year in 2013, he had a better campaign than many fans realized.

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<![CDATA[5 Questions: Rob Vollman Discusses Hossa, Toews ]]> Fri, 05 Sep 2014 09:51:56 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/475984677.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks have caught the eye of plenty of statistics gurus, but does Rob Vollman, author of Hockey Abstract, think that they are the model franchise for sabermetricians?

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<![CDATA[Hawks Headlines: Blackhawks Make Changes to Hockey Ops]]> Fri, 05 Sep 2014 09:50:55 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/480556523.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks made a few changes to their hockey operations staff, and we have the details in this Friday edition of Hawks Headlines.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Release 2014-15 TV Schedule ]]> Thu, 04 Sep 2014 13:36:44 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/495442373.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks released their full television schedule on Thursday, and we have all the information you'll need on where to watch your Hawks this season.

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<![CDATA[Olczyk Named Coach in USA Hockey All-American Game]]> Wed, 03 Sep 2014 14:27:36 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/eddie+olczyk.jpg
Chicago Blackhawks commentator Eddie Olczyk will be trading his broadcast perch in for a whistle and clipboard in late September as he serves as a head coach in the USA Hockey All-American game in Buffalo.]]>
<![CDATA[Blackhawks Favorites to Win Third Stanley Cup in 6 Years]]> Tue, 02 Sep 2014 14:52:19 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/489686805.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks have been one of the top teams in the NHL for the last six years, and they are considered the betting favorites to hoist their third Stanley Cup in six seasons.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Player Evaluations: Brandon Saad ]]> Tue, 02 Sep 2014 11:47:26 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/465827509.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks will be reporting to training camp in a little over two weeks, and one of the key players to their season will be third-year forward Brandon Saad.

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<![CDATA[Hawks Headlines: Brookbank Heads to Calgary ]]> Tue, 02 Sep 2014 11:46:45 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/171593127.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks will have a good battle on their hands for blue line playing time this season, but Sheldon Brookbank won't be part of the competition as he vies for a roster spot with the Calgary Flames.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Player Evaluations: Michal Rozsival ]]> Mon, 01 Sep 2014 15:53:00 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/482809317.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks will begin their training camp in less than three weeks, but just how big a role will Michal Rozsival play? We answer that question and more in his player evaluation.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Player Evaluations: Antti Raanta ]]> Sun, 31 Aug 2014 16:01:21 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/452324639.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks have Corey Crawford firmly established as their starting goaltender, but Antti Raanta showed some flashes of brilliance in the 2013-14 season.

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<![CDATA[5 Questions: CSN Chicago's Nina Falcone]]> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 15:26:53 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/450709816.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks are less than three weeks away from beginning training camp, and we discussed their salary cap situation, Brad Richards, and more with CSN Chicago's Nina Falcone.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Player Evaluations: Johnny Oduya ]]> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 12:59:27 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/hawks+v+kings+6.jpg
Our player evaluation series continues on Friday as we examine the season of Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Johnny Oduya.

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<![CDATA[Rockford IceHogs 2014-15 Schedule Released]]> Wed, 27 Aug 2014 16:32:25 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/162*120/490146297.jpg
The Rockford IceHogs finally released their 2014-15 schedule on Wednesday, and we have five games that you should check out if you want to make the trip west to catch a game.

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<![CDATA[Hawks Headlines: Examining Brad Richards' Potential]]> Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:48:20 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/AP547409318630.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks are going to be shuffling around their line combinations, but what can they expect from new center Brad Richards?

