<![CDATA[NBC Chicago - Madhouse Enforcer | Chicago Blackhawks NHL Blog]]> Copyright 2015 http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/madhouse-enforcer http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/5-Chicago-Blue.png NBC Chicago http://www.nbcchicago.com en-us Mon, 03 Aug 2015 06:07:22 -0500 Mon, 03 Aug 2015 06:07:22 -0500 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Young Hawks Fan Loses It After Learning About Sharp Trade]]> Fri, 31 Jul 2015 14:30:07 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/anthony+kamiski+crying.jpg
A young Blackhawks fan did not take the news of Patrick Sharp’s trade well.
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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Detail Plans For New Practice Facility]]> Sun, 02 Aug 2015 09:09:57 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/240*120/CoummnityCenter3.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks will soon get a new practice facility.

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<![CDATA[Hawks Headlines: Kruger Angling for Long-Term Deal]]> Wed, 29 Jul 2015 13:58:36 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-477280384.jpg
In this edition of Hawks Headlines, we take a look at what Chicago Blackhawks center Marcus Kruger is thinking about as the team tries to re-sign him, and we also reveal when preseason tickets go on sale for the...

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<![CDATA[Chicago Named 2018 WJC Finalist ]]> Tue, 28 Jul 2015 15:55:56 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-460938574.jpg
The city of Chicago has become used to hosting the Stanley Cup Final, but another big hockey event could come to town as the city has been named a finalist to host the 2018 World Junior Championships.

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<![CDATA[Oswego Man Meets Jonathan Toews Hiking in Peru]]> Tue, 28 Jul 2015 13:17:03 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/214*120/AP533433648522.jpg
One lucky suburban man got to meet his "hockey hero" in a most unexpected place — Machu Picchu.

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<![CDATA[Hawks Get 21 National TV Games in 2015-16]]> Mon, 27 Jul 2015 12:28:59 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-477496582.jpg
Thanks to their soaring popularity and three Stanley Cup championships in six seasons, the Chicago Blackhawks will appear on national TV 21 times during the 2015-16 season.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Add Mayers to Front Office ]]> Mon, 27 Jul 2015 12:26:16 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/176*120/129609209.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks have helped the sport of hockey grow in popularity in the community, and they continued their work toward that goal as they hired Jamal Mayers as a Community Liaison Monday.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Championship Movie Available Tuesday]]> Mon, 27 Jul 2015 12:23:54 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/196*120/Coach+Q+Trophy.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks are enjoying a brief summer off, but fans can relive their historic Stanley Cup championship run when the official movie is released on Tuesday.

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<![CDATA[Patrick Kane Distracted by Taylor Swift at Hawks Game]]> Wed, 22 Jul 2015 19:47:21 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-475639274.jpg
Chicago Blackhawks winger Patrick Kane has earned the nickname "Showtime," but a brush with a big-time celebrity during his rookie season left him distracted according to former coach Denis Savard.]]>
<![CDATA[WATCH: Young Hawks Fan Surprises Team at Convention ]]> Tue, 21 Jul 2015 17:05:08 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/209*120/Kane.png
The Chicago Blackhawks made a 16-year old fan's dream come true by having her meet Patrick Sharp and attend a game in January, and fans were treated to a surprise as she made an appearance at Blackhawks...]]>
<![CDATA[Who Should Blackhawks Protect in NHL Expansion Draft? ]]> Tue, 21 Jul 2015 11:16:35 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/181*120/GettyImages-459635672.jpg
The NHL is looking to expand in the next few years, but if the league were to add two teams today, which players should the Chicago Blackhawks protect in an Expansion Draft?]]>
<![CDATA[Hawks Ask Fans to Help Decide Fate of Stanley Cup Ice]]> Wed, 22 Jul 2015 19:03:53 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-477284300.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks have asked for help from fans in deciding the fate of the United Center ice they won the 2015 Stanley Cup on.

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<![CDATA['World's Largest' Corn Maze Features Epic Hawks Design]]> Tue, 21 Jul 2015 11:54:01 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/hawks+maze.jpg
The “world’s largest” corn maze now has a design fit for champions.

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<![CDATA[Patrick Sharp Dons Dallas Stars Jersey for First Time]]> Mon, 20 Jul 2015 21:14:13 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000013376686_1200x675_488283715833.jpg
It's not a sight most Blackhawks fans wanted to see, but Monday Patrick Sharp donned his Dallas Stars jersey for the first time.]]>
<![CDATA[Kids Ask Hawks Players Hilarious Questions]]> Tue, 21 Jul 2015 09:56:51 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/189*120/hawks+fan3.jpg
Chicago-area kids asked Blackhawks players a series of questions during a seminar at the Blackhawks convention over the weekend. NBC Chicago's Peggy Kusinski moderated the event.

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<![CDATA[WATCH: Patrick Kane Spins One Direction at Chicago Bar]]> Mon, 20 Jul 2015 06:11:10 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/164*120/GettyImages-477604958.jpg
Apparently, Patrick Kane is a Directioner.

