<![CDATA[NBC Chicago - Madhouse Enforcer | Chicago Blackhawks NHL Blog]]>Copyright 2017http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/madhouse-enforcer http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/5-Chicago-Blue.png NBC Chicago http://www.nbcchicago.comen-usSat, 24 Jun 2017 12:53:36 -0500Sat, 24 Jun 2017 12:53:36 -0500NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Blackhawks Pick Barratt, Mitchell on Draft's Second Day]]> Sat, 24 Jun 2017 12:08:02 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-800562642.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks came into Saturday’s second round of the NHL Draft with nine selections, and they went about addressing some glaring holes in their prospect system as they emphasized speed and defense.

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<![CDATA[Jokiharju Enjoys Spotlight as Blackhawks Draft Pick]]> Fri, 23 Jun 2017 22:24:13 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/IMG_00413.JPG
Defenseman Henri Jokiharju had to wait until the end of the first round to hear his name called at the NHL Draft, but it was worth the wait as he was picked by the Chicago Blackhawks at the United Center.

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<![CDATA[Bettman Eggs on Fans at United Center]]> Fri, 23 Jun 2017 20:23:40 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-698829914.jpg
NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman is used to getting booed, and he wasn't all that impressed with the job that Chicago Blackhawks fans did at the NHL Draft on Friday.

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<![CDATA[NHL Draft Live Blog: Blackhawks Look to Make Splash]]> Fri, 23 Jun 2017 21:36:55 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/IMG_00371.JPG
The NHL Draft gets underway on Friday night, and the Chicago Blackhawks will be among many teams looking to make a splash at the United Center.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Trade Panarin to Blue Jackets for Saad]]> Fri, 23 Jun 2017 11:54:58 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/panarin+saad.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks made a massive trade on Friday before the NHL Draft, sending Artemi Panarin to the Columbus Blue Jackets in exchange for Brandon Saad.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Trade Hjalmarsson to Coyotes]]> Fri, 23 Jun 2017 11:12:18 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Niklas+Hjalmarsson.png
The Chicago Blackhawks sent Niklas Hjalmarsson to the Arizona Coyotes in exchange for defenseman Connor Murphy and Laurent Dauphin, the team announced Friday.

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<![CDATA[Chicago Blackhawks Release 2017-18 Schedule]]> Thu, 22 Jun 2017 14:22:47 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/patrick+kane4.png
The Chicago Blackhawks announced their 2017-18 schedule on Thursday, and they’ll open the campaign with two straight home games as they take on the Pittsburgh Penguins and Columbus Blue Jackets.

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<![CDATA[Golden Knights Trade van Riemsdyk to Carolina: Reports]]> Thu, 22 Jun 2017 12:14:11 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/212*120/GettyImages-500862116.jpg
Less than 24 hours after plucking him from the Chicago Blackhawks' roster, the Vegas Golden Knights have already traded defenseman Trevor van Riemsdyk to the Carolina Hurricanes.

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<![CDATA[Tearful Tribute: NHL Honors Bickell With Emotional Video]]> Thu, 22 Jun 2017 09:59:16 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-699489368.jpg
In a night filled with honors for some of the best hockey players in the country, one emotional moment stood above the rest.

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<![CDATA[Golden Knights Take van Riemsdyk in Expansion Draft]]> Wed, 21 Jun 2017 21:16:41 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-655506960.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks will say goodbye to defenseman Trevor van Riemsdyk after the Vegas Golden Knights selected him in the NHL Expansion Draft.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Reveal Jersey for 2017-18 Season]]> Wed, 21 Jun 2017 12:26:05 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-654966984.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks have long been ranked as one of the top jersey designs in the NHL, and the team unveiled their newest look on Tuesday night.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Will Open New Season vs. Penguins]]> Wed, 21 Jun 2017 11:49:23 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Untitled204.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks will open their 2017-18 season against the defending Stanley Cup champions, as the Pittsburgh Penguins will come to town to kick off the NHL campaign.

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<![CDATA[Hossa Situation Will Have Huge Impact on Hawks' Cap Issues]]> Wed, 21 Jun 2017 11:25:19 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-615552548.jpg
Chicago Blackhawks winger Marian Hossa will miss the 2017-18 season with a serious allergy condition, but what does that mean for the team's salary cap situation?

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<![CDATA[Hossa: 'Playing Hockey Not Possible' During 2017-18 Season]]> Wed, 21 Jun 2017 06:41:00 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/marian+hossa81.jpg
Chicago Blackhawks winger Marian Hossa might have to retire from the NHL due to a medical condition, according to a new report.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks’ Hossa Could Be Forced to Retire From NHL: Report]]> Tue, 20 Jun 2017 23:24:15 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-656452608.jpg
Chicago Blackhawks winger Marian Hossa might have to retire from the NHL due to a medical condition, according to a new report.