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Player Evaluations: Joakim Nordstrom ]]> Tue, 26 Aug 2014 16:50:46 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Joakim+Nordstrom.JPG
Our series of Chicago Blackhawks player evaluations continues today with forward Joakim Nordstrom, who will be looking at grabbing a fourth line role with the team this fall.]]>
<![CDATA[Teravainen to Get Blackhawks Roster Shot in Camp]]> Tue, 26 Aug 2014 11:24:15 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/160*124/480591495.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks have taken their time with hotshot prospect Teuvo Teravainen, but the Finnish forward will get a chance to make the team's roster out of training camp in September.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Logo Named Best in NHL ]]> Fri, 22 Aug 2014 14:01:00 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/160*120/blackhawks-logo-fans.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks' logo is one of the most lauded in pro sports, but it was handed another accolade on Friday as it was named the best in the NHL.

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<![CDATA[Hawks Headlines: Can Antti Raanta Step Up in Sophomore Season?]]> Fri, 22 Aug 2014 11:42:57 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/452324639.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks shelled out big bucks for Corey Crawford, but will Antti Raanta show progress in his game in the coming season?

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<![CDATA[5 Questions with Scott Powers ]]> Fri, 22 Aug 2014 11:39:40 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Teravainen+new+getty+new.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks lost out on Kevin Hayes this week and will be looking to bump up several prospects next season, and we covered all that and more with ESPN Chicago's Scott Powers in this week's...]]>
<![CDATA[Blackhawks Player Evaluations: Jeremy Morin ]]> Wed, 20 Aug 2014 13:31:43 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Jeremy+Morin1.jpg
While Jeremy Morin was only an occasional contributor for the Chicago Blackhawks in the 2013-14 campaign, there were skills he displayed in that limited run that could prove useful to the team next season.

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<![CDATA[Marian Hossa Accepts Ice-Bucket Challenge ]]> Mon, 18 Aug 2014 12:19:24 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/4854038871.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks have been participating in the Ice Bucket challenge for ALS research, and Marian Hossa is the latest player to accept the challenge.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Sign Michael Leighton to 1-Year Contract ]]> Mon, 18 Aug 2014 10:30:52 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/178*120/165120574.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks took out an insurance policy on Corey Crawford and Antti Raanta on Monday, signing veteran Michael Leighton to a 1-year contract.

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<![CDATA[Kane's Offseason Hockey Games Shouldn't Worry Hawks Fans]]> Fri, 15 Aug 2014 11:48:39 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/495442373.jpg
Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane was part of a men's league winning team in Buffalo this week, but should Hawks fans be worried about the team's star forward hurting himself in one of these...

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<![CDATA[Hawks Headlines: Blackhawks Raise Ticket Prices]]> Fri, 15 Aug 2014 11:42:54 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/495205527.jpg
According to a report out Thursday, the Chicago Blackhawks will be raising their single-game ticket prices by an average of four percent for the 2014-15 season.

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<![CDATA[5 Questions with Jen LC of Second City Hockey ]]> Thu, 14 Aug 2014 16:13:50 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/465827509.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks won't begin their season for another eight weeks, but we still have plenty of topics to discuss, and Second City Hockey's Jen Lute Costella was more than happy to oblige.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Single Game Tickets Go On Sale Monday ]]> Thu, 14 Aug 2014 11:48:33 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/481226893.jpg
Single game tickets for the 2014-15 Chicago Blackhawks will go on sale on Monday morning at 10am.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Player Evaluations: Nick Leddy]]> Thu, 14 Aug 2014 08:43:31 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/460394393.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks have two of the top defensive pairings in the NHL, but Nick Leddy is still a force to be reckoned with despite his lower stature on the depth chart.

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<![CDATA[Hawks Won't Play "The Stripper" Song at UC]]> Wed, 13 Aug 2014 21:02:48 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/HAwks_UC_-jkozik.jpg
An online push to ban the song "The Stripper" from being played at the United Center during Blackhawks games appears to have worked.

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<![CDATA[WATCH: Blackhawks Take Ice Bucket Challenge]]> Wed, 13 Aug 2014 14:53:45 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/quenneville-1-22.jpg
Hockey players might be used the cold and ice, but some Chicago Blackhawks are taking to the ice for a new challenge—the Ice Bucket Challenge.

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