<![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 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 18:22:25 -0500 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 18:22:25 -0500 NBC Owned Television Stations <![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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<![CDATA[Hawks Headlines: Shoot the Puck Under Fire]]> Wed, 13 Aug 2014 13:51:33 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/hawks_5-26.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks love to get involved in charitable causes, and the Ice Bucket challenge for ALS research and awareness definitely qualifies, as Patrick Kane and Joel Quenneville took part.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Player Evaluations: Marcus Kruger]]> Wed, 13 Aug 2014 11:54:03 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/479428817.jpg
We continue our player evaluation series today by examining the season of Chicago Blackhawks forward Marcus Kruger.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Player Evaluations: Duncan Keith]]> Wed, 06 Aug 2014 12:14:14 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/451177164.jpg
As we restart our Chicago Blackhawks player evaluations, we take a look at one of the team's key defensive stars, as Duncan Keith's season goes under the microscope.

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<![CDATA[Hawks Headlines: Toews Feels Love from NHL Peers]]> Mon, 04 Aug 2014 10:37:37 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/475984677.jpg
Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews is universally loved by fans in the Windy City, but apparently his NHL peers feel the same way, as he was named the top franchise player in the league in a...

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<![CDATA[Hawks Preseason Tickets on Sale Monday]]> Mon, 04 Aug 2014 09:59:45 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/495182751.jpg
Chicago Blackhawks preseason tickets go on sale Monday morning at 10am.

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<![CDATA[Hayes Likely Won't Sign with Blackhawks]]> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 12:55:17 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/177*120/102421934.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks have been developing prospects and getting them to the NHL well over the past few years, but Kevin Hayes likely won't be one of them, as it appears he will test free agency instead.

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<![CDATA[Hawks Headlines: Shaw's Season Under the Microscope]]> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 12:54:18 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/shaw_4-23.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks announced this week that their preseason tickets will go on sale Monday morning at 10 a.m.

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<![CDATA[Patrick Kane Stars in New TV Spot ]]> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 17:19:39 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Patrick_Kane_commercial.jpg
Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane has featured in several memorable TV spots, but he jumps up a level in a new ad that also features JJ Watt and Bryce Harper, among others.

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<![CDATA[Hossa, Keith Headline Potential Hawks Hall of Famers ]]> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:46:24 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/467727957.jpg
While it may be a while before the Chicago Cubs or White Sox have another player inducted into the Hall of Fame, there are numerous members of the Chicago Blackhawks who may someday be immortalized in the Hockey...

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<![CDATA[Hawks Headlines: What Will IceHogs' Lineup Look Like? ]]> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:46:45 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/180917777.jpg
Could Teuvo Teravainen spend the beginning of the season with the Rockford IceHogs instead of the Chicago Blackhawks? One writer thinks so, and his thoughts kick off this edition of Hawks Headlines.

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<![CDATA[Hawks Headlines: Saad's Season Scrutinized ]]> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 10:48:31 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/494771679.jpg
In this edition of Hawks Headlines, we take a look at the seasons of Brandon Saad and Corey Crawford, as well as what Patrick Kane did to make a picture with a fan a memorable one.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Player Evaluations: Patrick Kane]]> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:18:19 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/485399229.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks have some very talented players, but no player better deployed that skill, nor did so more effectively, than winger Patrick Kane.

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<![CDATA[Kane Nets Five Goals in Buffalo Hockey Game ]]> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:55:33 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/494772487.jpg
While most hockey players are content to spend their summers in cottages and playing golf, Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane hit the ice and positively dominated an adult hockey league game in Buffalo.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Player Evaluations: Marian Hossa ]]> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 16:40:33 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/hawks_wild-4-30.jpg
Madhouse Enforcer continues its series of player evaluations by profiling winger Marian Hossa, who scored 30 goals while finishing in the top five in Selke voting for the Chicago Blackhawks in the...

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks to Appear 20 Times on National TV in 2014-15]]> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 10:37:23 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP951214797254.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks released their national TV schedule on Tuesday morning, and they will appear on NBC and NBCSN 20 times during the 2014-15 season.

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<![CDATA[5 Storylines That Emerged from Blackhawks Convention]]> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 17:19:04 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/495444875.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks' Convention has come and gone, but there were five stories from the weekend that could reverberate through the rest of the offseason.