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<![CDATA[Golden Knights Having Fun With Expansion Draft Questions]]> Sun, 18 Jun 2017 20:36:59 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-625199132.jpg
The Vegas Golden Knights will put together their team on Wednesday in the NHL's Expansion Draft, and they're asking for help from fans as they assemble their roster.

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<![CDATA[NHL Sets Salary Cap for 2017-18 Season: Report]]> Sun, 18 Jun 2017 14:01:54 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-6570898641.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks are going to have some work to do to get under the NHL salary cap for next season, and according to a new report, the team now knows just how much they’ll have to trim from their roster.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Announce Protected Players for Expansion Draft]]> Sun, 18 Jun 2017 10:29:11 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/kruger0101.jpg
The deadline has passed for teams to submit their protected player lists for next week's NHL Expansion Draft, but which players will the Chicago Blackhawks prevent from leaving town?]]>
<![CDATA[Granato, Samuelsson Join Blackhawks as Assistant Coaches]]> Thu, 15 Jun 2017 12:37:59 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-495460825.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks have hired two new assistant coaches, as Ulf Samuelsson and Don Granato will join Joel Quenneville’s staff next season.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Could Get Great Salary Cap News: Report]]> Wed, 14 Jun 2017 13:18:38 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-655506960.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks have their fingers crossed that the NHL salary cap will go up significantly for the 2017-18 season, and according to a new report, they may very well get their wish.

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<![CDATA[Chicago Blackhawks Free Agency Calendar]]> Wed, 14 Jun 2017 12:33:26 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-630474716.png
The Chicago Blackhawks should be plenty active on the free agent and trade markets this summer, and we have all the key dates for fans to circle on their calendars.

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<![CDATA[Darling Tells All in Emotional Goodbye Letter to Chicago]]> Tue, 13 Jun 2017 13:24:26 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/scott+darling+with+cup.jpg
Scott Darling has been working on his goodbye to Chicago for months – and it was well worth the wait.

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<![CDATA[Pros and Cons: Evaluating the Blackhawks' Trade Candidates]]> Sun, 11 Jun 2017 16:05:36 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/kane6.png
With trade rumors floating around the Chicago Blackhawks, which players could stay and which could be sent packing as the team tries to get under the NHL salary cap?

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks to Name Samuelsson as Assistant Coach: Reports]]> Sat, 10 Jun 2017 19:27:24 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-450302961.jpg
Several weeks after the Chicago Blackhawks fired assistant coach Mike Kitchen, it appears his replacement has been selected.

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<![CDATA[Five Top Moments From the Blackhawks' 2010 Stanley Cup Run]]> Fri, 09 Jun 2017 16:16:51 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-101935658.jpg
Friday marks the seventh anniversary of one of the biggest moments in the history of the Chicago Blackhawks, as the team captured its first Stanley Cup championship in nearly 50 years on this date in 2010.

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<![CDATA[Chicago Blackhawks Announce 2017 Preseason Schedule]]> Thu, 08 Jun 2017 10:33:32 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-622096972.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks announced their six-game preseason schedule on Thursday, which includes trips to Detroit's brand new Little Caesar's Arena and Nationwide Arena in Columbus.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Sign Jan Rutta to 1-Year Contract]]> Wed, 07 Jun 2017 10:46:48 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-659246552.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks have made an addition to their blue line on Wednesday as they inked Czech-born defenseman Jan Rutta to a one-year contract.

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<![CDATA[Toews Voices Opposition to Paris Accord Withdrawal]]> Sat, 03 Jun 2017 12:14:00 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/toews+blackhawks.png
Chicago Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews has become known for his quiet demeanor in the locker room and on the ice, but when it comes to environmental matters, the captain continues to loudly voice his opinion.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Partner With Lollapalooza on T-Shirt Designs]]> Wed, 31 May 2017 16:36:03 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/lollapalooza+tickets.png
For fans who love hockey and music, the Chicago Blackhawks’ partnership with the Lollapalooza festival has yielded some truly awe-inspiring t-shirt designs, and you can vote on your favorites.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Could Use TVR to Get Cap Relief: Report]]> Wed, 31 May 2017 13:26:54 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-629560930.jpg
If the Vegas Golden Knights want to take Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Trevor van Riemsdyk in this summer's expansion draft, they're going to have to do the Hawks a significant favor.

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<![CDATA[Chicago Sports Teams Mark Memorial Day on Social Media]]> Mon, 29 May 2017 12:12:25 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-85878471.jpg
In honor of Memorial Day, Chicago sports teams took to their Twitter accounts to thank those that gave their lives in defense of the United States.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Announce Dates for NHL Draft Fan Fest]]> Wed, 24 May 2017 18:40:15 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-491738918.jpg
As part of the NHL’s Centennial Celebration, the Chicago Blackhawks will host the NHL Entry Draft this summer, and fans looking to get in on the action will have plenty of activities to choose from around...