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<![CDATA[Suburban Couple Gets Married With The Cup]]> Thu, 16 Jul 2015 19:46:48 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/wedding+5.jpg
Chicago Blackhawks fans lined up outside of Bolingbrook Golf Course Thursday eagerly anticipating getting their picture with the beloved Stanley Cup. But most had no idea they were also about to witness...]]>
<![CDATA[Oduya Says Sharp Recruited Him in Free Agency]]> Wed, 15 Jul 2015 13:25:29 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-459553361.jpg
Johnny Oduya is the newest member of the Dallas Stars, and apparently a former member of the Chicago Blackhawks had a hand in convincing him to come to the Lone Star State.]]>
<![CDATA[Oduya Signs Two-Year Deal With Dallas Stars]]> Wed, 15 Jul 2015 11:40:27 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/ducks+blackhawks+getty.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks took back one of the Dallas Stars' veteran defensemen in the Patrick Sharp trade, but the Stars responded by signing former Hawks blue liner Johnny Oduya to a two-year contract.

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<![CDATA[Oduya Will Not Return to Blackhawks ]]> Tue, 14 Jul 2015 16:16:39 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/166*120/GettyImages-162650839.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks will have to replace one of their veteran blue liners next season, as Johnny Oduya will not return to the organization.

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<![CDATA[Sharp Thanks Chicago Fans in Full-Page Ad]]> Sun, 12 Jul 2015 12:04:29 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/patrick+sharp+with+cup.jpg
Patrick Sharp may be leaving the Blackhawks, but the winger wants Chicago to know that he is thankful for his time spent in the Windy City.

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<![CDATA[4 Things the Patrick Sharp Trade Tells Blackhawks Fans]]> Sun, 12 Jul 2015 12:46:25 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/164*120/GettyImages-143341820.jpg
What does Patrick Sharp's departure tell us about the Chicago Blackhawks? These are the four things for fans to know after the deal that sent the winger to Dallas.]]>
<![CDATA[Sharp: "Mixed Emotions" After Trade]]> Sat, 11 Jul 2015 13:33:35 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-475639334.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks traded Patrick Sharp to the Dallas Stars on Friday, and even though he knew it was coming, the winger says he has "mixed emotions" on his exit from Chicago.]]>
<![CDATA[Blackhawks Trade Sharp to Stars]]> Fri, 10 Jul 2015 21:17:22 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/170*120/GettyImages-136538378.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks made a big splash on Friday night as they sent winger Patrick Sharp to the Dallas Stars in a blockbuster trade.]]>
<![CDATA[Relive Hawks Stanley Cup Win With Epic Flipbook]]> Wed, 08 Jul 2015 12:37:08 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/161*120/GettyImages-477279696.jpg
For Blackhawks fans looking to relive the team’s Stanley Cup victory in an epic way, look no further.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Sign van Riemsdyk to Two-Year Extension]]> Tue, 07 Jul 2015 10:48:47 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/160*126/456929468.jpg
He only played in 18 regular season games with the Chicago Blackhawks, but defenseman Trevor van Riemsdyk solidified his place as a piece for the future with a new two-year contract extension that he signed...]]>
<![CDATA[Blackhawks to Open Training Camp at Notre Dame]]> Mon, 06 Jul 2015 13:05:11 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/hawks+training+camp.jpg
For the third consecutive year, the Chicago Blackhawks will open training camp at the University of Notre Dame, the team announced Monday.

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<![CDATA[Blue Jackets Sign Saad for 6 Years ]]> Fri, 03 Jul 2015 16:01:33 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/saad1.jpg
The Columbus Blue Jackets made it clear when they traded for Brandon Saad that they intended to sign him to a long-term deal, and they did just that Friday as they signed him to a six-year contract.]]>
<![CDATA[Bowman Says Team Interested in Oduya Return]]> Fri, 03 Jul 2015 13:04:56 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/johnny+oduya+getty.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks have some salary cap issues that they have to address, but they might clear some room to bring back defenseman Johnny Oduya, according to GM Stan Bowman.

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<![CDATA[Desjardins Re-Signs With Blackhawks: Reports]]> Fri, 03 Jul 2015 10:49:26 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/andrew+desjardins+resigns.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks added another veteran winger to the roster on Friday, reportedly re-signing Andrew Desjardins to a two-year contract.

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<![CDATA[Chicago-Area Brewery Names Beer After Toews]]> Thu, 02 Jul 2015 09:46:54 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/parade162.jpg
A Chicago-area brewery now has a Hawk-y beer on tap.

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<![CDATA[Richards Signs 1-Year Deal With Red Wings]]> Wed, 01 Jul 2015 16:56:38 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-477064782.jpg
Brad Richards had said that he'd be willing to explore coming back to the Chicago Blackhawks, but on Wednesday afternoon he agreed to a 1-year deal with the Detroit Red Wings.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Announce Dates for 2015 Prospect Camp]]> Wed, 01 Jul 2015 12:45:48 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/160*120/blackhawks-generic-hockey.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks have plenty of young prospects that could make an impact on their NHL roster next season, and they will showcase that talent at their Prospect Camp in July.]]>
<![CDATA[Saad a "Little Bit Shocked" by Trade to Blue Jackets]]> Wed, 01 Jul 2015 12:42:11 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/saad1.jpg
Brandon Saad was unexpectedly traded to the Columbus Blue Jackets on Tuesday night, and the winger admitted that he was a "little bit shocked" by the move.]]>
<![CDATA[Hawks Sign Tikhonov to 1-Year Deal ]]> Wed, 01 Jul 2015 14:46:41 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/171*120/021214-ViktorTikhonov.JPG
The Chicago Blackhawks have added another forward to the mix on Wednesday, signing Viktor Tikhonov to a one-year contract.

