<![CDATA[NBC Chicago - Madhouse Enforcer | Chicago Blackhawks NHL Blog]]>Copyright 2016http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/madhouse-enforcer http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/5-Chicago-Blue.png NBC Chicago http://www.nbcchicago.comen-usFri, 30 Sep 2016 22:50:08 -0500Fri, 30 Sep 2016 22:50:08 -0500NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Chicago Blackhawks Drop the Puck on Preseason vs. Penguins]]> Wed, 28 Sep 2016 17:20:33 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-510721542.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks will drop the puck on their preseason schedule Wednesday night against the Pittsburgh Penguins, and the game will give fans a first glimpse at the next generation of talent.

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<![CDATA[Panarin Seeking Huge Pay Raise From Blackhawks: Report]]> Tue, 27 Sep 2016 14:04:36 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Panarin.png
The Chicago Blackhawks struck gold when they signed Artemi Panarin to a contract, but as negotiations begin on the star's next deal, the team could be forking over some serious cash to the Russian-born...

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Sign Alexandre Fortin to 3-Year Contract]]> Sun, 25 Sep 2016 12:15:51 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/alexandre+fortin+GettyImages-535546286.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks are looking to add scoring depth to their organization, and that's what they did Sunday as they signed Alexandre Fortin to a three-year entry level contract.

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<![CDATA[Chicago Blackhawks Host Training Camp Festival]]> Sat, 24 Sep 2016 09:20:09 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/blackhawks+fans+GettyImages-522497570.jpg
Chicago Blackhawks fans will get their first look at the team on Saturday morning when the squad takes the ice at the annual Training Camp Festival at the United Center.

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<![CDATA[Kane, Toews Set to Drop Puck at World Cup of Hockey]]> Sat, 17 Sep 2016 14:07:17 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/blackhawks+kane+toews+GettyImages-493068540.jpg
The World Cup of Hockey will begin on Saturday afternoon, and the Chicago Blackhawks will take center stage as Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane lead their national teams into the tournament.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Listed as Favorites to Win 2017 Stanley Cup]]> Thu, 15 Sep 2016 12:59:45 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/212*120/Blackhawks2.png
Despite having question marks about their forward depth, the Chicago Blackhawks have been listed as co-favorites to win the 2017 Stanley Cup.

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<![CDATA[Scott Darling Unveils Mask Inspired by Wayne's World]]> Tue, 13 Sep 2016 11:41:04 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-513611080.jpg
Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Scott Darling grew up in Chicago's suburbs, and his new mask pays tribute to two of the city's most notable fictional residents.

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<![CDATA[Former Blackhawk Calls Time in Chicago a 'Disaster']]> Thu, 08 Sep 2016 13:10:29 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/185*120/GettyImages-519602418.jpg
Former Chicago Blackhawks winger Dale Weise played just 15 regular season games for the team, and he had some strong words for how he was used during his tenure.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Announce 2016-17 Training Camp Roster]]> Thu, 08 Sep 2016 13:00:08 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/174*120/GettyImages-523603760.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks will begin training camp on September 23, and the team announced their 2016-17 roster for camp on Thursday morning.

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<![CDATA[Kruger, Hjalmarsson to Kick Off World Cup Exhibition Slate]]> Thu, 08 Sep 2016 11:35:12 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/160*120/GettyImages-492241256.jpg
The World Cup of Hockey exhibition schedule begins on Thursday, and numerous Chicago Blackhawks stars, including Marcus Kruger and Niklas Hjalmarsson, will hit the ice for their international teams.

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<![CDATA[Chicago Blackhawks Announce 2016-17 Television Schedule]]> Wed, 07 Sep 2016 15:48:24 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/chicago+blackhawks+GettyImages-522497582.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks will begin their 2016-17 season on October 12 against the St. Louis Blues, and the team announced the TV schedule for all 82 games on Wednesday.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks No Longer Printing Season Tickets]]> Wed, 07 Sep 2016 12:58:02 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/hawks+tickets.png
A unique part of owning season tickets is the thrill of getting a brick of tickets in the mail, but for fans of the Chicago Blackhawks, that feeling is now a thing of the past.]]>
<![CDATA[Patrick Kane Named Alternate Captain for Team USA]]> Wed, 07 Sep 2016 12:26:50 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Patrick+Kane.png
Chicago Blackhawks winger Patrick Kane is one of the biggest stars on Team USA's roster for the upcoming World Cup of Hockey, and he will play an important leadership role for the team when the tournament kicks...

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<![CDATA[Kane, Toews Ranked Among Top Players in NHL]]> Tue, 06 Sep 2016 13:19:26 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Toews6.png
Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews were both named among the top 10 players in the NHL, but which Chicago Blackhawks star finished higher on the list?]]>
<![CDATA[Video: Jonathan Toews Takes Comedic Turn in New Ad]]> Fri, 02 Sep 2016 16:11:33 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-523093378.jpg
"Captain Serious" has a funny side, as Chicago Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews takes a comedic turn in a new television ad.

