<![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-usWed, 23 Aug 2017 16:52:51 -0500Wed, 23 Aug 2017 16:52:51 -0500NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Chicago Blackhawks Tickets Go on Sale Monday]]> Mon, 21 Aug 2017 07:01:23 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Sky5+Morning+630+-+06494120_28549135.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks will start their regular season this October, and soon fans will have the opportunity to purchase tickets to games at the United Center.]]>
<![CDATA[Predators' Mascot Nails Blackhawks With Insult Tweet]]> Sun, 20 Aug 2017 21:44:30 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-669632864.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks were swept out of the playoffs by the Nashville Predators, but that wasn't enough humiliation for the Predators' mascot apparently.

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<![CDATA[Toews Not One of NHL's Top Centers, New Ranking Says]]> Sun, 20 Aug 2017 20:11:51 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/toews+blackhawks.png
Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews has three Stanley Cups and two Olympic gold medals on his resume, but those impressive accomplishments didn’t help him in a new ranking of the top centers in the NHL.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Host Impromptu Flash Mob at Daley Plaza]]> Thu, 17 Aug 2017 14:39:26 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP_17053143442658-toews-blackhawks-hat-trick.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks are looking to get fans excited for the coming season, and to celebrate they hosted an impromptu flash mob at Daley Plaza Thursday.

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<![CDATA[Cornelison Surprises Hawks Fans With Lunch-Time Tune]]> Wed, 16 Aug 2017 23:08:04 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-622092332.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks are about a month and a half away from hitting the ice, but anthem singer Jim Cornelison is already in midseason form.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Tickets Go on Sale Next Week]]> Mon, 14 Aug 2017 13:11:46 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-496846308.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks will start their regular season this October, and soon fans will have the opportunity to purchase tickets to games at the United Center.

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<![CDATA[Patrick Kane Named NHL's Top Winger]]> Mon, 14 Aug 2017 12:16:30 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-6329551341.jpg
Chicago Blackhawks winger Patrick Kane may have lost his primary running mate when Artemi Panarin was traded this offseason, but that doesn’t diminish his standing among the NHL’s top wingers, according to a new...

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<![CDATA[Former Blackhawk Eddie Olczyk Diagnosed With Colon Cancer]]> Tue, 08 Aug 2017 16:43:03 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/184*120/Eddie+Olczyk1.jpg
Former Blackhawk and NBC hockey analyst Eddie Olczyk said Tuesday he is undergoing treatment for colon cancer.

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<![CDATA[Crawford Fails to Make List of Top NHL Goaltenders]]> Sun, 06 Aug 2017 21:41:09 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-668270442.jpg
Chicago Blackhawks fans may love Corey Crawford, but a new ranking of the top goaltenders in the league doesn't show the netminder any love nationally.

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<![CDATA[Granato to Coach Team USA at Winter Olympics]]> Fri, 04 Aug 2017 11:53:37 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-106638868.jpg
Former NHL star and Chicago-area native Tony Granato will be the head coach for the United States’ men’s hockey team in the upcoming Winter Olympics, it was announced Friday.

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<![CDATA[Could Blackhawks Get Shot at Top Collegiate Player?]]> Thu, 27 Jul 2017 12:28:09 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-666330924.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks have made improving their team defense a priority as they look toward the future, and they could have another intriguing option on the horizon.

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<![CDATA[Hjalmarsson Thanks Chicago in Touching Instagram Post]]> Wed, 26 Jul 2017 11:36:28 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-477355826.jpg
Niklas Hjalmarsson spent a decade as a member of the Chicago Blackhawks, winning three Stanley Cups and proving to be the backbone of the team’s defense, and now he’s finally saying his goodbyes after being...

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<![CDATA[Snuggerud Could Be Dark-Horse Roster Candidate]]> Sat, 22 Jul 2017 17:08:23 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-469483072.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks are going to have a new-look blue line going into next season, and with the departures of players like Niklas Hjalmarsson and Brian Campbell, the door could be opened for a young player to...

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<![CDATA[DeBrincat Confident as Blackhawks Audition Looms]]> Sat, 22 Jul 2017 02:59:08 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-543014928.jpg
Chicago Blackhawks prospect Alex DeBrincat will have all eyes on him at training camp this fall, but the talented forward is confident that his game will do the talking.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Announce Attendees for Annual Fan Convention]]> Mon, 17 Jul 2017 14:45:42 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/blackhawks+kane+toews+GettyImages-493068540.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks will hold their annual fan convention over the weekend, and while star players like Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane will be in attendance, several big names will not be at the Chicago...

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Prospect Camp: Rosters and Schedule]]> Mon, 17 Jul 2017 11:26:00 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-800224670.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks will begin their annual prospect camp on Monday, and we have all the roster and schedule information you need to plan your trip to see the next generation of hockey talent.