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<![CDATA[Kane Makes Interesting Admission About Playoff Sweep]]> Wed, 24 May 2017 16:37:27 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-668280360.jpg
As the Chicago Blackhawks continue to lick their wounds following their playoff defeat at the hands of the Nashville Predators, Patrick Kane made an interesting admission during an interview this week.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Share Touching Mother's Day Message]]> Mon, 15 May 2017 01:16:05 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-477495632.jpg
Hockey players are renowned for being tough guys on the ice, but off the ice they have a soft side, and the Chicago Blackhawks showed that with an awesome video dedicated to the players' moms on Mother's Day.

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<![CDATA[Kane Makes Awesome Gesture to Soldier on Plane]]> Thu, 11 May 2017 10:45:47 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-668280360.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks didn't do a lot of winning on the ice in the playoffs, but one of their biggest stars certainly did something awesome off the ice.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Re-Sign Richard Panik]]> Thu, 11 May 2017 09:19:25 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-657074696.jpg
Heading into yet another offseason loaded with salary cap concerns, the Chicago Blackhawks have made at least one decision official as they’ve agreed to a contract extension with winger Richard Panik.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Prospect Alex DeBrincat Makes History]]> Fri, 05 May 2017 12:54:48 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-543014928.jpg
Chicago Blackhawks prospect Alex DeBrincat was named the winner of the OHL's Red Tilson Trophy on Friday, and in winning the award, the forward made some incredible history.

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<![CDATA[Prices Slashed on Blackhawks Jerseys]]> Thu, 04 May 2017 17:48:17 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-6562886741.jpg
Are you a Chicago Blackhawks fan that's been looking to score a sweet jersey? Thanks to the team's store and various retailers, you'll get your chance this week, but there's a bit of a catch.

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<![CDATA[Chicago Blackhawks Trade Darling]]> Fri, 28 Apr 2017 18:54:07 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/darling0429.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks acquired Friday a third-round pick in the 2017 National Hockey League Draft from the Carolina Hurricanes in exchange for goaltender Scott Darling.

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<![CDATA[Trevor van Riemsdyk to Skate for Team USA This Spring]]> Wed, 26 Apr 2017 17:55:32 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-655506960.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks got swept out of the postseason by the Nashville Predators, but at least one of their players will hope for a different result on the world stage.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Relieve Dent of Coaching Duties]]> Tue, 25 Apr 2017 11:37:20 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Untitled-1259.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks have made another shake-up in their organization, relieving Rockford IceHogs head coach Ted Dent of his duties.

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<![CDATA[Quenneville Miffed Over Kitchen's Firing: Report]]> Tue, 25 Apr 2017 00:30:24 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-631112184.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks made the first move of their offseason on Monday when they cut ties with assistant coach Mike Kitchen, but according to a report, not everyone in the organization was on board with...

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<![CDATA[Hawks' Assistant Coach 'Relieved of His Coaching Duties']]> Mon, 24 Apr 2017 12:09:21 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-3011756.jpg
Blackhawks' Assistant Coach Mike Kitchen has been "relieved of his coaching duties," the team announced Monday.

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<![CDATA[Stanley Cup Playoffs: Second Round Picks]]> Sun, 23 Apr 2017 23:24:23 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-670921452.jpg
The second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs won't get started until Wednesday, but we're checking in with our picks for the four teams that will reach the Conference Finals.

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<![CDATA[What Do Chicago Athletes Make? See the Full List]]> Sun, 30 Apr 2017 14:26:24 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/highest+paid+athletes+chicago.png
Chicago sports fans can argue all day about which players are underpaid or overpaid in the city, but which player stands atop the list as the highest paid athlete in the Windy City?

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Fan's Guide to Choosing a Bandwagon Team]]> Sat, 22 Apr 2017 11:25:12 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-4772843001.jpg
With the Chicago Blackhawks eliminated from the postseason, there is one question on the minds of many fans: who should they root for as the NHL playoffs continue? Fortunately for those fans, NBC Chicago is here...

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<![CDATA[Predators Sweep Blackhawks Thanks to Game 4 Win]]> Thu, 20 Apr 2017 21:58:48 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-670896156.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks have been swept out of the playoffs after a Game 4 loss to the Nashville Predators.
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<![CDATA[History Unkind to Blackhawks When Facing 3-0 Deficit]]> Thu, 20 Apr 2017 17:11:29 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-669632864.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks are facing a steep mountain to climb as they look to get back into their series against the Nashville Predators, and the team’s history paints a picture of just how difficult the...

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<![CDATA[Kane Shows Off Skills in New Advertisement]]> Thu, 20 Apr 2017 16:16:52 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-654959294.jpg
Chicago Blackhawks star Patrick Kane is known for his lightning-quick hands and nose for the goal, and both of those talents are on display in a new video released this week.

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