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<![CDATA[Video: Jonathan Toews Has Better Balance Than You]]> Thu, 01 Sep 2016 16:21:51 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/blackhawks+toews+GettyImages-460418935.jpg
Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews may not have been named captain of Team Canada for the World Cup of Hockey, but we'd like to see Sidney Crosby attempt what Toews did in a recent workout.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Announce Roster for 2016 Rookie Tournament]]> Thu, 01 Sep 2016 14:16:53 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/blackhawks+GettyImages-523560236.jpg
Fans starving for hockey action will get their fill beginning on September 16, as the Chicago Blackhawks will participate in the annual Rookie Tournament in Traverse City, Michigan.

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<![CDATA[Kevin Dineen to Remain on Blackhawks' Staff]]> Thu, 25 Aug 2016 12:56:17 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/060211+kevin+dineen.jpg
Chicago Blackhawks assistant coach Kevin Dineen reportedly interviewed to be the head coach of the Colorado Avalanche, and he found out whether he got that job on Thursday.

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<![CDATA[Jonathan Toews Named Alternate Captain for Team Canada]]> Thu, 25 Aug 2016 11:22:32 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-523093378.jpg
Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews is used to playing with a "C" on his chest, but he won't be wearing that letter when he skates for Team Canada at this summer's World Cup of Hockey.

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<![CDATA[Duncan Keith Drops Out of World Cup of Hockey]]> Wed, 24 Aug 2016 16:43:24 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Duncan+Keith.png
Chicago Blackhawks fans looking forward to next month's World Cup of Hockey will be disappointed to learn that one of the team's biggest stars will not be participating in the tournament.

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<![CDATA[Video: Jonathan Toews Gears Up for the Blackhawks' Season]]> Wed, 24 Aug 2016 12:55:32 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/jonathan+toews+GettyImages-491739432.jpg
Chicago Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews has never been one to rest on his laurels, and the captain is already in midseason form as he prepares for the upcoming season.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Regular Season Tickets Go On Sale Monday]]> Thu, 18 Aug 2016 13:31:26 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Blackhawks3.png
Excited for Chicago Blackhawks hockey and ready to head into the United Center for a game? Well you're in luck, as tickets are going on sale next week.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks to Head Outdoors Again in January]]> Tue, 09 Aug 2016 13:52:34 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-5116150421.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks and St. Louis Blues will face-off in January's Winter Classic game at Busch Stadium, and the NHL celebrated the matchup in a press conference at the ballpark Tuesday.]]>
<![CDATA[Kane, Toews Ranked Among Top Forwards in NHL]]> Mon, 08 Aug 2016 17:03:08 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/patrick+kane+100+goals+0403.jpg
Chicago Blackhawks stars Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews are always touted as two of the top players in the league, and a new ranking solidifies their standing among the NHL's elite forwards.]]>
<![CDATA[Blackhawks Preseason Tickets Go On Sale Monday]]> Thu, 04 Aug 2016 18:32:42 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/blackhawks+GettyImages-523604050.jpg
Fans who are starving for a hockey fix are in luck, as preseason tickets for the Chicago Blackhawks will go on sale Monday morning, the team announced Thursday.

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<![CDATA[Former Blackhawk Andrew Shaw Announces Engagement]]> Tue, 02 Aug 2016 20:49:06 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/andrew+shaw+GettyImages-522513894.jpg
Former Blackhawk Andrew Shaw took to social media to announce his engagement Tuesday.
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<![CDATA[Blackhawks' Brent Seabrook Lists Home for $1.35M]]> Fri, 29 Jul 2016 20:28:22 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/brent+seabrook+1.jpg
Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Brent Seabrook listed his Chicago home for $1.35 million.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Get League-High 21 Games on National TV]]> Thu, 21 Jul 2016 16:08:16 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/blackhawks+united+center+GettyImages-523560146.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks will have the most nationally televised games in the NHL in the 2016-17 season, with over one-quarter of their schedule set to be seen by viewers nationwide.

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<![CDATA[Patrick Kane Shows Off Sick Stick-Handling Skills]]> Wed, 20 Jul 2016 12:39:21 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/patrick+kane2.png
Chicago Blackhawks superstar Patrick Kane is at it again, as he's showing off his stick-handling skills in a dazzling new video.

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<![CDATA[Patrick Kane Lists Trump Tower Condo for Sale]]> Wed, 13 Jul 2016 08:42:37 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/kane+trump+tower+1.jpg
Just a few months after Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews listed his Lincoln Park mansion for sale, one of his teammates is doing the same with his Trump Tower condo.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Sign Jordin Tootoo to 1-Year Deal]]> Tue, 05 Jul 2016 16:01:12 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/165*120/GettyImages-513289124.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks made another depth signing on Tuesday afternoon, agreeing to terms with veteran forward Jordin Tootoo.

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<![CDATA[NHL Free Agency: Central Division Roundup]]> Fri, 01 Jul 2016 15:26:06 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/462082324-nhl-logo-generic.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks were active on the first day of free agency, but their Central Division rivals were too as a slew of new players will join the division race next season.