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<![CDATA[Brian Campbell Retires From NHL, Gets New Job With Hawks]]> Mon, 17 Jul 2017 08:06:54 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-655506940.jpg
After 17 seasons in the National Hockey League, Blackhawks defenseman Brian Campbell has announced his retirement -- but he's not done with the Hawks yet.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Prospect Camp: Five Players to Watch]]> Mon, 17 Jul 2017 00:46:32 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-613067680.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks' top prospects will hit the ice on Monday afternoon at Johnny's IceHouse West, and we have five of the key guys fans will need to keep an eye on this week.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Release Preseason Broadcast Schedule]]> Fri, 14 Jul 2017 12:27:01 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-668280360.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks will kick off their preseason schedule on Sept. 19 when they battle the Columbus Blue Jackets, and the game will be one of six tilts that will be televised in the Chicago area.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Sign Gustafsson to 1-Year Deal]]> Fri, 14 Jul 2017 11:50:02 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-496846164.jpg
Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Erik Gustafsson has agreed to a one-year contract extension, the team announced Friday.

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<![CDATA[See Inside Hjalmarsson's Lakeview Mansion For Sale]]> Fri, 21 Jul 2017 10:57:06 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/hawks+house+4.jpg
Former Chicago Blackhawks player Niklas Hjalmarsson is selling his Lakeview home for $3.199 million.]]>
<![CDATA[Kane Ranks as NHL's Best Shooter]]> Sat, 08 Jul 2017 20:30:54 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-632955134.jpg
Hockey fans are constantly involved in arguments over who the best player in the league is, or which player has the best shot, but according to math, the Chicago Blackhawks have the best shooter in the...

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<![CDATA[Ducks Sign Rasmussen to 1-Year Deal]]> Fri, 07 Jul 2017 13:45:14 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-629564636.jpg
Former Chicago Blackhawks forward Dennis Rasmussen has signed a one-year contract with the Anaheim Ducks, the team announced Friday.

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<![CDATA[Toews, Kane to Lose Highest-Paid NHL Player Status]]> Thu, 06 Jul 2017 15:41:48 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-493068534.jpg
Chicago Blackhawks stars Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews shared the distinction of having the NHL’s highest salary cap hit for two years, but next summer, they will lose that title.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Trade Marcus Kruger to Golden Knights]]> Sun, 02 Jul 2017 14:13:49 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-519295594.png
After his name was connected to trade rumors all summer, Marcus Kruger has finally been dealt by the Chicago Blackhawks.

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<![CDATA[Sharp Looking to Bring Stanley Cup Back to Chicago]]> Sat, 01 Jul 2017 17:14:04 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-170416230.jpg
Chicago Blackhawks winger Patrick Sharp is excited to return to the Windy City after two years in Dallas, but he has only one goal on his mind as he comes back to the city where he made a name for himself.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Sign Berube, Bouma to Contracts]]> Sat, 01 Jul 2017 14:23:07 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-630218466.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks bolstered their depth by signing three free agents, including forward Lance Bouma and goaltender Jean-Francois Berube on Saturday.

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<![CDATA[Blackhhawks Sign Wingels to 1-Year Deal]]> Sat, 01 Jul 2017 11:44:09 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-682764698.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks have added another depth piece to their team on Saturday morning, as they signed Wilmette-native Tommy Wingels to a one-year contract.]]>
<![CDATA[Patrick Sharp Returns to Blackhawks]]> Sun, 02 Jul 2017 09:26:23 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-475639328.png
The Blackhawks welcomed yet another star of their Stanley Cup teams back to Chicago, signing forward Patrick Sharp on Saturday.

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<![CDATA[Could Sharp Return to Blackhawks?]]> Fri, 30 Jun 2017 19:55:37 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-493201294.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks have already welcomed one of the stars of their Stanley Cup teams back to the Windy City this offseason, and according to a report, they’ll be rolling out the red carpet again.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Re-Sign Pokka, Forsberg]]> Wed, 28 Jun 2017 15:19:05 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/JurcoForsberg.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks have agreed to terms with several of their impending restricted free agents, including defenseman Ville Pokka and goaltender Anton Forsberg.

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<![CDATA[Hjalmarsson Talks About Moment He Learned He Was Traded]]> Mon, 26 Jun 2017 11:28:24 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-477048728.jpg
Niklas Hjalmarsson has spent his entire professional career with the Chicago Blackhawks, but with one phone call, everything changed.

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<![CDATA[Varsity Hockey Could Return to University of Illinois]]> Sun, 25 Jun 2017 19:36:49 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-800194200.jpg
There is not currently a Division I hockey program in the state of Illinois, but thanks to the National Hockey League, that could potentially change.

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<![CDATA[Which Former Chicago Athlete Will Be Missed Most?]]> Sun, 25 Jun 2017 18:37:38 -0500
Here, we list our candidates for that distinction. ]]>

Here, we list our candidates for that distinction. ]]>
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After trades sent away Jimmy Butler, Niklas Hjalmarsson, and Artemi Panarin in recent days, a question begs to be asked: which former Chicago athlete will be most missed by their team?]]>
<![CDATA[Five Thoughts: Blackhawks' NHL Draft Performance]]> Sat, 24 Jun 2017 21:23:00 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-800226338.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks wrapped up a busy NHL Draft weekend on Saturday as they finished selecting the nine new players that will join their stable of prospects in the coming years.

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<![CDATA[Opinion: Bowman Rolls Dice on Blackhawks' Roster Shuffle]]> Sat, 24 Jun 2017 16:17:20 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-800224840.jpg
Chicago Blackhawks General Manager Stan Bowman promised that changes would be in the offing when the team was swept out of the playoffs in April, and that’s exactly what happened over the weekend as the...

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<![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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