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<![CDATA[2015 NHL Free Agency Live Blog]]> Wed, 01 Jul 2015 17:05:35 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/hockey-generic-722x406.jpg
Want to keep up on all of the latest signings in the NHL as free agency begins? Then Madhouse Enforcer has you covered with our free agency live blog.]]>
<![CDATA[Anisimov Signs Five-Year Deal With Hawks]]> Wed, 01 Jul 2015 11:08:34 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP120309155873.jpg
Less than 24 hours after being acquired by the Chicago Blackhawks, center Artem Anisimov has agreed to a five-year contract extension with the team.

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<![CDATA[Opinion: Saad Trade Not Ideal, But Good Enough ]]> Wed, 01 Jul 2015 06:43:43 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-476401126.jpg
In a perfect world, the Chicago Blackhawks wouldn't have had to trade away a young star in the making, but despite being dealt a tough hand, GM Stan Bowman made the most of a bad situation.

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<![CDATA[Where the Saad Trade Leaves the Hawks]]> Wed, 01 Jul 2015 06:23:06 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-476629820.jpg
Now that the Chicago Blackhawks have made the surprising decision to ship Brandon Saad to Columbus, where does the team stand in terms of its lineup and its salary cap situation?

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<![CDATA[Saad Traded to Blue Jackets ]]> Tue, 30 Jun 2015 17:26:25 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/saad1.jpg
In an astonishing twist, the Chicago Blackhawks have sent winger Brandon Saad to the Columbus Blue Jackets in a pre-free agency swap.]]>
<![CDATA[Report: Nordstrom Given Qualifying Offer by Hawks ]]> Tue, 30 Jun 2015 16:11:15 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/joakim+nordstrom42.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks gave qualifying offers to several of their restricted free agents, including Dennis Rasmussen and Joakim Nordstrom, prior to Monday's deadline.

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<![CDATA[Darling, His Father Get Stanley Cup Tattoos]]> Tue, 30 Jun 2015 12:33:29 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/160*283/11040605_417474231769974_4791450767175454210_n.jpg
Scott Darling and his father commemorated the Hawks 2015 Stanley Cup win with tattoos last week.

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<![CDATA[Scott Darling Gets Stanley Cup Pride Inked]]> Wed, 01 Jul 2015 11:44:10 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/scott+darling+tattoo.jpg
Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Scott Darling now has his Stanley Cup and Chicago pride in ink, and apparently the tattooed remembrance was a family affair.

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<![CDATA[Adorable Baby Sits in Stanley Cup at Evanston Hospital]]> Tue, 30 Jun 2015 10:29:51 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000013082680_1200x675_473583683540.jpg
A baby sits in the Stanley Cup during the Cup's visit to NorthShore University HealthSystem’s Evanston Hospital Tuesday.]]>
<![CDATA[Scott Darling Brings Stanley Cup to Hometown]]> Mon, 29 Jun 2015 18:24:25 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/scott+darling+with+cup.jpg
Lemont native Scott Darling brought the Stanley Cup home Monday afternoon.

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<![CDATA[Report: Saad, Hawks Far Apart in Negotiations]]> Mon, 29 Jun 2015 18:05:28 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-476401126.jpg
With the start of free agency looming, the Chicago Blackhawks and winger Brandon Saad still aren't close to signing a new contract that would keep him in the Windy City, according to a new report.

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<![CDATA[Former Hawks Among Seven Inducted Into Hall of Fame ]]> Mon, 29 Jun 2015 16:13:48 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/housley+hay.jpg
Two former members of the Chicago Blackhawks were inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame on Monday night as Phil Housley and Bill Hay were named as part of this year's class.

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<![CDATA[Oduya Could Explore Free Agency ]]> Mon, 29 Jun 2015 13:04:59 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/ducks+blackhawks+getty.jpg
Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Johnny Oduya may be looking at his last shot to cash in on a big contract in his career, and he's seizing that opportunity as he'll explore free agency this offseason.

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<![CDATA[Rundblad Re-Signs With Blackhawks for Two Years ]]> Mon, 29 Jun 2015 13:47:37 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/david+rundblad+getty.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks will have to make some moves to shore up their blue line this offseason, and on Monday they made one as they re-signed David Rundblad to a two-year contract extension.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Still OK Even as Sharp Remains on Roster]]> Mon, 29 Jun 2015 12:22:40 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-4786582041.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks went down to south Florida for the NHL Draft and came back with Patrick Sharp and Bryan Bickell still on the roster, but that does not mean that the team is doomed from a salary cap...]]>