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<![CDATA[Garret Ross, 3 Others Not Issued Qualifying Offers by Blackhawks]]> Fri, 01 Jul 2016 12:38:28 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Garret+Ross.png
Garret Ross, a Chicago Blackhawks prospect who was embroiled in a "revenge porn" case earlier this year, was not issued a qualifying offer by the team, making him an unrestricted free agent.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Sign Brian Campbell to 1-Year Contract]]> Fri, 01 Jul 2016 12:17:10 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Brian+Campbell.png
Soup's back on in the Windy City, as the Chicago Blackhawks have agreed to a one-year deal with defenseman Brian Campbell.

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<![CDATA[Three Positions the Blackhawks Should Address in Free Agency]]> Thu, 30 Jun 2016 15:48:39 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Brian+Campbell+5112011.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks have quite a few needs and not a lot of salary cap room, but there are still moves that Stan Bowman could make to better the roster before next season.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Sign Rozsival and Mashinter to Contracts]]> Thu, 30 Jun 2016 11:06:05 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/170769033.jpg
Free agency officially begins Friday, but the Chicago Blackhawks did a little housekeeping on Thursday as they re-signed Michal Rozsival and Brandon Mashinter to new contracts.]]>
<![CDATA[Toews Says Goodbye to Bickell, Shaw on Instagram]]> Tue, 28 Jun 2016 13:03:01 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Toews5.png
Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews took to Instagram to say goodbye to a pair of former teammates Monday night.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Look to the Future with NHL Draft Picks]]> Sat, 25 Jun 2016 11:48:17 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/chicago+blackhawks+GettyImages-496336432.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks finally got to pick a player in the NHL Entry Draft on Saturday, and they started with a bang as they picked 50-goal scorer Alex DeBrincat in the second round.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Trade Andrew Shaw to Montreal]]> Fri, 24 Jun 2016 19:01:01 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/ap-andrew-shaw-blackhawks.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks have made a trade on the opening night of the NHL Entry Draft, as they've sent Andrew Shaw to the Montreal Canadiens.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Looking to Deal as NHL Entry Draft Begins]]> Fri, 24 Jun 2016 18:09:13 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/ap-andrew-shaw-blackhawks.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks don't have a first round pick in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft, but they could move back into the opening round if they're willing to part with a veteran forward.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Shopping Two Key Players: Reports]]> Thu, 23 Jun 2016 18:18:46 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/183*120/474031896.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks are still trying to clear out more salary cap space as the NHL Entry Draft and free agency loom, and the team is reportedly shopping two of their more popular players.

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<![CDATA[Patrick Kane Wins Hart Trophy as NHL's Most Valuable Player]]> Wed, 22 Jun 2016 20:15:06 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/patrick+kane+100+goals+0403.jpg
For the first time in nearly 50 years, a Chicago Blackhawks player has won the Hart Trophy, as Patrick Kane was named the winner of the prestigious award on Wednesday night.

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<![CDATA[Artemi Panarin Wins Calder Trophy as NHL's Best Rookie]]> Wed, 22 Jun 2016 18:14:01 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Panarin.png
Chicago Blackhawks forward Artemi Panarin took home the Calder Trophy on Wednesday night as the NHL's best rookie.

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<![CDATA[Kane, Panarin Up for Big Prizes at Wednesday's NHL Awards]]> Wed, 22 Jun 2016 15:02:12 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/162*120/GettyImages-512864156.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks will have two players up for big awards on Wednesday night, as Patrick Kane and Artemi Panarin hope to win serious hardware in Las Vegas.

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<![CDATA[Chicago Blackhawks: Full 2016-17 Regular-Season Schedule]]> Tue, 21 Jun 2016 22:47:38 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/United+Center2.png
The Chicago Blackhawks the full schedule for their 2016-17 regular season Tuesday.

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<![CDATA[Patrick Kane to Stay in Chicago This Offseason]]> Tue, 21 Jun 2016 17:58:15 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Patrick+Kane.png
Normally Chicago Blackhawks winger Patrick Kane spends his summers in his hometown of Buffalo, but he'll spend the majority of his offseason in a different city this year.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Announce 2016-17 Home Opener Opponent]]> Mon, 20 Jun 2016 12:00:18 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/blackhawks+jersey+retire+0526.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks will play their home opener on October 12, the team announced on Monday.]]>
<![CDATA[Blackhawks Sign Nick Schmaltz to Entry Level Contract]]> Sun, 19 Jun 2016 17:36:17 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/nick+schmaltz+GettyImages-520106402.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks are going to be relying on some young players to make big steps forward next season, and one of their top prospects will officially be a part of the mix after agreeing to a deal with...

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Extend Affiliation Agreement With IceHogs]]> Thu, 16 Jun 2016 17:08:15 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/blackhawks+GettyImages-523604050.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks and Rockford IceHogs have extended their affiliation agreement with a new five year contract, the teams announced Thursday.

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<![CDATA[Bryan Bickell Pens Goodbye Message to Hawks Fans]]> Thu, 16 Jun 2016 08:04:13 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Bryan+Bickell.png
Bryan Bickell took to Twitter to address fans following his unexpected trade to the Carolina Hurricanes Wednesday.

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