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<![CDATA[Hawks Headlines: Oduya Broke Foot in Game 7]]> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 07:07:15 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/johnny+oduya+game+face.jpg
In this edition of Hawks Headlines, we put a bow on the annual Chicago Blackhawks Convention, and we take a look at how some of the team's prospects performed last week in their development camp.

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<![CDATA["Captain Serious" Tranforms Into "Captain Selfie"]]> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 21:29:44 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Toews_selfie.jpg
Jonathon Toews is an no-nonsense kind of guy, which is why he's the perfect player to lead the Chicago Blackhawks.]]>
<![CDATA[Hawks Upbeat But Face Tough Questions at Fan Convention]]> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 20:26:45 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/sharp_convention.jpg
The Blackhawks began their fan annual convention Friday at the Hilton Chicago with plenty to be upbeat about, but also a lot of uncertainty.]]>
<![CDATA[Blackhawks Player Evaluations: Niklas Hjalmarsson]]> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 13:02:29 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/blackhawks-red-wings-G4-2.jpg
Niklas Hjalmarsson may not have won the Norris Trophy that Duncan Keith has, but you'd find few Chicago Blackhawks observers who weren't blown away by his 2013-14 season.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Convention: 5 Must-See Events]]> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 11:06:46 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/toews-10-29.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks' annual convention has become a must-attend event for fans, but which panels should you check out? We have our must-see list as things get underway at the Chicago Hilton.

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<![CDATA[Jonathan Toews: "It's an Amazing Feeling"]]> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 17:44:50 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000008021087_1200x675_306174531936.jpg
The Blackhawks' Jonathan Toews speaks to the press for first time since he inked an eight-year contract extension with the team.]]>
<![CDATA[Patrick Kane: "I'm Humbled to Be Up Here"]]> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 17:45:32 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000008021217_1200x675_306177091510.jpg
The Blackhawks' Patrick Kane speaks to the press for first time since he inked an eight-year extension with the team.]]>
<![CDATA[Kane, Toews Optimistic About Hawks' Future]]> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 22:45:28 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Kane+Toews.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks held a press conference on Wednesday afternoon to discuss the contract extensions Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews recently signed, and both players expressed optimism about the...

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Hire Kevin Dineen as Assistant Coach ]]> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 11:15:14 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/131525882.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks hired Kevin Dineen as the team's new assistant coach on Monday to replace Jamie Kompon.

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<![CDATA[Young Hockey Fan Attempts to Recreate Viral Kane Video]]> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 10:19:39 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/217*120/kane+mock+vid.jpg
One young hockey fan hopes he can play with Patrick Kane someday. He’s starting his training by attempting to recreate the puck-handling skills the winger displayed in a viral video last season.]]>
<![CDATA[Hawks Headlines: Johns Ready for a Shot at Roster]]> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 07:55:56 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Teravainen+new+getty+new.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks began their annual prospect camp on Sunday, and we have profiles of a couple of the key players who will be looking to make an impression on the ice.]]>
<![CDATA[Blackhawks Fan Files Suit After Being Hit by Puck]]> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 08:19:32 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Patricia-Higgins.jpg
Blackhawks fan Patricia Higgins has reportedly filed a personal injury suit against the United Center more than a year after she was hit in the face by a hockey puck.]]>
<![CDATA[Oduya Reportedly on Trading Block for Hawks]]> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 16:15:14 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/177*120/blackhawks+coyotes+game+2.30.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks are looking to clear salary cap space, and defenseman Johnny Oduya may be on the block according to reports coming out of Canada.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Player Evaluations: Corey Crawford]]> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 10:36:49 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/164*120/487107459.jpg
We continue our series of Chicago Blackhawks Player Evaluations today by examining the performance of goaltender Corey Crawford, and what he needs to work on next season for the Hawks.

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<![CDATA[Hawks Headlines: Dissecting the Kane and Toews Extensions]]> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 09:39:11 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/493964749.jpg
In this Friday edition of Hawks Headlines, we take a look at what the extensions for Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews mean for the team, and what will come next for the Chicago Blackhawks.

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<![CDATA[Why Kane, Toews Deals Spell Changes for Team]]> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 11:40:34 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Kane+Toews.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks brought back their two biggest stars in Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews, but their contracts likely mean a looming shake-up to the team's core.

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